CHAPEL HILL- The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools board will discuss school culture, stress and student discipline at tonight’s meeting.
Superintendent Tom Forcella writes in a memo to the board that a disproportionate number of minority students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools face discipline or suspension. School officials will review data on race and discipline, with an eye to crafting new policies designed to end the disparity.
In addition, school board members will review the results of a student-led survey of juniors and seniors that highlights academic pressure in the district’s high schools. The recommendations from that survey include dropping class ranking, holding students more accountable for on-line courses, and encouraging stress reducing activities throughout the school day.
The board will also review the district’s three-year plan for gifted student education.
The board meets at 7 o’clock in Council Chambers at Town Hall.