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School Safety & Discipline Report May 2013. AGENDA Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 2 Changes Bullying Non-Drug, Non-Violent,

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1 School Safety & Discipline Report May 2013

2 AGENDA Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 2 Changes Bullying Non-Drug, Non-Violent, Non-Criminal Offenses Discipline Actions New Validations New Report Questions

3 CHANGES 2012-2013 Bullying added as new offense type Non-drug, non-violent, and non-criminal related offense has been added as a new offense type Any offense committed by any student (general education students and students with disabilities) which results in an in-school or out-of-school suspension must be reported Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 3

4 BULLYING "Bullying" for the purposes of requirements related to Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2010 legislation is defined as the following: The repeated use by one or more students [aggressor(s)] of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a target that: (i) causes physical or emotional harm to the target or damage to the target's property; (ii) places the target in reasonable fear of harm to him/herself or of damage to his/her property; (iii) creates a hostile environment at school for the target; (iv) infringes on the rights of the target at school; or (v) materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school. For the purposes of requirements related to this law, bullying shall include cyber-bullying. See section 5 of the legislation for more details on the definition of cyber-bullying and more. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 4

5 Prohibition of Bullying, Cyber-Bullying and Retaliation Acts of bullying, cyber-bullying, and retaliation are prohibited : on school grounds, property immediately adjacent to school grounds, at a school sponsored or school ­related activity, function or program whether on or off school grounds, at a school bus stop, on a school bus or other vehicle owned, leased or used by a school district or school, or through the use of technology or an electronic device owned, leased or used by a school district or school and at a location, activity, function or program that is not school ­related, or through the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased or used by a school district or school, if the bullying creates a hostile environment at school for the target, infringes on their rights at school or materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school. Nothing contained herein shall require schools to staff any non­ school related activities, functions, or programs. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 5

6 REFERENCE INFORMATION http://www.doe.mass.edu/bullying/ Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan General Department Updates and Information Laws and Regulations Evidence Based Programs, Curricula, and Practices Parent Information Resources from State Agencies Additional Resources Definition of Bullying Social Emotional Learning For more information Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 6

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9 9 VALIDATION RULES 9 Validations17. Bullying18. Non-Drug, Non- Violent or Non- Criminal Related Offense Must have at least one offender Must have at least one victim Cant have any victims A discipline record must be reported for every student offender Physical injury flagmust be Y or Nmust be X (upload)

10 NON-DRUG, NON-VIOLENT, NON-CRIMINAL OFFENSE This offense type should only be entered for an offense that results in a disciplinary action Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 10

11 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS In-school suspension (1 day or more) Out-of-school suspension (1 day or more) Expulsion Removed by an impartial hearing officer to an alternative setting (program status=SWD) Removed by school personnel to an alternative setting (program status=SWD) Alternative settings can include home tutoring, in- district alternative program, alternative program in another district, private alternative setting, or work/community service setting Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 11

12 Data reviews have shown that the balance between student offenders and disciplinary actions is skewed Student offenders are being reported without a disciplinary action ESE expects to see a discipline record for all offenses and is implementing a validation designed to ensure that there are disciplinary records for at least 85% of reported student offenders Validation error message: Missing Discipline data, please check Offense/Discipline Count Comparison Report File upload process: will be displayed as a validation error when validate is clicked Online process: error is displayed when submit all schools is clicked Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 12

13 New Report - View Offense/Discipline Count Comparison Report This report will be available from the open date through the close date of the SSDR It is recommended that this report is monitored to prevent any last minute issues Report will display all of the offenses where the number of students disciplined is less than the number of student offenders. Data is only displayed if the 85% calculation is not met. If the threshold of 85% is met, the report will show no data and you will see the following message: You have met the 85% threshold for reporting all of the discipline records for your student offenders Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 13

14 VIEW OFFENSE/DISCIPLINE COUNT COMPARISON REPORT Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 14

15 SAMPLE REPORT Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 15 Offense ID School Name School Code Number of student offenders Number of student Disciplined 1305School AXXXXXXXX101 1402School BXXXXXXXX10 1500School CXXXXXXXX21 Offense/Discipline Count Comparison Report

16 QUESTIONS Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 16

17 CONTACT INFORMATION Data Collection Data Line – 781-338-3282 Your Data Collection Support SpecialistData Collection Support Specialist Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 17


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