Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update


October 15, 2020

New law gives more flexibility to directors of schools regarding student discipline – The General Assembly passed a bill this year giving directors of schools in Tennessee more flexibility regarding discipline of students and the utilization of alternative schools. Attendance in an alternative school or program is mandatory for students in grades 7-12 who are suspended or expelled for more than 10 days if there is space and staff available, unless the student commits a zero tolerance offense. Public Chapter 603 gives the director of schools or their designee authority to determine wheth...

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