Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/8/2020 - 5:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 3. Report with Possible Action Regarding the Submission of End of Year Report to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 1.01 - Vision, Mission, Core Beliefs, and Goals
Attachments: 1. July 2020 OCR Report
2. Presentation
3. Motion by Director Miller as Amended
File Attachment:
July 2020 Report.pdf
20-09-08 PACE Item 3 Motion by Miller as Amended.pdf
Presentation.pdf
Background: In 2014-15, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) conducted a biennial review of data and discovered a disproportionality of African American students receiving referrals, suspensions and other disciplinary actions. The Administration has been working with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to fulfill ten agreed upon action items to ensure the equity of discipline measures within the District and in compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d (Title VI), and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R. Part 100, which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, or national origin by a recipient of Federal financial assistance.

In alignment with our ongoing work to improve disciplinary practices, supports for students and engaging staff, student, and community voice, an end of year report was submitted to The Office for Civil Rights on July 1, 2020. Attached you will find the official report as submitted, as well a presentation.

To date, the district has made significant progress relative to the ten items in the report. The following is a summary of the steps the district has taken cumulatively since the start of the resolution, as well as an outline of the research-based plan being implemented going forward. More information available at mpsmke.com/discipline
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Matthew Boswell - Senior Director
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent