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Student Discipline Advisory and Q&A: New information from DESE

March 3, 2015

On February 28, 2015, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released an advisory as well as a Q&A that provide schools with guidance related to the new student discipline law.

DESE's "Advisory on School Discipline February 2015" and "Student Discipline Laws and Regulations: Questions and Answers" help to interpret and clarify the changes to the student discipline laws and regulations that schools began implementing in July 2014.  School administrators are encouraged to consider these documents when they are analyzing current discipline cases and when they undertake the process of reviewing and revising student handbooks for the 2015-2016 school year.   

SCM attorneys are available for consultation on legal matters regarding student discipline.

Click the link below for each document: 

Advisory on School Discipline February 2015

Student Discipline Laws and Regulations: Questions and Answers