Expulsion is a punishment for students when they violate a school’s code of conduct. Typically, expulsion is only used for very serious violations of the student code of conduct.
Expulsion (referred to as “long-term suspension” in Vermont) is the exclusion from school property and activities for more than 10 consecutive school days. The expulsion may last until the end of the school year or up to 90 school days, whichever is longer.
Students who bring a gun or knife to school or school activities, or who make bomb threats against the school, can be expelled for up to one year, if approved by the school board after a formal hearing.
If your child has been out of school for more than 10 school days, contact the school about getting the student back to school as soon as possible. If the school refuses to reintegrate the student into school or provide out of school educational services for any reason, contact Vermont Legal Aid for assistance.