It’s time Duval County stopped wasting money on suspension centers.

I have never really liked the ideas of suspension centers. Not
only are they in school suspension at alternate locations but it scrubs the
stats as attendees aren’t counted as suspended, furthermore they have been made
moot by the addition of dedicated in school suspension teachers at our middle
and high schools.
There are two things we can do that would greatly improve
discipline in our schools. First take the nearly million dollars we are
prepared to spend on suspension centers and hire more social workers. We need
to start address in the whole child if we want to have success with many. And
yes I know there are social workers at the suspension centers but I also know
12 social workers would be better than 4.
Then we make ISSP mean something instead of the joke it is
and always has been in many schools. Miss a day you stay in ISSP. Don’t finish
your work or act up, you stay in ISSP. You don’t eat when the rest of the kids
do and you get two bath room breaks one in the morning and one in the afternoon
where all the kids go together and it doesn’t happen while other kids are in
the halls. Then ramp up the days, instead of 1 day give them 5 instead of two
give them 10. For a consequence to work it must be a consequence not just an
opportunity to goof off with ones friends.
Come on Duval, this isn’t rocket science.
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