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121A.46 SUSPENSION PROCEDURES.
    Subdivision 1. Informal administrative conference before suspension. The school
administration shall not suspend a pupil from school without an informal administrative
conference with the pupil. The informal administrative conference shall take place before the
suspension, except where it appears that the pupil will create an immediate and substantial danger
to self or to surrounding persons or property, in which case the conference shall take place as
soon as practicable following the suspension.
    Subd. 2. Administrator notifies pupil of grounds for suspension. At the informal
administrative conference, a school administrator shall notify the pupil of the grounds for the
suspension, provide an explanation of the evidence the authorities have, and the pupil may present
the pupil's version of the facts.
    Subd. 3. Written notice of grounds for suspension. A written notice containing the grounds
for suspension, a brief statement of the facts, a description of the testimony, a readmission plan,
and a copy of sections 121A.40 to 121A.56, shall be personally served upon the pupil at or
before the time the suspension is to take effect, and upon the pupil's parent or guardian by mail
within 48 hours of the conference. The district shall make reasonable efforts to notify the parents
of the suspension by telephone as soon as possible following suspension. In the event a pupil is
suspended without an informal administrative conference on the grounds that the pupil will create
an immediate and substantial danger to surrounding persons or property, the written notice shall
be served upon the pupil and the pupil's parent or guardian within 48 hours of the suspension.
Service by mail is complete upon mailing.
    Subd. 4. Suspension pending expulsion or exclusion hearing. Notwithstanding the
provisions of subdivisions 1 and 3, the pupil may be suspended pending the school board's
decision in the expulsion or exclusion hearing; provided that alternative educational services are
implemented to the extent that suspension exceeds five days.
History: 1974 c 572 s 5; 1978 c 764 s 94; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 7 s 19-22; 1998 c
397 art 9 s 26; art 11 s 3