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My Child Is on a Section 504 Plan

: Intro > IEP/504/None > Discipline > Out-of-School Suspension > Greater Than 10 Days

The Discipline is:

an out-of-school suspension* that exceeds a total of 10 school days* when combined with other out-of-school suspensions this school year.

Response:

Is the removal for more than 10 consecutive schools days?  If yes, this is a disciplinary change of placement*.1  Because the removal is considered to be a change of placement, a manifestation determination* meeting must be held.

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If the sum of all  suspensions for this school year total 10 or more nonconsecutive school days, the school must determine whether this suspension is this part of a series of suspensions that constitutes a pattern of removals* 2 because:

  • the series of suspensions totals more than 10 consecutive school days, and
  • the behavior is substantially similar to previous incidents and
  • because of other factors such as the length of suspensions, the total amount of time suspended and the proximity of the suspensions to one another constitutes a pattern.

The school district determines on a case-by-case basis whether a pattern of suspensions constitutes a change of placement.3
If the school district determines that the pattern of suspensions constitutes a change of placement, a manifestation determination meeting must be held.

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If multiple suspensions were for a total of 10 or more school days, but the school determines that the suspensions do not constitute a change of placement, no manifestation determination meeting is required.

The school district determined this does not constitute a change of placement - Continue Here >>>

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