If a student in grade 6 or above commits a physical assault against an employee, volunteer, or contractor of the District while at school, the student shall be permanently expelled from the District, subject to possible reinstatement after the expiration of not less than one hundred eighty (180) school days. "At school" means in a classroom, elsewhere on school premises, on a school bus or other school-related vehicle, or at a school-sponsored activity or event whether or not it is held on school premises.
The Michigan Revised School Code also permits a teacher to suspend a student from the teacher’s class, subject or activity for up to one (1) full school day, if the student engages in any of the following types of conduct during the class, subject or activity:
A. physically fighting;
B. disruption of the educational process, including insubordination, after repeated warnings;
C. profanity/inappropriate use of language after repeated warnings;
D. refusing to wear safety glasses or other safety required attire despite the teacher’s request that the safety equipment must be worn;
E. using a laser light without the teacher’s permission after repeated warnings;
F. possessing, using or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; and
G. having a dangerous weapon as defined by the Revised School Code.
A teacher-initiated one (1) day suspension from the teacher’s class, or subject, does not preclude the building administration from administering additional discipline in accordance with Board policy.
It should be noted that the above items that are referenced in State or Federal statutes are also considered by this Board to independently serve as a basis for discipline under this Code of Conduct. A change in any of the statutory provisions, including new interpretations or clarifications will not affect the inclusion of any such items in this Code of Conduct.