Students; suspension and expulsion, continuation of curriculum. (HB726)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspension and expulsion of students; continuation of curriculum. Requires that each student who is suspended or expelled from attendance shall be afforded the opportunity to continue to progress in the curriculum of the school division during the suspension or expulsion. The bill requires all committees of the school board, division superintendents, school principals, assistant principals, and teachers considering disciplinary action for a student to exercise discretion, consider ways to reengage the student in the learning process, and consider all alternatives to suspension or expulsion before suspending or expelling a student. The bill also requires any student who is suspended for more than 10 days cumulatively in a school year to receive a plan of positive behavioral interventions, strategies, and supports to address the student's behavior so that it does not continue to impede the student's learning or other students' learning. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101504D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2014Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/03/2014Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104659D-H1
02/03/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB726H1)
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Appropriations