COLLUMBUS, Ohio - Teachers and school leaders are being asked to weigh-in on the idea of suspension and expulsions only for those in the fourth grade and older.
The exception would be in the student makes a threat to hurt somebody. A lot of local education experts are against a ban imposed by the state, preferring that discipline policies be left up to each school district. The chair of the Senate's Education Committee, Peggy Lehner, thinks a better idea is to train teachers on hot to de-escalate misbehavior. During the last school year, there were more than 17,000 suspensions or expulsions in preschool through third grade for disobedient or disruptive behavior.