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Metro Schools students participate in student panel at discipline conference

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Students from Glencliff High School, Hillsboro High School and Jere Baxter Middle Prep participated in a youth panel for the 2017 Student Discipline Institute in Murfreesboro on March 1–2.

The students that participated were Kenneth Evans (Glencliff), Tania Loresa Garcia (Glencliff), Maurilio Perez (Glencliff), Bailey Fann (Hillsboro), Mikita McKinnon (Hillsboro) and Decassius Begley (Jere Baxter).

The Metro Schools students sat on a panel to answer questions and provide insight to administrators from a student perspective. The students received very positive feedback from the participants.

Here are some of comments:

“The youth panel was excellent!"

“I thought the youth panel was an outstanding way to close the conference. It provided powerful examples of the positive impact of restorative practices.”

“This convening was outstanding. The youth panel was an outstanding addition. This session with the youth was very insightful.”

The conference was attended by district and building-level administrators responsible for student discipline. The event provided a comprehensive overview of legal and procedural issues and practices related to student discipline, as well as the latest legal developments in areas such as student searches, special education discipline and state and national trends on alternatives to suspension.