Exhibit 3.5.8 Disciplinary Actions by Ethnicity District-wide Clover Park School District
School Level High School
Disciplinary Actions (1525) Middle School
Disciplinary Actions (2810) Elementary School
Disciplinary Actions (712) District data
Exhibit 3.5.8 indicates:
Black students are over-represented in disciplinary actions taken at the elementary, middle, and high schools levels.
Asian, Hispanic, and White students are under-represented at all levels.
Native American students are involved in disciplinary actions at all levels at a rate similar to their distribution in the student population.
Overall, disciplinary actions do not reflect the ethnic composition of the total district student enrollment.
Allocation of Resources
Equity in curriculum delivery dictates that resources flow to the areas of greatest need. Districts show evidence of equity when formulas for the allocation of resources are needs-driven rather than based on equal distribution of resources. A common indicator for levels of need among student groups is the percentage of students identified as “economically disadvantaged,” based on the percentage of students eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch.
The auditors found that district resources are generally allocated to schools on a per pupil basis (see Finding 5.1). With site-based management, schools have flexibility in distributing their funds to meet the needs of their students (see Finding 5.3). The schools also receive funds from other sources, such as Title I funds, grants, PTA donations, and business partnerships, which can contribute to inequities. For example, school-based staff stated that these contributions have made possible the hiring of additional staff, the initiation of additional programs (see Finding 5.4), the purchase of extra library books and media materials, and the acquisition of additional computers.
Library Books Per Student
The auditors found a wide variation across the district in the
numbers of of library
books per pupil at per student at the
elementary, middle, and high schools.
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