Brewster Central School District
Code of Conduct 2022-2023
XIV. Discipline of Students with Disabilities
The Board of Education recognizes that the need to address disruptive or problem behavior within its schools may result in the suspension, removal or other discipline of students with disabilities eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Article 89 of the Education Law (Article 89) and their implementing regulations. It also recognizes that these students with disabilities are guaranteed certain procedural protections whenever school authorities intend to impose discipline upon them.
Accordingly, it shall be the Board's policy that the procedures followed for suspending, removing or otherwise disciplining students with disabilities eligible for services under IDEA and Article 89 will conform with the procedural safeguards required by applicable laws and regulations.
This policy incorporates by reference the Procedural Safeguards for Students with
Disabilities Subject to Discipline set forth in Part 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, which implement the procedural protections provided under New York's Education Law and which coordinate the state's general procedures for suspension of students with disabilities with the requirements of IDEA and its implementing regulations.