school discipline

Changes To Zero Tolerance Policy Signed Into Law

Dec 22, 2016
MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s zero-tolerance policy is getting what some are calling a “common sense” update. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday that will amend the policy to give schools more options when it comes to discipline. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Schools might get more freedom in how they discipline students in the future. Legislation that would alter Michigan’s zero-tolerance policy in schools is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Seventy-three students were expelled or placed on long-term suspension in Kalamazoo Public Schools in the 2013-14 school year, second most in Michigan after Detroit Public Schools, according to state data on students suspended for 10 days or more." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats and Republicans in the state House want to end the state’s “zero tolerance” policies in schools. 

Turning Point Academy aims to get kids back in class