Senate Bill 553: Limits on student suspension and expulsion

This week the Oregon Senate voted to pass Bill 553 with a bipartisan vote of 27-3. The creation of this bill is based on changing current disproportionality in school discipline practices against minority students. Instead of suspending or expelling students based on minor and subjective classroom disruptions, Bill 553 requires that there is evidence of objective infractions of physical harm and threats when suspending or expelling students in the fifth grade or below.

The Register Guard Article

The Oregonian Bill Trackers

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