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JK - Student Discipline

Albuquerque Public Schools shall strive to provide and maintain a safe, fair, affirmative, and appropriately challenging environment that promotes learning and positive personal growth.  Disciplinary measures shall be aimed toward assisting each student in the development of self-control, social responsibility, and the acceptance of appropriate consequences for his or her actions.  Administrators shall use the progressive discipline procedures and options specified in administrative procedural directive.

Albuquerque Public Schools encourages parent/legal guardian involvement in matters of school discipline. Parents/legal guardians shall be advised of disciplinary measures taken to elicit their understanding and support.  Schools shall maintain a record of disciplinary actions taken.

Out-of-school suspension and expulsion shall not be used as punishment of unexcused absences and/or habitual truancy.

Corporal punishment shall be prohibited in Albuquerque Public Schools.

Administrative Position:

  • Associate Superintendent for High School/Associate
  • Superintendent for Middle School/Associate Superintendents for Elementary School

Department Director:

  • Director of Student, School and Community Service Center

References

Legal Cross Ref.:

  • §22-5-4.3 NMSA 1978

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

Procedural Directive Cross Ref:

NSBA/NEPN Classification: JK

Revised: January 17, 1990
Revised: February 20, 1996
Revised: April 2001
Reviewed: September 13, 2010
Reviewed: October 11, 2010
Revised: November 3, 2010
Reviewed: October 11, 2016
Revised: October 19, 2016