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SCHOOL DISCIPLINE: ACY will oppose legislation that overtly or covertly discriminates against children with disabilities or children of color. ACY will oppose legislation that seeks to increase the use of police force in schools or increase the use of punitive discipline policies.

SCHOOL CLIMATE:  We support legislation that has the intent to create a positive school climate, seeks to fund training practices for pre-k suspension ban regulations (2017), and seeks to reduce suspensions and expulsions in order to eradicate the “school to prison pipeline.” Additionally, ACY serves on the Commission to Eradicate the School to Prison Pipeline & Restorative Practices, which is a statewide task force that will provide a comprehensive report and analysis for best practices to eliminating “school push-out” and studying the use of restorative practices in Maryland’s schools.