“RSM has done an independent and thorough analysis that will guide our work moving forward,” Acting Superintendent Sue Hann said. “This is an opportunity to use what we’ve learned to make BPS stronger.”
BPS has already begun the process of working on many of the audit’s recommendations. They include:
Expanding Student Information System to track student discipline. This includes increased training for staff.
Reinstituting the Discipline Committee to review procedures and make recommendations on a consistent basis.
High-level monitoring of the district’s discipline plan.
Increased training for staff on various elements of discipline reporting and tracking.
Reviewing Alternative Learning Centers (ALC) with the goal of decreasing the student population while increasing the effectiveness of the ALC program.
RSM will present its findings on Wednesday, April 19th, at a joint School Board-Audit Committee meeting. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast on the district's YouTube and cable channels.