Due Process requires in connection with a suspension of 10 days or less, that the student be given oral or written notice of the charges against them and, if he/she denies them, an explanation of the evidence the authorities have an opportunity to present his/her version. Generally, notice and hearing should precede the student’s removal from school, since the hearing may almost immediately follow the misconduct, but if prior notice and hearing are not feasible, as where the student’s presence endangers persons or property or threatens disruption of the academic process, thus justifying immediate removal from school, the necessary notice and hearing should follow as soon as practicable.
If a parent feels that, his/her child received discipline from an administrator and they are not satisfied with the consequences, the appeal process for a student’s discipline is as follows: Contact the administrator that dealt with the student, Principal, Office of School Safety and Student Discipline, Superintendent’s Office.
Authority of the Principal
The principal is the leader of the school and, in concert with the staff, is responsible for the orderly operation of the school. Principals are granted authority to enforce this Code of Conduct; and in cases of disruptive, disorderly or dangerous conduct not covered in this Code, the principal is authorized to undertake corrective measures which he or she believes to be in the best interest of the students and the school, provided such action does not violate law, or a school board policy or procedure.