|OK||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Weapons for ROTC or Military Okay on School Campus|
Add to the list of weapons that do not violate the list of prohibited weapons on school campus: A gun, knife, bayonet or other weapon in the possession of a member of a veterans group, the national guard, active military, the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Allowing Certain Expelled Students to Return to School through Juvenile Drug Court|
Adds a new section allowing a school expulsion period to be reduced for certain student participants in Juvenile Drug Court; specifying individuals who may refer an expelled student to Juvenile Drug Court; designating responsibilities of Juvenile Drug Court, j...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Suspension Requirements Extracurricular Activities|
Specifies that a one-year suspension for possession, use or distribution of controlled substances may be reduced to 30 days if the student participates in an assessment with a certified or licensed additiction counselor. If the suspension is reduced, the stude...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Expulsion for Drug Offenses|
Permits the school board to expel any student whom the school board has determined to have brought a controlled substance, imitation controlled substance, or synthetic cannabinoids onto school property or to a school-sponsored activity. A school board may, how...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Clarifies that students who have committed certain weapons or drugs offenses are not required to be expelled regardless of the facts of the particular situation.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Grounds for Suspension and Expulsion: Bullying|
Permits suspension or expulsion of a student for an electronic act of bullying that originates off a schoolsite. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0251-0300/ab_256_bill_20131010_chaptered.pdf ...
|OK||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||School Protection Act|
Creates the School Protection Act, stating that the purpose is to provide teachers, principals, and other school professionals the tools they need to undertake reasonable actions to maintain order, discipline, and an appropriate educational environment. Any st...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Disciplinary Policies of Schools|
Amends existing law starting with the 2014-2015 school year to require each district school board to adopt written policies for the discipline, suspension or expulsion of any refractory student which may allow discipline, suspension or expulsion for conduct. O...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Suspension & Expulsion|
Requires suspension of any student who commits or threatens violence against school personnel or assaults a principal, teacher, school bus driver or other school personnel with vulgar, obscene or threatening language immediately following any required procedur...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Zero Tolerance Policies|
Requires a local board of education to add to its zero tolerance policy the transmission by an electronic device of a credible threat to cause bodily injury or death to another student. Requires the reporting and punishment of such prohibited conduct by certai...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Student Discipline|
Extends mandatory suspensions to students initiating violence on school property or at a school activity, including travel to and from school. Specifies that a student may be excused from disciplinary action if the student is determined, after an investigation...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Discipline|
Requires public schools to record when a student's absence is the result of an out of school suspension. Details reporting requirements, definitions. Stipulates reporting must be disaggregated by subgroup and achievement level. Directs department of education ...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Disclosure of Info from Juvenile Court to School|
Provides for the disclosure of information of the misconduct of a minor (from juvenile court) to the administrative employee or trustee of a minor's school for the purpose of the suspension or expulsion of a minor if the court with jurisdiction over the minor'...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Foster Children (Including Pupils with Disabilities), and Disciplinary Issues|
From bill summary: Requires each local education agency (LEA)'s educational liaison for foster children, if so designated by the LEA superintendent, to notify the attorney and the appropriate representative of the county child welfare agency for a foster child...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Reducing Student Suspensions|
From bill summary: Existing law states that a school should consider implementing a supervised suspension program or an alternative to the school's off-campus suspension program that involves a progressive discipline approach using specified activities if duri...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Community College||Governing Board Discretion to Enroll or Deny Enrollment to Previously Expelled Community College Student|
From bill summary: Authorizes the governing board of a community college district to either deny enrollment, permit enrollment, or permit conditional enrollment to any individual who has been expelled from a
community college within the preceding 5 years, or w...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Alternatives to Suspension, Expulsion; Other Means of Correction|
From bill summary: Authorizes a superintendent or principal to use alternatives to suspension or expulsion that are age appropriate and designed to address and correct the pupil's specific misbehavior. Authorizes a district to document the other means of corre...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Grounds for Suspension and Expulsion|
From bill summary: Provides that, if the district superintendent or principal determines that a pupil has disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Suspensions and Expulsions|
From bill summary: Deletes provision that made it an infraction for a principal or superintendent to willfully not notify appropriate city or county law enforcement agencies of certain unlawful acts committed by a pupil that may result in the pupil's suspensio...
