State Profile

School Discipline

State Profile - New Hampshire


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Firearm/weapon possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Theft
Violating school rules
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193:13
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193:13
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Suspension is 10 school days or less. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193:13
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? Districts may provide educational services in an alternative setting to expelled students. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193:13
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: theft, destruction of property, physical harm or threat of physical harm, firearm/weapon possession. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193-D:4
N.H. Code Admin. R. Ed 317.03
Is corporal punishment permitted? Yes. Use of force for disciplinary purposes permitted. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 627:6
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.

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