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Alternative to Suspension: Responses to student behavior that help direct or redirect the student without resorting to suspension.
 
Discipline: All forms of corrective action other than suspension or expulsion. It shall include, but not be limited to, the removal of a student from a class or activity by a teacher or administrator for not longer than the balance of the immediate class or activity. All discipline must be documented.
 
Emergency Expulsion: The immediate denial of the right of school attendance because the student is either an immediate and continuing danger to himself, other students, or school personnel, or poses a threat of substantial disruption of the educational process. An emergency expulsion must be converted to another form of discipline (usually short- or long-term suspension) within 10 days.
 
Expulsion: The denial of attendance at any single class, or any full schedule of classes, or any other activity conducted on or by the school district for an indefinite period of time.
 
In-School Suspension (ISS): Disciplinary action that may be used in schools, in which students continue their classwork at school but not necessarily in their regular classroom
 
Intervention: Interventions are responses designed to modify or correct student actions or conduct while keeping the student in school and learning. The continuum of interventions can range from a quick check in at the start of the day to stronger actions such as providing a student with an in-school suspension. Interventions should be documented to ensure that trends can be tracked and successful interventions can be transferred to other schools.
 
School Business Day: Any calendar day, exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays, and any federal or school holidays, upon which the office of the superintendent is open to the public for the conducting of business.
 
Suspension: The denial of the right of attendance at any single class, or any full schedule of classes, or at any other activity conducted on or by the school district for a finite period of time.
 
Long-term Suspension: A suspension that exceeds 10 consecutive school days.
 
Short-term Suspension: A suspension for all or any portion of a school day up to but not exceeding 10 consecutive school days.
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