Bell eyes legislation to reform school discipline

One of the bills would reduce long-term suspensions from 364 calendar days to 45 school days, and would limit them to the current grading period unless aggravating circumstances were present. The K-5 requirement would allow suspensions or expulsions only for drug or firearms' offenses, or for certain criminal acts.

The delegate, a former special education teacher, also has proposed a prohibition on expulsions solely for disruptive behavior, unless there is “a credible threat of physical injury to another person.”

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