Types of discipline
Types of Discipline
Can I be suspended or expelled from school as a punishment?
Under Alaska law, a student can be suspended or expelled for actions that disrupt the school, bother or endanger other students, or violate school rules. The seriousness of the punishment the school may impose depends on facts such as
- how likely your actions are to cause harm to people or property;
- if you have a record of past offenses;
- the punishment given to others for the same conduct; and
- the school’s need to maintain an appropriate educational environment.
Can a school punish me by spanking, striking, or other corporal punishment?
No. School officials may not use corporal punishment in Alaska. But school officials may touch or restrain you to prevent harm to persons or property; it is not corporal punishment if they do.
Can I be required to pay for damage to school property?
Yes. Both you and your parents may be required to pay back the school for any school property that you damage or destroy.