SEC. 37-9-71. Suspension of pupils.
The superintendent of schools and the principal of a school shall have the power to suspend a pupil for good cause, including misconduct in the school or on school property, as defined in Section 37-11-29, on the road to and from school, or at any school-related activity or event, or for conduct occurring on property other than school property or other than at a school-related activity or event when such conduct by a pupil, in the determination of the superintendent or principal, renders that pupil's presence in the classroom a disruption to the educational environment of the school or a detriment to the best interest and welfare of the pupils and teacher of such class as a whole, or for any reason for which such pupil might be suspended, dismissed or expelled by the school board under state or federal law or any rule, regulation or policy of the local school district. However, such action of the superintendent or principal shall be subject to review by and the approval or disapproval of the school board. If the parent, guardian or other person having custody of any child shall feel aggrieved by the suspension or dismissal of that child, then such parent, guardian or other person shall have the right to a due process hearing. The parent or guardian of the child shall be advised of this right to a hearing by the appropriate superintendent or principal and the proper form shall be provided for requesting such a hearing.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Secs. 6282-24, 6328-25; Laws, 1953, Ex Sess, ch. 17, Sec. 5, ch. 20, Sec. 24; 1986, ch. 492, Sec. 83, eff from and after July 1, 1987. Amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 559, Sec. 2, HB776, eff. July 1, 2000.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2000