In Nevada schools, officials are exploring ways to alter restorative practices and the age of expulsions. The bills, sponsored by the Nevada legislature, are being actively considered as a tactic to decrease the amount of expulsions and suspensions in public schools.
The measures proposed by the bills seek to implement more restorative practices in order to make classrooms more conducive to learning. Under the proposed legislation, public schools would be required to use restorative practices rather than suspensions and expulsions for minor infractions. The bills would also limit the age at which a student can be expelled from their school.
Restorative practices are a form of discipline that focuses on repairing the harm caused by an infraction while also holding the offender accountable. These practices emphasize communication, understanding, and collaboration between the offender and those affected by their actions. It is hoped that by introducing these techniques, schools will be able to better address student behavior and create a more positive learning environment.
In addition, the bills would also limit the age of expulsion to 16. Currently, students under the age of 16 can be expelled in some cases. However, the proposed legislation would make it so that only students 16 and older could be expelled. This is intended to help protect students from being removed from their education if they are still in the process of developing their skills and learning how to make better decisions.
The Nevada legislature is also considering other measures to address student behavioral issues. These include expanding additional services for students in need, such as counseling, mentorship, and mental health services.
The bills are still in the early stages of consideration, and it is unclear at this time whether they will be passed. However, it is clear that Nevada officials are eager to reduce the amount of expulsions and suspensions in public schools, and to make classrooms more conducive to learning. If these measures pass, the effects could be far-reaching.