Gavin Newsom Signs Anti-School Suspension Law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 419 into law Monday. It prohibits school suspensions for disruptive students through the 8th grade. Traditional public schools and charters are both bound by the law.

SB 419 was authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner in an effort to “disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.”

“I strongly believe that SB 419 will bring justice to California youth by eliminating suspensions for disruption and defiance, putting an end to discriminatory discipline policies and instituting restorative justice practices,” said civil rights activist Dolores Huerta (Sacramento Bee). 

The Charter School Development Center was opposed to the legislation.