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22 Pa. Code § 14.143. Disciplinary placements.

§ 14.143. Disciplinary placements.

 (a)  Notwithstanding the requirements incorporated by reference in 34 CFR 300.530(b) and 300.536 (relating to authority of school personnel; and change of placement because of disciplinary removals), a disciplinary exclusion of a student with a disability for more than 15 cumulative school days in a school year will be considered a pattern so as to be deemed a change in educational placement.

 (b)  A removal from school is a change of placement for a student who is identified with an intellectual disability, except if the student’s actions are consistent with 34 CFR 300.530(g)(1)—(3) (relating to authority of school personnel).


   The provisions of this §  14.143 amended under sections 1372 and 2603-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P.S. § §  13-1372 and 26-2603-B).


   The provisions of this §  14.143 adopted June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 3021; amended June 27, 2008, effective July 1, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3575; amended January 2, 2009, effective January 3, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 17; amended December 1, 2023, effective December 2, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 7485. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (363318).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  12.6 (relating to exclusions from school); and 22 Pa. Code §  14.133 (relating to positive behavior support).

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