Equity in Student Discipline
According to state and national data, in many school districts, male
students, students of color, and students with disabilities are suspended and
expelled more frequently than other students. These trends warrant serious
attention from school districts, as well as OSPI, to work toward equitable
opportunities and outcomes for each and every student.
OSPI has embarked on a major initiative to address disparities and improve
equity in student discipline across Washington state. OSPI is available to help
schools and communities use data to identify disparities, implement
evidence-based practices that improve equity in discipline while keeping
students in school, and protect the
civil rights of each student.
As this project progresses, OSPI will continue to share resources and tools to
assist schools with their student discipline efforts.