HB17-1210

HB17-1210 - School Discipline For Preschool Through 2nd Grade

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the discipline of preschool through second grade students enrolled in publicly funded education programs.

With regard to students enrolled in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade, the bill prohibits a school district, board of cooperative services, charter school, or public preschool program (enrolling entity) from expelling a student, except as specifically required by federal law, and allows the enrolling entity to impose an out-of-school suspension on the student only under specified circumstances for 3 school days. Under additional specified circumstances, the enrolling entity may extend the out-of-school suspension to a total of 5 school days. Each school district and charter school must ensure that its school discipline code reflects the requirements specified in the bill. The state board of education cannot waive the provisions concerning expulsion and suspension of young students for school districts or charter schools.

The bill specifies that school districts are required to adopt prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the need for early childhood and early elementary grade suspensions and expulsions. The bill expands the expelled and at-risk student services grant program to include services for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary grade students and their families.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House Committees

Latest update: April 17, 2017
04/17/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/23/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/21/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2017 - No Amendments
03/17/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/13/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/27/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education