Sunday December 17th 2017

Kentucky Safe Schools Project: Report 3

Safe Schools Data Report 3 provides school district data regarding law and board violations and the disciplinary consequences that result from these violations.

Richmond, KY (April 24, 2001)
The Center for School Safety will release its third and final report on 1999-2000 school safety data on April 24, 2001. State law (KRS 158.444) requires that public schools report law and board violations and consequences annually to the Kentucky Department of Education. The Kentucky Department of Education then sends this data to the Center for School Safety to analyze and report annually about safety in the schools.

Report 1 (requires Acrobat Reader), released in December, summarized state and regional data while comparing the previous year’s data.

Report 2 (requires Acrobat Reader), released in February, provided a more refined analysis of state data in relation to grade level, gender, race and school attendance.

Report 3 provides school district data regarding law and board violations and the disciplinary consequences that resulted from these violations. This data should provide each school district with critical information necessary to assist district personnel in updating its safe schools plan.

Please note the following features of this report:

With the exception of the raw data reported in section 2 of this report, the data tables are based on rates per 100 students of district disciplinary consequences or incidence. This standard scale of measurement was established to make valid comparisons across school districts, or in relation to regional and state norms.
This report will not release data for school districts with less than 10 African-American students enrolled. The Center did not want to release data that could become personally identifiable, which would clearly violate the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
Native American, Asian, Hispanic and other racial groups are not reported at the district level because their numbers are so small in most counties that this would make them “personally identifiable”—thus violating FERPA.
Section 4 reflects White and African-American rates (per 100) of violations resulting in disciplinary consequences with statewide data noted at the top of each chart. This data is arranged by size of the school districts for comparison purposes.
This current set of data has been more refined and thus deemed more reliable than the previous data. This is due to continued clarification of the process and familiarity with the Data Collection Instrument. This year’s report will serve as the baseline from which more specific comparisons can be made in years to come.
The Center will receive 2000-01 school data later this summer and will be reporting comparison data in the late fall and early winter.
The Center wishes to express appreciation to R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Education Adaptation Change and Health) of Louisville, Inc. for its assistance with statistical analysis of the data for all three published reports.

Please note correction as of 4/25/01" : State comparison rates for expulsion shown in Chapter 4 (pp. 37-46) have been corrected for misplaced decimal point.

For web-friendly Report 3 (requires Acrobat Reader)
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