Detroit Public Schools Community District
Student Code of Conduct
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions Responses Does the Student Code of Conduct
Office discipline staff ?
The Student Code of Conduct’s primary focus is student discipline.
The Office of Employee Relations is responsible for the discipline of
Can I appeal an expulsion? Expulsion recommendations cannot be appealed. Parents can
present their questions or concerns to the expulsion hearing officer.
Where is the Student Code of Conduct
Frederick Douglass Building, South Wing, Room 170
2001 West Warren Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48208
How long can a student be suspended ? Students in grades K-5 can be suspended for up to three (3) school
days unless recommended for an expulsion (for a level 4 offense or
some level 3 offenses). Students in grades 6-12 can be suspended for
up to 5 school days unless recommended for an expulsion (for a
level 4 offense or some level 3 offenses).
How do I get make-up work when my
child is has been suspended?
Students removed from school for any disciplinary action are
entitled to make-up work. Make-up work will be provided to
parents by the principal/designee within two (2) school days of the
assigned discipline. Parents are responsible for picking up the
assignments and returning the completed work for grading.
Assignments must be completed and returned before new
assignments are issued. All make-up work must be completed
within five (5) school days of the student’s readmission to school.
How long does my child receive make
up work if he’s recommended for an
A student recommended for an expulsion is entitled to make-up
work until a final decision is made by the expulsion hearing officer.
If my child is expelled from Detroit
Public Schools Community District can
he attend another public school?
Students expelled from Detroit Public Schools Community District
cannot attend any other public school in the state of Michigan.
Can a student be expelled for one
Yes. Students who are charged and found guilty of a level 4 offense
or some level 3 offenses, which are very serious in nature, and
compromise the safety and security of students and staff, could be
Does The Detroit Public Schools
Community District have a school to
accommodate expelled students?
At present, Detroit Public Schools Community District does not
have a school for expelled students.