New Law Limits Suspensions or Expulsions of Students from School for Disruption or Willful Defiance
Sep 30, 2014
Burke Education Law Alert
On September 29, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 420 (Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento), which limits the ability of schools and school districts to suspend or expel students from school for disruption of school activities or willful defiance. Under AB 420, no K-12 student may be recommended for expulsion, and no K-3 students suspended from school, solely due to disruption or willful defiance. However, teachers will still maintain the power to suspend students from the classroom for disruption or defiance.