|LA||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Student Expulsion Hearings for Recovery School District Schools|
From Louisiana Register: Currently, the Recovery School District (RSD) Student Hearing Office conducts all student expulsion hearings for RSD New Orleans direct-run schools, and on an as-requested basis, conducts expulsion hearings for RSD charter schools and ...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Student Access to Educational Services and Exclusion from School|
Requires districts to continue to provide educational services to students who have been suspended or expelled. Requires principals to ensure that students who are suspended from school for 10 or fewer consecutive days, whether in or out of school, shall have ...
|IL||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||School Success Task Force Extended|
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly and adds a member to the Task Force representing City of Chicago School District 299. Directs the School Success Task Force to submit a report before December 31, 2012. http://w...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Safe School Provisions|
H.B. 1345 (sec. 22+)
Includes, among other provisions, safe school components. Requires local boards to adopt a mission statement that includes making safety for all students and staff a priority in each school. Requires each district to take reasonable measures to ensure that eac...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Grounds for Suspension, Expulsion or Denial of Admission for "Habitually Disruptive"|
H.B. 1345 - Suspension/Expulsion Details
Amends reasons for expelling an habitually disruptive student to include committing one of the following offenses on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or at a school activity or sanctioned event: possession of a dangerous weapon without the authorization of...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Safety--Student Removal|
Charges each local board of education with adopting a policy regarding a teacher's ability to relocate a student for that student's safety or the safety of others. Defines use of reasonable or justifiable force. Requires teacher to file a brief report. Stipula...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Bus Safety|
Regulates student conduct on school buses. Permits school personnel, including school bus drivers, to use reasonable force, subject to certain restrictions, in maintaining discipline.
|WI||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Use of Law enforcement or Juvenile Court Records for Discipline|
Prohibits use of law enforcement or juvenile court records to expel or suspend a pupil or as the sole basis for taking any other disciplinary action. Allows, however, law enforcement officers' records obtained under s. 938.396 (1) (c) 3. to be the sole basis f...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Charter Contracts May Include Grounds for Expulsion|
S.B. 95 - Section 9 - 118.40 (2r) (b)
This new section of law allows a charter or contract to include grounds for expelling a pupil from the charter school. If such grounds are included, they must include the procedures to be followed by the charter school. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/re...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Uniform School Discipline Requirements Across Districts|
Directs the department of education to promulgate student discipline regulations, so as to create uniform definitions for student conduct that may result in alternative placement or expulsion, uniform due process procedures for alternative placement meetings a...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Transfer of Suspended or Expelled Students to Alternative Education|
Permits a student who has been suspended for more than 20 days to be immediately transferred to an alternative program. Provides that an eligible student may not be denied participation in an alternative learning opportunities program solely because s/he has b...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Student Suspension and Expulsion and Electronic Communications|
Permits a district to expel a student guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct perpetuated by electronic means. Permits a student to be suspended for up to 10 days or to be expelled for up to two years if (1) the student has made an explicit threat on a Web...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Expelled Students Participation in Adult Education Programs|
Specifies that a student who has been expelled for the first time and is at least 16 years old is not required to withdraw from regular public school to attend adult education as part of an alternative educational opportunity during the expulsion. Allows such...
|LA||Vetoed 07/2011||P-12||Student Discipline Policies|
Relates to the discipline of students. Adds restorative justice practices to options for disciplinary measures when students are removed from classrooms. Indicates discliplinary measures that need to be implemented before students can return to classrooms. Req...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Expulsion for Breach of Computer Security|
Provides a student may be expelled if the student accesses a district-owned or -operated computer, computer network or computer system, and knowingly either alters, damages or deletes school district property or information, or commits a breach of any other co...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Exemption from Placement in Juvenile Justice Program|
From fiscal note: Exempts a county with a population of 125,000 or greater from the requirement that expelled students and students meeting other mandatory placement requirements be placed in a Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). The parame...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Expulsion or Placement in Disciplinary Alternative Education|
Requires a student who receives deferred prosecution for, is found by a court or jury to have engaged in, or a superintendent or designee has a reasonable belief that a student has engaged in aggravated robbery to be removed from class and placed in a discipli...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reorganizes and Clarifies Provisions Relating to School Discipline|
Clarifies the definitions of the following terms: alternative education services; corporal punishment; educational property; explusion; firearm; long-term suspension; parent; destructive device; principal; school official; school personnel; short-term suspensi...
