THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS

THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS

In any disciplinary situation, a student should expect the following procedural protections:

  • to be informed of the allegations against him or her

  • to be given the opportunity to present his or her version of the incident

  • to be given the opportunity to confirm or deny the allegations

  • to be informed of the evidence/rationale for any disciplinary consequences.

In situations involving infractions which may result in the imposition of suspension from school, a student should expect the following additional procedures:

  • An attempt to notify parent/guardians within the first hour of the incident investigation;

  • An offer to have a school-based adult of the student’s choosing present during the investigation

  • Formal, written notification of parent/guardian regarding any disciplinary consequences

  • The right to appeal suspensions to the building principal and/or the Superintendent of Schools

In situations involving infractions which may result in the imposition of long-term suspension from school for more than ten days or expulsion, a student should expect the following additional procedures:

  • written notification of allegations sent to student and parent/guardian

  • adequate time to prepare for a hearing, including presenting evidence and witnesses on his or her behalf and securing the assistance of counsel

  • see District section of handbook for procedures for students with Individualized Education Plans or 504 Plans

  • the right to appeal disciplinary decisions to the Superintendent of Schools.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.