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A School Law Primer on Student Discipline

National School Boards Association

October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

Providence Renaissance Hotel
Providence, RI

Attorney Anne Littlefield, Attorney Julie Fay, and Attorney Leander Dolphin will be speaking at the Council of School Attorneys (COSA) 2010 School Law Practice Seminar sponsored by the National School Boards Association on the topic of "Student Discipline." 

School districts have the right to adopt reasonable rules and regulations to control student conduct; they are necessary to ensure order and safety and to set the parameters of appropriate behavior. The rights of school officials to adopt and enforce reasonable rules of student conduct are however, not unlimited as students enjoy certain constitutional, statutory, and regulatory protections from arbitrary and unreasonable discipline. Due to time constraints, this “boot camp” session will not cover discipline of special education students.

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