**CANCELLED Alternatives to Suspension and Exclusionary Discipline Practices: Impact of Limited tolerance Policies and What To Do Instead**

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Last Date to Register: 6/18/2024 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 6/20/2024 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Christina Streiff Oji
Agency Assistant: Brittany Stepan -
Location: BrightWorks
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Facility: BrightWorks
6/20/2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Alternatives to Suspension and Exclusionary Discipline Practices: Impact of Limited Tolerance Policies and What To Do Instead

Facilitator: Dr. Charlene Myklebust

Research has shown that exclusionary discipline is associated with (NEA, 2018):

  • Lower Academic performance
  • Lower levels of school engagement
  • Greater chance of learving school before graduating
  • Increased likelihood of future involvement with the criminal justice system 
  • Higher levels of school violence and antisocial behavior

Actions have occured at the Federal and State levels to reduce the use of suspensions and exclusionary discipline practices. In this workshop, we will seek to understand:

  • history and evolution of zero and limited tolerance behavior policies
  • impact of suspension on students
  • the phenomenon of the school-to-prison pipeline

Learn the most impactful, evidence-based alternatives to traditional exclusionary models:

  • SW-PBIS / Positive School Culture
  • Restorative Practices
  • SEL
  • Trauma-responsive and equity lenses
  • Strategies to avoid power struggles with students
  • Multiple proactive interventions to replace suspensions, exclusionary practices, and in school arrests
  • Advancement Project - 25 recommendations for alternatives to suspension 
  • Lose Angeles Unified School District - Top Ten Alternatives to Suspension
  • Initiatives in Minnesota to transform punitive responses into opportunities to teach and mentor


$250 - BrightWorks Member

$300 - Standard Rate

Please make checks payable to BrightWorks and mail to: 

Attn: Brittany Stepan
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Please note: If an invoice is required, an additional fee of $10 will be applied. 


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