Legislative Update: Disciplinary Options

This is a huge moment, whose time is long over-due.

Friday Feb 25th, both the Senate and House bills - SB3/HB256 - passed. This eliminates a Class 1 misdemeanor charge for disruptive behavior in school or at school events....

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This is a huge moment, whose time is long over-due.

Friday Feb 25th, both the Senate and House bills - SB3/HB256 - passed. This eliminates a Class 1 misdemeanor charge for disruptive behavior in school or at school events. This will give school administration more discretion in determining discipline for a fight in the cafeteria or showing up to Homecoming while intoxicated.

SB729 would eliminate a requirement for school administration to report certain behaviors to law enforcement. This gives the administration more latitude in handling a student with emotional disabilities, as one example, or throwing a temper tantrum. [I chose not to link the video of the arrest of 6 year old girl Florida. It’s too horrifying; you can find it for yourself.]

Arlington Schools do not have a “pipeline to prison” problem, but an opportunity to avoid putting a kid “in the system” should always be preferable. Now it is.

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