Student discipline; school board may modify suspension, if it deems such action to be warranted. (SB588)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Student discipline; modifying long-term suspensions and expulsions. Permits a school board or a committee thereof to reduce the long-term suspension or expulsion of a student or students who received a greater punishment in cases in which the school board or committee determines that (i) two or more students have engaged in closely related offenses arising out of the same incident or circumstances that lead to each student's expulsion or suspension, (ii) the cases resulted in highly disparate disciplinary decisions in which at least one student received a lesser punishment, and (iii) no rational basis exists for the disparate disciplinary decisions. The bill provides that such decisions of the school board or a committee thereof are not subject to judicial review. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2014Presented and ordered printed 14102512D
01/13/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/06/2014Committee substitute printed 14104885D-S1
02/06/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104885D-S1
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB588S1
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/10/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education
02/14/2014Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/19/2014Stricken from docket by Education