Under existing law, each local board of education is required to annually adopt and distribute a code of student conduct that details specific grounds and procedures for addressing student disciplinary actions
This bill would provide a uniform statewide system of procedural due process protections relating to the suspension and expulsion of public school students for violating the student code of conduct or state law
This bill would also provide for the annual training of impartial hearing officers by the State Department of Education, for the duties of those hearing officers, and for the adoption of any necessary rules to implement this act by the State Board of Education
Relating to K-12 public education; to amend Section 16-1-14, Code of Alabama 1975; to provide legislative findings; to provide a uniform system of procedural due process protections for students facing suspension or expulsion for violating the student code of conduct or state law; to provide for the training of impartial hearing officers by the State Department of Education; and to require the State Board of Education to adopt rules to implement this act.
|March 3, 2021||S||Pending third reading on day 12 Favorable from Education Policy|
|March 3, 2021||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 9, 2021||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education Policy|
|Hearing||March 3, 2021||Room 825 ****SB 234 PH removed; 2 bills (SB 86 and SB 120) remov at 13:00||Senate ED Hearing|