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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Data: No improvement in suspension rates for non-white Frederick County students

Data from Frederick County Public Schools shows a continuing disparity in suspension rates and a lack of reduction in suspensions, except for white students.
Source: Frederick County Public Schools

White students were the only student group in Frederick County Public Schools to see improvements in the percentage of suspensions from school despite the district’s efforts at reducing suspension rates and addressing racial disparities, according to 2018 data released Wednesday.
FCPS has not yet reached its strategic goal that the percentage of students suspended from school not exceed 5 percent for any student group by 2020. Three student groups — black students, students qualifying for free and reduced-price meals, and special education students — had suspension rates above 5 percent this year. Black students and special education students have failed to meet the district’s goal since the first report on the strategic goal in 2016.

Minority populations continue to be suspended at a higher rate than their white counterparts in Frederick County, as seen in The Frederick News-Post’s reporting from 2006, 2009, 2015 and 2017, and often seen in school districts nationwide.

“Those continue to be student groups where we have to focus our work in FCPS when we are looking at suspension,” said Jamie Aliveto, system accountability and school improvement director for the district. “These numbers where we are not meeting are similar to last year. They are the same student groups where we are not meeting that goal,” she said. “The suspension rates are very similar.”



Anonymous said...

Then the snowflakes have failed. They must be racist. Fire them all.

Anonymous said...

When you destroy the family unit you destroy the child

Anonymous said...

Because they could care less if they graduate or not. School is just a meeting place for them. Plus a place where they can put on their gangsta face. They disrupt class more than any race. And good students suffer for it.