Student Discipline

Student Discipline in Metro Schools - Philosophy and Practice

In Metro Schools, we are committed to addressing the root causes of discipline problems and we believe in a holistic, restorative model to help students thrive at school and in life. 

Developed in partnership with numerous agencies, juvenile court judges and law enforcement, parents and community groups, PASSAGE or Positive and Safe Schools Advancing Greater Equity, was designed to reduce the disparities in suspension rates among minority students by addressing the root of problems.

Metro Schools participates in a national collaborative with seven other districts led by CASEL – the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning – to improve student outcomes by emphasizing social and emotional learning at the classroom, school,and district levels.

Nashville is participating in PASSAGE along with the three largest school districts in the country: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.