Family and Community Engagement Spotlight: Lawrence
We featured this FCEP spotlight in our May 2018 newsletter
Lawrence Union Free School District S.I.L.O.S. Suspend Suspensions!
At the Symposium, Lawrence UFSD presented information about its program, S.I.L.O.S. Suspend Suspensions! The goal of the S.I.L.O.S program is to reduce the number of student suspensions. Seminars are provided as an option to parents and guardians whose children would otherwise be suspended. The S.I.L.O.S. run each week during after school hours and cover areas for behavior improvements. Some examples of seminars include conflict resolution and thoughtful behavior, good attendance and preparation, and respect for personhood and property. During the seminars, teachers facilitate restorative discussions on positive student behaviors. The district has seen an increase in student attendance, an increase in credits earned by high school students, and a dramatic decrease in the suspensions of boys of color as a result of the S.I.L.O.S. initiative.