|Orchard View School District|
5610.01 - TEACHER INITIATED SUSPENSIONS
Any student suspended under this guideline shall be prohibited from returning to the class, subject, or activity from which s/he was suspended, until one (1) full school day has elapsed since the time of suspension. By mutual agreement of the teacher and principal, however, an earlier return may be permitted.
Upon making a suspension, the teacher shall immediately report the action to the principal; shall send the student to meet with the principal or his/her designee for determination of appropriate action; shall complete a "Report of Teacher Initiated Suspension" and deliver it to the principal or designee within one (1) hour.
During the suspension period, the principal may assign the student to an alternate setting within the school environment and, if so, shall ensure appropriate supervision of the student during that period.
As soon as possible following a suspension, the teacher shall arrange a conference with the studentís parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and its implications. The District (social worker) (School psychologist) (counselor) shall also be invited and shall attend, if practical. At the request of the parent(s)/guardian(s), the principal or his/her designee shall also attend. This conference shall occur no more than two (2) days following the suspension.
During the suspension period, the student (may be permitted to attend other classes and/or activities scheduled with other teachers, unless prohibited by other District guidelines).
Any student suspended from the same class, subject, or activity for ten (10) (successive) school days during the same school year shall be provided a formal hearing and due process procedures for each suspension period in excess of the first ten (10) days.
This guideline shall be applied to students with disabilities in a manner consistent with all applicable requirements of IDEA, section 504, and all other guidelines concerning such students. The program assigned to a special needs student during a suspension period shall meet the requirements of that studentís IEP, if applicable.