Skip to comments.Suspension gap riles St. Paul school board
Posted on 11/28/2011 2:36:46 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
About 15 percent of black students in St. Paul were suspended at least once last year, compared with 3 percent of whites.
To address the problem, the district decided in 2009 to spend about $450,000 of $58 million it received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to institute the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The program requires administrators and teachers to periodically evaluate their school rules and determine which ones call for suspensions and which call for lesser punishments. They're also encouraged to be more explicit about what is expected of students in order to be successful at school. "We're no longer going to assume that students know how to behave in school," said Tom Delaney, the district's assistant administrator for its PBIS program.
(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...
“”the district decided in 2009 to spend about $450,000 of $58 million it received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act””
ONE school district received 58 million dollars???
How many school districts are there in the country?
What a farce!! No wonder no roads/bridges got repaired with that money.