Prior to any suspension, the school principal or his/her designee shall advise the student in question of the particular misconduct of which he/she is accused as well as the basis for such accusation.  The student shall be accorded an opportunity at that time to explain his/her version of the facts to the school principal or his/her designee.


A student whose presence in or about a school poses a continued danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disruption to the academic process may be immediately removed from the school premises without the benefit of the procedure described hereinabove, providing that the necessary procedure shall follow as soon as practicable.


Notice in writing of the suspension and the reasons therefore shall be given to the parents or legal guardians of the student suspended.


Any parent, tutor or legal guardian of a student suspended shall have the right to appeal to the parish Superintendent, who shall conduct a hearing on the merits.  The decision of the Superintendent on the merit of the case, as well as the term of suspension, shall be final, reserving the right to the Superintendent to remit any portion of the time of suspension.


A student suspended for damages to any property belonging to the school system shall not be readmitted until payment in full has been made for such damage or until directed by the Superintendent.



Ref:    U.S. Constitution, Amend. XIII

U.S. Constitution, Amend. XIV, Sec. 1

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยง17:416


East Carroll Parish School Board