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School Discipline

State Profile - Illinois


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Defiant or disruptive behavior
Endangerment
Threat to educational institution
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-22.6
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession
Firearm/weapon possession (imitation)
Membership in fraternity, sorority or secret organization
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-22.6
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/31-3
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Expulsions may not exceed 2 calendar years.
Violation type: Students may not be suspended or expelled for truancy unless supportive services were previously provided.
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-22.6
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/26-12
Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion? Alternatives to discipline encouraged: It is recommended that school officials consider forms of non-exclusionary discipline prior to exclusionary discipline. School districts must make an effort to provide personnel with ongoing professional development on the adverse consequences of school exclusion, justice system involvement, classroom management, culturally responsive discipline, and healthy school climates. For bullying violations, districts must include interventions such as restorative measures, counseling and social-emotional skill building. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-22.6
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/27-23.7
Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled? Yes. Students suspended for longer than 4 days must be provided with support services during their suspension. Expelled students may be eligible for a transfer to an alternative school program. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-22.6
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, drug use/possession, gang activity, attacks on school personnel. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-21.4
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-21.7
Is corporal punishment permitted? No. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/24-24
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? State Board of Education must prepare a report on student discipline including data regarding out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and removals to alternative settings--disaggregated by race, gender, age, grade, ELL, duration and violation. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/2-3.162

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