- The School Board must provide the students with a hearing before an expulsion takes place.
- Following the Hearing, if the Board wishes to expel the student it must provide a written detailed decision on why removing the student is in the School’s best interest and the reason behind the length of the expulsion.
- Students can request to transfer to alternative programs if they are expelled.
- You can have a lawyer or advocate present during the expulsion hearing.
- School Districts must create policies to help re-engage students who are suspended out-of-school, expelled, or returning from an alternative school setting.
- Students have the right to make up work while they are suspended.
- You cannot be fined or asked to pay a fee as a form of discipline.
- School officials cannot encourage students to drop out.
More questions? Facing suspension or expulsion?
Call us the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (312) 630-9744.
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