|IL||Adopted 05/2011||P-12||School Success Task Force|
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly. Directs the task force to submit a report by December 31, 2011. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HJR/PDF/09700HJ0007lv.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Discipline and Zero Tolerance Policies|
Creates a task force to study school discipline practices and zero tolerance policies and the use of law enforcement and other juvenile justice sanctions for school behavior.
|NM||Vetoed 03/2011||P-12||Student Data Systems|
Would expand data collection and reporting requirements to include the number of student expulsions and suspensions. The data would organized by age, gender, and race/ethnicity; include student enrollment by English language homeless or low-income program; and...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||School Board Business, Conflicts of Interest|
Allows a school treasurer to pay recurring bills upon certification by the clerk or secretary of the school board (instead of requiring an order of the school board signed by the president and clerk or secretary or by a majority of the board). Makes changes to...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Out-of-School Suspensions|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 18
Provides that all student suspensions must be in-school suspensions, unless during the hearing the administration determines that an out-of-school suspension is appropriate for such pupil based on evidence of (1) previous disciplinary problems that have led to...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Clarifies "weapon" for purposes of student eligibility for expulsion. Provides for the expulsion of a student who is determined to have brought a firearm, a knife, brass knuckles, a billy club, or any other object used to cause bodily harm, to school or any sc...
|LA||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Guidelines for Expelled Students and their Parents|
Specifies the offenses for which expelled students and their parents or guardians shall have enrolled in and participate in an appropriate rehabilitation counseling program.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Firearm Possession while Not on School Campus|
Provides that a student may not be expelled solely on the basis of the student's use, exhibition or possession of a firearm at an approved target range facility not on a school campus, or while participating in or preparing for a school-sponsored shooting spor...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Amending Zero Tolerance Policies|
Amends the zero tolerance provision in the Delaware Code to give discretion to school boards to modify the terms of expulsions when a school board determines that it is appropriate to do so.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Records and Suspension/Expulsion|
Requires principals of public schools where a student was enrolled to release the student's records to a public or nonpublic school which is inside or outside of the state, where the student is enrolled or seeking enrollment; requires the records to contain in...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Readmitting Expelled Students|
Requires boards of education to readmit students to the district if such student has been in an out-of-district placement in lieu of expulsion for committing an expellable offense and to prohibit such boards from then expelling such students for such offenses....
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Parental Notice Requirements for Suspension and Expulsion|
Modifies notice requirements that must be given to a parent when a child is recommended for suspension of more than 10 days or an expulson from school; requires written notice to the student's parent by the end of the workday during which the suspension for mo...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Behavior/Driver's License Eligibility|
Creates a system for increasing the age at which a person is eligible to apply for a learner's permit or driver's license if the person, over the age of 12 years and a student in a public or private school, was subject to habitual school punishment for an infr...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Zero-Tolerance Policies/Corporal Punishment|
Relates to zero-tolerance policies and schools; requires a district school board having a policy authorizing the use of corporal punishment to review its policy once every 3 years during a district school board meeting and to take public testimony at the board...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Suspension of Children with Disabilities|
Consistent with federal law and state suspension procedures, allows school personnel to suspend children with disabilities. Establishes parameters and procedures for suspensions of children with disabilities who have been suspended for more than five consecuti...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Two prongs: Discipline & Location of School Board Meetings|
Allows school board trustees to meet outside district boundaries for purpose of collaboration with other boards, agencies or collaboratives; expands the disciplinary powers of school administrators; clarifies the laws governing student suspensions. Because sta...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Discipline|
Requires the governing body of a school corporation to develop an evidence-based plan for improving behavior and discipline in the school corporation, and a school within the school corporation to comply with the plan in developing the school's plan; requires ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Discipline for Artificial Firearms at School Property|
Permits, rather than requires, a school district to suspend or expel a student for brandishing an artificial firearm; permits a school district to suspend a student while determining whether the student's conduct could be grounds for suspension or expulsion.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion -- not for Attendance Offenses only|
H.B. 660; S.B. 241
Prohibits a principal from suspending or expelling a student from school solely for attendance-related offenses.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Appeal of Suspension of Expulsion|
Allows a school district board of directors to meet in executive session on an appeal of the suspension or expulsion of a public school student.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Alternative Education for Students Charged with an Offense|
Provides that pending the decision by the division superintendent as to whether to require that a student charged with an offense involving intentional injury to another student of the school division attend an alternative education program, a local school boa...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Students At-Risk for Long-Term Suspension|
Provides that a school division may assign a student deemed at-risk for a long-term suspension to a regional alternative education program; clarifies that the program is a regional alternative education program.
