The School Discipline Project

Self-Help Resources

The Short-Term Suspension Appeal Generator (0-5 days) can be used to create an appeal letter for a short-term suspension. 
The Long-Term Suspension Appeal Generator (6+ days) can be used to create an appeal letter for a Superintendent’s / Formal / Long-Term suspension.

Suspension Checklists

The below Checklists summarize

the legal requirements under New York Law

for Short-Term Suspension and Long-Term

Suspension practices.

Short-Term Suspension Checklist Long-Term Suspension Checklist

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.

Self-Help Resources

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.

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