Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200

201 North Scoville Avenue  Oak Park, IL 60302-2296

TO: FROM:

Board of Education Nathaniel L. Rouse

DATE: RE:

3/21/13 (Revised)

2012-2013 1st SEMESTER DISCIPLINE REPORT

BACKGROUND The Board of Education annually receives a summary of first semester student discipline data which is both on this page and attached. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS Attached are 6 reports on OPRFHS student discipline statistics for the 1st semester of the 2012-13 School Year. Each report has a brief data analysis followed by the notated data tables. Below are two brief overview tables followed by a general summary analysis of what will be found in the subsequent reports. The following table provides a summary at a glance of all infractions committed by each grade of students for 1st semester of this school year.

The following table provides a comparison of consequences issued during the 1st semester of the last five school years.
YEAR 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009 DET 325 (1,2,3 hr) 1225 (1,2,3 hr) 1809 (1,2,3 hr) 1746 (1,2,3 hr) 2690 (1,2, 3 hr) SAT DET 148 356 482 ISS 211 592 449 256 268 OSS 55 134 105 92 91 EXPULSIONS 1 1 6 9 4

The following summarizes information gleaned from the previous tables:    The total number of infractions has been reduced by 40.5%, from 3612 the previous year. Class II infractions make up 85% of infractions committed by students. Senior students committed more infractions than students of all other grades, which is NOT consistent with previous years. Each class committed between 348 and 385 infractions, respectively, so there was not a major difference between classes. The total number of detentions has decreased from previous years, and the total number of suspensions has decreased. Expulsions have dropped significantly over the past two years compared to previous years.

2012-2013 1st SEMESTER REPORTS
1 Summary of Offenses by Gender and Race

Analysis  Failure to Serve Detentions continues to be the number one offense by a sizable amount. Accounting for 993 of the 1465 total offenses (68%).  Without Failure to Serve Detentions, there would have been 472 total offenses in the first semester.  African American students (28% of total OPRF population) accounted for a disproportionate number (561) of the the 993 total Failure to Serve Detentions (56%).  A disproportionate percentage (59%) of African American students accounted for 866 of all offenses with the largest group of the offenses coming from African American males 596 (41%).

2

Summary of Offenses by Special Ed and Race

Analysis  Students with IEP’s make up 17% of our student population and accounted for 31% of our total first semester offenses.  The largest percentage of offenses for students with IEP’s was in o Class 1 – 3% o Class 2 - 81% o Class 3 – 13% o Class 4 – 2%  African American students with IEP’s had far more offenses than other students with IEP’s, accounting for 295 of the 447 total offenses in this category (66%), which is higher than the overall offenses for African American students without an IEP.

3

Summary by Consequences by Race, Grade and Gender

Analysis  The percentage of total consequences given were: o Verbal Warnings -8% o Detentions – 41% o Restricted Lunch – 32% o In-School Suspension - 14% o Out of School Suspension – 4%

4
Analysis 

In School Suspensions by Gender and Race

Only 1 In School Suspension was due to a Class 4 infraction.

61% of all first semester In School Suspensions were issued as the result of a Class 2 infraction. o 85% of all the Class 2 infractions receiving In School Suspension were the result of failing to serve detentions.  Failure to Serve Detentions accounted for 52% of all In School Suspensions. 31% of all first semester In School Suspensions were issued as the result of a Class 3 infraction. o 9% of all the Class 3 infractions receiving In School Suspension were the result of Active Defiance of Authority (the offense used for leaving campus without authorization). This number will be higher 2nd semester because as the weather has gotten nicer, this infraction has risen substantially. However, with additional Safety and Support monitoring students and appropriate student engagement, we will be able to effectively detour this behavior. 8% of In School Suspensions first semester were received as the result of a Class 1 infraction. o The class 1 infractions receiving In School Suspension were from multiple Class 1 offenses and bundled with other accumulated infractions.

5

Out of School Suspensions by Gender and Race

Analysis  Only 1 Out of School Suspensions was received as the result of a Class 2 infraction. o Class 2 infractions receive out of school suspension when there are multiple offenses or they are bundled when other offenses have accumulated significantly.  55% of Out of School Suspensions were received as the result of Class 3 infractions. o 17% of the Class 3 infractions were the result of multiple offenses receiving Gross Misconduct 3.  44% of Out of School Suspensions were received as the result of Class 4 infractions. o 33% of the Class 4 infractions were the result of multiple offenses receiving Gross Misconduct 4.

