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This table shows the number of students who have been temporarily dismissed from school or sent to an alternative placement, broken out by the reason for the suspension. There are a total of 40 types of infraction listed on the table.
The bottom line on this table shows the rate of suspensions per 100 enrolled students.
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The state’s overall goal is to reduce “time lost from school” to 5%—that is, the average student would miss only one day of school out of every 20 school days. An out-of-school suspension counts as “time lost from school.” So the state’s goal is to reduce out-of-school suspensions as much as possible, while still ensuring that all public schools maintain safe and drug-free learning environments.