School Discipline Rights

Submitted by Tim on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00 PM

It can be terrifying to receive written notice that the school wants to suspend your student for a semester or more. Making things even more stressful, school employees are pressuring you to schedule the tribunal hearing or sign a waiver as quickly as possible. In fairness, school employees act this way because the school district has only 10 days from the beginning of the suspension to hold the tribunal hearing unless the student's parents agree differently.1

The rights that protect students depend on the length of punishment that the school district wants to impose.