Status Summary

Passed out of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and passed to Rules Committee for second reading on Feb 21st

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Billig

 

SB 5155 prohibits a school district from suspending or expelling a student who is enrolled in grades kindergarten through two, except when the suspension is based on possession of a firearm on school premises or transportation. School districts are encouraged to implement evidence-based preventative or restorative programs that support students in meeting behavioral expectations, and to train teachers, administrators, and student support staff as necessary to implement those programs. Evidence-based preventative and restorative programs may include but are not limited to positive behavioral interventions and supports, trauma-informed schools, social and emotional learning, referral services, and restorative practices.