Disproportionality Trend Interrupted

posted Feb 3, 2011, 8:47 AM by Cheryle Kennelly   [ updated Jun 20, 2012, 9:43 AM by Brian Meyer ]
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.