The Superintendent of Schools will prepare and issue such regulations (consistent with the laws, statutes and regulations of the State of New York) as necessary to establish procedures for the suspension of students.
The Board of Education, the Superintendent and Building Principals will have the power to suspend students for serious infractions of rules of conduct for periods not to exceed five school days. The Board and/or Superintendent may also suspend a student for longer than five (5) days. In such cases, the Superintendent will afford the opportunity for a hearing with respect to the basis of such suspension. The hearing will comply with the Education Law as outlined in the related regulation, 5313.3-R.
A student of compulsory attendance age will be offered alternative educational services in the event that he/she is suspended from regular instruction.
Cross-ref: 5311.3, Student Complaints and Grievances
5313.2, In-School Suspension
Ref: Education Law §3214
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: July 14, 2008