Conflicts are a part of daily life and making mistakes is a part of growing and learning. When a student’s behavior disrupts the learning environment, the school will use restorative practices, and when needed, the lowest level of corrective action needed to change the behavior. This means the school will first try to resolve the conflict and change the behavior without using suspension or expulsion, unless safety requires immediate removal.
- Short-Term Suspension: When a school removes a student from one or more classes or subjects for 10 days or less.
- Long-Term Suspension: When a school removes a student from one or more subjects or classes for 90 days or less.
- Expulsion: When a school removes a student from school for 90 days or less (the superintendent can make it longer for health or safety reasons).
- Emergency Expulsion: When a school removes a student from school for up to 10 school days in a row because the student is putting others in danger or is causing substantial disruption to learning. The school can turn this into another form of corrective action (like long-term suspension) before the 10 days is over.