“No School Suspensions” Bill Heard in Mo House

A bill working to prohibit school suspensions for students in preschool through third grade had its first hearing in the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday.

In his legislation, Democratic Representative Ian Mackey of St. Louis also wants to keep students from being suspended for truancy, absences or prior offenses.

A few Republican Representatives raised concerns about getting rid of suspensions as a disciplinary option for younger students with behavioral issues, but Mackey said suspension should not be the first choice of action.

All public testimonies were in favor of the bill.


*submitted by Sarah Petrowich, Missouri News Network