Any student who verbally threatens or physically assaults an employee of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, Bennington School District, Inc., Mount Anthony Union School District, North Bennington Graded School District, Pownal School District, Shaftsbury School District, and Woodford School District or any auxiliary staff, or contracted service providers, including drivers for the bus lines, shall be suspended immediately pending a hearing before the appropriate Board. In the event that no provocation for the incident can be established at the hearing, the student may be expelled at that time for the duration of the school year in accordance with Title 16, Section 1162, VSA and the student discipline policy #5050.
Students with Disabilities. Students with disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Act ("IDEA") and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and/or suspected of having such disabilities, shall not be suspended for more than 10 days, or expelled, except pursuant to provisions of the IDEA, and VDE Rule 4312, addressing long-term suspension and expulsion for such students.(Taken from Policy 5050)