Chapter 407

2007 -- S 0394

Enacted 07/06/07

 

A N A C T

RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS

          

     Introduced By: Senators Issa, and Maselli

     Date Introduced: February 13, 2007

 

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Chapter 16-21 of the General Laws entitled "Health and Safety of Pupils"

is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

 

     16-21-21.1. Penalties for drug, alcohol or weapons offenses. The discipline of any

public school student for violating a school policy relating to the possession or use of alcohol,

drugs or weapons not described in section 16-21-18 of this chapter, shall be imposed on a case-

by-case basis pursuant to guidelines developed and promulgated by the school committee for that

district. The guidelines and any discipline imposed shall take into account the nature and

circumstances of the violation and the applicability of any federal laws governing students with

disabilities.

 

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

     

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