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School Discipline

State Profile - Idaho


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Habitual truancy
Harassment
Intimidation
Idaho Code Ann. § 33-205
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession Idaho Code Ann. § 33-205
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Temporary suspension may not exceed 5 school days. Idaho Code Ann. § 33-205
Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion? Non-punitive supports are available: district policies must include graduated consequences for violations concerning harassment, intimidation or bullying. Those consequences may include referral to counseling, restorative practices and on-site suspension, among others. Idaho Code Ann. § 33-1631
Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled? Yes. Alternative high school options are available. Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.03.110
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: Drug use/possession Idaho Code Ann. § 33-210
Is corporal punishment permitted? Not specified in statute or regulation.
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Reporting required for incidents of firearm possession. Idaho Code Ann. § 33-512

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