Parent/Guardian Right of Appeal of Short-Term and Long-Term Suspensions
A review of a short-term suspension may be requested of the principal in writing within (5) calendar days of the incident. The principal’s decision may be appealed to the superintendent or superintendent designee in writing within 5 calendar days of the principal’s decision. The decision of the superintendent or designee is final.
A written petition requesting a review by the superintendent or superintendent designee of a long-term suspension or placement in an alternative education may be submitted within (5) calendar days of the decision. The decision of the superintendent or designee may be appealed in writing to the School Board within (5) calendar days of receipt of the superintendent’s decision. The School Board shall issue its decision, either approving or altering the decision of the division superintendent or his/her designee, within thirty (30) days thereafter. Note that the School Board may increase the consequence.