Disproportionality Trend Interrupted

posted Feb 3, 2011, 8:47 AM by Cheryle Kennelly
Winston Churchill Elementary School, Homewood School District 153, began to see decreasing disproportionality related to African American students in the fall of 2009.  The 16 students enrolled in Check-in Check-out (CICO) benefitted greatly from the positive adult contact and recognition.  “We saw the connection some kids made with adults in their daily check-in and out, and  it encouraged them.  The one-on-one relationships with staff were critical,” said Assistant Principal Tonya Morris of the school’s success in implementing CICO. As a result of Churchill’s emerging Tier 2 supports, office discipline referrals (ODRs) for African American students fell, decreasing the gap between percentage of students enrolled and percentage of ODRs.