In accordance with Georgia State law O.C.G.A. 20-2-753, a student must be provided with the
opportunity to participate in a student disciplinary hearing when the principal recommends a
suspension or expulsion of longer than ten days.
Alternative Education Program - a program intended to meet the educational needs of a student
who is suspended from the regular classroom, as well as a student who is eligible to remain in his/her
regular classroom but is more likely to succeed in a non-traditional setting.
Short-Term Suspension - the short term removal of a student from a public school for ten days or
Long-term Suspension- the long term removal of a student from a public school for more than ten
days but not beyond the current quarter or semester.
Transfers/Withdrawals - transfers within Clayton County Schools and/or withdrawals from Clayton
County Public Schools due to disciplinary reasons are not contemplated in the behavior code and
cannot be considered for Tribunal recommendations or decisions.
Expulsion - exclusion of a student from a public school beyond the current quarter or semester.