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School Discipline

State Profile - Vermont


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Bullying
Harassment
Hazing
Misconduct
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1162
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1161a
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1166
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Suspension is 10 days or less. Expulsion is up to 90 days or remainder of school year. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1162
Are there non-punitive approaches outlined as alternatives to suspension or expulsion? Non-punitive supports may be available: Students may receive training in conflict resolution, peer mediation and anger management. Students involved with drugs or alcohol may receive referrals for counseling, treatment and rehabilitation. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1161a
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1165
Are there alternative schooling options available for students who are suspended or expelled? Alternative education services or programs may be provided during suspension or expulsion. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1162
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1166
Is corporal punishment permitted? No. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1161a
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Expulsions due to firearm possession must be reported. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1166

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