Policies & Practices for Reducing the Use of Out-of-School Suspensions:

This presentation will explore current research and provide specific examples from several
school districts in Louisiana that have reduced the use of out-of-school suspension between
22%-63%. Included will be an examination of the critical features for establishing an
effective and responsive school-wide behavior management plan. Case studies from schools
served by the presenters will be used to illustrate the role that administrators, coaches, and
school based team members play in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective
SW-PBIS plans.

Several examples, including sample plans, will be available to participants that provide
guidelines for creating their own proactive school-wide behavior support policies and
procedures for schools they serve. Overall, this presentation will offer helping professionals
models for creating inclusive schools that support success for all students.

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