|DE||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Placement in Alternative Education|
Establishes a presumption that students 16 years of age and younger who are expelled or suspended pending expulsion by a local school district or charter school are appropriate for placement in an alternative education program.
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Bullying and Student Discipline|
Relates to a school learning environment; provides for in-school suspensions; requires a policy to address bullying in schools; provides that no disciplinary action shall be taken solely on the basis of an anonymous report; requires each school to notify paten...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School Safety Violations and Teaching License Issuance/Renewal to Offenders|
Repeals definition of "school safety violation." Rewrites provision relating to a student found in possession of a weapon or illegal drug at school or on school
property, or who has engaged in an act or behavior at school or on school property that resulted in...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Student Suspensions|
H.B. 139; S.B. 582
Provides a task force to study issues related to students with multiple suspensions; requires principals to report suspensions in writing to county superintendents within specified periods of time; requires principals to refer specified students to pupil servi...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Student Expulsion and Suspension Policies|
S.B. 703 (sec. 1311)
Clarifies policies for student expulsion/suspensions with respect to infractions, students with disabilities, responsibilities of various parties, student records, etc.
|MI||Enacted 11/2007||P-12||Student Expulsion/Suspension Policies|
Relates to application of mandatory expulsion provisions for special education students; clarifies the relationship with federal law; provides for an immediate evaluation by the intermediate school district of which the school district is constituent; provides...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Parental Notice of Suspension or Expulsion|
Ensures that parents receive actual notice of a student's expulsion or suspension from school.
|TX||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Placement of Students Who Are Sex Offenders|
From fiscal note: [Part of} this bill would also define policies and procedures for notfication and placement of students required to register as sex offenders in either Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs or Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Prog...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Changes mandatory expulsion periods for certain student offenses; provides for student participation in appropriate rehabilitation or counseling programs; provides for student admission to regular and alternative education programs; relates to compliance monit...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Sanctions for Use of Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons|
Provides that the discipline for any public school student who is in possession or use of alcohol, drugs or weapons, would be imposed on a case-by-case basis pursuant to guidelines promulgated by the school committee for that district; specifies that the guide...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||No Child Left Behind|
Relates to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school, the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school (chapter 425 of the laws of 2002) and the education law relating to implementati...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion Waivers|
Concerns suspensions and expulsions by local and regional boards of education; provides that pupils who are facing their first suspension or expulsion and who complete a program and other conditions shall have an opportunity to have the term of the suspension ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Adds Reason for Suspension|
Adds as a good reason for suspension, two or more students initiating a physical attack on an individual student on school property or at a school activity, including travel to and from school.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Zero Tolerance for Felonies|
Relates to the expulsion and placement in alternative settings of public school students who engage in conduct constituting certain felonies.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Reasons for Suspension, Expulsion or Alternative Placement|
Amends Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-2-203(a)(7) by deleting the subdivision in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:
(7) Suspend, dismiss or alternatively place pupils when the progress, safety, or efficiency of the school makes it ne...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||No Pass No Drive|
From supplemental note on S.B. 129:
Changes notification requirements regarding students expelled or suspended from school for committing a school safety violation. Requires a school's chief administrative officer to notify the appropriate law enforcement age...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Accessing Pornography on School Property|
Allows a school to suspend or expel a student for accessing pornographic material at school, and makes it a crime to access pornographic material on school property. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0100.htm...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Student Motivation & Incentives|
Directs the state superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with school districts and charter schools, to: 1) Research methods of motivating and providing incentives to students to comply with standards of conduct and evaluate the benefits and costs...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Parental notification of suspension|
Relates to Webb's law; provides that upon the suspension of a student, the school shall immediately contact the student's parent or legal guardian to notify that person of the suspension; provides that each parent or legal guardian shall provide the school a p...
