Suspensions and expulsions

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Why This Indicator Matters

The State of Delaware's Department of Education keeps track of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions in all regular, vocational/technical and special public schools for each school year. The duration of out-of-school suspensions is influenced by district policy, district procedure, severity of the incident, frequency of a particular student's involvement in disciplinary actions and the availability of disciplinary alternatives.
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Definitions: Public School Students Enrolled, Expelled and Suspended, School Years.

Data Source: Delaware Department of Education

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Suspensions are total number of suspensions, not students suspended. A student may have multiple suspensions.

The State of Delaware's Department of Education keeps track of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions in all regular, vocational/technical, and special public schools for each school year. The duration of out-of-school suspensions is influenced by district procedure, severity of the invident, frequency of a particular student's involvement in disciplinary actions, and the availability of disciplinary alternatives.

Most frequent infractions resulting in Suspensions were Defiance of School Authority, Fighting, General Disruption. Most frequent infractions resulting in Expulsion were Drug Use or Possession, Assault/Battery.