I’m looking for assistance in explaining the legal ramifications if something should happen to a McKinney-Vento student who is given an out-of-school suspension. It is a concern as these students don’t have a place to stay while suspended, and several schools do not have a specific room for internal suspension.

Answer: If a school is aware that a McKinney-Vento student does not have a safe place to be during the day, and something happens to the student while suspended, the district could be exposed to liability. This is particularly true considering that the McKinney-Vento...

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