The Binghamton City School District is reviewing its discipline policies with plans for two workshops to discuss school climate and safety.

The announcement of the planned workshops by Interim Superintendent Steve Deinhardt at the May 18 school board meeting followed a “Black Lives Matter” march in Binghamton organized by groups claiming the school district targets more students of color than white students for disciplinary action.

The marchers say a disproportionate number of students of color are recommended for suspension and that action can result to more numbers of the students ending up in the judicial system.

The planned workshops are to involve parents, district staff and members of the community and are to be held over the next week.


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