Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

Mullin, Pogge propose education-related legislation

Virginia General Assembly

Del. Mike Mullin (D- 93rd) and Del. Brenda Pogge (R-96th) have each proposed education-related bills for the 2018 legislative session.

The first bill from Mullin is HB 15, wich would no longer require principals to report to the police students who commit assault or assault and battery that does not result in physical harm.

Mullin said as a criminal prosecutor, he sees the school to prison pipeline firsthand. He wants to help the issue by reducing school referrals to law enforcement.

“Things that a decade ago sent you from the classroom to the principal's office now send you to my courtroom,” Mullin said. “We have more classroom to courtroom referrals...