By Fiona Cohen
The Seattle School Board votes tonight on whether to limit the use of suspension for many common rule violations. In elementary school, suspension would be reserved for serious offenses, such as bullying or sexual harassment, but it would no longer be used for things such as disruptive conduct and disobedience.
This means a lot more kids will be staying in the classroom, says Maggie Wilkens, state field coordinator for the League of Education Voters.
“We see a high number of suspensions happening for defiance and disruptive behavior,” she said.