School district student
discipline policies are to be developed through the commitment, cooperation,
and involvement of the district's administrators, teachers, students, parents,
and counselors. The policies are to describe the district's expectations
of student conduct and specify the consequences of violating the rules.
As the need arises, school officials may adopt additional policies containing
student conduct rules. Any new policies or modifications to existing
school district student discipline policies must be submitted to the Arkansas
Department of Education within 30 days of board approval.
accordance with Ark. Code Ann. §6-18-504, any school district failing to file
the disciplinary policies as required by §6-18-503 with the department shall
have all state aid funds withheld until such disciplinary policy is filed with
the department. The required disciplinary policies may be contained
in student handbooks.
These discipline policies must be mailed or
delivered in hard copy on or before October 15, 2017 to:
Department of Education
Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #25
Rock, AR 72201