NYC School Discipline Reform Campaign Continues Fight to Reduce School Suspensions

On June 23, The NYC Department of Education (DOE) held a public hearing on new revisions to the Discipline Code, which include several recommendations from the School Discipline Reform Campaign (SDRC), of which NESRI is a member. The Campaign recommendations that were adopted include prioritizing positive Guidance Interventions and reducing the number of infractions that require automatic suspension. These changes are a positive step, but the SDRC continues to advocate for more systemic changes to discipline policy to reduce the more than 70,000 suspensions given in New York City schools each year.

Read the press release and testimony from the Campaign and NESRI below.

Read more articles in the Daily News and Gotham Schools about rising suspensions and the discipline code.