Suspension of students shall be in accordance with state law. Students may be assigned to in-school or out-of-school suspensions.

The principal may suspend a student out of school for not more than five days for noncompliance with District policies and rules or for other reasons outlined in state law. No student shall be suspended solely because of poor attendance or repeated tardiness.

A five day suspension may be used when a student endangers the health, safety, or property of others. A five day suspension may also be used as a part of the discipline plan for a student when progressively more serious consequences are needed in an effort to change a student’s behavior. A suspension period of fewer than five days may be assigned as dictated by the seriousness of the situation.

Suspended students shall be required to make up examinations and other class work missed during the suspension in accordance with the District’s student attendance procedures.

The District shall not discriminate in student suspensions on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or handicap.

Legal Ref.: Wisconsin Statutes

Section 118.13 [Student discrimination prohibited]
Section 118.16(4) [Student attendance; making up work/examinations missed due to suspension]
Section 120.13(1)[Board powers; rules of conduct; suspension and expulsion)
Wisconsin Administrative Code
PI 9.03(1) [Student discrimination policy requirement]
PI 11 {change of placement for EEN students

First Reading: August 4, 2009
Second Reading: August 18, 2009
Approved: August 18, 2009

For the Board of Education: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member