TAKE ACTION TO END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF CONCERNING BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOLS AND TO HELP KIDS GET THE HELP THEY REALLY NEED

Your voice can spur the beginning of the end of the school-to-prison pipeline.

Massachusetts: An Act enhancing learning in the early school years through a ban on school exclusion

H. 453 / S. 289  aims to ensure all students are prepared for post third grade by prohibiting a student enrolled in prekindergarten Рthird grade from being suspended or expelled from school. The bill also ensures guidance and support from the Department of Education to school staff regarding alternatives to suspension and expulsion. During the 2022-23 school year, suspension kept public school kindergarten -third grade students out of class for nearly 3,000 days in Massachusetts. The data underscores the need for this critical piece of legislation. Send an email to your state legislators now to let them know where you stand on this issue! Personalizing the message increases its impact.