Suspension

  •  The St. Mary Parish School Board recognizes the necessity for reasonable control and discipline over the conduct of students under its jurisdiction.  Every employee of the public school system shall endeavor to hold each student to a strict accountability for any disorderly conduct in school, on the grounds of the school, while going to or returning from school, or during any school functions.  To assist the employees, the Board shall establish regulations for the use of disciplinary measures within the schools and continually monitor and appraise its usefulness.

    Principals shall have both the authority and the duty to take disciplinary action whenever the behavior of any student(s) materially interferes with or substantially disrupts the maintenance of proper atmosphere for learning within the classroom or other parts of the school.

    Each teacher may take disciplinary action to correct a student who disrupts normal classroom activities, who is disrespectful to a teacher, who willfully disobeys a teacher, who uses abusive or foul language directed at a teacher or another student, who violates school rules, or who interferes with an orderly education process.  The disciplinary action taken by the teacher shall be in accordance with such regulations and procedures established by the Board.

    A student may be immediately removed from a classroom by the teacher and placed in the custody of the principal or designee if the student's behavior prevents the orderly instruction of other students, poses an immediate threat to the safety or physical well being of students or the teacher, or when a student exhibits disrespectful behavior toward the teacher such as using foul or abusive language directed at a teacher or threatening behavior toward a teacher. 

    Upon the student being removed from class and sent to the principal's office, the principal or designee shall advise the student of the particular misconduct of which he or she is accused as well as the basis for such accusation, and the student shall be given an opportunity at that time to explain his or her version of the facts.  The principal or designee shall conduct a counseling session with the student as may be appropriate to establish a course of action, consistent with School Board Policy to identify and correct the behavior for which the student is being disciplined.

    Once removed, the student shall not be readmitted to the classroom until the principal has implemented one or more of the following disciplinary measures:

    1. In-school suspension
    2. Detention
    3. Suspension
    4. Initiation of expulsion hearing
    5. Recommendation of assignment to an alternative program
    6. The completion of all assigned school and homework which would have been assigned and completed by the student during the period of suspension.
    7. Authorization of any other disciplinary measure authorized by the principal with the concurrence of the teacher or School Discipline Committee.

    When a student has been removed from a classroom, the teacher may require the parent(s), tutor(s), or legal guardian(s) of the student to have a conference with the teacher in the presence of the principal or his or her designee before the student is readmitted.  Upon the student's third removal from the same classroom, the teacher and principal shall discuss the student's disruptive behavior patterns and the potentially appropriate disciplinary measures to be taken before the principal implements such measures.  If appropriate, a referral of the matter may be made to the appropriate School Building Level Committee member.  In addition, a conference between the teacher or other appropriate school employee(s) and the student's parent(s), tutor(s), or legal guardian(s) shall be required prior to the student being readmitted.  If the disruptive behavior persists, the teacher may request that the principal transfer the student into another setting.

    In any case where a teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require the parent(s), tutor(s), or legal guardian(s) of a student who is under the age of eighteen and not judicially emancipated or emancipated by marriage to attend a conference or meeting regarding the student's behavior, and after notice, the parent(s), tutor(s), or legal guardian(s) willfully refused to attend, the principal, or his or her designee, shall file a complaint, in accordance with statutory provisions, with a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction.  Notice of the conference, specifying the time and date of the conference, shall be given by contacting the parent(s), tutor(s), or legal guardian(s) by telephone at the telephone number shown on the student's registration card or by sending a certified letter to the address shown on the student's registration card.

    Prior to any suspension, the school principal, or designee, shall advise the student in question of the particular misconduct of which he or she is accused as well as the basis for such accusation, and the student shall be given an opportunity at that time to explain his or her version of the facts to the school principal or designee.  In each case of suspension or expulsion the school principal, or designee, shall contact by telephone at the telephone number shown on the student's registration card or send a certified letter at the address shown on the student's registration card to the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of the student in question giving notice of suspension or expulsion, the reasons thereof and establishing a date and time for conference with the principal or designee as a requirement for readmitting the student provided that in the case or expulsion, the contact with the parent or guardian shall include a certified letter.  If a parent, tutor, or legal guardian fails to attend the required conference within five (5) school days of mailing the certified letter or other contact with the parent, the truancy laws shall be effective.  On not more than one occasion each school year when the parent, tutor, or legal guardian refuses to respond, the principal may determine whether readmitting the student is in the best interest of the student.  On any subsequent occasions in the same school year, the student shall not be readmitted unless the parent, tutor, or legal guardian, court, or other appointed representative responds.    

