POWER-PAC leaders joined over 70 organizations in 52 cities across the country as a part of the National Week of Action. They presented their new effort – “If You See Something, Say Something” to a roomful of parent leaders at their quarterly citywide meeting at Eckhart Park.
POWER-PAC leaders want to be sure that all parents and students know that Chicago Public Schools has adopted new restorative justice policies and families can help change the culture of schools by becoming involved and holding local schools accountable to that philosophy and practice. The parents hosted a representative of the Chicago Public Schools who talked about a new hotline to assure that violations of the new Student Code of Conduct are dealt with promptly and schools can be educated about how to take a more restorative approach.
The Week of Action is sponsored by the national Dignity in Schools Campaign – a coalition of groups including POWER-PAC and COFI that engage youth leaders, parents and teachers to fight to end school pushout! Across the country, groups delivered the message that they will not rest until every student receives a quality education that allows them to reach their full potential. #SolutionsNotSuspensions