Suspensions in Pennsylvania: Fact Sheet

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This fact sheet provides information for parents and guardians on the rules and procedures for student suspensions in all public schools, including charter schools, in Pennsylvania.

A suspension is an exclusion from school for one to ten school days in a row. Even a suspension for part of a day constitutes one day of suspension. A suspension may be imposed by a principal or other person in charge of a school.

If a school district or charter school seeks to suspend your child, you can learn more about what to do here.

Please note – this document is available in Spanish.

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