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Bill Detail: HB22-1376

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Title Supportive Learning Environments For K-12 Students
Status Governor Signed (05/26/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 04/14/2022

The bill requires the department of education (department) to
compile data and create reports based on information received from
school districts and charter schools (schools) related to chronic
absenteeism rates, the number of in-school and out-of-school suspensions,
the number of expulsions, the number of students handcuffed or
restrained, the number of referrals to law enforcement, and the number of

school-related arrests. The department shall annually update and post
such data and reports on its website.
The department shall create easily accessible and user-friendly
school district profiles relating to school climate, including school climate
Restrictions concerning the use of restraints on students are
increased, including providing, creating, and implementing training for
school staff and school security staff on the use of restraints and adding
restrictions to the use of restraints on students.
The department is required to develop a policy for hiring, training,
and evaluating school resource officers.
For the state fiscal year 2022-23, the bill requires an additional
appropriation of $2 million to the department to continue the expelled and
at-risk student services program for the purpose of providing services and
supports to develop effective attendance and discipline systems, to
address educational inequities and disproportionate discipline practices,
and to offer staff training and technical assistance to ensure the culturally
responsive implementation of services and supports.

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