CPS easing up on discipline policy

CPS easing up on discipline policy by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

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As part of ongoing efforts to find alternatives to harsh discipline, CPS plans to stop suspending students for using cellphones in class, prohibit almost all suspensions in prekindergarten through second grade and make out-of-school suspensions for older students a “last resort.”

The proposed revisions to the discipline code, which also eliminate mandatory expulsions for students below sixth grade except for weapons infractions, will be voted on by Chicago’s Board of Education at its monthly meeting Wednesday.