“In New York, a teacher has the power and authority to remove a disruptive pupil from the teacher’s classroom consistent with discipline measures contained in the code of conduct adopted by the local board of education. The school authorities of any school
district must establish policies and procedures to ensure the provision of continued educational programming and activities for students removed from the classroom. Moreover, a pupil cannot be removed if doing so violates any state or federal law or regulation.”

“If your child is removed from his or her classroom, the teacher must apprise both your child and the school principal of the reasons for the removal.161 If the teacher finds that your child’s continued presence in the classroom does not pose a continuing danger to persons or property and does not present an ongoing threat of disruption to the academic process, the teacher must, prior to removing your child from the classroom, provide your child with an explanation of the basis for removal and allow the pupil to informally present the pupil’s version of relevant events.”

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