|LA||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices|
LAC 28:CXI.Chapters 1, 3, 5, 18, 23, 27, 33, and 35
Makes various changes to state assessment system. Creates end-of-course tests, to be phased in over a period of six years starting in fall 2007, in the following:
1. Algebra I;
3. English I;
4. English II;
6. American History;
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Early Return from Suspension|
Authorizes a board of education to condition a student's early return to school and suspension revocation on the pupil's voluntary participation in counseling or specialized classes, including anger management or dispute resolution....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Assault on a School Teacher|
Provides that the crime of assault on a school teacher includes making statements threatening physical harm to a school teacher and requires certain disciplinary actions to be taken when a public elementary or secondary school student is accused of violating t...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Appeal Hearings|
Provides that if a hearing officer is appointed to hear an appeal of an extended-term suspension or expulsion, the local board must render its decision not later than the next regularly scheduled meeting of the board following the date of the conclusion of the...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Expulsion for Possessing Firearm|
Requires a school board to expel from school for at least one year a student who possesses a firearm on school property or at a school-sponsored activity. Language changed from "brought a firearm" to "possessed a firearm."
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Behavior Which Constitutes a Threat|
Relates to expelled or suspended students. Defines "behavior which constitutes a threat" (and as such, allows a board to place a student in a state-funded agency program) as including assault, battery or abuse of others; the threat of force; being under the in...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||District Report Cards|
H.B. 1347 Section 7
Requires district report cards to report:
--The number and percentage of students participating in the school flex program, if offered (see IC 20-30-2-2.2 http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title20/ar30/ch2.html)
--The number of students who have dropped o...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Pupil Counts|
Requires each school corporation (district) to conduct an informational count on May 1, 2007, May 1, 2008, and May 1, 2009 -- in the same manner and with the same standards as eligible pupils are counted to determine current ADM. The department must report the...
|MD||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||Positive Behavioral Interventions|
Proposes to amend rules requiring each county board of education and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners to require an elementary school that has a suspension rate that exceeds 18% of the elementary school'senrollment to implement a positive behav...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||False Accusation of Sexual Assault|
An act to amend Section 48900 of the Education Code, relating to pupil rights. Authorizes a principal or superintendent to suspend a student who knowingly made a false accusation to a school employee that another school employee has committed or attempted to c...
|NJ||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Programs To Support Student Development|
NJAC 6A:16-1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5 thru 5.8, 6.1 thru 6.3,7.1, 7.2 thru 7.10, 8 thru 11
Establishes and amends requirements for school district boards relating to development and implementation of school safety plans, cooperation with law enforcement on certain matters if they occur at school grounds and functions, development and implementation ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Alternatives to suspension|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
After a school administration notifies a pupil of the grounds for suspension, the school administration may, instead of imposing the suspension, do one or more of the following: (1) strongly encourage a parent or guardian of the pupil to attend school with th...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Student Expulsion Program and Reporting Requirements|
An act to amend Section 48916.1 of, and to repeal Sections 42103.3 and 56137 of, the Education Code, and to repeal Section 628.4 of the Penal Code, relating to public education. At the time an expulsion of a pupil is ordered, the school board must ensure that ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Options for Expelled Students|
A.B. 110 --Expulsion Section
Governing boards that expel pupils must provide access to an educational program for those students. Such a program may be operated by the school district, the county superintendent of schools, or a consortium of districts or in joint agreement with the county...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Zero Tolerance for Knives|
Requires a principal to immediately suspend a student who is found carrying or possessing a knife whose blade is 2 inches or longer. Also requires the principal to immediately recommend the student's expulsion, except when the student is less than eleven years...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Suspended and expelled pupils|
Revises governing the formation of charter schools designed exclusively for pupils with disciplinary problems. Provides that a pupil who is suspended or expelled from a public school may enroll in a program of independent study, in a program of distance educa...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Supplemental Online Education Courses|
Recognizes the importance of supplemental online education courses, especially to smaller districts and rural schools. States that such courses are eligible to receive funding from the state education fund created in article IX of the state constitution. Requi...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Codes of Conduct|
District student codes of conduct are required to specify whether consideration is given, as a factor in a decision to order suspension,
removal to a disciplinary alternative education program, or expulsion, to: (A) self-defense; (B) intent or lack of inten...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
Requires schools to report the reasons for student suspensions and expulsions to the department of education, and to categorize suspended and expelled students by gender, ethnicity and disability status. Authorizes an agreement for court assisted resolution of...
