School discipline bill dies in legislative session

Charleston, WV (AP)- Legislation to provide a framework for public school teachers to remove kindergarten and elementary school students from the classroom for severe misbehavior died after missing a final legislative deadline.   

The measure failed to reach the final hurdle to its passage on Saturday in the state House of Delegates after a back-and-forth with the Senate, in which both chambers passed slightly different versions of the bill.  

Under the bill, teachers could remove a student who displays “violent, threatening or intimidating” behavior from the classroom and place him or her in a behavioral intervention program.  

If a school district doesn’t have such a program, the school will send the student home for one to three days.

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