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Due Process Requirements For Schools

What is due process in a school setting?

Due process in a school setting means a few different things. It means you’re innocent until proven guilty, you have to have notice of what you did wrong, and an opportunity to be heard. The United States Supreme Court has said that due process does extend to students in public schools. For suspensions less than ten days, you have an opportunity to an informal hearing. For suspensions 10 days or greater, you do get a formal hearing, normally before the local school board. You should consult with an education and school law attorney if you have more questions about due process.