Kids need school discipline reform now. Don’t make them wait.
Kids in Washington are being kicked out of the classroom unnecessarily and new proposed rules would help change that. Legislation was introduced in 2015 that requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to replace most suspensions and expulsions with alternatives that are proven to improve behavior and promote academic success. That law went into effect in 2016 and since then, kids have been waiting for OSPI to approve new discipline rules. OSPI has now proposed a delay of another year to implement while kids are funneled through suspensions and expulsions into the school-to-prison pipeline. Tell OSPI to approve new discipline rules for the upcoming school year.