Washington County Public Schools looks at updating student-discipline policy

To keep up with state law, the Washington County Board of Education is reviewing its current student-discipline policy. A requirement of the recently signed Senate Bill 1030, also called the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future,” is implementing restorative practices and trauma-informed approaches in schools across the state. According to Washington County Public Schools Chief Legal Counsel Anthony Trotta, the law states that measures should be rehabilitative, restorative and educational, but doesn’t eliminate other forms of discipline, such as suspension and expulsion. (Herald Mail)

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