WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1:30 PM; you can call and send emails after the hearing because the vote will be at a later date.
WHAT: AB 330: This bill is supported and submitted by the Governor. It is designed to remove “Restorative Justice” from the schools which has resulted in a massive increase in violence in the schools. It provides for accountability if schools do not succeed in significantly lowering school violence. It authorizes principals to remove students from the school premises. It also requires the collection of school data and requires school districts to come up with plans for prevention of violent incidents. This bill also implements increased discipline tools for teachers and principals.
WHY SUPPORT THIS BILL: Please vote yes on AB330 which provides for real discipline in the schools to reduce the epidemic of violence. Here is an excerpt from Keystone’s letter in support of the bill.
One of Keystone’s missions is to promote private sector job creation. Private sector job creation can only happen if we have a strong education system and our young adults are either college ready or career ready.
Keystone is deeply concerned about the quality of public school education statewide. Students can’t be college ready or career ready if their high school environment causes them to lose days of learning because of a violent incident that causes the shutdown of a school. Worse, students who have to witness violent incidents experience trauma that can lead to anxiety, depression and fear — all of which would disrupt their education process. High schools should be a safe space — a safe environment for our children to learn and attain critical thinking, math and language skills to allow them to be productive individuals in our community. In the 7 months alone, Clark County School District experienced acts of violence against teachers in no less than 6 middle or high schools.
This Bill is a positive step towards requiring schools to communicate and work with parents to get our kids back on the right track. Keystone particularly applauds that part of the bill that gives a principal more authority to remove a violent student and directs the principal to communicate with the parents and to move forward as a team. Teachers will still have the right to remove a student from the classroom after consultation with a principal. The best solution to ensure school safety is to implement a strong discipline system that encourages communications and a partnership between the school and parents to work with the offending student.
The Bill, as written, is excellent and should be approved. Accordingly, Keystone Corporation urges the Assembly to pass this Bill.
Read the text– AB330 https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/82nd2023/Bill/10198/Text
REGISTER YOUR SUPPORT:
And scroll down to the near bottom of the page and register your opposition. Where you type in your name and address, scroll the wheel to submit your Opposition. You must register with NELIS in order to lodge your opposition. You can also provide your comments.
SUBMIT YOUR WRITTEN TESTIMONY OR COMMENTS to members of the Committee on Revenue and Economic Development: Contact Information – (775) 684-1456 or [email protected] – Please email these Assembly members who are part of the Assembly Education Committee:
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Office Phone Numbers:
Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (775) 684-8847
Angie Taylor (775) 684-8845
Natha Anderson (775) 684-8841
Reuben D’Silva (775) 684-8583
Selena La Rue Hatch (775) 684-8837
Erica Mosca (775) 684-8597
Clara Thomas (775) 684-8569
Selena Torres (775) 684-8599
Alexis Hansen (775) 684-8851
Melissa Hardy (775) 684-8823
Greg Koenig (775) 684-8507
Richard McArthur (775) 684-8829