• 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
    staff.
    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
    Office located?
    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
    expulsion?
    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
    offense?
    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
    expelled.
    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.