State Profile

School Discipline

State Profile - Alaska


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Felony conviction
Harassment
Intimidation
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.30.045
Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.33.200
Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.33.250
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.03.160
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.
Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion? Non-punitive supports are available: conflict resolution, and mental health/substance use programs. Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.33.120
Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled? Not specified in statute or regulation.
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: possession of a firearm. Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.03.160
Is corporal punishment permitted? No. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 4, 07.010
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Districts must annually report to the Department incidents of: violence, weapons, suspension/expulsion involving violence or a weapon. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 4, 06.250

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