Code of Conduct

Section XXI: Short-term in-school or one- to five-day out-of-school suspension procedures and timeline

If a student’s inappropriate, unacceptable or unsafe behavior is identified as a Level 2 violation, it may warrant short-term in-school suspension. If a student’s inappropriate, unacceptable or unsafe behavior is identified as a Level 3 violation, it may warrant a short-term-in-school or out-of-school suspension.

Administrative determination after incident occurs

Level 3 or 4 violations require that student is immediately removed from the classroom or other location.

Administrator investigates the incident by gathering versions of the facts and speaking with student to determine if the incident warrants:

  • In-shcool suspension or
  • Out-of-school suspension

Suspension documentation and parent notification

Suspension documentation includes:

  • Recommended suspension type and number of assigned days
  • Summary of evidence including description of behavior violation, incident report, statements, video, photographs and any other relevant materials or testimony
  • Recommended interventions during or after suspension

Parent is notified by telephone and in writing. Communication must inform parent that she/he can request a conference with an administrator to discuss reasons for suspension, actions taken prior to suspension, assigned interventions and return from suspension

Suspension begins

Student serves designated days of:

  • In-school suspension or
  • Out-of-school suspension

Parent request for conference

Parent can request a conference with the principal to discuss reasons for suspension, the versions of the facts, actions taken prior to suspension, assigned interventions and student’s return to school.

Interventions and re-entry

All schools must have restorative interventions in place that address the behaviors that resulted in suspension.

All school must have a return from suspension protocol in place for students returning from out-of-school suspension.


Appeal to superintendent

Parent or student can file a written appeal to the superintendent within five business days of the suspension. The superintendent issues a written decision regarding the appeal within ten days of receiving the appeal.