School Discipline

We know that getting in trouble at school can be scary and embarrassing, and that you may have questions about the process. If you think that a punishment was unfair or that your due process rights were violated, file a report that will go directly to Boston Public Schools. But first, read up on the Code of Conduct and the rules that your school must follow when disciplining you.

Suspensions should be your school's last resort. Read up on what you can and can't be suspended for, types of suspension, the hearing process, how to appeal an unfair suspension, and more.

Even if you are facing suspension, you still have rights. Learn about the expulsion process and what to expect here.


In most cases, your school needs to try (and document) alternatives before suspending a student. Here is a list of different alternatives that you can ask for before suspension