ERIC Number: ED105056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-14
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Task Force on Suspensions and Expulsions [to the Joint Legislative Committee on Education].
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Technical Assistance.
The Magnitude of disciplinary problems prompted the Louisiana State Legislature to authorize the continuance of the Task Force on Suspensions and Expulsions to further study the problems associated with said suspensions and expulsions and to evaluate the efforts of the former Task Force: during the 1972-73 academic year, a total of approximately 87,417 suspensions and expulsions was reported by 60 of the 66 public school systems of Louisiana. The Task Force was further directed to make a detailed report to the Legislature concerning alternatives in educational programs and procedural policies. The 50 member 1974-75 Task Force was divided into six sub-committees consisting of Position Paper, Due Process of Law and Model Handbook, Research, Alternative Programs, Liaison, and Public Relations. The Task Force sub-committee on Due Process developed a "Due Process Clause" which is submitted as a substitute for the existing statute through enactment by the Legislature. Also the subcommittee developed a Handbook of Policies and Procedures to serve as a model of "due process" which allows local school systems to insert specific delineations of local requirements they might wish to include. A compilation of summary descriptions of 27 programs currently used within the State and 40 programs from other states is also included. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Technical Assistance.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana