"I'm pleased to see that we're moving away from punitive punishment in a public health situation," said board member Savion Castro.
Madison students could get an out-of-school suspension for repeatedly using e-cigarettes or vaping devices under proposed changes to the district's disciplinary policy.
The Behavior Education Plan update, approved in 2019, includes a goal to reduce the disproportionality.
Board members passed changes to the district's disciplinary policy in a room closed to the public due to protesters.
A set of recommendations from a special committee calls for revamping some of the disciplinary action under the district's Behavior Education Plan.
The Madison Metropolitan School District completed an internal evaluation of the behavior education plan. Three years in, the district sees improvement at the elementary level, but suspensions have returned to pre-BEP levels in middle and high school.