Created: June 08, 2021 08:11 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State Democrats are looking to prevent remote learning from being used as a punishment for students who misbehave in the classroom.
Dueling bills have been introduced in both the state Assembly and Senate, they both ban the use of remote learning as punishment.
Schools would still be allowed to use virtual learning for students refusing to use masks or stay physically distant at school. Districts would also have to draw up a remote learning policy, which includes outlining those disciplinary actions.
Currently, both bills are in committee, but the measures are unlikely to pass this year.
The current legislative session ends Thursday.
Copyright 2021 - WHEC-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company