Discipinary Stay-Put: Placement during disciplinary appeals


The "stay put" placement for disciplinary appeals is the interim alternate educational setting

No matter who appeals the disciplinary decision, Sec. 1415(k)(4)(A) clearly states that the child remains in the alternate setting (the  placement chosen by the IEP team as a consequence of the behavior) until either:
  • The time of the suspension/expulsion ends, or
  • The hearing officer, at the end of the appeal, decides the child should return to his or her usual placement.
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