STUDENT: Long-Term Suspension


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You cannot receive a long-term suspension without first getting a short-term suspension of 10 school days or less. After the short-term suspension, the principal can make a referral to the superintendent for a longer suspension. Only a superintendent can approve a suspension of 11 days or more.

You will meet with the superintendent (or someone they appoint) and your parent or guardian. If the superintendent allows you to be suspended for 11 school days or more, you can write to the Board of Education and ask them to review the suspension.

You should request the suspension be stayed and that you return to school while your appeal of the long-term suspension is pending. You can make the request to the Superintendent who will decide if you pose a continuing danger to the school environment. Even if you are not allowed to return to school, a Superintendent can only suspend up to 180 days, and you must be offered an alternative education.

Even if you are out of school, an alternative education must be made available to you. Ask the superintendent about those options.