Section 3.2 on Guidelines for Suspensions, Expulsions and Removals provides additional detailed policies for when and how to use suspensions and expulsions as a last resort, including placing limits on the number of days students can be suspended or expelled, describing the factors schools must consider before excluding a student, prohibiting exclusion for specific behaviors, and providing for quality educational services during the period of exclusion. The section also outlines standards for guaranteeing full due process rights for students facing suspension or expulsion, including the right to an exclusion conference for students facing suspension and the right to a full hearing with appointed counsel at public expense for expulsions.
Increasingly, “threat assessments” are being championed and in some cases mandated in schools, without any safeguards to protect the school community from further criminalization. This section recommends a holistic approach ... MORE
This sections provides guidance for effective drug and alcohol prevention strategies that are honest and engaging for youth, and directs schools and districts to implement policies to respond to student ... MORE