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Student Discipline and Behavior

Grounds for Suspension/Expulsion

According to Colorado Revised Statutes (22-33-106) (l) (a-d) and 3(e), the following shall be grounds for suspension or expulsion from school, and denial of admission:

  • Continued willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of proper authority.
  • Willful destruction or defacing of school property.
  • Behavior on or off school property that is detrimental to the welfare, or safety of other students or of school personnel including behavior that creates a threat of physical harm to the student or to other students.
  • Serious violations in a school building or in or on school property, including but not limited to carrying, bringing, using or possessing a dangerous weapon without the authorization of the school or the school district;
  • The sale of a drug or controlled substance
  • The commission of an act which if committed by an adult would be robbery or assault, the commission of a violation under this paragraph four shall result in mandatory expulsion.
  • Failure to comply with immunization requirements.
  • Repeated interference with the school's ability to provide educational opportunities to other students
  • Being declared a habitually disruptive
    • For purposes of this paragraph, a “habitually disruptive student” means a child who has been suspended three times during the course of the school year for causing a material and substantial disruption in the classroom, on school grounds, in school vehicles or at school activities or events because of behavior that was initiated, willful, and overt on the part of the child. Any student who is enrolled in a public school may be subject to being declared a habitually disruptive student.
    • The student and the parent, legal guardian or legal custodian shall have been notified in writing of each suspension counted toward declaring the student as habitually disruptive.
    • The student and parent, legal guardian or legal custodian shall have been notified in writing and by telephone or other means at the home or the place of employment of the parent or legal guardian of the definition of ‘habitually disruptive student’ and the mandatory expulsion of such students.
  • Carrying, using, actively displaying, or threatening with the use of a firearm facsimile that could reasonably by mistaken for an actual firearm
  • Making a false accusation of criminal activity against an employee of an educational entity to law enforcement authorities or school district officials or personnel.

Learn more in the Board Policy JKD/JKE-E2.