• Gwinnett Schools statement on discipline


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.,None - The Office of Civil Rights data indicates that Gwinnett County Public
    Schools is doing a good job in terms of providing rigorous classes to all
    of our students as we prepare them for college and careers. In terms of
    discipline, our data reflects a national issue. In GCPS, we have taken a
    number of proactive steps to address discipline and to help keep students
    in school. Some of these include a community-based mentoring program that
    partners middle school African American male students with positive male
    mentors; the advisement program available at all middle and high schools
    that provides a caring adult for every student; and mini-lessons that
    address bullying and making good decisions. Many of our schools also use
    the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program, also known as
    PBIS, which teaches students about the school's expectations and recognizes
    students for making good choices in an effort to build a positive school
    culture. In addition, our Office of Student Discipline has made nearly 200
    presentations this year to date to teachers, parents, and community groups
    regarding strategies to address behavior issues and how to help students
    make better decisions.

    Sloan Roach
    Executive Director of Communication and Media Relations
    Gwinnett County Public Schools
    437 Old Peachtree Road  NW, Suwanee, GA 30024-2978
    Telephone: (678) 301-6021 Fax: (678) 301-6030

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