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Alternatives to Suspensions and Expulsions Toolkit

Implementing Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion

The Michigan State Board of Education's mission is to "support learners and learning." This can only be achieved if students are in school pursuing their education. To fulfill this mission, school districts are strongly encouraged to adopt policies and practices that allow educators to address disciplinary matters as opportunities for learning instead of punishment. This resource is meant to provide examples and ideas for alternatives to suspensions and expulsions that align with current legislation, to keep students in school and learning and help school staff provide or connect them with the supports they may need to be successful.  

This toolkit intentionally provides approaches and resources for school discipline that gives preference to keeping students in school where they can receive the academic and social-emotional supports they need. Click below for resources


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