It's said, it takes a village to raise a child. Spokane, it's schools and the local chapter of the NAACP are taking it to heart.
Tomorrow, Saturday, November 2nd the group is hosting a forum entitled "A Call to Action to End The School to Prison Pipeline". The forum includes a free presentation and panel discussion at the Red Lion Inn at the Park from 1:00-3:30 pm. The panel discussion will feature celebrity Judge Joe Brown, community leaders such as Spokane Police Chief Straub, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Tommy Williams of Operation Healthy Family, as well as Wendy Bleecker the District's Director of Student Services. Shadle Park Assistant Principal, Phil High-Edward will also be presenting on the efforts being made by Shadle Park staff to support their students while still holding them accountable through alternative discipline methods.