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Pittsburgh Public Schools To Review Progress, Potential Expansion Of Ban On Suspending Students For

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Public Schools will get together a team to review the district’s suspension policy that affects K-2 students.

In December of 2017, the PPS school board approved a change that would ban suspensions for nonviolent infractions.

Now after the first full school year with the moratorium in place, Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet announced a “Suspension Ban Review Team” will evaluate the ban and look into potentially expanding it to older students.

“We know that the ways students are disciplined in school impact their connection to their school community and access to instruction, and while we have seen significant declines in suspension rates, a disparity remains in the rate of suspension of our African American students,” said Superintendent Hamlet in a press release Friday.

Watch  more of CBS- Pittsburgh's report Pittsburgh Public Schools To Review Progress, Potential Expansion Of Ban On Suspending Students For Nonviolent Infractions