    In any case where a teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of a student who is under the age of eighteen and not judicially emancipated or emancipated by marriage to attend a conference or meeting regarding the student's behavior and after notice, the parent, tutor, or legal guardian willfully refuses to attend, the principal or his or her designee shall file a complaint, in accordance with statutory provisions with a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction or any other applicable ground when in his or her judgment doing so is in the best interest of the student.

    The principal shall promptly advise the superintendent or his or her designee of all such suspensions, stating the reasons for the suspensions.  No suspended student shall be allowed to leave the school premises during the school day until parent, guardian, or other proper authorities assume responsibility for him or her, unless immediate removal from school due to danger or threat of disruption to academic process is warranted.

    The principal shall be required to suspend immediately a student who is found carrying or possessing a firearm, and/or weapons, or other dangerous instruments.  Upon the seizure by any teacher, principal, school security guard, or other school administrator of any firearm, knife, or other dangerous instruments which could be used as a weapon or inflict injury, the principal or his or her designee shall be required to report the confiscation to appropriate law enforcement officials.  Additionally, the principal shall immediately recommend the student's expulsion to the Superintendent, as state law has mandated expulsion for certain offenses.

    The principal and other appropriate personnel shall be required to file written documentation of all suspensions.  Said documentation shall include the circumstances surrounding any suspension, the reason for suspension, and any other pertinent facts concerning the disciplinary action.  The principal shall file copies of his report with the Superintendent, other appropriate personnel and the parent or guardian, and he shall retain a copy for his records.

    The superintendent may review any suspension given.  The decision of the Superintendent of Schools on the merit of the case, as well as the term of suspension, shall be final, reserving the right of the Superintendent of Schools to remit any portion of the time of suspension.

    Any student suspended shall receive no credit for school work missed while suspended.  Special circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

     DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    1. Definitions
      1. In-school alternative discipline program - a detention program which includes educational services as written on the IEP. Removal of a student from his or her class into this program shall not be considered an exclusion.

      2. Significant Change in Placement - removal from educational services for more than ten consecutive days within one school year.

      3. Students with Suspected Disabilities - student appraisal  personnel has received formal written consent from the parent to evaluate.

    2. Procedures for Exclusion of Students with Disabilities and Students with Suspected Disabilities.
      1. For exclusions of one to nine days:

        1. The student must be given prior oral or written notice of the charges as well as the basis for such accusation and an opportunity to respond. The school principal or designee should contact the parent, tutor, or legal guardian to establish a course of action to identify and correct the behavior leading to exclusion before any further action is taken to remove the student.  All procedural safeguards afforded regular education students regarding suspension must be extended to students with disabilities and their parents.  (See Bulletin 741, The School Administrator Handbook and LSA-R.S.7:416)

        2. The Special Education administrator or designee shall be notified immediately, within one (1) school day, of the student’s removal from school, the number of days exclusion, and the reason for the removal. All exclusions, regardless of the reason, must be reported.

      2. For exclusions of more than ten (10) days, or upon reaching the maximum number of un-excused absences due to suspensions:

        1. A trained and knowledgeable group of persons must determine whether the student's misconduct or pattern of misconduct is related to the disabling condition. This group of persons must be knowledgeable about the student, the meaning of the evaluation data, and the placement options.  The IEP/Placement Committee could satisfy this requirement.

          NOTE: For the purpose of this section, if the IEP/Placement Committee is used, the procedure used to notify parents (whether oral or written or both) is left to the discretion of the LEA, but the LEA must keep a record of its efforts to contact parents.

        2. The data considered in making the relatedness decision includes information drawn from a variety of sources, including the IEP and evaluation reports. Other sources may include aptitude and achievement tests, teacher recommendation, physical condition, social or cultural background, and adaptive behavior.  The information obtained from all such sources must be documented and carefully considered.

