Durham Community Meetings on Suspensions and Expulsions

Durham Community Meetings on Suspensions and Expulsions

The Durham public school system is hosting 4 meetings to gather community input on how to find alternatives to suspensions and expulsions. It is vital for all members of the Durham community to participate in these discussions. There will be an opportunity to express frustrations, while also offering some proposed solutions. Currently, there are 4 public meetings scheduled:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7: 10:30AM-12:00PM
THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 2107 HILLANDALE ROAD

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9: 6:30PM-8:00PM
NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL, 117 TOM WILKINSON ROAD

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10: 6:30PM-8:00PM*
SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL 800 CLAYTON ROAD

*THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS (OCR) HAS BEEN INVITED TO THIS PUBLIC MEETING

MONDAY, DEC. 16, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. 
WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH, 3400 FAYETTEVILLE ST

The issue of suspensions and expulsions disproportionately affecting students of color and students with disabilities was recently taken to federal court when the NC Legal Aid filed a title VI Complaint asking the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") to investigate the Durham Public School District, and encourage the district to adopt new non-discriminatory policies and practices that use out-of-school suspension only as a last resort.

Please join any of the meetings that you can. Action NC will be mobilizing folks specifically for the Tuesday December 10th meeting at Southern High. There will be representatives from The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in attendance, and enlisting their help could benefit the Title VI Complaint.

Join us to let your voice be heard on how our children are being treated in Durham.

WHEN
December 10, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Southern High School
800 Clayton Rd
Durham, NC 27703
United States
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CONTACT
Jason Ortiz · · 860 639 8101
4 RSVPS

Will you come?