Suspension/Expulsion of a Non-Exceptional Student (non-disabled)

School Code

Sec. 510

School Code: Sec. 1317

School Code: Sec. 1317.2

Sec. 1318

Regulations of the State Board of Education

§ 12.16. Definitions.

22 Pa Code 12.3 School Rules

22 Pa Code 12.6 Exclusions from school

22 Pa Code 12.7 Exclusion from classes-in-school suspension

22 Pa Code 12.8 Hearings

School Board Policy

Section 510 of the School Code states in part " The board of school directors in any school district may adopt and enforce such reasonalble rules and regulations as it may deem necessary and proper....regarding the conduct and deportment of all pupils attending the public schools in such district, during such time as they are under the supervision of the board of school directors and teachers, including the time necessarily spent in coming to and returning from school."

The Regulations of the State Board of Education, 22 Pa. Code 12.3, deal with the authority of the school board " make reasonable and neecessary rules governing the conduct of students in school" and the limitations on that authority. 22 Pa. Code 12.3(c) requires the school board to "....adopt a code of student conduct which shall include policies governing student discipline...."and requires the publication of this code and distribution to students and parents. 22 Pa. Code 12.6(a) requires the school board to "....define and publish the types of offenses that would lead to exclusion from school."



Federal Cases

State Cases


Appeals Process

  • School Board Hearing
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • Commonwealth Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court



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