Discipline Flowchart for Students Identified with or Suspected to Have a Disability Under IDEA

The purpose of this flowchart is to assist administrators and special educators in understanding the processes and federal and state discipline requirements when a student protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA violates a code of student conduct and the disciplinary consequence considered involves a day of removal from the current educational setting. The chart includes state and federal requirements, clarifications of disciplinary decisions, and required actions in disciplinary decisions.