New York - Reengagement Plans for Suspended or Expelled Students: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to adopt plans or policies to support students’ return to school following suspension or expulsion.

New York Consolidated Laws 3214. Student placement, suspensions and transfers.

e. Procedure after suspension. Where a pupil has been suspended pursuant to this subdivision and said pupil is of compulsory attendance age, immediate steps shall be taken for his or her attendance upon instruction elsewhere or for supervision or detention of said pupil pursuant to the provisions of article seven of the family court act. Where a pupil has been suspended for cause, the suspension may be revoked by the board of education whenever it appears to be for the best interest of the school and the pupil to do so. The board of education may also condition a student’s early return to school and suspension revocation on the pupil’s voluntary participation in counseling or specialized classes, including anger management or dispute resolution, where applicable.

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