|MD||(S) THIRD READING PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS (31-15) 04/2005||P-12||Suspended or Expelled Students - Community Resources List|
Requiring a student considered for suspension or expulsion from school or the student's parent or guardian to be given a community resources list; requiring a child with a disability or the child's parent or guardian to be given a community resources list atta...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Expulsion of Students|
Provides that the local school board, or a committee thereof, or the division superintendent may review petitions for readmission by expelled students. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0096...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Education Finance: Average Daily Attendance|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to request approval from the State Board of Education in order to claim apportionments for the attendance of pupils attending a suspension classroom staffed by a noncertified school employee provided that a p...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Charter Schools and Student Discipline/Attendance|
Prohibits a school district governing board from denying a charter school petition, unless it makes findings that the petition lacks a description of the procedures by which a pupil may be subject to discipline and the procedure employed by the school to safeg...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Attendance of Counselor at Pupil Suspension Conference|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 10: Changes the law from requiring a school counselor or psychologist to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding a pupil suspension to authorizing the counselor or psychologist to attend attendance of a school counselor or psychologist at a parent...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Parent of Suspended Pupil Allowed to Attend Portion of School Day|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Repeals mandate and replaces with policy authorizing school district governing boards to adopt a policy permitting a parent or guardian of a pupil who has been suspended by a teacher to attend a portion of the school day in the classroom from which the pupil w...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Alternative Learning Program Funding|
H.B. 1455 and 1456
Implements the recommendation of the house interim committee on providing an appropriate education for students on long-term suspension to direct the state board of education to develop and recommend a funding formula for alternative learning programs and alte...
|PA||Vetoed 06/2004||P-12||Public School Code|
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Further provides for regulation of expelled students. Establishes the Emergency Basic Education Subsidy Fund. Provides for basic education subsidy continuation funding. http://www2.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/2003/0/H...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 06/2004||P-12||Health and Safety|
H.B. 7305, S.B. 2498
Would require that school safety plans include policies and procedures for: (1) providing notice of threats of violence or harm to the subject of the threat; (2) disclosing certain information regarding a student's conduct; and (3) determining whether a given ...
