Alters the school discipline protocol to avoid out-of-school disciplinary measures. Says students should be assessed for trauma when considering discipline.
OPEN supports lessening out-of-school discipline and considering that trauma can be a factor in students’ behavior. However, the current trauma assessment framework can be problematic, so we would support an amendment proposing the use of a different tool. There is also a version of this bill in the House: HB 663.
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Pending Senate Education
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The Louisiana School Psychological Association opposes this bill, citing “feasibility and ethics concern.”