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School Discipline

State Profile - South Dakota


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Violating school rules
S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-4
S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-5
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-4
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.
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? Expelled students may be provided with educational services in an alternative setting. S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-4
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-4
Is corporal punishment permitted? Yes. S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-2
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.

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