On Wednesday, March 4, Senate Bill 237 was received by the House and assigned to the House Education Committee, after having been passed unanimously by the Colorado State Senate.
Introduced by State Representative Kevin Lundberg (R-15), SB 237 was a response to the story recently reported in our “Outrage of the Week” section. Marie Marrow was expelled from Cherokee Trail High School for leaving non-operative prop rifles, which she was using during drill team rehearsals, in the back of her car. Representative Lundberg’s bill is designed to bring common sense to Colorado’s school expulsion statue by allowing the school to use discretion in such cases rather then being forced to proscribe the mandatory expulsion as is currently the case.
Please contact the members of the House Education Committee and urge them to return common sense to Colorado’s school expulsion statue by supporting SB 237. Contact information can be found below.
State Representative Michael Merrifield (D-18) Chairman
State Representative Judy Solano (D-31)
State Representative Randy Baumgardner (R-57)
State Representative Debbie Benefield (D-29)
State Representative Tom Massey (R-60)
State Representative Karen Middleton (D-42)
State Representative Carole Murray (R-45)
State Representative Cherylin Peniston (D-35)
State Representative Kevin Priola (R-30)
State Representative Christine Scanlan (D-56)
State Representative Sue Schaefer (D-24)
State Representative Ken Summer (R-22)
State Representative Nancy Todd (D-41)