Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 37H of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Each school committee's rules or regulations pertaining to the conduct of students shall include the following: existing alternative education programs; procedures assuring due process for students in disciplinary proceedings; standards and procedures for suspension and expulsion of students; procedures pertaining to discipline of students with special needs; standards and procedures to assure school building security and safety of students and school personnel; and the disciplinary measures to be taken in cases involving the possession or use of illegal substances or weapons, the use of force, vandalism, or violation of other students' civil rights. Codes of discipline, as well as procedures used to develop such codes shall be filed with the department of education for informational purposes only.