We have been fortunate to participate in a few of the DPS conversations on discipline and suspensions. While we have found them valuable and been impressed by the diversity of opinion and ideas, it would be great to see more community members, especially parents and young people as well as those who work with them, at the final conversation.
On Monday, December 16, DPS will host this fourth Community Conversation with parents, youth, non-profit and faith-based organizations, local businesses, government officials, higher education, housing communities and employees to discuss discipline and suspensions with a particular intent to address the disproportionate impact on African-American males and students with disabilities.
Final DPS Community Conversation on Suspension and Discipline
Monday, December 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m., White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville St.
Spanish Translation and Child care are available and there was pizza at the last one. If this is an issue you care about, either up close or from afar, please make every effort to attend. This is a conversation that ALL can contribute to. As well, this is an important conversation for the entire Durham community and school board members and administrators are there listening closely. We realize this is a busy time of year, but perhaps you can consider your participation a gift to your community. Please consider making the time to participate and share your concerns and ideas.