When Your Child Gets Kicked Out of School: School Expulsions

Authored By
Education for Justice

Minnesota law gives students important rights when they are being expelled from public school. Every public school has to have a discipline policy that is “prevention-oriented.” In other words, the policy must focus on finding problems and trying to deal with them before discipline happens. Schools must also follow the state’s discipline law, called the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act.

If your child has a disability or is getting special ed services, additional rules apply to the school. For more information call the Minnesota Disability Law Center at (612) 332-1441 or 1(800) 292-4150.