Student Discipline

Information about the disciplinary process for students with disabilities can be found in the Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual and Chancellor’s Regulation A-443 and in the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (Student Intervention and Discipline Code and Student Bill of Rights).

MDR resources

Standard Operating Procedures Manual — Students With Disabilities Subject to Discipline: An Overview
This document addresses: (a) The circumstances under which an MDR must be conducted for a SWD; (b) how to schedule an MDR meeting; (c) procedural requirements; (d) steps that a school must take following an MDR; and (e) SOHO, the DOE’s system of record for suspensions and removals.

Manifestation Determination Review Flow Chart
See a chart of steps to follow following an incident and a timeline for conducting an MDR.

Steps for Scheduling MDR Meetings: Guidance for Schools
A checklist and timeline for school MDR coordinators.

Schoolwires: MDR Training Schedule
A complete schedule for MDR trainings provided by the DOE can be accessed on Schoolwires, the system the Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support uses to publicize professional development offerings. 

Part 201: Procedural Safeguards for Students With Disabilities Subject to Discipline
State guidelines and provisions regarding students with disabilities subject to discipline.

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