CPS eases discipline policy in effort to keep kids in school - FOX 32 News Chicago

CPS eases discipline policy in effort to keep kids in school

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago Public Schools are working to ease up on some student discipline policies in an effort to keep more kids in school.

The school board will vote on the rules at their monthly meeting Wednesday night.

The new plan would eliminate suspensions for having cellphones in class. Students would only be suspended if they use the device to harass or disrupt other students.

Nearly every suspension from preschool to second grade would be eliminated. Additionally, out-of-school suspensions would be imposed only as a last resort.

The plan would also eliminate expulsions for younger students, except when weapons are involved.

The new policy is intended to streamline disciplinary action across the school district. Officials say, currently, CPS is the only major school district that issues out-of-school suspensions for cellphone use in school.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices