Yes. Under education law, the school must provide alternate education to al students of compulsory school age. This is usually in the form of a tutor, but the program may take several forms. For short-term suspensions (1 to 5 days), the school may ask the student to come into an in-house suspension room that is staffed by a teacher. Long-term suspensions may get more complicated. For long-term, the school district may send a tutor to the student’s home for the required time period. The school district may also arrange for the student to receive instruction in an alternate location, another school district, or a BOCES.
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