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

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

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

Utah Code 53G-8-206. Delegation of authority to suspend or expel a student -- Procedure for suspension -- Readmission.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in Subsection (5)(c), a suspended student may not be readmitted to a public school until:

  • (i) the student and the parent or guardian have met with a designated school official to review the suspension and agreed upon a plan to avoid recurrence of the problem; or
  • (ii) in the discretion of the principal or chief administrative officer of a charter school, the parent or guardian of the suspended student and the student have agreed to participate in such a meeting.

(c) A suspension may not extend beyond 10 school days unless the student and the student's parent or guardian have been given a reasonable opportunity to meet with a designated school official and respond to the allegations and proposed disciplinary action.

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