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06 Sep Plan to address disproportionate discipline data announced

Clark County School District (CCSD) Trustees, Superintendent Jesus F. Jara and key community leaders announced a new partnership between CCSD and other organizations to provide more supports and interventions to schools coping with student behavior problems.

The partnership, Clark County School Justice Partnership, was unanimously approved at Thursday’s Board of School Trustees meeting. With Thursday’s vote, CCSD now enters into a memorandum of understanding with several community groups, including the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services.

CCSD leaders also released data on student suspensions, expulsions and behavior referrals by student subgroups, and mandatory versus discretionary referrals by performance zone. Data indicates that suspensions have increased significantly, and that African American/Black students are disproportionately suspended or expelled from school.