State Profile

School Discipline

State Profile - Wisconsin


School Discipline
What may a student be suspended or expelled for? Endangerment
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Threat to educational institution
Violating school rules
Wis. Stat. Ann. § 120.13
What must a student be suspended or expelled for? Firearm/weapon possession Wis. Stat. Ann. § 120.13
Are there limitations placed on suspension or expulsion? Length: Suspension is not more than 5 days.
Violation type: Students may not be suspended or expelled for attendance issues.
Wis. Stat. Ann. § 120.13
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. Alternative education programs are available for students removed from the class. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 120.13
Wis. Stat. Ann. § 118.164
When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline? Not specified in statute or regulation.
Is corporal punishment permitted? No. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 118.31
Does the state outline reporting requirements for suspension and expulsion? Not specified in statute or regulation.

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