Kentucky House passes bill that allows teachers to remove students from class

The Kentucky House of Representatives has just passed a bill that would make it substantially easier to remove students with behavior issues from class.

HB 538, or the School Discipline Bill would allow teachers to immediately remove a student from class for being disruptive. The removed student can’t return to class without the consent of the school administrator and the teacher. Being removed three times from the same classroom within 30 days could trigger a suspension. Principals could permanently expel students for the rest of the year if they are deemed chronically disruptive.

There is an option for an alternative program under the bill as well. Alternative education could also be administered virtually.

The bill has some bipartisan support and passed the House by an 89-6 vote. It now heads to the state Senate.

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