The School Discipline Project
Ensuring Student Access to Education
The School Discipline Project strives to reduce the current racial and special needs disparities in school discipline by teaching the public about Education Law and using the safeguards within the Education Law in our client’s disciplinary proceedings. We believe that obtaining an education is one of the keys to escaping multigenerational poverty. By advocating for students in the community and in hearings we can change outcomes. We are deeply committed to working with families, students, parent & community organizations, as well as the school district to provide students with quality educational environment while making sure every student feels a sense of belonging in their school.
The self-help resources included in this section do not constitute legal advice. They include comprehensive guides that provide an overview of the disciplinary process and a synopsis of NYS Education Law. We have also included links to other organizations and the resources they provide.
Know Your Student's Rights:
What's the Law?
Take Action: Fill-in-the-blank Letters
Take Action: Appeal a Suspension
Conozca los Derechos de su Estudiante:
¿Cuál es la Ley?
Tomar Acción: LLena el Espacio en Blanco Cartas
Llame a Nuestra Linea Directa
Buffalo Public School Resources
How We Can Help
For Parents/Guardians and Students:
For Community Partners:
Do You Need Help?
Complete the Intake Request By Phone*
*Please Note: Completion of an intake by phone does not guarantee representation or create an attorney client relationship
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37 Franklin Street
2nd Floor, Suite 210
Buffalo, NY 14202
(Look for us behind Pearl Street)
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