Bill lim­it­ing sus­pen­sions for young stu­dents passes

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - NEWS -

Leg­is­la­tion sig­nif­i­cantly re­strict­ing the cir­cum­stances un­der which Mary­land’s youngest stu­dents can be sus­pended or ex­pelled from school is headed to Gov. Larry Ho­gan’s desk af­ter re­ceiv­ing fi­nal ap­proval Satur­day in the House of Del­e­gates.

The Se­nate had al­ready ap­proved an iden­ti­cal ver­sion of the bill. Both cham­bers passed the leg­is­la­tion by veto-proof mar­gins de­spite sharp op­po­si­tion from some Repub­li­can law­mak­ers.

Del. Brooke Lier­man, a Baltimore Demo­crat and the bill’s spon­sor in the House, said she was “re­ally proud” of the leg­is­la­ture for pass­ing the bill.

The leg­is­la­tion al­lows the sus­pen­sion or ex­pul­sion of stu­dents in pre-K through sec­ond grade un­der only the most nar­row cir­cum­stances. When per­mit­ted, sus­pen­sions may only last five days. Schools will be re­quired to pro­vide in­ter­ven­tions for stu­dents with be­hav­ioral is­sues.

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