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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Limits on expulsions and long term suspensions. Provides that a student may be suspended or expelled only upon: (1) a determination that the student's suspension or expulsion will prevent or substantially reduce the risk of interference with an educational function or school purposes, disruption of the learning environment, or physical injury to the student, other students, school employees, or school visitors; and (2) in the case of an expulsion, a determination that all other available and appropriate disciplinary and behavioral interventions have been exhausted. Provides that notice to a parent of: (1) a student's suspension or expulsion must include the Limits on expulsions and long term suspensions. Provides that a student may be suspended or expelled only upon: (1) a determination that the student's suspension or expulsion will prevent or substantially reduce the risk of interference with an educational function or school purposes, disruption of the learning environment, or physical injury to the student, other students, school employees, or school visitors; and (2) in the case of an expulsion, a determination that all other available and appropriate disciplinary and behavioral interventions have been exhausted. Provides that notice to a parent of: (1) a student's suspension or expulsion must include the rationale for the length of the suspension or expulsion; and (2) the right to appear at an expulsion meeting must include a description of the behavioral and disciplinary interventions attempted, if any, and the rationale for the length of the expulsion. Provides that if a student is suspended, the student must be provided with: (1) appropriate and available support services, as determined by the school, during the suspension period; and (2) an opportunity to receive credit for completion of make up work. ... View more