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Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
Suspension Intervention Program
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Suspension Intervention Program

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One NJ high school's alternative to out-of-school suspension.

One NJ high school's alternative to out-of-school suspension.

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  • 1. Suspension Intervention Program A Proposal for Improvement
  • 2. School Report Card Student Suspensions Percentage of students who were suspended from the school during the school year. School State Average 2005-06 9.0% 14.0% 2004-05 12.9% 13.6% 2003-04 15.3% 14.9%
  • 3. Suspensions
  • 4. Types of Suspensions
  • 5. Suspensions Aggregated
  • 6. Suspension Alternative Program (SAP)
    • This year, 21 students have attended the SAP in Hackensack
    • Components of SAP
      • Academics
      • Counseling
      • Reflection
      • Group Sessions
      • Goal Setting
  • 7. Suspension Intervention Program
    • PURPOSE:
      • Reduce the current suspension rate for attendance and behavioral issues and reduce the risk of school alienation while providing a positive alternative to out-of-school suspension.
    • WHY AN INTERVENTION PROGRAM?
      • To reduce repeated misbehavior
      • To teach new skills
      • To provide continuity in education
      • To provide a structured time-out within the school setting
  • 8. Suspension Intervention Program
    • AN INTERVENTION PROGRAM PROVIDES:
      • A place to learn new behaviors
      • An effective alternative to out of school suspension
      • A structured setting to focus on class work
      • A lower adult-pupil ratio
    • THE INTERVENTION PROGRAM IS NOT
      • A Dumping Ground
      • A place to warehouse students
      • Place where students are disconnected from learning
  • 9. Suspension Intervention Program
    • WHO WILL UTILIZE THIS PROGRAM?
      • As will be stated in the DHS Parent & Student Handbook,
      • “ The Suspension Intervention Program will be given for certain offenses (truancy, cutting class, tardiness, or disciplinary problems) prior to the student’s first suspension for these types of offenses. A student may repeatedly be offered placement in the Suspension Alternative Program at the discretion of the administration.”
  • 10. Suspension Intervention Program
    • WHAT WILL WE NEED TO RUN THIS PROGRAM EFFECTIVELY?
      • An Intervention Program Coordinator (up to 40 sessions)
      • Use of the former Yearbook Office
      • 6 student desks
      • Copies of textbooks, dictionaries, writing utensils
      • 7 computers
      • Ripple Effects software
        • Ripple Effects software: $2399.00 (one time fee for 5 computer license)
        • Ripple Effects Coach software: $150.00 (one time fee)
  • 11. Suspension Intervention Program Coordinator
    • THE INTERVENTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR WILL
      • Maintain the expectation for the program set forth by the district and the school principal
      • Be responsible for student supervision
      • Coordinate class-work assignments for each student
      • Maintain documentation for all students who attend
      • Prepare Parental, Counselor, and Administrator correspondence
      • Monitor and provide feedback for the school administration
      • Serve in a supportive role for students and teachers
  • 12. Suspension Intervention Program Follow-Up
    • Students will meet for a follow-up with their counselor or Case Manager as was scheduled during their counseling session.
    • A Parent or Guardian must meet with the administrator who assigned the SIP on the morning after the last day of the program to review the goals and the student’s personal improvement plan.
  • 13. Suspension Intervention Program Schedule
    • 8:00 a.m.
      • Students Report to Intervention room. Attendance is taken.
    • 8:05 a.m.
      • Academic Studies. Students complete assignments provided by teachers.
    • 10:15 a.m
      • Counseling Session
    • 11:00 a.m.
      • Lunch. Students may bring lunch or lunch can be brought up for them from the cafeteria.
    • 11:30 a.m.
      • Rest room break
    • 11:45 a.m.
      • Academic Studies
    • 12:45 p.m.
      • Community Service Hour. Students are assigned to work with faculty members, custodians, or administrators in some supportive role in the building.
    • 1:45 p.m.
      • Reflective Time. Utilizing Ripple Effects and Project Wisdom, students will spend time reflecting on their habits and behaviors and decision making processes. Essays will be written and collected for use with the counselors.
    • 2:30 p.m.
      • Wrap Up. Group discussion regarding the reflections made, goals set, and next steps to be taken.
    • 2:55 p.m.
      • Dismissal
  • 14. Impact of a Suspension Intervention Program
    • A Suspension Intervention Center program can reduce our current suspension rate by 70%.
    • Since September 1 of 2006, the administration has accrued 212 total suspensions for any of the following reasons: fighting, harassment, inappropriate behavior, substance abuse, cutting classes, excessive tardiness, or cutting Saturday Detention
    • over 150 suspensions could have been immediately directed to a program such as we propose

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