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Senate Takes On School Discipline, Other Bills

Teachers may have the ability to remove troubled children from elementary school classrooms if Senate Bill 614 becomes law. The bill sparked a lot of debate on the chamber floor. It gives kindergarten through sixth grade teachers the ability to remove children from classes or from school if they are exhibiting certain behavior like threatening teachers or classmates or otherwise creating an unsafe learning environment. 

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Bill Will Require Schools To Display U.S. Motto If Passed

With little discussion, the Senate Education Committee moved forward with Senate Bill 251 to require publicly funded schools to display posters with the U.S. motto of “In God We Trust.” 

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