An act to amend Section 48911.2 of the Education Code, relating to pupils.
SB 1235 requires schools with excessive levels of student suspensions (25% of more of their students or of any numerically significant racial or ethnic subgroup) to adopt school-wide evidence-based strategies to not only reduce school suspension and improve school climate, but also increase attendance and academic achievement.
Vetoed by Governor
Our Position: Support
SB 1235 is a win-win for schools and communities because it replaces harsh and excessive discipline practices, which have been shown to lower student achievement and school safety levels, with practices proven to make schools safer and stronger.