Shanlon Wu says our children deserve no less.
Thursday, February 14
As a parent and an attorney, I commend the McLean Patch for covering the need to reform school disciplinary policies, namely the Feb. 6 article, “The Ad Hoc Community Committee on Student Rights and Responsibilities is Gathering Community Input." The District of Columbia and Maryland are seeking to curb injustices by addressing the disproportionate suspension rate for charter schools and reducing out-of-school suspensions for nonviolent offenses respectively. The Fairfax school system should follow suit, given that college and university discipline codes suffer the same lack of uniformity. The proposed amendments to the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook requiring students be notified of their right to remain silent is a step in…
The Ad Hoc Community Committee on Student Rights and Responsibilities is gathering community input.
Four months after the Fairfax County School Board named members to a committee tasked with reviewing the system's student rights and responsibilities handbook, the group is seeking input from residents on what changes it should consider moving forward. The committee is meeting from 7 - 9 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 7 at McLean High School. The Ad Hoc Community Committee on Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R), created by the board Sept. 20, has traveled across the county this week and will continue to do so through Feb. 23, seeking parent, student and community member feedback on how to improve Fairfax County Public Schools' disciplinary procedures. ---------- Going? Registration isn't required, but will help organizers plan the …