The Nebraska Legislature enacted the Student Discipline Act ("Act") to protect school students' "constitutional right to due process and fundamental fairness within the context of an orderly and effective educational process."  The Act provides several procedural safeguards for students whenever a public school imposes any of the following sanctions:

1. Short-term suspension;

2. Long-term suspension;

3. Mandatory reassignment;

4. Expulsion; or

5. Emergency exclusion.

The Act also provides for other disciplinary actions such as student counseling, parent conferences, reassignment of scheduling, student services after regular school hours, and the restriction of extracurricular activities.  The Act does not impose any procedural safeguards when these latter types of disciplinary actions are utilized.  

  1. The Millard School District first created a Student Discipline Manual in 1996 and revised it in 1999, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and again in 2017 to help administrators comply with the rigorous procedural safeguards required by the Act.  

With this revision, it is our hope that the procedural requirements imposed by the Act are sufficiently simplified so that you, as an administrator charged with keeping an orderly, disciplined environment, are able to confidently discipline students whose misconduct warrants a sanction.

Bill Jelkin, M.S.Ed.

Director of Student Services