Issued Date: 08/26/10
Every student has the right to due process guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.
The student is, in all except the most minor disciplinary cases, to be granted a hearing before the principal with every precaution being taken to ensure that the rights of the student are protected.
Before any disciplinary action is taken, the principal or the teacher must advise the student of his or her right to a hearing.
Students are to be reminded that in exercising their
rights they must not interfere with the rights of others, disrupt the educational
process, or violate the laws of the Federal, State and local government or
the policies of the Shelby County Board of Education.