Policy 4361

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APPEALS OF LONG -TERM OR 365 DAY SUSPENSIONS   Policy Code:   4361

A student may challenge a long-term or 365 day suspension approved by the superintendent pursuant to policy 4353, Long Term Suspension, 365 Days Suspension, Expulsion. The student must appeal to the board in writing within three days of receiving the superintendent’s decision. The superintendent will inform the board chairperson of the request for an appeal and arrange in a timely manner a hearing before the board. The suspension need not be postponed pending the outcome of the appeal. The hearing will be conducted pursuant to board policy 4370, Student Discipline Hearing Procedures.

The appeal will be from the superintendent’s decision and on the record made in any administrative hearing. The board will review the superintendent’s decision to be sure that (1) there was a reasonable basis for determining that the student engaged in the specified misbehavior; (2) that a board policy, school standard or rule was violated; (3) that the consequence for the violation was reasonable; and (4) procedures required by board policy were followed. The board, at its discretion, may request additional information or evidence.



Legal References: G.S. 115C-45, -47, -276, -391

Cross References: Long Term Suspension, 365 Days Suspension, Expulsion (policy 4353), Student Discipline Hearing Procedures (policy 4370)

Adopted: December 11, 2000

Revised: August 28, 2006

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