        3. The relatedness decision cannot be based on the LEA's normal disciplinary procedures.

        4. If the misconduct is found not related to the disability and the exclusion will occur, a reevaluation (as defined in Bulletin 1508, Pupil Appraisal Handbook, must be conducted.  After the reevaluation is completed, the IEP/Placement Committee must convene to determine appropriate programming and placement and develop a behavior management plan which addresses the specific behavior(s) which caused the exclusion to occur.  Free appropriate public education (FAPE) must be provided and educational services may not cease.

        5. If the misconduct is found related to the disability, the exclusion shall not occur. The system must convene an IEP committee to consider modifications to the student's program (e.g. additional related services, counseling, changes in the behavior management plan, increased time in Special Education, change of class schedule, change of teacher.)

        6. The Special Education administrator or designee shall be notified immediately, within one (1) school day, of the recommendation for an exclusion of more than ten (10) days. All exclusions, regardless of the reason, must be reported.

      3. Exclusion from the bus is treated the same as an exclusion from school unless alternative means of transportation is provided.

      4. The exclusion clock of one to ten days begins anew following a move down the placement continuum to a more restrictive environment after following the appropriate procedures.

      5. Where the student is clearly dangerous to himself or others, the student may be removed immediately. During this period, school officials should initiate a review of the student's IEP, seek to persuade the parents to agree to an interim placement, or invoke the aid of the courts to remove the allegedly dangerous student from school if they believe that maintaining the student in the current placement would be substantially likely to result in injury to the student or others.  Notice of the charges and other due process procedures may be delayed but must be carried out as soon as practical.

    NOTE:  At each IEP meeting there must be a discussion of the social/behavioral needs of the student.  This should include the following: 

    1. addressing any behavioral problem(s) of the student that are related to the disabling condition; 
    1. developing a structured program of behavior management (including goals and objectives) for dealing with the behavior; and 
    1. a review and determination of the effectiveness of any prior plan of behavior management.

     Whenever a teacher is struck by a student, the student, in addition to any other discipline given, shall be permanently removed from the teacher's classroom when the student is in the teacher's class, unless the teacher objects or unless the principal, with the concurrence of the School Discipline Committee finds the striking incident to be entirely inadvertent.

    Any teacher or other school employee may report to the principal any student who acts in a disorderly manner or is in violation of school rules, or any misconduct or violation of school rules by a student who may or may not be known to the teacher or employee.  Incidents of alleged discipline violations shall be reported on one of two forms, one form to report only school transportation-related incidents and one form to report all other incidents.  The forms shall be submitted in accordance with procedures outlined by the Board, the Superintendent, and school system personnel.  The principal shall review and act upon such information submitted to determine if suspension or other disciplinary action is necessary.

    Should the principal fail to act on any report of misconduct or school violation within a reasonable period of time, he or she shall explain the reasons for doing so to the Superintendent or designee and to the teacher or school employee reporting the violation.

    Un-adjustable or incorrigible children, who, through no fault of their parents or tutors or other persons having charge of them, regularly disrupt the orderly processes of the school to which they have been assigned, shall be considered as delinquents and may be reported by the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance to the juvenile court of the parish, there to be dealt within the manner prescribed by law.

    Any student who exhibits disruptive behavior, an incorrigible attitude, or any other discipline problems in general, may be recommended by the principal for expulsion, assignment to an appropriate Alternative Education Program, or transfer to Adult Education if such student is:

    1. Seventeen (17) years of age or older with less than five (5) units of credit toward graduation; 
    1. Eighteen (18) years of age or older with less than ten (10) units of credit toward graduation; or  
    1. Nineteen (19) years of age or older with less than fifteen (15) units of credit toward graduation.

    In an effort to curb violence in the schools, the Board shall require the principals to notify the police whenever a junior high or high school student commits battery on another student in a fight and to have the student(s) arrested.  The parents of any child arrested shall be promptly notified.

    FAPE AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (Free and Appropriate Public Education)

    As a reminder, all federal and state regulations are to be followed in disciplining students with disabilities so that none are denied a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as delineated by their IEP’s. This is to ensure that these students will benefit from and progress in general curriculum.

