Dr. Mary Joyce Taylor-Talley .6th,7th, and 8th
In School Suspension (ISS) Elective
Welcome to the wonderful world of In School Suspension (ISS) where inappropriate behavior is changed daily. The students that are assigned to the ISS program schedules are slightly different from their regular schedules in that we have our own schedule. We begin our day with paperwork (Intake Sheets) that has to be completed before we begin our regular daily routine. Our class begins around 8:30, and we prepare to go home around 3:55 p.m. The ISS program works on a point system, and all assignments are required to be completed daily, during each class period, to earn points. These students come from all walks of life, and they require understanding and respect from others. When given love, respect, and understanding, the students feel they belong to a community that cares about them. They are willing to change their behavior for the better and become better students. Eventually, they will become better citizens.
The ISS setting is not designed to punish students but to reform their inappropriate behavior.
I have to admit, I have a wonderful group of students, and I would not trade my job for any other job. This is my calling, my purpose.