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School Discipline

State Profile - Nevada


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Gang activity
Habitual disciplinary problems
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.466
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4635
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Assault
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.466
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Grade level: Suspensions or expulsions must be reviewed for grades 1-6. Students in grades 1-8 may not be disciplined for simulating a firearm while playing, wearing clothing that depicts a firearm or expresses an opinion regarding the right to bear arms, with exceptions.
Length: Suspension is 3 or more consecutive days.
Violation type: Students may not be suspended solely for truancy.
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.466
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.467
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4634
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4657
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? Yes. The State Board must establish a program of independent study for suspended or expelled students. Students who are removed from the classroom may also be assigned a temporary alternative placement. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 389.155
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 388.537
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4645
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4675
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: bullying or cyber bullying Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 388.1352
Is corporal punishment permitted? No. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4633
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Annual accountability reports must include information on student discipline, including: suspension, expulsion, incidents involving weapons, drug use/possession. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 385A.250

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