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School Discipline

State Profile - North Dakota


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Defiant or disruptive behavior
Firearm/weapon possession
N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-09
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-10
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Suspension is up to 10 days. N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-09
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? Disricts may authorize the provision of educational services to an expelled student in an alternative setting. N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-10
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: criminal behavior and attendance issues. N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-18
N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-20.03
Is corporal punishment permitted? No. N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-02
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.

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