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BCPS and Community Partners Join Together to End the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Pipeline

Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
WHO:                   
Members of the School Board of Broward County, Florida, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie,
Fort Lauderdale/Broward Branch NAACP, Advancement Project, Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Chief Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Office of the State Attorney, Law Office of the Public Defender of Broward County, Sheriff of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale Police Department and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
 
WHAT:
A new Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline will be presented for School Board approval, followed by a joint signing of the agreement with community partners.  
 
WHY:                    
The Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline symbolizes the support of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and community partners in reducing student suspensions, expulsions and school-related arrests, while maintaining safe learning environments for students.  The collaborative agreement highlights the role of school officials, law enforcement and partnering agencies/organizations in determining when student infractions warrant an arrest versus school disciplinary measures, particularly for non-violent misdemeanor offenses.  The collaborative agreement is part of the national movement to end the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline.  
 
WHEN:                
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
11:30 a.m. (Time-certain signing during School Board Meeting)
 
WHERE:              
Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Board Room
600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
 
For more information on the BCPS Code of Conduct, visit: http://bcps.browardschools.com/codeofconduct.asp.
 
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
 
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