6

All Suspensions by Class of Infraction, Year of Graduation and Race

Analysis  21% of In School Suspensions were received by White students. o 18% of Class 2, 3, and 4 infractions were committed by White students.  11% of Out of School Suspensions were received by White students. o 11% of Class 3 and 4 infractions were committed by White students.  68% of In School Suspensions were received by African American students. o 70% of Class 2, 3, and 4 infractions were committed by African American students.  84% of Out of School Suspensions were received by African American students. o 83% of Class 3 and 4 infractions were committed by African American students. As it relates to our 2012-13 Board Goal 3, Learning Environment and School Culture, one of our tasks was to Review the student code of conduct and consider revisions designed to rehabilitate students without unnecessarily damaging future prospects or depriving them of instructional time while maintaining a safe environment for all. Action steps and our progress are as follows:
Action Step 1: Establish a baseline by the end of September 2012 for the number of days students are suspended both in school and out of school.

Last year during 1st semester, there were a total of 592 in-school suspensions and 134 out-of-school suspensions assigned. Unfortunately, these numbers are not broken down by number of students committing these infractions nor by total number of days. Since many suspensions are for more than one day, it can be surmised that days lost are much higher than the reported numbers. For 2nd semester of the 2011-2012 school year, there were 575 in-school suspensions, slightly down from 1st semester of that school year. Likewise, out-of-school suspensions dropped too, as only 121 were assigned.   According to our 2012-13 1st Semester Discipline Report, 55 OSS were assigned, 41% less than 1st semester of 2011-12. There were 211 ISS assigned 1st Semester, 35% less than 1st Semester of 2011-12.

Action Step 2: Reduce by 10% the number of days students serve both in school and out of school suspensions for the 2012-2013 school year. The above mentioned numbers speak to us accomplishing that goal. This year, OPRF has implemented a suspension-reduction program (SRP) in order to offer students who have committed suspend able offenses the opportunity to minimize their time out of class, as well as to take advantage of proven interventions. A variety of counseling and community service opportunities have been used in order to fulfill the requirements of the program. The numbers speak to the days this new program has saved instructional time for students. (The following numbers are through early December, or nearly the entire 1st semester.) 49 total students have been suspended for 3 or more days, either as an in-school or an out-of-school suspension, and thus qualified them for the SRP. 39 of these students are male, while 10 are female. A majority or 34 are AfricanAmerican, while there are 7 White students, 4 Multi-racial students, 2 Latino students, 1 Asian student, and 1 whose race was not reported. Out of the 49 who were referred to the SRP, 3 declined services while 46 agreed to follow through. Out-of-school suspension (OSS) days totaled 107 before the SRP. The program saved 54 days and the end result was that 53 out of 107 days of OSS were served, roughly 50%. In-school suspension (ISS) totaled 60 days, but after the SRP, only 31 days were served so 29 days, or roughly 50% of ISS days were spent in class due to the SRP. Although we are pleased to report a decline in the number of days “saved” for students with our alternative to suspension programming, there is a growing concern from faculty, staff, and the community regarding our school climate and disciplinary consequences. Our Joint Committee of Student Discipline has been provided baseline data from 1st Semester to determine appropriate recommendations. To eliminate the perception that the Student Intervention Directors (SIDS) were issuing consequences at the highest threshold, the SIDS were asked to remove the range of consequences (A-C) for a given infraction, and begin the progressive discipline model with the lowest threshold for a given consequence during the 1st semester. Our goal was to create a 1-to-1 consequence format. Although the end result has been consistency amongst the consequences and a less punitive disciplinary system, our concern is that some of our infractions need more appropriate consequences to be effective and change student behavior. Our Joint Committee of Student Discipline will be recommending adjustments to our current 1 : 1 Code of Conduct that the SIDS are currently using as a pilot based upon concerns from students, faculty, staff, and community members. In addition the committee will also encourage and recommend other types of positive proactive ways to increase our overall building climate. 3rd Action Item:

Increase opportunities for students to reduce Plasco detentions by implementing a structure to increase academic support for students who miss minutes of instructional time due to tardies. Students are able to serve Plasco Trac tardy detentions in the Tutoring Center, both before and after school. Thirty minutes in the Tutoring Center equates to 1 full hour of detention, so students have been taking advantage of this new opportunity.

