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5611 Policy_Due Process Rights

The Board of Education recognizes the importance of safeguarding a student's constitutional rights, particularly
when subject to the District's disciplinary procedures.
To better ensure appropriate due-process is provided a student, the Board establishes the following guidelines:
    A. Students subject to suspension:
        The suspended student, and if a minor, the parent of the suspended minor student shall be given prompt
        notice of the suspension and the reason for the suspension. The student or the student's parents may within
        five (5) school days following the beginning of the suspension, have a conference with the Director of Student
        Services, Superintendent and/or School Board. This conference will serve as the opportunity for the student
        to respond to the charges against him/her. If the Administrator finds that the student was suspended unfairly
        or unjustly or that the student suffered undue consequences as the result of suspension, the student's record
        shall be expunged.
    B. Students subject to expulsion:
        Prior to expelling a student, the Board must hold a hearing. A student and his/her parent must be given
        written notice of the intention to expel and the reasons therefor, at least five (5) days prior to the date of the
        hearing. The hearing is the opportunity for the student and his/her parent to appear with a representative or
        legal counsel before the Board to answer the charges. The Board will keep written minutes of the hearing.
        The hearing will be closed. The student and/or his/her parent may appeal the expulsion consistent with
        Chapter 120.13, Wis. Stats.
The Superintendent shall establish procedures to ensure that all members of the staff use the above guidelines
when dealing with students. In addition, this statement of due process rights should be placed in all student
handbooks in a manner that will facilitate understanding by students and their parents.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 9:21 AM