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Table 4

Total number of students expelled for GFSA violations, by state, 1997-98 to 1998-99

  Year      
State 1997-98 1998-99 # Change % Change Data Caveats

Alabama

82 174 92 112%

Due to a new electronic reporting system, careful definitions, and state-wide in-service training, the information reported for 1998-99 is more accurate than that reported in past years.

Alaska

18 24 6 33%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Arizona

111 101 -10 -9%  

Arkansas

57 66 9 16%  

California

384 290 -94 -24%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Colorado

30 94 64 213%

The figures reported for 1997-98 and 1998-99 include expulsions for ALL weapons, not just firearms. Not all districts reported data for the 1997-98 school year. Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Connecticut

9 11 2 22%  

Delaware

7 9 2 29%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

District of Columbia

4 13 9 225%  

Florida

149 94 -55 -37%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Georgia

203 208 5 2%  

Hawaii

3 5 2 67%  

Idaho

42 31 -11 -26%  

Illinois

86 77 -9 -10%  

Indiana

62 103 41 66%  

Iowa

30 17 -13 -43%  

Kansas

33 52 19 58%  

Kentucky

72 37 -35 -49%  

Louisiana

25 21 -4 -16%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Maine

5 6 1 20%  

Maryland

32 31 -1 -3%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Massachusetts

46 43 -3 -7%  

Michigan

99 106 7 7%  

Minnesota

45 24 -21 -47%  

Mississippi

47 24 -23 -49%  

Missouri

179 171 -8 -4%  

Montana

17 15 -2 -12%  

Nebraska

11 15 4 36%  

Nevada

36 52 16 44%  

New Hampshire

5 11 6 120%  

New Jersey

40 51 11 28%  

New Mexico

32 47 15 47%  

New York

91 206 115 126%

1998-99 data represents all school districts in New York state. For 1997-98, the data included information submitted by 78% of the school districts (which included all five of the largest school districts).

North Carolina

121 141 20 17%  

North Dakota

1 3 2 200%  

Ohio

119 77 -42 -35%  

Oklahoma

17 16 -1 -6%  

Oregon

135 48 -87 -64%  

Pennsylvania

121 145 24 20%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Rhode Island

10 4 -6 -60%  

South Carolina

85 52 -33 -39%  

South Dakota

26 9 -17 -65%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

Tennessee

192 152 -40 -21%  

Texas

424 294 -130 -31%  

Utah

9 13 4 44%  

Vermont

5 3 -2 -40%  

Virginia

99 115 16 16%  

Washington

118 115 -3 -3%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

West Virginia

17 20 3 18%  

Wisconsin

66 71 5 8%  

Wyoming

0 11 11 --  

Puerto Rico

1 -- -- --  

American Samoa

0 0 0 0%  

Guam

0 5 5 --  

Northern Marianas

0 0 0 0%  

Virgin Islands

0 0 0 0%

Data for 1997-98 were revised as a result of the 1998-99 verification process.

           

Total

3,658 3,523 -135 -4%  

Number of states reporting:

55      

Data Notes:

Puerto Rico did not submit 1998-99 GFSA data.


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