ERIC Number: ED443926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Parent and Student Guide to High School Superintendent Suspension Hearings.
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.
This guide has been written to help parents represent their children at New York City Board of Education hearings. The guide explains the rights of parents and children and explains the steps a parent should take in representing the child. It only applies to regular education high school suspensions. Sections of the guide explain: (1) reasons a student can be suspended; (2) the right to a suspension hearing; (3) what happens to the child before the hearing; (4) the prehearing conference; (5) whether to have a hearing or to stipulate to the charges; (6) the suspension hearing; (7) making your case; (8) deciding if your child should testify; (9) postponing or adjourning the hearing; (10) the school's witnesses; (11) the child's witnesses; (12) the school's responsibilities before suspending a student; (13) objections; (14) evidence; (15) delay between incident and suspension; (16) searches; (17) weapons; (18) drugs; (19) academic records and the posthearing dispositional phase; (20) timeline for the hearing officer to issue a decision; (21) what to do if parents are not satisfied; (22) continuing suspension for a fixed period of 6 to 30 school days; (23) extended suspension for 1 calendar year; (24) general equivalency diploma; (25) part-time school programs; (26) referral to special education; (27) records of suspensions; (28) petitioning for readmission; and (29) appeals. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.