New Mexico - Equitable Discipline Practices: Program Requirements

Program Requirement
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Topic is not addressed in state laws or only addressed in relation to special education.

New Mexico Administrative Code Procedure for Detentions, Suspensions and Expulsions

(D) (2) Nondiscriminatory enforcement: Local school boards and administrative authorities shall not enforce school rules or impose disciplinary punishments in a manner which discriminates against any student on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex or disability, except to the extent otherwise permitted or required by law or regulation. This statement shall not be construed as requiring identical treatment of students for violation of the same rule; it shall be read as prohibiting differential treatment which is based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex or disability rather than on other differences in individual cases or students.

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