Wisconsin - 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.

Wisconsin Statutes 120.13 School board powers.

  1. In this paragraph:

    • ag. “Conditional enrollment” means enrollment of an expelled pupil in a school district other than the school district or out-of-state public school that expelled the pupil before the expiration of the term of expulsion specified in the pupil’s expulsion order issued under par. (c) 3. or (e) 3. or by the out-of-state public school.
    • am. “Early reinstatement” means the reinstatement to school of an expelled pupil before the expiration of the term of expulsion specified in the pupil’s expulsion order under par. (c) 3. or (e) 3.
    • b. “Early reinstatement condition” means a condition that a pupil is required to meet before he or she may be granted early reinstatement or a condition that a pupil is required to meet after his or her early reinstatement but before the expiration of the term of expulsion specified in the pupil’s expulsion order under par. (c) 3. or (e) 3.
    • c. “Enrollment condition” means a condition that a pupil is required to meet before he or she may be granted conditional enrollment or a condition that a pupil is required to meet after his or her conditional enrollment but before the expiration of the term of expulsion specified in the pupil’s expulsion order issued under par. (c) 3. or (e) 3. or by the out-of-state public school.
  2. A school board, or an independent hearing panel or independent hearing officer acting under par. (e), may specify one or more early reinstatement conditions in the expulsion order under par. (c) 3. or (e) 3. if the early reinstatement conditions are related to the reasons for the pupil’s expulsion. Within 15 days after the date on which an expulsion order is issued by an independent hearing panel or independent hearing officer, the expelled pupil or, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil’s parent or guardian may appeal the determination regarding whether an early reinstatement condition specified in the expulsion order is related to the reasons for the pupil’s expulsion to the school board. The decision of a school board regarding that determination is final and not subject to appeal.

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