|MO||To governor 05/2004||P-12||School Age Children|
Provides a student shall not be considered a drop- out or included in a school district's educational persistence ratio for accreditation purposes for being expelled for bringing a weapon to school, violent behavior or an act of violence; provides assistance t...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Positive Behavioral Interventions|
Requires a county board of education and the Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City to require elementary schools with a suspension rate over 18% of enrollment to implement a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Program or an alternative beha...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Notification of Principals|
Eliminates the requirement that the principal of a public school be notified when a child is found guilty of an offense that classifies the child as a youthful offender (maintains existing notification requirement for private school principals). Adds that loca...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||No Student Statements Without Parent|
Concerns the creation of a public school student's right to have a guardian present when the student signs a statement that could result in expulsion. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/0f42b06a7122dfff87256dbb000241a7?OpenDocument&Click...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Emergency Expulsion|
WAC 148-120-400 thru -415
Adopts rules concerning emergency expulsion of students. Ensures that the superintendent is able to immediately expel any student whose presence poses an immediate and continuing danger to self, other students, or school personnel or whose presence poses a con...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Discipline of Student With a Small Knife|
Previously adopted law required principal to immediately suspend student found carrying a knife the blade of which is at least 2 inches long. New provision adds that no student may carry or possess a knife of any blade length. A student who is found carrying ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Expulsion of Students|
Expands expulsion of students from public schools to include (1) actions on school property of a school in another district in the state or (2) actions while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity of a school in another district in this state....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Allows a public school to expel a student who assaults, murders, or attempts to murder another student, or for the offense of aggravated robbery under Section 29.03, even if the event took place off campus. (Bill Analysis, Senate Research Center) http://www.ca...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Expulsion Provisions for Students Found Guilty of Certain Drug Charges|
States that mandatory minimum 24-month expulsion of any student age 16 or older, or mandatory minimum 12-month expulsion of student under age 16 in grades six through 12, who is found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution of, or...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Firearm and Weapon Policies|
Allows expulsion for possession of a weapon (non-firearm) in schools for up to 12 months. For possession of a firearm, expulsion must be for 12 months. Adds due process procedures. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/bill_text/DAKB0300.pdf...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Firearms In Schools|
Modifies the Gun-Free Schools statute to add possession of an air rifle or BB gun on school property or at a school-sponsored activity to those firearm related offenses for which school boards are to expel students for 1 calender year, unless the school board ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Firearms on School Property|
Clarifies an exception for a person possessing an unloaded firearm on school property in a "closed container" by providing that the definition of "closed container" includes a locked vehicle trunk. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?031+ful+CHAP0619...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
Changes repealer from 2003 to 2007 on 1) the School Crisis Management Program, 2) the transfer of the industrial and adult short-term training programs to the State Board of Community Colleges, 3) the School Administrator Sabbatical Leave Program, 4) the secti...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Reasons for Expulsion, Suspension|
Relates to those acts for which a pupil may be suspended from school or expelled including damage, theft or receipt of stolen school property. Includes electronic files and databases within the meaning of school property. Authorizes a pupil to be suspended or ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Zero Tolerance Policies|
According to legislative summary, "The possession of a firearm at school is included as grounds for required expulsion." In addition, "A school district zero-tolerance policy is required to include referral to the criminal or juvenile justice system." http://w...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Zero Tolerance, Alternative Education|
Defines terms; expands defined terms to include definitions for alternative education and dangerous student; sale of narcotics and possession of deadly weapons and controlled substances on educational facility premises, vehicles and at school-sponsored functio...
|NC||Signed into law 12/2001||P-12||Student Information; suspensions for threats|
Prohibits persons contracting with the public schools from disclosing personally identifying information about students; authorizes suspensions for students who make certain false threats, perpetrate certain hoaxes or threaten an act of terrorism; makes emerge...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Punishment for Infliction of Physical Injury|
Chapter No.484, Includes the act of aiding or abetting the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another persons as an act for which a pupil may be suspended but not expelled. Provides for an increase in the fine for assault or battery commi...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Suspensions|
Relates to the suspension of students from schools; relates to teacher removal of disruptive students; requires teachers to provide pupils removed from classrooms with an explanation of such removal with one school day of such removal and an opportunity to be ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Zero -Tolerance Policies|
Authorizes local school boards to adopt zero-tolerance policies for disciplining students; includes certain requirements in such policies; charges fees relative to such requirements....
|NC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Notices to Parents|
Session Law Number 244., Ensures that the parents or guardians of students who are suspended or expelled for more than 10 days from school receive notice that is in the appropriate language when foreign language resources are readily avialable....
|NC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion Records|
Gives school superintendents flexibility regarding the expunction of records of a student's suspension or expulsion from school; requires expunction when the condition in the preceding sentence exists and the school superintendent determines that the record is...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Establishment of Alternative Education Program|
Requires the State Board of Education to create in a county designated by the State Superintendent of Schools a juvenile justice alternative education pilot program for suspended, expelled and other students; authorizes the State Board of Education on a county...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Programs for Short-Term Suspensions|
Establishes a pilot program under which participating local school administrative units place all students who are on short-term out-of-school suspension in alternative learning programs....
