Suspension Intervention Program A Proposal for Improvement
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%
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.”
Students Report to Intervention room. Attendance is taken.
Academic Studies. Students complete assignments provided by teachers.
Lunch. Students may bring lunch or lunch can be brought up for them from the cafeteria.
Rest room break
Community Service Hour. Students are assigned to work with faculty members, custodians, or administrators in some supportive role in the building.
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.
Wrap Up. Group discussion regarding the reflections made, goals set, and next steps to be taken.
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