Bill to remove disruptive students passes Senate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that would allow teachers to remove disruptive students from Tennessee classrooms has passed the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Dolores Gresham of Somerville was unanimously approved 31-0 on Monday evening.

The measure would apply to students in grades five through 12.

Under the proposal, principals must "fully support the authority of every teacher ... to remove a student from the classroom."

The companion to the Senate bill is awaiting a vote in the House Finance Subcommittee.


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2016 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 143416636 -
Gray Television, Inc.