ERIC Number: ED048672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Suspension and Expulsion of Public School Students. ERIC/CEM State-of-the-Knowledge Series, Number Ten.
Phay, Robert E.
This monograph reviews and analyzes decisions dealing with suspension or expulsion of students by public school authorities. The report focuses on recent court cases that reaffirm, amplify, or extend entrenched constitutional and common law principles undergirding the public educational system in the United States. The author considers the traditional elements of procedural due process and concludes that to comply with the minimum requirements of procedural due process administrators must (1) give the student adequate notice of the grounds of the charges and the nature of evidence against him, (2) conduct a hearing (unless the student waives it), and (3) take action only if it is warranted by the evidence. The author recommends that administrators develop written policies on student conduct, outline procedures for handling discipline cases, provide grievance procedures for students and faculty, and detail emergency plans to deal with school disorders. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Activism, Behavior Problems, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Expulsion, High Schools, Public Education, School Law, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Suspension
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 825 Western Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66606 ($3.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.