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JKD - Suspension of Students

JKD - Suspension of Students

The School Board delegates to the principals the authority to suspend disobedient and disorderly students for a period not to exceed ten (10) school days. Suspensions may be in-school or out-of-school at the discretion of the principal. Suspensions longer than 10 days may be imposed by the Board.

Students in grade 5 or below may not be given an out-of-school suspension except when a student has violated the federal Gun-Free Schools Act or presents an imminent danger of serious physical injury to the student or others, and it is determined that less restrictive interventions would be ineffective. Any suspension of a student in grade 5 or below cannot be longer than three school days.

Prior to the suspension, except as hereinafter provided:

a. The student shall be given oral or written notice of the charge(s) against him/her,

b. The student shall be given an explanation of the evidence forming the basis for the charge(s); and

c. The student shall be given an opportunity to present his/her version of the incident.

However, students whose presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the instructional process may be immediately removed from school. In such cases, the notice of charges, explanation of evidence, and the student's opportunity to present his/her version of the incident shall be arranged as soon as practicable after removal of the student from school. 

The student's parents/guardians shall be notified of the suspension as soon as practicable by telephone (if possible). A copy of the notice shall also be sent to the Office of the Superintendent.

Students are not allowed on school property during any out-of-school suspension except with the prior authorization of the principal or Superintendent.

For more than 3 days out-of-school suspension the parents/guardians and the student shall be required to schedule a conference with the building administrator/designee prior to re-admittance to school. Any out-of-suspension for a student in grade 5 or below shall require a conference with the building administrator/designee prior to re-admittance to school. 

Students shall be responsible for any school work missed during their suspension. After readmittance, they shall be permitted to take tests, quizzes or any other form of evaluation affecting their grades.

Students serving in-school suspension or out-of-school suspension shall not be permitted to participate in or attend extracurricular activities.


Cross Reference:

JIC - Student Code of Conduct

JICIA - Weapons, Violence and School Safety

JICK - Bullying

JK - Student Discipline 

JKE - Expulsion of Students

KF - Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities


Policy Adopted: April 2, 1975

Policy Revised:  October 15, 1975; May 7, 1980; August 19, 1987; January 20, 1999; March 16, 2016; January 17, 2024

Policy Reviewed: November 20, 2002