Sign It ... For The Sake Of Our Children
As members of The NC NAACP, The Greensboro Branch NAACP, The High Point Branch NAACP, The Pulpit Forum of Greensboro and Vicinity, The Greensboro Business League (GBL) and Members of the Guilford County Community, we sign this petition and solicit your signature to support the recommendation of the Policy Committee of the Guilford County Board of Education to provide students the right to appeal short-term suspensions (10 days or less) given by school-based administrators. The right to appeal a principal’s discipline decision is allowable by North Carolina General Statute. Furthermore, the right to appeal in the United States is a moral and legal norm, and is consistent with our values as Americans.
The due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution says that states may not “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” The Supreme Court has ruled that students have a “legitimate entitlement to a public education as a property right.” That right may not be taken away without first providing due process protections.
The Guilford County School Board is scheduled to vote on this amendment at their next meeting on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
We thank you for your signature and strongly and urgently encourage you to send this petition out to your neighbors, family, friends, colleagues and associates.
Please Sign it ... For The Sake of Our Children.