The data in this dashboard is updated on a quarterly basis throughout the school year.
Quarter 4 of the 2019-20 school year (April - June 2020) was entirely Distance Learning, with no in-person classes. This caused significantly lower numbers of disciplinary referrals for that quarter.
August 21st 2019: The count of enrolled students in the district has been updated to be consistent with other reporting, including official state reporting. This change affects only the last chart on the Overview tab and the last two charts on the Student Groups tab, all of which compare disciplinary counts to the overall student population. Raw disciplinary referral numbers throughout the dashboard are not affected.
March 8th 2019: To comply with a change in Federal policy, the definition of a suspension is now a removal from school that lasts at least one day. This is in comparison with the Minnesota state definition that was displayed here previously, which required that a suspension last more than one day. Reclassifying removals that last exactly one day from the out-of-school removal category to the suspension category has changed the numbers displayed here, roughly doubling the number of suspensions. See slides 54 - 72 in this presentation for a detailed comparison of the data using Federal and Minnesota definitions.
December 10th 2018: Behavior classifications were redefined and the following behaviors were re-categorized: threat (objective to violent), facilitating/instigating violence (subjective to objective), bomb (objective to violent), inappropriate language/gesture (objective to subjective), unauthorized entering or leaving through emergency door (subjective to objective), and Danger Zone infringement (subjective to objective).
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