The Board of Education recognizes the importance of school attendance. Therefore, suspension or expulsion from school must be viewed as a last resort in dealing with student disciplinary infractions. The Board also recognizes the need to remove unruly or disruptive students from the regular class so that learning can take place in the classrooms.
The Board directs the Superintendent of Schools to develop an in-school suspension program. The program should provide appropriate supervision in the in-school suspension rooms and guidelines for the imposition of an in-school suspension.
Cross-ref: 5313.3, Student Suspension
Ref: Education Law §3214
Matter of Watts, 23 EDR 459 (1984)
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: March 5, 2001