F Class of Infraction 1 EXCESSIVE TARDINESS VIOLATION OF CELL PHONE POLICY VIOLATION OF ID PROCEDURES 2 AGGRESSIVE PHYSICAL BEHAVIOR DISRUPTIVE FAILURE TO IDENTIFY SELF FAILURE TO SERVE DET/ASD FILING FALSE REPORT/ DECEPTIVE FORGERY FTS PLASCO PASSIVE DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY SMOKING/TOBACCO USE OR POSSESS TRUANCY UNAUTHORIZED AREA OF BUILDING VERBAL ABUSE 3 ACTIVE DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY BULLYING CYBER/ELECTRONIC BULLYING ENDANGERING SAFETY OF SELF AND FIGHTING FIGHTING WITH INJURY GANG ACTIVITY Gross Misconduct III POSS. STOLEN PROPERTY/THEFT POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNAL SEXUAL HARRASSMENT/MISCONDUCT TECHNOLOGY POLICY MISCONDUCT THREATS/INTI TO STU/FAC/STAFF UNDER INFLUENCE OF CTR. SUBST UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ILLE SU VANDALISM 4 BATTERY BATTERY-INJ Gross Misconduct IV MOB ACTION POSS. OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE Grand Total 1 1 1 1 10 Am. Ind. Asian Black 8 4 2 223 12 1 51 1 1 140 3 8 1 5 31 5 1 1 1 9 24 44 Hispanic Multi 1 1 White 9 7 2 103 3 4 15 1 24 1 2 1 5 1 1 21 1 67 1 1 6 2 1 10 6

F Total 18 12 4 405 15 1 95 2 2 256 5 1 18 4 6 47 13 2 1 1 11

M Am. Ind. Asian Black 11 4 2 2 6 500 13 59 1 122 3 248 17 22 7 8 72 13 1 1 35 Hispanic 1 Multi 1 White 6 2 3 1 244 2 20 55 2 132 14 3 8 3 5 25 6 1 1 1 1 5 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2

M Total 19 6 6 2 840 15 81 1 196 2 4 446 34 3 33 10 15 111 23 1 1 3 10 3 6 27 10 1 3 1 11 3 6 2 16 5 2 6 3 986

Grand Total 37 18 10 2 1245 15 96 2 291 4 6 702 39 4 51 14 21 158 36 3 2 4 21 3 6 41 12 2 3 1 13 3 6 2 25 10 2 9 1 3 1465

1 53 2 3 15 1 32 1 2

2. Summary of Offenses by Gender and Race

4

1

6

18

2

3 2

29

2

1 2 7

1 1

2 1

5 3

1 1 7 2 6 22 8 2

2

1 1

11 1

1

2 1 1

14 2 1

2

2

8 4 3 1

9 5 3 1 25 50 122 479 2 8

7 1 2 1 13 4 2 4 3 596

2

1

11

270

43

60

277

No Class of Infraction 1 EXCESSIVE TARDINESS INAPPROPRIATE ATTIRE VIOLATION OF CELL PHONE POLICY VIOLATION OF ID PROCEDURES 2 AGGRESSIVE PHYSICAL BEHAVIOR DISRUPTIVE FAILURE TO IDENTIFY SELF FAILURE TO SERVE DET/ASD FILING FALSE REPORT/ DECEPTIVE FORGERY FTS PLASCO PASSIVE DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY SMOKING/TOBACCO USE OR POSSESS TRUANCY UNAUTHORIZED AREA OF BUILDING VERBAL ABUSE 3 ACTIVE DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY BULLYING CYBER/ELECTRONIC BULLYING ENDANGERING SAFETY OF SELF AND FIGHTING FIGHTING WITH INJURY GANG ACTIVITY Gross Misconduct III POSS. STOLEN PROPERTY/THEFT POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNAL SEXUAL HARRASSMENT/MISCONDUCT TECHNOLOGY POLICY MISCONDUCT THREATS/INTI TO STU/FAC/STAFF UNDER INFLUENCE OF CTR. SUBST UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ILLE SU VANDALISM 4 BATTERY BATTERY-INJ Gross Misconduct IV MOB ACTION POSS. OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE Grand Total Am. Ind. Asian Black 12 5 3 4 3 11 487 6 38 1 122 4 271 14 22 3 6 59 9 1 1 1 10 2 2 20 5 2 4 1 1 13 7 4 1 1 571 Hispanic 1 Multi 2 1 1 1 45 70 2 6 22 1 38 2 4 1 9 4 1 1 3 White 8 3 4 1 265 12 63 1 155 13 2 11 2 6 22 6

