Wake County school leaders are expected to tout the drop in student suspensions over the past five years at today’s student achievement committee meeting.
Staff will present data such as how the overall number of student suspensions has dropped from 20,244 in the 2009-10 school year to 11,205 last school year. That’s a 45-percent drop.
The trend comes as Wake has made changes such as discouraging principals from suspending students from class for what are considered minor violations. The change also comes at a time when the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has on ongoing probe into allegations that Wake disproportionately suspends African-American students.
Other topics today include Wake’s limited English proficient/English as a second language program and an update on the implementation of the district’s new AIG plan for serving academically and intellectually gifted students.