Nevada School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Discipline Frameworks

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Nevada School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Discipline Frameworks

Category: In-School Discipline
Subcategory: Discipline Frameworks
State: Nevada

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LAWS

NRS 392.4644. Plan for restorative discipline and on-site review of disciplinary decisions; annual review and revision of plan; posting and distribution of plan; written reports by board of trustees concerning compliance with section.

1. The board of trustees of each school district shall establish a plan to provide for the restorative discipline of pupils and on-site review of disciplinary decisions. The plan must:

(a) Be developed with the input and participation of teachers, school administrators and other educational personnel and support personnel who are employed by the school district, pupils who are enrolled in schools within the school district and the parents and guardians of pupils who are enrolled in schools within the school district.

(b) Be consistent with the written rules of behavior prescribed in accordance with NRS 392.463.

(c) Include, without limitation, provisions designed to address the specific disciplinary needs and concerns of each school within the school district.

(d) Provide restorative disciplinary practices which include, without limitation:

(1) Holding a pupil accountable for his or her behavior;

(2) Restoration or remedies related to the behavior of the pupil;

(3) Relief for any victim of the pupil; and

(4) Changing the behavior of the pupil.

(e) Provide for the temporary removal of a pupil from a classroom or other premises of a public school in accordance with NRS 392.4645.

(f) Provide for the placement of a pupil in a different school within the school district in accordance with NRS 392.466.

(g) Include the names of any members of a committee to review the temporary alternative placement of pupils required by NRS 392.4647.

(h) Be in accordance with the statewide framework for restorative justice developed pursuant to section 2 of this act, including, without limitation, by addressing the occurrences of the suspension, expulsion or removal of pupils from school that disproportionately affect pupils who belong to a group of pupils listed in subsection 2 of NRS 385A.250.

(i) Be posted on the Internet website maintained by the school district.

2. On or before September 15 of each year, the principal of each public school shall:

(a) Review the plan established by subsection 1 in consultation with the teachers, school administrators and other educational personnel and support personnel who are employed at the school and the parents and guardians of pupils and the pupils who are enrolled in the school;

(b) Determine whether and to what extent the occurrences of the suspension, expulsion or removal of pupils from school disproportionately affect pupils who belong to a group of pupils listed in subsection 2 of NRS 385A.250;

(c) Based upon the review, recommend to the board of trustees of the school district revisions to the plan, as recommended by the teachers, school administrators and other educational personnel and support personnel and the parents and guardians of pupils and the pupils who are enrolled in the school, if necessary;

(d) Post a copy of the plan or the revised plan, as provided by the school district, on the Internet website maintained by the school; and

(e) Distribute to each teacher, school administrator and all educational support personnel who are employed at or assigned to the school a written or electronic copy of the plan or the revised plan, as provided by the school district.

3. On or before November 15 of each year, the board of trustees of each school district shall:

(a) Submit a written report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that reports the progress of each school within the district in complying with the requirements of this section, including, without limitation, addressing the occurrences of the suspension, expulsion or removal of pupils from school that disproportionately affect pupils who belong to a group of pupils listed in subsection 2 of NRS 385A.250; and

(b) Post a copy of the report on the Internet website maintained by the school district.

4.    As used in this section, “restorative justice” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 392.472.

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

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