    REPORTING INCIDENTS INVOLVING SECLUSION OR PHYSICAL RESTRAINT

    Bulletin 1706, Section 543, promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:416.21, requires local education agencies to report to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) all instances where seclusion or physical restraint is used to address student behavior regarding students with disabilities identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The terms seclusion and physical restraint shall have the same meaning described in State law and regulations.   This information will be collected and reported  in accordance with rules established by the LDE.

    The guidelines and procedures involving Seclusion and Physical Restraint can be found on the St. Mary Parish School Board web sites and on each individual school website upon submitting the document to the Louisiana Department of Education.

    DEFINITIONS

    In-school suspension means removing a student from his or her normal classroom setting but maintaining him or her under supervision of the school.  Students participating in the in-school suspension may receive credit for work performed during the in-school suspension.  Any student who fails to comply fully with the rules for in-school suspension, however, shall be subject to immediate suspension.

    Detention means activities, assignments, or work held before the normal school day, after the normal school day, or on weekends.  Failure or refusal by a student to participate in assigned detention shall subject the student to additional disciplinary action.

    CLASS I BEHAVIORS

    Disciplinary actions appropriate for Class I violations shall include but are not limited to: in-school suspension (between classes, at recess or lunch time, after school); extra written work; warnings; written and/or oral reprimands; student-teacher conferences; time-out/isolation; lower conduct grades; parent-teacher conferences; parent-teacher phone conference; loss of classroom; playground; co-curricula activities; or extra-curricula activities; restoration of facilities to original condition; referral to SBLC; referral to school Guidance Counselors; and any reasonable action that has been approved by the Principal.

    Each classroom/duty teacher shall seek to correct general classroom/school disruption by taking appropriate suggested disciplinary action.  Only when the actions taken by the teacher are ineffective or the disruption is sufficiently severe should a student be referred to the principal.

    Under no circumstances should academic grades be used for maintaining order in a classroom, nor shall student behavior be included in calculating academic grades.  An academic grade shall reflect the teacher's most objective assessment of the student's academic achievement.

    CLASS I VIOLATIONS (MINOR)

    1. Any conduct and/or behavior that is disruptive to the orderly educational process in the classroom or any similar grouping for instruction.

    2. Gambling — any participation in games of chance for money and/or other things of value.

    3. Un-excused absences and un-excused tardiness--after all reasonable efforts by the principal and the teacher have failed to correct the habitual absences or tardiness by the student the following shall take place:

      After the fifth un-excused absence or the fifth un-excused occurrence   of being tardy within one month or if a pattern of five absences a month is established the principal or designee, with the aid of the aid of the teachers shall file a written report showing dates of absences or tardies, dates and results of school contacts with the home, and such other information as may be needed by the supervisor of child welfare and attendance. Child Welfare and Attendance shall report the student to the family or juvenile court of the parish as a truant child pursuant to the Louisiana children's code relative to families in need of services.
       
    1. Non-conformity to dress code. 
    1. Minor disruption on a school bus. 
    1. Inappropriate public displays of affection. 
    1. Intentionally providing false information to school board employee including, but not limited to, giving false student information, forgery of school notes (including report cards), and concealment of information directly relating to school business. 
    1. Any other violation that the principal (or designee)/teacher may reasonably deem to fall within this category. (Failure to do class work, lack of necessary supplies, littering, loitering and/or sitting in parked cars, failure to return required forms/report cards, parking in prohibited areas, "Horse playing," not participating in class, sleeping in class, and any act judged by school personnel to be unsafe to self or others, any behavior judged by school personnel to be disruptive or destructive, failure to follow any class or school rules.)

    CLASS II BEHAVIORS

    The teacher shall notify the parent(s) or guardian(s) of a student who consistently violates Class I behaviors or work habits.  If teacher interventions fail to result in improvement of student behavior or work habits, the student may be referred to the principal/designee.  Upon such referral the behavior will be considered a Class II offense.

    Appropriate disciplinary actions for a Class II include but are not limited to: student-principal conference; time-out/isolation; written assignments; detention; loss of classroom, playground, co-curricular, or extra curricular activity privileges; restoration of facilities to original condition; parent-principal telephone conference; parent-principal in person conference; suspension of bus transportation; corporal punishment according to parish policy; suspension from school for one to three days; filing of charges with an appropriate law enforcement agency; requesting further action from the Child Welfare and Attendance Department with suspension pending action; and any other action the principal and the school discipline committee deem appropriate.

