2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 21 - Education
Chapter 4 - Pupils
Article 3 - Right to Attend School
Section 21-4-306 - Suspension or Expulsion; Grounds.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 21-4-306 (2020)

21-4-306. Suspension or expulsion; grounds.

(a) The following shall be grounds for suspension or expulsion of a child from a public school during the school year:

(i) Continued willful disobedience or open defiance of the authority of school personnel;

(ii) Willful destruction or defacing of school property during the school year or any recess or vacation;

(iii) Any behavior which in the judgment of the local board of trustees is clearly detrimental to the education, welfare, safety or morals of other pupils, including the use of foul, profane or abusive language or habitually disruptive behavior as defined by subsection (b) of this section;

(iv) Torturing, tormenting, or abusing a pupil or in any way maltreating a pupil or a teacher with physical violence;

(v) Possession, use, transfer, carrying or selling a deadly weapon as defined under W.S. 6-1-104(a)(iv) within any school bus as defined by W.S. 31-7-102(a)(xl) or within the boundaries of real property used by the district primarily for the education of students in grades kindergarten through twelve (12).

(b) As used in paragraph (a)(iii) of this section, "habitually disruptive behavior" means overt behavior willfully initiated by a student causing disruption in the classroom, on school grounds, on school vehicles or at school activities or events, which requires the attention of a teacher or other school personnel.

(c) The board of trustees shall, subject to the case-by-case modification permitted by subsection (d) of this section, require the district superintendent to expel from school for a period of one (1) year any student determined to violate paragraph (a)(v) of this section.

(d) The superintendent with the approval of the board of trustees may modify the period of any expulsion on a case-by-case basis based upon the circumstances of the violation. Upon a violation of paragraph (a)(v) of this section and following notice and hearing requirements of W.S. 21-4-305, the superintendent shall notify the district attorney of the violation together with the specific act in violation of paragraph (a)(v) of this section and the name of the student violating paragraph (a)(v) of this section. Nothing in this section prohibits a district from providing educational services to the expelled student in an alternative setting.

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