State Profile

School Discipline

State Profile - Oklahoma


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Bullying
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Theft
Violating school rules
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-101.3
Okla. Admin. Code 210:10-1-20
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Assault
Firearm/weapon possession
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-101.3
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Grade level: Students in grades K-5 are not subject to mandatory suspension for assault.
Length: Short-term suspension is less than 10 days.
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-101.3
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? Schools may provide alternative placement options including placement in an alternative school setting, reassignment to another classroom, or in-school detention. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-101.3
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: Gang activity, criminal behavior, firearm/weapon possession. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 5-146.1
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-100.4
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-132.1
Is corporal punishment permitted? Yes. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 13-116
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.

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