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Paterson (NJ) Groups Win Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspension for Minor Infractions

From Dignity in Schools, October 30,2013

In Paterson, NJ on October 16, the Parent Education Organizing Council (PEOC) and Paterson Education Fund won a victory in their Solutions Not Suspensions Campaign to call for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions.The Paterson School Board passed a resolution ending out-of-school suspensions for minor Category I Infractions, like willful disobedience, violations of the dress code or tardiness.

The School Board also committed to complete a process within a year to develop and implement positive approaches to addressing student behaviors rather