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Series 5000 - Students

5131.8 - 1. Elementary and Secondary - C. Activities - (1) Conduct - (o) Out of-School Misconduct
Posted 11/01/2011 09:00AM


Series 5000 - Students

1.   Elementary and Secondary

C.  Activities

(1)  Conduct

(o)  Out of-School Misconduct

Students are subject to discipline, up to and including suspension and expulsion for out-of-school misconduct.  Out-of-school actions that will result in a mandatory expulsion for one calendar year (subject to modification in accordance with the statutes) include the following:

  1. possession of a firearm (as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921) in violation of C.G.S. 29-35,
  2. possession and use of a firearm, a deadly weapon, a dangerous instrument or martial arts weapon in the commission of a crime, or
  3. offering for sale or distribution “controlled substances” as defined in C.G.S. 21a-240.

Certain out-of-school misconduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension and expulsion.  Misconduct that is violative of a publicized district procedure and seriously disruptive to the educational process will result in disciplinary action.   The school administration will consider these two factors in determining suspensions for out-of-school misconduct, and the Board of Education will consider these factors in determining expulsions in situations involving out-of-school misconduct.

Considerations will include, but not be limited to, disruptions such as the following:

  • the school’s orderly operations,
  • the safety of school property, or
  • the welfare of the persons who work or study there.

The phrase “seriously disruptive of the educational process” means conduct that markedly interrupts or severely impedes the day-to-day operation of a school.  In determining whether the misconduct is seriously disruptive of the educational process, certain factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. whether the incident occurred within close proximity of a school,
  2. whether other students from school were involved or whether there was any gang involvements,
  3. whether the conduct involved violence, threats of violence or the unlawful use of a weapon as defined in C.G.S. Section 29-38, and whether any injuries occurred, and
  4. whether the conduct involved the use of alcohol.

Some examples of misconduct that may result in suspension or expulsion would be making of a bomb threat or threatening physical harm to a student or member of the staff.

Further details of out-of-school misconduct can be found in the Board’s Discipline policy #5144.


Policy Adopted: December 5, 2006 SUFFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    Suffield, Connecticut

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