Detention and Suspension

Detention

Detention will be issued by a teacher for before or after school for a period of time and at a date determined by the teacher.  Failure to serve a teacher-assigned detention will result in an in-school suspension.

In-School Suspension (ISS)

Time served in ISS will not be considered an absence from school and will be the preferred method of suspension at M.I.P.S. Rules will be available to affected students.  Completion of assigned schoolwork is expected, and credit will be earned.  Contact with teachers and staff is to be minimal, and contact with other students is prohibited.

Out-of-School Suspension (OSS)

Out-of-school suspension will only be used when all other disciplinary actions have failed.

Completion of all school work is expected if a student receives OSS.

Suspensions from Class and Subject Activities

A teacher is authorized to immediately remove and suspend a student from a class, subject, or activity when the student engages in conduct prohibited by law, Board of Education Policy or the school"s Student Code of Conduct.  Any student suspended pursuant to this policy shall not be allowed to return to the class, subject, or activity from which he or she was suspended from or participate in after school extracurricular activities, until the passage of one full school day from the time of the student"s infraction unless otherwise permitted by the teacher who ordered the suspension.  Students attending separate class periods throughout the school day shall be permitted during the tern of the suspension to attend other classes taught by other teachers only when the student"s conduct does not rise to the level of requiring a multiple day suspension or expulsion in accordance with Board of Education Policy and the school"s Student Code of Conduct.

Any student suspended from the same class, subject, or activity for ten accumulative days during the school year shall be given a formal procedural hearing for each additional suspension beyond the tenth day in accordance with due process requirements required by Board Policy for suspensions of ten days or more.

Application to Students with Disabilities

This policy shall be applied in a manner consistent with the rights secured under federal and state law to students who are determined to be eligible for special education programs and services.

Implementation

The Superintendent shall develop detailed written regulations to implement this policy in compliance with state law requirements.  He/She shall ensure uniform and consistent application of the policy and shall report to the Board as required on its effectiveness.

The regulations shall include safeguards for the dismissal of students suspended for more than ten accumulative days, procedures for reporting violations of this policy to appropriate members of the district"s administration and procedures for calling an immediate conference with parent(s)/guardian(s) following a student"s suspension.
 

Reinstatement

The parent or legal guardian of a permanently expelled student, or an emancipated permanently expelled student may petition the board for reinstatement.  The board will provide all due process rights to reinstatement as outlined in state law.

Application to Students with Disabilities

This policy shall be applied in a manner consistent with the rights secured under federal and state law to students who are determined to be eligible for special education programs and services.

Implementation

The Superintendent shall develop specific procedures for dealing with expulsions authorized by this policy.  Regulations ensuring due process to all students before an expulsion is imposed shall be developed with the advice of the district"s attorney.  The regulations shall include procedures for reporting violations of this policy to the board, procedures for referring permanently expelled students to appropriate Family Independence Agencies or County Community Health Agencies and specifics for the reinstatement of students.

 

Last Modified on November 1, 2009
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