Youth, Rights & Justice drafted SB 553-A to dramatically reduce the use of suspension and expulsion in grades K-5 in Oregon. The bill passed the Oregon Senate with a vote of 27-3. SB 553 had a public hearing in the House Education Committee on April 27th and a work session is scheduled for May 6th. (Updated 4/30/2015) Read the article in The Oregonian about SB 553A here.
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