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School Discipline For Preschool Through Second Grade

Concerning the discipline of preschool through second grade students enrolled in publicly funded education programs.
2019 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill allows a state-funded, community-based preschool program, school district, or charter school (enrolling entity) to impose an out-of-school suspension or expel a student enrolled in preschool, kindergarten, or first or second grade only under specified circumstances. If the enrolling entity imposes an out-of-school suspension, the length of the suspension must be limited to the time required to resolve the safety threat, but no more than 3 school days. The state board of education (state board) cannot waive the provisions concerning suspension and expulsion of young students for school districts or charter schools. Each school district and charter school must ensure that its school discipline code reflects the requirements specified in the bill. The state board must annually review the data concerning suspensions and expulsions of students in preschool, kindergarten, and first and second grade.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. C. Larson, Rep. S. Lontine
Sen. R. Fields, Sen. K. Priola



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