The State Board of Education (BOE) is continuing flexing its muscles and plans to enact a state wide disciplinary policy. Currently, local elected school boards develop and enforce disciplinary policies. The proposed regulations totally usurp local control and place in it the hands of the State BOE, whose members are appointed by the governor.
The State BOE is forcing the proposed discipline policy through the approval process. They have broken protocol and not scheduled a public hearing. They have also cut the usual 90 day comment period to only 30 days.
Under the proposed student discipline regulations disruptive offenders will be more likely to remain in school, resulting in schools that are less orderly and safe.
The State BOE is only accepting feedback through Nov 4, 2013 and final action on these regulations will occur on Dec 10, 2013. Please comment asking them not to adopt the proposed regulations.
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