Proactive Approaches to School Discipline using Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion
Monday January 09, 2023 - Online
Monday February 13, 2023 - Online
Schools implementing school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SW-PBIS) are seeking to achieve positive school climate and culture. Despite implementation efforts across the country, there are current statistics that suggest specific subgroups continue to be disproportionately disciplined. These subgroups may include race, ethnicity, disability status, gender, as well as socio-economic status. This workshop will focus on using alternatives to suspensions and expulsions as well as the benefits of considering equitable disciplinary practice via an SW-PBIS framework. Participants will discuss the key responsibility areas for implementing a multi-tiered system of support for behavior with a specific focus on culturally sustaining practices.
At the end of the training participants will:
- Recognize and identify alternatives to suspensions and expulsions, as well as equitable disciplinary factors to inform decision-making as culturally responsive leaders.
- Examine tools and develop an action plan towards self-evaluation and progress around equitable practices.
- Define and engage in strategies to reduce the need for suspension and expulsion.
- General Education and Special Education Teachers
- School Counselors
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2278, or firstname.lastname@example.org