|What may a student be suspended or expelled for?||Assault
Destruction of property
Dress code violation
Electronic communications policy violation
Membership in fraternity, sorority or secret organization
|Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-502
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-605
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-515
|What must a student be suspended or expelled for?||Firearm/weapon possession||Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-507
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-502
|Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion?||Grade level: Students in K-5 may not be suspended out of school, with exceptions.
Length: Suspensions are a maximum of 10 school days. Expulsions are 10+ school days.
Violation type: Students may not suspended out of school for truancy.
|Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-507|
|Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion?||Alternatives to discipline encouraged: each district student services plan must reflect the use of alternative methods of classroom management, including--behavioral contracting, dispute resolution, classroom meetings, logical consequences, assertive discipline, behavior modification, career and academic counseling.||Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1004|
|Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled?||Yes. Alternative learning environments are required, including alternative classrooms and in-school suspensions. Non-punitive intervention services must be provided in these environments.||Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-209
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-48-103
|When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline?||Violations concerning: acts of violence, crimes involving a deadly weapon||Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-113|
|Is corporal punishment permitted?||Yes. Local decision.||Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-503|
|Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion?||State Department of Education must develop annual report at the school, district and state level on exclusionary discipline, in-school suspension and corporal punishment.||Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-516|