Alexandria, VA Closed Over 3 years

Mayor, Vice Mayor, City Council

Dear Mayor Silberberg and City Council Members, I am an Alexandria resident and am writing to ask for expanded use of Restorative Justice (RJ) as an alternate to suspending students out of school (OSS). Too many of our City’s young people are being suspended. In 2016 - 17, principals suspended 1,073 students, 633 of whom were age 11 - 14. Worse, ACPS school discipline data reveals extreme racial disparities in the suspensions out of s [Description has been truncated. The full description might be available when requesting only information about this request.]