SB 370

85(R) - 2017
Senate Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Sylvia Garcia


Royce West

Bill Caption

Relating to the discipline and behavior management of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three at a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill, if enacted, would prohibit schools from expelling students, or putting them in a disciplinary education program, if they are below the third grade..The bill would also require schools to adopt positive behavior programs for certain students; provide training for certain educators; and submit procedures detailing program implementation to the Texas Education Agency.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Disciplinary requirement should largely be left to individual schools and school districts to determine, because there are few school districts that mirror each other. However it is within the authority of legislature to implement such a policy statewide even though there are foreseeable practical problems with the approach this bill takes. For this reason, we remain neutral.