WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Virginia to Tighten Review of School Discipline

July 17, 2011

The Virginia Department of Education says it plans to improve how it monitors school divisions that report disparities in student suspension and expulsion rates.

The U.S. Department of Education found Virginia failed to review policies, procedures and practices at school divisions that reported wide disparities in disciplinary actions taken against disabled versus non-disabled students. The federal agency said Virginia didn't scrutinize the 23 districts reporting such discrepancies in 2009-10 as required by law.

State education spokesman Charles Pyle said Wednesday his agency intends to follow up with school divisions to review policies and practices that might contribute to disparities in long-term suspensions and expulsions.

The findings were part of a review of states' compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Virginia met IDEA requirements on most other measures.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 125504518