State law requires districts to monitor disproportionality in discipline practices within general education populations.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-233n. Report re disaggregated school discipline data.
(b) The Department of Education shall annually examine data relating to in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and school-based arrests that has been submitted as part of the strategic school profile report pursuant to section 10-220, and shall disaggregate such data by school, race, ethnicity, gender, age, students with disabilities, English language learners, as defined in section 10-76kk, students who are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch pursuant to federal law and regulations, and type of offense for which the school-based arrests were made and the number of arrests made annually at each school within the school district. The department shall annually submit a report to the State Board of Education regarding the examination and disaggregation of such data and make the report available on the department’s Internet web site.
Position Statement on Reducing Disproportionality in Suspensions and Expulsions
This position statement from the Connecticut State Board of Education states that exclusionary practices should be used as a last resort and provides guidance to support schools in reducing the disproportionality in suspensions and expulsions.