Notice of Public Meeting of the Indiana Advisory Committee to hear Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and the School to Prison Pipeline in Indiana, 4908-4909 [2016-01673]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 18 (Thursday, January 28, 2016)]
[Pages 4908-4909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01673]



Notice of Public Meeting of the Indiana Advisory Committee to 
hear Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and the School to Prison Pipeline 
in Indiana

AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 
(Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Indiana 
Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, 
February 17, 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST. The Committee will 
hear testimony regarding school discipline policies and practices which 
may facilitate disparities in juvenile justice involvement and youth 
incarceration rates on the basis of race, color, disability, or sex, in 
what has become known as the ``School to Prison Pipeline.''
    This meeting is open to the public, and will take place at Ivy Tech 
Community College Event Center, 2820 North Meridian Street in 
Indianapolis, IN, 46208. Members of the public are invited to make 
statements during the open comment period beginning at 4:15 p.m. In 
addition, members of the public may submit written comments; the 
comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days 
following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional 
Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 
410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at 
(312) 353-8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at 
Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional 
Programs Unit at (312) 353-8311.
    Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be 
available for public viewing prior to and following the meeting at and following 
the links for ``Meeting Details'' and then ``Documents.'' Records 
generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the 
Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after 
the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are 
directed to the Commission's Web site,, or may 
contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street 

Agenda (subject to change based on panelist confirmation and public 
participation needs)

Opening Remarks and Introductions (8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.)
Panel 1: Academic (8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)
     Russell Skiba, Ph.D. Professor in Counseling and 
Educational Psychology at Indiana University; Director of The Equity 
     Laura McNeal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Law at The 
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
     Monica Solinas-Saunders, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of 
Criminal Justice, Indiana University Northwest
     Alex Lichtenstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, 
Indiana University
     Marvin Lynn, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the School of 
Education at Indiana University South Bend
Panel 2: Community (9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)
     Patricia Howey, Special Education Advocate
     Veronica Cortez, Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal 
Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
     Diana M. Daniels, Executive Director of The National 
Council on Educating Black Children in Indianapolis
     JauNae Hanger, President, Children's Policy and Law 
Initiative of Indiana
     Rev. Janette Wilson, Esq., National Director of 
RainbowPUSH Excel
Panel 3: Government (11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
     Julie Smart, Program Coordinator for School Social Work 
and McKinney-Vento Education Coordinator, Indiana Department of 
     Susan Lockwood, Director of Juvenile Education, Indiana 
Department of Correction
     Kenneth Allen, Vice Chair, Indiana Commission on the 
Social Status of Black Males
     Melissa Keyes, Director of Legal & Advocacy Services, 
Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services (IPAS)
Break (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Panel 4: School Personnel and Administrators (1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.)
     Carol Kilver, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary 
Instruction, Lafayette Community Schools
     Sheila Huff, Principal, Bosse High School in Evansville
     Cheryl Pruitt, Ph.D.,

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Superintendent of the Gary Schools Corporation
     Carole Schmidt, Superintendent of South Bend Community 
School Corporation
     Cynthia Jackson, District Positive Discipline Coordinator, 
Indianapolis Public Schools
Panel 5: Educators (3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.)
     Indiana State Teachers Association Representative
     GlenEva Dunham, Gary Teachers Association President
     South Bend Schools teacher representative
     Indianapolis Public Schools teacher representative
Open Forum (4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.)
Closing Remarks (4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday February 17, 2016, from 
8:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m. EST.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at 312-353-
8311 or

    Dated: January 22, 2016.
David Mussatt,
Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2016-01673 Filed 1-27-16; 8:45 am]