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If your child is facing discipline, suspension, or expulsion from Kingswood Oxford, and/or you have any questions regarding discipline, suspension, or expulsion procedures at Kingswood Oxford, it may be beneficial to speak to an attorney. The attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. have extensive experience handling Connecticut education law matters, including school discipline, suspension, expulsion, and readmission, and are well-equipped to assist you in these proceedings.

Citizenship Committee at Kingswood Oxford

“Students suspected of a violation of the Principles of Community meet with the Dean of Students who, after consulting with those involved, determines whether to proceed to the Citizenship Committee. The Dean of Students reviews the situation with the parents, the student’s advisor and/or faculty advocate of the student’s choice, and the chairperson of the Citizenship Committee prior to the hearing. Parents are invited to write letters to the chairperson of the committee sharing their point of view. Every effort is made to convene the Citizenship Committee as soon as time and complexity of the case allow.

The Student attends the Citizenship Committee hearing with a faculty advocate. At the meeting, the Dean of Students presents all pertinent information regarding the violation to the committee. The student is then given the opportunity to present his or her case to the committee, and follow-up questions may then be asked by the committee’s members. The student’s advisor or faculty advocate may speak on the student’s behalf. Discussion of the case then ensues without the student, the faculty advocate or the Dean of Students present. Consideration is given to the student’s previous record of conduct.

The chair of the Citizenship Committee presents the committee’s recommendation to the Head of School, who may modify the disciplinary action at his own discretion. The student, the student’s parents and the advisor are notified. Decisions of the Citizenship Committee may be shared with the school community without reference to student names.”

Disciplinary Consequences at Kingswood Oxford

“Disciplinary consequences can be assigned by a teacher, an advisor, a form dean or the Dean of Students. Disciplinary consequences include: detentions, Dean’s warnings, and disciplinary review.”

  • Saturday Detention
  • Dean’s Warning
  • Disciplinary Review
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Disciplinary Probation
  • Suspension

Read more about student discipline at Kingswood Oxford in the student handbook (from the 2016-2017 school year) here: https://issuu.com/cmtk-o/docs/us_handbook_-_school_datebooks

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If your child is facing suspension, discipline or expulsion from a private or public school in Connecticut, your child has rights. You should protect those rights by hiring an experienced education law attorney. Often, but not always, disciplinary charges may be accompanied by an arrest or criminal investigation. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the better off your child will be in terms of ensuring the protection of rights, and the ultimate outcome. Your child will achieve the best outcome with an experienced Connecticut Expulsion Attorney, who can try to reduce the expulsion to a stipulated agreement or dismissal of charges altogether. The experienced Connecticut Expulsion Law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. can help you and your child navigate the difficult and emotional process of an expulsion proceeding.

When a child violates a school policy – even if off school grounds – the violation can sometimes rise to the level of an expulsion from private or public school. An expulsion can negatively impact a child’s educational and emotional success. It can also sometimes affect college admissions if not handled by an experienced Connecticut Education lawyer familiar with handling expulsions and suspensions.

At Maya Murphy, P.C. we only represent students and families, we never represent school districts against students. We are available 7 days a week to answer questions; if it is important to you, it is equally important to us. We can assist your child with any education related needs including special education, suspension, discipline, expulsion, and criminal or juvenile criminal charges. You can contact one of our experienced Education Law Attorneys in Connecticut directly by calling (203) 221-3100 in Connecticut, or (212) 682-5700 in New York. You can also email Joseph Maya, the Managing Partner directly at JMaya@mayalaw.com.

Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

If you have any questions about education law in Connecticut or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or JMaya@Mayalaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation today.