PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Many people in the Pittsburgh area view the Woodland Hills School District as crime-ridden. Some have even started to say that their students are trouble. But, one dedicated superintendent is determined to change that opinion.
Woodland Hills Superintendent Alan Johnson has dropped the number of suspensions in his schools by reducing the district’s zero-tolerance policy. He’s begun exploring other options for discipline instead of expulsions and suspensions.
Last Thursday, Woodland Hills was named as one of 10 school districts nationwide who will use alternatives to discipline their students rather than extremes.
This initiative is a product of the partnership between the American Association of Administrators, a nationwide superintendents group, and the Children’s Defense Fund, which is a partnership is funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies.