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School Discipline

State Profile - Kansas


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6114
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6132
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Short-term suspension is 10 school days or less. Extended suspension is 90 days or less. Expulsion is 186 school days or less.
Violation type: Firearm/weapon possession does not apply to weapons instruction/approved courses.
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6132
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6115
Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.
Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled? Not specified in statute or regulation. Gifted children are not required to be provided with special education or related services upon suspension or expulsion. Kan. Admin. Regs. 91-40-34
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, criminal behavior Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6132
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6143
Is corporal punishment permitted? Not specified in statute or regulation.
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Boards of Education must report on expulsions for weapon possession, criminal acts and referrals to law enforcement. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6132
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6143

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