Arizona School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion

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Arizona School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion

Category: Exclusionary Discipline: Suspension, Expulsion, and Alternative Placement
Subcategory: Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion
State: Arizona

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15-342. Discretionary powers.

The governing board may:

1. Expel pupils for misconduct.

15-840. Definitions.

In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Expulsion" means the permanent withdrawal of the privilege of attending a school unless the governing board reinstates the privilege of attending the school.

2. "Suspension" means the temporary withdrawal of the privilege of attending a school for a specified period of time.

15-841. Responsibilities of pupils; expulsion; alternative education programs; community service; placement review committee.

B.  A pupil may be expelled for continued open defiance of authority, continued disruptive or disorderly behavior, violent behavior that includes use or display of a dangerous instrument or a deadly weapon as defined in section 13-105, use or possession of a gun, or excessive absenteeism. A pupil may be expelled for excessive absenteeism only if the pupil has reached the age or completed the grade after which school attendance is not required as prescribed in section 15-802. A school district may expel pupils for actions other than those listed in this subsection as the school district deems appropriate. Any expulsions of pupils in a kindergarten program and grades one through four must comply with Section 15-843, Subsection K.

15-842. Damage to school property; suspension or expulsion of pupil; liability of parent.

A. Except as provided in section 15-843, Subsection K, A pupil who cuts, defaces or otherwise injures any school property may be suspended or expelled.

B. On complaint of the governing board, the parents or guardians of minors who have injured school property are liable for all damages caused by their children or wards.


No relevant regulations found.

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