Skip directly to content

Dear SPAN Website Users: We try to make our website as accessible as possible for parents and others with special accessibility needs.  Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing our website information and resources and we will do our best to accommodate you!  Reach out to us at apelham@spannj.org  Thanks, and happy browsing through our website!

Paterson

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