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ADD Avoiding the Discriminatory Use of Discipline Against Students with Disabilities

This fact sheet published by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, summarizes public schools’ obligations under federal disability civil rights law to administer discipline student discipline in a nondiscriminatory manner.

Discipline of Students with Disabilities

This Fact Sheet contains information on what steps must be taken when disciplining a student with disabilities.

Expulsion of Students with Disabilities

Certain federal and state laws tell school administrators what steps must be taken when they are considering expelling a student with a disability. This web page provides information about that process.

Guide to Expulsion and Suspension for Parents

Your child's school may let you know that it intends to suspend or expel your child if he or she has misbehaved at school. You and your child have certain rights when this happens. As a parent, you are the most important advocate for your child's interests. This brochure has more information on what you can do if this happens.

South Carolina Compilation of School Discipline Laws and Regulations

This resource lists all of the laws and regulations in South Carolina that are related to school discipline.

South Carolina Laws on School Discipline.

Sections 59-63-210 through 59-63-280 of the South Carolina Code of Laws contain provisions regarding school discipline.

Special Education and Discipline

In special education, students have more protection, so school discipline is different. This brochure gives an overview of how school discipline works in special education.


This brochure contains information about the suspension process and your rights.

What SC Law Says About Expulsion

If you are expelled, you are taken out of school for the rest of the school year or longer. There are many different actions that can lead to your expulsion. This brochure explains what happens and what you can do.

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