ERIC Number: ED457452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Offering Educational Opportunities to Expelled Students in Wisconsin. Bulletin No. 02030.
Fernan, Steve; Parman, Mary Jo; White, Doug; Wiltrout, Dan
The U.S. Congress bolstered the increase in expulsions by passing into law the federal Gun Free School Act of 1994. All states receiving federal funds were to pass laws requiring schools to expel students who brought firearms to school or to school activities. There is evidence that schools are safer, but expulsion rates continue to climb. With this publication, Wisconsin joins the national challenge to reverse the upward trend in school expulsions by encouraging all Wisconsin schools and communities to provide educational services for expelled students. The report identifies key issues in balancing school safety and educational opportunities, reports on a sample of national, state, and local strategies to address the challenge, and acknowledges selected Wisconsin school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, and community based organizations for doing more than current state law requires. Possible next steps are described. Vignettes of several districts' policies and practices for post-expulsion services are detailed. (Contains 32 endnotes, 23 Web resources, and 5 figures.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Federal Legislation, Gun Control, Guns, High Risk Students, Public Education, School Safety
Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team, WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. Tel: 608-266-8960; Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsea/sspw/pstexpul.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Learning Support.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Gun Free Schools Act 1994