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General Assembly



February Session, 2010

LCO No. 3646



Offered by:


SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. RORABACK, 30th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 456

File No. 408

Cal. No. 252

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (g) of section 10-233c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(g) On and after July 1, [2010] 2011, suspensions pursuant to this section shall be in-school suspensions, unless during the hearing held pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the administration determines that the pupil being suspended poses such a danger to persons or property or such a disruption of the educational process that the pupil shall be excluded from school during the period of suspension. An in-school suspension may be served in the school that the pupil attends, or in any school building under the jurisdiction of the local or regional board of education, as determined by such board.

Sec. 502. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Education shall analyze the cost to local and regional school districts of requiring school suspensions to be in-school suspensions pursuant to subsection (g) of section 10-233c of the general statutes, as amended by this act. In conducting the analysis, the commissioner shall evaluate whether the implementation of said subsection: (1) Is likely to result in an increased cost to school districts and, if so, the likely amount and impact of the increase, and (2) is likely to affect local and regional boards of education differently depending on the size of the school district. The commissioner shall submit a report on the commissioner's findings, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to local government and local and regional boards of education not later than December 1, 2010. "