Proposed legislation would eliminate zero tolerance policies in Ohio schools

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 08/20/2013

With a new school year arriving a Bexley lawmaker has debuted a bill focused on amending district policies for improper behavior.

Senate Bill 167 would eliminate any policy of zero tolerance for violent, disruptive or inappropriate behavior, including truancy, in schools.

The measure is sponsored by Sen. Charleta Tavares.

Tavares, a Democrat, said children who lack a stable, nurturing home environment often see school as a safe haven.

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