Your District's Obligation
There are startling statistics about increasing violence in the classroom. According to the U.S. Department of Education, in the 2011-12 school year:
- 197,400 (5.8%) of K-12 public school teachers were physically attacked at school
- Physically attacked includes being hit, kicked, bitten, slapped, stabbed or shot
- 338,400 (9.9%) of K-12 public school teachers were threatened by students with acts of violence
That translates to an average of 1,105 teachers being attacked every day. And these numbers are going up every year – there has been a 34.5% increase in the number of attacks against teachers since 2007-08.
Districts can take steps now to protect themselves in the case of a lawsuit.
Notification2Teachers (N2T) automatically generates the required notifications and delivers a complete report to district administration for oversight.
Informs teachers of:
- Students who have suspensions or expulsions
- Any potential behavioral threats
- Current year disciplinary information
- Prior three-year disciplinary history, as required
SI&A’s service provides district summary reports on:
- Uniformity of education code enforcement across the district
- Trends and comparisons that help you recognize discipline issues
- Coming soon! LCAP reporting: disaggregated disciplinary data that includes suspension and expulsion rates by ethnicity, gender and free/reduced lunch
This is every district’s obligation
Districts have a fiduciary responsibility and legal obligation to protect themselves in the case of a lawsuit. The “Notification to Teachers” mandate requires that teachers be provided a list of all of their students who have been suspended or expelled within the last three years. Is your district in compliance?
It’s simply good governance – every district can protect their defensible postion with SI&A today!