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ERIC Number: ED519839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 117
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Report to the Maryland State Board of Education on the Provision of Educational Services to Long-Term Suspended and Expelled Students in Maryland Public Schools
Maryland State Department of Education
In its August 2009 decision in "Atanya C. v. Dorchester County Board of Education", MSBE Op. No. 09-26, the Maryland State Board of Education expressed concerns about the lack of educational services to students who are placed on long-term suspension or expelled. The State Board committed to a comprehensive review of the issue including: (1) public input from stakeholders, (2) review of local school system practices, and (3) review of local and national data on the effects of long-term suspensions and expulsions on students and the school community. The Division of Student, Family, and School Support, with assistance from the Office of Legal Counsel, undertook a nine month examination of the issues surrounding the provision of educational services to long-term suspended and expelled students. Section I of this report examines the current use of suspension and expulsion in Maryland public schools; the last three school years of data provided by local school systems; and provides a summary of national and local data on some of the long-term effects on students and the community at large. Section II of this report examines information that local school systems submitted regarding the services currently provided to suspended and expelled students. Section III, reviews feedback from the general public about the type of services that should be provided to these students. Section IV of this report summarizes stakeholder feedback on whether the State Board should mandate the provision of educational services to long-term suspended and expelled students. Section V of this report summarizes the recommendations from numerous task forces and work-groups that have examined the issues relating to suspension and expulsion over the last ten or more years. Finally, Section VI of the report concludes with four recommendations for the State Board's consideration. Appended are: (1) Local School System Survey; (2) Web-Based Survey; (3) Analysis and recommendations regarding local school system policies and procedures relating to student discipline, suspensions, and expulsions; and (4) Written Testimony from Stakeholder Groups. (Contains 1 figure, 29 footnotes and 62 endnotes.)
Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0600; Web site: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Maryland