Stand down, suspensions, and being kicked out of school
In 2016, 2459 students faced suspension and a possibility of being kicked out of school. Out of those students, a little over 1000 were kicked out of their school – this is the formal statistics and does not include those students who have been asked to leave “voluntarily” by their school. Many feel ashamed, angry, or powerless. Most are also unaware of their legal rights.
This section outlines the law relating to the more serious disciplinary measures a school can take including stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions. It tells you about your rights and explains how they can help you if you are about to be kicked out of school.