No Total 23 9 3 9 2 881 6 52 1 216 1 5 510 30 2 39 6 13 99 20 2 1 4 15 3 2 25 7 2 3 8 2 4 1 15 8 5 1 1 1018

IEP Asian Black 7 3 4 Hispanic Multi White 7 6 1 5 236 7 33 1 51 1 117 6 8 5 7 44 9 1 14 27 82 2 11 13 2 44 2 2 3 3 13 6 1 6 4 13 4

IEP Total 14 9 4 1 364 9 44 1 75 3 1 192 9 2 12 8 8 59 16 1 1 6 4 16 5

Grand Total 37 18 7 10 2 1245 15 96 2 291 4 6 702 39 4 51 14 21 158 36 3 2 4 21 3 6 41 12 2 3 1 13 3 6 2 25 10 2 9 1 3 1465

3. Summary of Offenses by Special Education

3

2

1

8 1 18

3

7 1

36

2 1

11

2 1 8 1

1 1 1

1

1 1

1

1

1 1 1 5 2 2

1

2 1

1 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

1 5 1 1 1 1 8 1 2 3 2 295

1 1 1

1

1

1 5 1 2 1 10 2 2 4 2 447

3

12

54

82

296

7

14

28

103

3. Summary of Consequences by Race, Grade and Gender
09 Consequences and Race 1. Verbal Warning Asian Black Hispanic Multi White 2. Restricted Lunch American Indian Asian Black Hispanic Multi White 3. Detention Asian Black Hispanic Multi White 4. After-school Detention Asian Black Hispanic Multi White 5. Saturday Detention American Indian Asian Black Hispanic Multi White 6. ISS Asian Black Hispanic Multi White 7. OSS Asian Black Hispanic Multi White Grand Total F 5 4 M 32 1 22 1 8 70 09 Total 37 1 26 1 9 99 10 F 12 10 M 36 22 1 2 11 83 2 45 1 4 31 47 31 1 3 12 14 12 1 1 13 10 Total 48 32 1 2 13 127 1 4 67 2 9 44 82 1 49 1 6 25 27 17 3 2 5 33 11 F 7 5 1 1 37 M 5 4 11 Total 12 9 1 1 1 118 1 65 8 5 39 78 3 45 5 7 18 39 28 1 4 6 43 1 2 24 3 6 7 46 27 1 8 10 12 11 12 F 4 M 22 12 2 2 6 93 1 43 4 9 36 54 25 3 3 23 19 8 1 10 24 12 Total 26 12 2 3 9 132 1 61 9 13 48 90 45 7 8 30 33 18 2 1 12 34 Grand Total 123 1 79 4 7 32 476 2 5 251 25 34 159 325 5 186 19 32 83 127 1 76 7 10 33 148 1 4 84 5 12 42 211 2 144 7 14 44 55 1 46 1 1 6 1465

