Student Rights

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Overview: When you can be removed from school

When and how can a student be prevented from attending school?

A student can only be prevented from attending a state or integrated school in one of the following ways:

No. It’s illegal for a school to use some other method to remove you from school for disciplinary reasons, like sending you home without following the proper stand-down or suspension process, or encouraging your parents to voluntarily withdraw you from school (see “Illegal suspensions”).