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Syracuse Schools Establish "Student Advocacy" Program

Syracuse Schools Establish

Syracuse schools will establish a "student advocacy" program to provide information and advice to students and families of students facing suspensions.

The district school board approved the program and allocated about $280,000 to pay Syracuse's Center for Community Alternatives to create and operate it. The program will help students understand their rights and responsibilities. Superintendent Sharon Contreras says in some cases parents and even students don't know to show up for hearings to protect their rights.

 

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