Buffalo Public Meeting Regarding School Suspension Policies To Be Held This Thursday
Buffalo City Schools suspension policies have been challenged over the years citing unfair practices regarding students who are given out of school suspensions for non-violent infractions.
One parent shared a situation where her daughter was late for school but it was prompted by the student having transportation issues relative to NFTA. None of that mattered, according to the student's Mom interviewed by Spectrum News, and not only was the student suspended from coming to school, she was also banned from receiving any school work and missed a test which gave her a failing grade.
According to a news article, well known Community Leader Duncan Kirkwood said this:
“We need to replace suspensions because we know they don’t work with solutions that actually benefit our children. As parents, we’re getting more involved which was missing for a lot of years but we’re getting more involved now, we’re just not going to take it anymore,”
The meeting is free and open to the public. It’ll take place on January 30 at 5:30 p.m. at 683 Northland Avenue in Buffalo, according to the news article.