Suspension Abeyance Contract
An Administrator may offer to hold a suspension in abeyance, that is, to not immediately impose a suspension for certain offenses, if (1) the administrator believes it is in the best interests of the student and the school community, (2) the student and parent/legal guardian agree to certain conditions, and (3) the student and parents sign an abeyance contract. (See Exhibit JK-R4-E1 [in Word | in PDF] and JK-R4-E2 [in Word | in PDF]).
Student Eligibility Requirements:
Student has been found to be in violation of the Guidelines for Student Rights and Responsibilities at a long-term hearing and the parent/legal guardian agrees to waive the student's right to any subsequent appeals.
Violation Eligibility Requirements:
An abeyance contract is NOT available for possession of a firearm or destructive device as defined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities.
The suspending administrator must weigh the severity of the offense, the student's prior disciplinary record, the parental/community support in place for the student and the impact of the offense on the school community when determining whether to offer an abeyance contract to the student and parent/legal guardian.
Reviewed: March 24, 2009
Reviewed: September 24, 2010 [Friday Report] - Cross Ref Policy Correction 10-12-10
Cross Ref: JB - Equal Educational Opportunities and Anti-Harassment Policy
JI - Rights and Responsibilities
JICA - Student Dress
JICFA - Hazing
JICG - Tobacco Use by Students
JICH - Drug and Alcohol Use by Students
JICI - Weapons in School
JICJ - Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Signaling Devices
JICL - Bully Prohibition and Prevention
JKA - Discipline of, and Alternative Interim Placements for Special Education Students
JKAA - Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion for 504 Handicapped Students