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Causes for expulsion|
Expands causes for expulsion to include possession of a dangerous weapon (in addition to term "firearm) while on the premises of any public school, at an activity sponsored by a public school or on any school bus must. For the first occurrence, students must ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Cannot Suspend for Truancy|
Prohibits suspension as discipline for failure to attend class; stipulates other methods of discipline may be used for the pupil which may include, but are not limited to, detention, extra class time or alternative class settings; abolishes corporal punishment...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Establishes Comprehensive School Safety Act of 2001|
Creates the School Safety Act of 2001; establishes a school safety center to provide technical and crisis assistance to school districts; authorizes school safety grants to local school districts to finance certain programs; establishes a school crisis managem...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Possible Modification of Expulsion|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education by requiring any student who has been expelled from school for a firearm, explosive, or flammable material violation to meet with the school district superintendent to determine if the expulsi...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Reorganizes student discipline statutes; defines disciplinary actions; requires superintendents in expulsion cases to consider factors like student age, grade, attendance, academic and disciplinary history and the feasibility of alternative education; requires...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Exclusion of Students|
Relates to exclusion from public school attendance; allows school boards to exclude from attendance students who have been suspended for over 30 days or expelled by another school division or for whom private school admission has been withdrawn regardless of w...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2000||P-12||Expulsion for Bomb Threats|
Permits a school district board to adopt a resolution authorizing expulsion for up to one year to any student making a bomb threat to a school or a school activity....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12|
Relates to existing law relating to pupil expulsion and the right of the pupil or pupil's guardian to file an appeal and be provided with specified transcripts by the school district within 5 schooldays of the request. Requires the pupil's request for a copy o...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Changing the Rules for School Discipline|
Revises the definition of suspension; revises data used to determine school's performance grade category; revises information required to be included in student code of conduct; specifies types of drills and emergencies for which district school boards are req...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Safe Schools|
Centers on a conduct and discipline code with identified violations to result in actions taken. Forms the basis for annual reporting to local board and state department. Addresses juvenile delinquency records of students and "pertinent performance record or ...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Safety Program|
Establishes a school disciplinary and safety program; requires the reporting of information relating to school disciplinary and safety programs and of incidents of disruptive or violent behavior....
|MS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Suspension, Expulsion, Alternative Education|
Clarifies the authority of school superintendents, principals and school boards to suspend, expel, or change the placement of pupils for conduct that renders a pupil's presence in the classroom detrimental to the school's educational environment or the best in...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Expulsion, Suspension|
, Defines expulsion, suspension and remand for purposes of disciplinary actions in schools....
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Conditional Reinstatement of Expelled Pupils|
Relates to the conditional early reinstatement to school of a pupil who has been expelled from school....
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Firearms on School Property|
Amends existing law to provide that it shall be unlawful for any person to possess a firearm or other deadly or dangerous weapon while on the property of a school or other structure on school grounds being used for an activity sponsored through a school in thi...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Zero Tolerance|
Revises "zero tolerance" law on suspension or expulsion of students who commit certain offenses....
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Alternatives of Suspension|
Relates to suspension and expulsion of pupils; requires school districts to establish Alternative to Suspension Programs....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Disciplinary Tribunals|
Relates to public school disciplinary tribunals; requires local school system receiving certain State education funds to suspend a student who commits any act of violence resulting in substantial injury to a teacher for the remainder of the school year; provid...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - In-School Suspension Component|
In-school suspension is eliminated as a separate program...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
Relates to public schools; provides that a student, who has been expelled from school for a firearm, explosive, or flammable material violation, and the student's parent shall meet with the local school board superintendent or their designee within 45 days aft...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School Bus Stops/School Property|
Clarifies that possession of weapons on school bus stops is grounds for expulsion from school attendance and constitutes a crime; clarifies that school property includes real property and vehicles owned or leased by a school or operated on behalf of a school....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion for Profanity|
Directs local school boards to provide, within their respective standards for student conduct, for the suspension and expulsion of students for the use of profane or obscene language....
|MI||Signed into law 01/2000||P-12||Possession of alcohol|
Public Act 274; Relates to crimes; prohibits the consumption or possession of alcoholic liquor on school property; provides penalties....