School discipline review on hold

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) – A plan to review whether Colorado schools are too quick to send unruly students to police is on hold as Colorado Senators worry how much the discipline review would cost.

The Senate Judiciary Committee held off on a decision Tuesday on a democratic bill to review school discipline.

A legislative projection said the review could cost the state almost $200,000 over the next two years in extra staff time. The Governor, meanwhile, has proposed $332 million in budget cuts for schools.

Democratic Sen. Evie Hudak is a sponsor of the measure and says Senators are working on a change to make the review less costly. Backers say it's needed because small-time disciplinary matters are too often referred to police, and that students of color sometimes receive stricter punishments than white students.
(COPYRIGHT 2011 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 117601688 - nbc11news.com/a?a=117601688