1 29

13 1 4 11 14 8 2 2 2 5 1

45 5 3 17 61 1 39 4 9 8 23 13 1 3 6 29 1 19 3 6 48 2 38 1 7 6 5

4 9 1 4 1 3 15 11 1 3 2 2

58 6 7 28 75 1 47 6 11 10 28 1 13 1 3 10 38 2 23 4 9 63 2 49 2 10 8 7

2 44 1 2 22 1 5 13 35 1 18 3 13 13 5 2 2 4 20

1 81 1 42 7 3 28 42 22 3 2 15 21 17 1 1 2 29 1 18 1 3 6 30 20 1 4 5 8 7

1 3 39

23 1 2 11 36 3 23 2 5 3 18 11 3 4 14 2 6 2 3 1 16 7 4 5 4 4

18 5 4 12 36 20 4 5 7 14 10 1 1 2 10

11 1 8 16 8 2 6 6 1 5

10

21 1 11 46 32 3 2 9 21 1 18

7 1 2 15 11 2 2 4 4

3 30 24 3 3 15 13

9 1 1 13 41 25 1 2 13 10 6 1 1 2 263

16 2 1 15 56 36 3 2 15 14 10 1 1 2 385

79

1 269

1 348

146

2 238

2 384

132

1 216

1 348

122

In-School Suspension Class of Infraction 1 EXCESSIVE TARDINESS Black Multi White 2 DISRUPTIVE Black FAILURE TO IDENTIFY SELF Black FAILURE TO SERVE DET/ASD Asian Black Hispanic Multi White FTS PLASCO Black Hispanic Multi White PASSIVE DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY Black Multi White TRUANCY Black VERBAL ABUSE Black 3 ACTIVE DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY Black Multi White FIGHTING Asian Black Multi White FIGHTING WITH INJURY Black GANG ACTIVITY Black Gross Misconduct III Black White POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHRNL. White SEXUAL HRRSSMENT/MISCONDUCT Black Hispanic THREATS/INTI TO STU/FAC/STAFF Black UNDER INFLUENCE OF CTR. SUBST Black White

F 62 11 11 4 1 6 32

M 149 5 5 3 2 96 6 6 1 1 45 1 31 1 1 11 35 25 1 3 6 7 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 47 4 1 1 2 7 1 4 1 1 1 1 3 3

16 10 3 3 13 9 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

19 2 1 1 7 5 2

Total 211 16 16 7 1 8 128 6 6 1 1 61 1 41 1 4 14 48 34 3 3 8 9 5 2 2 2 2 1 1 66 6 2 1 3 14 1 9 3 1 1 1 3 3 30 27 3 1 1

Class of Infraction 3 UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ILLE SU Black Hispanic White 4 Gross Misconduct IV White Grand Total

F

62

M 5 1 2 2 1 1 1 149

Total 5 1 2 2 1 1 1 211

4. Summary of In-School Suspensions by Race and Gender

9 7 2 1 1

21 20 1

3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

5. Summary of Out of School Suspensions by Race and Gender
Out of School Suspensions Class of Infraction 2 VERBAL ABUSE Black 3 FIGHTING Black FIGHTING WITH INJURY Black White GANG ACTIVITY Black Gross Misconduct III Black White POSS. STOLEN PROPERTY/THEFT Black TECHNOLOGY POLICY MISCONDUCT White THREATS/INTI TO STU/FAC/STAFF Black Hispanic UNDER INFLUENCE OF CTR. SUBST White 4 BATTERY Asian Black Multi BATTERY-INJ Black Gross Misconduct IV Black White MOB ACTION Black POSS. OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE Black Grand Total 16 1 1 3 3 39 3 3 9 5 1 4 4 1 2 2 5 4 1 1 1 1 1 F 16 1 1 1 6 4 4 24 3 3 2 1 1 3 3 4 2 2 5 5 1 1 5 4 1 1 1 15 5 M 39 Total 55 1 1 1 30 7 7 2 1 1 3 3 5 3 2 5 5 1 1 6 5 1 1 1 24 10 1 8 1 2 2 8 7 1 1 1 3 3 55

6. All Suspensions by Class of Infraction, Grade and Race

09 Hispanic White Asian Multi Black Black

10 Hispanic White Multi Black

11 Hispanic White Multi Black

12 White Multi

In-School Suspension Class of Infraction 1 2 3 4 Grand Total

09 Total 63 6 35 22 63

10 Total 46 6 26 14 46

11 Total 46 4 28 13 1 46

12 Total 56 39 17 56

Grand Total 211 16 128 66 1 211

2 1 1 2

49 3 29 17 49

2 1 1 2

10 3 4 3 10

32 1 21 10 32

3 1 2 3

2 2

9 5 2 2

27 3 19 5 27

1

8 1 4

10 5 4 1 10

36 21 15 36

3 3

2 2

15 13 2

1 1

3 8

2

9

3

2

15

09 White Asian Black 7 3 4 7 1

10 White Black Black

11 Hispanic White Black

12 White Multi

Out of School Suspension Class of Infraction 2 3 4 Grand Total

09 Total 8 4 4 8

10 Total 21 1 11 9 21

11 Total 12 5

12 Total 14 10 4 14

Grand Total 55 1 30 24 55

1 1

1

18 1 9

2 2 2

11 5 6 11

1

10 7 3 10

1 1

1

2 2

1 1

8 18

1 1

7 12

1 1 1 2

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful