This regulation addresses student disciplinary procedures, including the rights of students/parents, the steps the school must take before suspending a student, and the hearing process. While this manual describes many of these procedures and rights, you may want to read through the Chancellor’s Regulations as you prepare for your hearing and be prepared to cite any relevant sections during your hearing.
The discipline code outlines the minimum and maximum suspension time that the Department of Education can impose for each infraction. For many infractions, the discipline code suggests the possibility of disciplinary responses other than a suspension. Feel free to suggest, as appropriate, that these lesser responses are most appropriate during the disposition. The discipline code also includes possible guidance interventions that the Department of Education can use in tandem with disciplinary responses. These include counseling, conflict resolution, and referral to a community-based organization.