    CLASS II VIOLATIONS (INTERMEDIATE)

    1. Defiance of school board employee's authority--any verbal or non-verbal refusal to comply with a lawful and reasonable direction or order of a school board employee. 
    1. Possession and/or use of tobacco products--having and/or using tobacco products on the school premises. 
    1. Battery upon a student(s)--actually and intentionally pushing or striking another student against the will of the other student, or intentionally causing bodily harm to an individual.

    2.  Simple assault on school board employee--the intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and the doing of some act that creates a well-formed fear in the other person that violence is imminent. 
    1. Fighting--any physical conflict between two or more individuals. 
    1. Stealing/larceny/petty theft--the intentional unlawful taking and/or carrying away of property valued at less than $100 belonging to or in the lawful possession or custody of another. 
    1. Possession of stolen property with the knowledge that it is stolen. 
    1. Threats, intimidation, and/or extortion--verbally or non-verbally or by written or printed communication maliciously threatening and injurious to the person, property, or reputation of another, with the intent to compel the person so threatened, or any other person, to do any act or refrain from doing any act against his or her will. 
    1. Trespassing--willfully entering or remaining in any structure, conveyance, or property without being authorized, licensed, or invited; or having been authorized, licensed, or invited, is warned by an authorized person to depart and refuses to do so. 
    1. Offensive touching of another person. 
    1. Written or verbal propositions to engage in sexual acts. 
    1. Use of obscene manifestations (verbal, written, or gestured) toward another person. 
    1. Directing obscene or profane language to a school board employee. 
    1. Leaving the school grounds without permission. 
    1. Disruption of the educational process caused by the wearing of secret society apparel. 
    1. Repeated Class I violations. 
    1. Any other violation that the principal (or designee) may reasonably deem to fall within this category (leaving a  class without permission; behaving inappropriately at any school related function; habitually  tardy or absent; setting off a false fire alarm; forging a parent/guardian or teacher signature; violating traffic or safety regulations; violating  transportation or school crossing rules; cheating; going through a teacher's desk, cabinet, or personal belongings without permission; habitually violating the dress code; failure to carry out any disciplinary assignment given by the principal/designee; intentional damage to school property; possession of pornographic literature or paraphernalia; writing or drawing on school property or on property to and from school; vandalizing or attempting to vandalize school property or property on the school grounds or on the way to or from school; truancy; possession of a pocket pager or electrical device; bringing medication, prescription or non-prescription, oral or topical, to school without proper documentation, etc.)

    CLASS III BEHAVIORS

    Note: All Class III violations will result in mandatory suspension with or without a recommendation for expulsion. The commission of the following offense may constitute violation of criminal laws established by the State of Louisiana.

     CLASS III VIOLATIONS (MAJOR) 

    1. Drugs--unauthorized possession, transfer, use, or sale of drugs. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Drug paraphernalia--unauthorized possession, transfer, or sale of paraphernalia used in drug use. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.) 
    1. Arson--the willful and malicious burning of any part of a building or its contents. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.) 
    1. Battery upon school board employee--the actual unlawful and intentional touching or striking of a school board employee against his or her will, or the intentional causing of bodily harm to a school board employee. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Stealing/larceny/grand theft--the intentional unlawful taking and/or carrying away of property valued at $100 or more belonging to or in the lawful possession or custody of another. (Notify law enforcement agency) 
    1. Burglary of school property--breaking, entering, or remaining in structure or conveyance without justification or excuse during the hours the premises are closed to the public. (Notify law enforcement agency) 
    1. Criminal mischief--willful and malicious injury or damages more than $200 to public property, or to real or personal property belonging to another. (Notify law enforcement agency.) 
    1. Possession of firearm(s)--any firearm which will, or is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; any similar destructive device. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Possession of weapons--possession of a knife, including but not limited to a switchblade knife; metallic knuckles; tear gas gun; chemical weapon or device; or any other weapon, instrument, or object that may be used as a weapon. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Bomb threat--any such communication directed at a school board employee or building that has the effect of interrupting the educational environment. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Explosive--preparing, possessing, or igniting on school board property explosives likely to cause serious bodily or property damage. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Sexual acts--acts of a sexual nature including, but not limited to, battery, intercourse, attempted rape, or rape. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Aggravated battery--intentionally causing great bodily harm, disability, or permanent disfigurement; use of a deadly weapon. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion) 
    1. Inciting or participating in major student disorder--leading, encouraging, or assisting in major disruptions that place students, staff, and the educational process at risk or which result in destruction or damage of private or public property or personal injury to participants or others.  (Notify law enforcement agency) 
    1. Threats, intimidation, and/or extortion--verbally or non-verbally or by written or printed communication maliciously threatening and injurious to the person, property, or reputation of another, with the intent to compel the person so threatened, or any other person, to do any act or refrain from doing any act against his or her will. 
    1. Any Class I or Class II offense that has been continued. 
    1. Any other offense that the principal/designee may reasonably deem to fall within this category or that state law or parish policy places within this violation category.

