equal protection

Discipline Protections for Students with Disabilities

Submitted by Tim on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:00 PM

In addition to typical-student discipline rights, students with disabilities are protected from being disciplined for expressions of their disability. With typical student discipline, extra discipline steps are not required unless the district seeks 11 or more consecutive days of discipline. For students eligible for IEPs, extra protections arise once the school district has imposed a total of 10 days of out-of-school suspension, regardless of whether the days were consecutive.*

Once the right to protection from discipline is triggered, the IEP team must convene for a special type of meeting