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School Discipline: Rights for All Students
A school has the power to discipline students to maintain an orderly learning environment. However, your child has rights as a student. Read this article to learn more about the school’s power to discipline your child, the discipline process, and your child’s rights.
Mandatory Expulsion from School
Schools have the power to discipline students. Schools can use different kinds of punishment to discipline students. Suspension and expulsion are the most serious kinds of discipline. Sometimes schools must expel students. Read this article to learn more about when schools must discipline students.
How to Ask for Special Education Services for My Child
Special Education Services are for students with disabilities. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and other special policies can help these students succeed in school. Read this article to learn how to ask for Special Education Services for your child.
Due Process Hearings and Education-Related Complaints
There are laws to protect students with disabilities. If your child’s school does not follow these laws you can file a complaint with the Michigan Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education. You might be able to ask for a due process hearing.
Evaluations of Students With Disabilities
To be eligible for Special Education Services (SES), students must first be evaluated. Students who need SES will be evaluated on a regular basis. This is to make sure they get appropriate services. Read this article to learn more about the different evaluations.
Requesting an Accommodation if You Are a Person with a Disability and Have to Go to Court
Michigan courts are committed to open access to their services. If you are a person with a disability and have to go to court, you can ask the court for an accommodation so you can fully take part in the court activity.