    The school may move a disabled student (IDEA) who brings a gun on campus to an "alternative education placement" for a maximum of 45 days.  During this time period, parents may request a due process hearing to contest the change of placement but "stay-put" will not apply.  In other words, the school cannot be forced to return the student to his or her original placement during the 45-day period.  In effect, if a parent requests a due process hearing to challenge the alternative placement, the student must remain in the alternative placement until completion of the hearing process.

    If there is no relationship between bringing the gun to school and the disability, the student can be expelled, but must receive alternative education services during the period of expulsion.  The student can receive these services in an "alternative education placement" for up to 45 school days (E.G., Homebound Services, an Alternative Program.

    If there is a relationship between bringing the gun and the student's disability, the student cannot be expelled.  The IEP team may officially change the student's placement, or the district may seek court order to remove the student.

    SUSPENSION AND INDEFINITE SUSPENSION FOR ST. MARY PARISH

    School principals may suspend any student from school for not more than three days who is guilty of disobedience; who treats with intentional disrespect a teacher, principal, superintendent, member or employee of the local school board; who makes against any one of them an unfounded charge; who uses unchaste or profane language; who is guilty of immoral or vicious practices, or of conduct or habits injurious to his associates; who uses tobacco, drugs or alcoholic beverages in any form in school buildings or on school grounds; who disturbs the school or habitually violates any rules; who cuts, defaces, or injures any part of the public school buildings or any property belonging to said buildings; who writes any profane or obscene language or draws obscene pictures in or on any school material or any public premises, or on any fence, pole, sidewalk, or building on the way to or from school; who is found carrying firearms, knives, or other implements which can be used as weapons, the careless use of which might inflict harm or injury; who throws missiles on the school grounds liable to injure other students; who instigates or participates in fights while under school supervision; who violates traffic and safety regulations; who leaves the school premises without permission; who leaves the classroom during class hours or detention without permission, or who is habitually tardy or absent; who commits any other serious offense.

    The principal will send the parish letter for suspension to the child's parents or guardians informing them of the suspension, its length of time, and the reason for the suspension.  A copy of this letter will be sent to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance.  The principal or assistant principal will have a preliminary hearing with the pupil and have a conference with the parents or guardians of every pupil suspended before readmitting the pupil to school.  The parent or guardian will have the right to appeal to the Superintendent in writing regarding the suspension of any pupil.  A pupil suspended for damages to any property belonging to the school system shall not be readmitted until payment in full has been made for such damage or until directed by the Superintendent or his designee.

    A student missing school as a result of any suspension must make up work missed.  It will be the responsibility of the student or parent to make arrangement within two (2) days of the student’s return to school to make up work missed because of suspension.

    Upon the recommendation by a principal for an indefinite suspension (of more than three (3) days) of any pupil, a hearing shall be conducted by the superintendent or his designee.  Upon the conclusion of the hearing, the superintendent or his designee shall determine whether such students shall be dropped from the school system or if other corrective or disciplinary action shall be taken.  At a hearing with the principal and/or teacher concerned may be represented by any person appointed by the superintendent or his designee.  Until such hearing takes place, the student shall remain suspended from the school.  At such hearing the student may be represented by any person of his choice.

     

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