Discipline generally refers to suspensions and expulsions, which remove students from their educational placement. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) set requirements and protections for discipline of students with an individualized education program (IEP).
IDEA Discipline Requirements [PDF]
IDEA requirements for disciplinary decisions.
Shortened School Day [PDF]
As part of the protections afforded under IDEA, students with disabilities have the right to attend school for the same length of time in each school day as non-disabled students. Absent a decision by the IEP team based on a student's unique educational needs, a FAPE includes the right to attend school for the full school day.
- Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) Model Form [PDF]
A manifestation determination review is required within ten school days of any decision to change the placement of a child with a disability because of a violation of a code of student conduct.