September 9, 2008

Wisconsin State Legislative Council Special Committee on School Safety

Posted in Discipline code, School policy, Statistics and reporting, Student safety at 11:04 am by madisonparent

The Wisconsin State Legislative Council’s Special Committee on School Safety meets today. The committee’s charge is described as follows:

The Special Committee is directed to review means by which school safety can be improved by examining the relationship between maintaining a safe and secure physical environment and fostering a safe and secure learning environment.  The committee is directed to focus on best practices relating to school discipline, including suspension and expulsion, programs for disciplined students, creation and implementation of bullying prevention and other school conduct enforcement measures, and interagency coordination with mental health, law enforcement, and other relevant agencies.  The committee may also review means by which information can be disseminated and assistance can be provided.

The agenda for today’s meeting is focused on school safety plans, including a presentation by state Attorney General J. B. van Hollen.

The members of the committee include Luis Yudice, the MMSD‘s Coordinator of Safety and Security.