Below is some information regarding student rights and school discipline policies. The information here applies specifically to K-12 public school students in RI. Keep in mind that district policies on these issues will vary, and more information on a specific policy can generally be found in the school’s student handbook.
NOTE: “At school” can mean many things. Depending on the school district and the conduct at issue, it can mean activity on school grounds, on a school bus, at a school activity or event (even if it is not held on school premises), and even at an “official” school bus stop. Many, but not all, student handbooks include their definition of “school grounds.”