Question: My student was suspended from school. What are my options?
Answer: When a short-term suspension of three (3) of more days is imposed by the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students, the parent(s) may request, in writing, a review of the suspension. The request must be made to the Principal within three (3) days of the suspension. If a parent disagrees with the Principal decision, the parent(s) may request, in writing, a review of the suspension to the Learning Community Superintendent. Students are not entitled to appeal a principal's decision to impose a short-term suspension to the superintendent or the Board of Education.
Question: I thought students could only be suspended for up to ten days. What are the circumstances for a student receiving a long-term suspension?
Answer: A student accused of a willful violation of the Code of Student Conduct may require a long-term suspension or 365-day suspension from school. A suspension of more than 10 days is appropriate only when the student willfully engages in conduct that threatens the safety of students, staff, or school visitors, or threatens to substantially disrupt the educational environment.
Question: What happens when a student receives a long-term suspension (10 or more days)?
Answer: parents must be provided written notice of the recommendation by the end of the workday (when reasonably possible; otherwise as soon as is practicable). With the exception of a Discipline Team Meeting (DTM), which consists of the principal/designee, the learning community administrator, the parent/guardian, and the student, may be convened at the school within the 10-day short-term suspension.