Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that the gross disobedience or misconduct for which a school board (except Chicago) may expel pupils includes that perpetuated by electronic means. Provides that a school board (including Chicago) may suspend or by regulation authorize the superintendent of the district or the principal, assistant principal, or dean of students of any school to suspend a student for a certain period of time or may expel a student for a definite period of time if (i) that student has been determined to have made an explicit threat on an Internet website against a school employee, a student, or any school-related personnel, (ii) the Internet website through which the threat was made is a site that was accessible within the school at the time the threat was made or was available to third parties who worked or studied within the school grounds at the time the threat was made, and (iii) the threat could be reasonably interpreted as threatening to the safety and security of the threatened individual because of his or her duties or employment status or status as a student inside the school.
Further amends the School Code. Allows the Chicago Board of Education to expel, suspend, or otherwise discipline any pupil found guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct perpetuated by electronic means.