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Smarter School Discipline Bill (SB 46) Passes Colorado Senate

Padres y Jóvenes Unidos

27 April 2012 - Original SourceMEDIA RELEASE

Will bring common sense back to discipline while ensuring safe schools

DENVER – The Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 46 – the smarter school discipline bill – with an overwhelming bipartisan 32-3 vote this morning.

“Students need to be in school learning, not wasting the time and resources of the law enforcement system,” said Ricardo Martinez, Co-Executive Director of Padres y Jóvenes Unidos. “We are pleased the Senators recognized that existing zero tolerance discipline policies don’t give school administrators the discretion to use common sense when dealing with student behavior problem.”

Youth members of Padres y Jóvenes Unidos have been a driving force for school discipline reform since the fall of 2010, when they began researching state laws and district policies, educating fellow students