Measuring Up: How to make sure your school complies with Massachusetts’ student discipline laws

By The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

All students and their families should know their rights, whether or not they seek to challenge a disciplinary decision. Well-informed students, families, educators and community stakeholders can use this information to advocate for fair disciplinary practices in their school and district.

This booklet has a lot of internet links that you can and should use to get your school’s disciplinary data, get connected to other families and organizations working on changing school discipline, and get more information about protecting your rights. If you have any trouble accessing these links, please contact the Lawyers’ Committee for printed versions of each link.

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