|What may a student be suspended or expelled for?||Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Refusal to identify self
|N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-5-4.3
N.M. Admin. Code 220.127.116.11
|What must a student be suspended or expelled for?||Firearm/weapon possession||N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-5-4.7|
|Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion?||Length: Expulsion is removal exceeding 10 school days. Long-term suspension is removal for a specified time exceeding 10 school days. Temporary suspension is removal for 10 school days or less.
Violation type: Students may not be suspended out-of-school or expelled for truancy/attendance.
|N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-12-9
N.M. Admin. Code 18.104.22.168
|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. Students suspended in-school for more than 10 school days must be provided with an instructional program. Students with disabilities who are determined to have brought a weapon to school shall be placed in an alternative education setting.||N.M. Admin. Code 22.214.171.124
N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-5-4.7
|When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline?||Not specified in statute or regulation.|
|Is corporal punishment permitted?||No.||N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-5-4.3|
|Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion?||Not specified in statute or regulation.|