Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is one of three St. Louis County districts that say they’ll end out-of-school suspensions for preschool through third-grade students, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The announcement was made Sunday at MRH at an assembly for Break the Pipeline — an effort to break the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
Instead of suspensions, the MRH, Normandy and Ladue school districts will use social workers and behavioral health specialists to reduce the need to discipline students.
MRH promised to ban suspensions for the young students in the next school year. Normandy and Ladue promise to ban them by the 2018-2019 school year.
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