Preparing for a School Tribunal

Guidance for advocating for children in school disciplinary hearings/tribunals. 

Community advocates (case managers, foster parents, CASAs, and other non-attorney advocates) use this guide to prepare for school disciplinary hearings when children face removal from school for more than 10 days. The guide includes an overview of the school disciplinary process, best practices for preparing for a hearing, potential obstacles and pitfalls to watch out for, and the legal rights of children facing these hearings.