Parent/Guardian and Student Rights
Parent/guardian rights during the discipline appeal process include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The parent/guardian or student has the right to inspect any written or physical evidence that the school may present at the hearing, including witness statements in which the names of student witnesses are redacted and held confidential.
  • The parent/guardian or student may arrange to be represented by an attorney or advocate at private, not public, expense. An attorney or advocate is not necessary for a fair resolution of the matter.  Parents/guardians must notify the Superintendent or designee as soon as possible if they plan to be represented by an attorney or advocate.
  • The parent/guardian or student may provide witnesses or any written or physical evidence that supports the student’s case, including written statements from witnesses who saw or have knowledge of the incident in question.
  • The parent/guardian or student has the right to ask questions and present his or her explanation of the alleged misconduct.

School’s Rights During District Level Discipline Appeals

  • The school administrator or other person presenting the school’s case has the right to inspect and question any written or physical evidence that the parent(s) or guardian(s) may be present at the hearing.
  • School personnel shall not be held legally responsible for suspensions and recommendations for expulsion made in good faith.

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Reteaching question(s):

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