[Ed. – More than half of all out-of-school suspensions — 52% — are black, while only 2% are white. So there must be something wrong with the system.]
Dallas Independent School District is making some changes in how it addresses student disciplinary issues across middle and high school campuses.
The school district is doing away with in-school and out-of-school suspensions as disciplinary practices. The district, instead, will address student behavior issues by incorporating “reset centers” in its 52 middle and high schools.
“We’re just trying to address something that has been going on for a long time,” said Pierre Fleurinor, a reset coordinator for Dallas ISD.
Fleurinor, or Coach Flo, as the students call him, works at Stockard Middle School. He said the reset center gives the students a place to refocus, cool down, connect and form relationships.
“We try to just meet them at the door, love on them. Let them know that we see them. They’re welcome.