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California Senate Bill 419 Ends Child Suspension

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on September 12, 2019 04:12

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An eruptive child should not be suspended from school, but put back into the school’s community of children.

While reading a newspaper during breakfast, I came across an article about not suspending disruptive students. These are students who prevent other students, teachers, and themselves from working in the  the classroom. California Senate Bill 419 takes effect in elementary schools on July 1, 2020. Instead of being suspended these children should be put back into the school’s community of children. 

(This does not change the discipline if a weapon is brought onto the campus of the school.)

For years school districts have not wanted a disruptive child in the classroom because disruptive behavior does not stop and will continue to cause more harm than good. So, what is the governor's reason for keeping the child in school? 

When a child is present in the school, the school earns money from the state. If the student stays home, the school does not get its daily allowance from Sacramento. Could this be one of the reasons why the governor would like the child to stay in the school’s community? Or, is the governor concerned that the child will end up on the street if he is suspended from school.

In the past there were special schools for children with severe behavior problems. The work they did was at the child’s level, where he had an easier time to succeed in his work. The child also got a diploma from this special school, validating that he put in his required time and earned enough credits to graduate. 

The question that many parents should be asking is: “Would the child continue to be disruptive in the school if he is not removed from the school?  

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on September 12, 2019 04:12

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