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School Discipline

State Profile - Nebraska

School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Bullying
Criminal behavior
Dangerous communicable disease
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Membership in fraternity, sorority or secret organization
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Public indecency
Sexual assault
Violating school rules
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-264
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-265
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-267
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-2, 102
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-263
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Suspension is 5 school days or less. Expulsion generally may not exceed the remainder of the semester.
Violation type: Firearm/weapon possession does not apply to weapons instruction/approved courses. Students who are truant or tardy should be provided with alternatives to suspension or expulsion.
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-267
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-283
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1204.04
Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion? Alternatives to discipline: Students who are truant or tardy may be given alternatives to suspension or expulsion.
Non-punitive supports may include: counseling, parent conferences, schedule rearrangement, after hours instruction, psychological or psychiatric evaluations.
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-258
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-267
Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled? Yes. Each school district must have an alternative school, class or educational program for expelled students. Suspended students may be given an opportunity to complete classwork during period of suspension. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-266
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-265
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, criminal behavior Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-293
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1204.04
Is corporal punishment permitted? No. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-295
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? School districts must provide information on expulsion for possession of a firearm to the state Department of Education annually. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-263

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