DoDEA Regulation 2051.1 is the policy and procedures for disciplinary action for all students enrolled in DoDEA. You are welcome to view the 45 page document is you wish. The following excerpt lists the grounds for discipline including suspension and expulsion.
This enclosure describes student conduct warranting disciplinary action or consequence and provides guidance as to the seriousness of offenses. However, this Regulation does not list every offense nor does it dictate the seriousness of any particular offense. Instead, it describes categories of conduct with sufficient specificity to inform the student of the type of conduct that may result in disciplinary consequence3 and is intended to alert principals to their flexibility in assessing the seriousness of offenses for purposes of determining the appropriate consequence. Disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for student conduct:
Rules of student behavior and disciplinary procedures prescribed in enclosure 8 that are applicable to students en route by DoD-sponsored school buses between home and school and/or school-sponsored events and activities. The school has the discretion to process disciplinary actions for school bus infractions solely within the context of procedures prescribed in enclosure 8, or as a part of school discipline generally. Disciplinary action that might affect the placement of a student with disabilities must be processed under the disciplinary procedures for students with disabilities.
In addition to this guidance, individual schools; school districts; or directorates may promulgate student policies/manuals that implement the procedures of this Regulation subject to prior coordination in accordance with subparagraph 5.2.8 of this Regulation.
A student may be disciplined for relatively minor offenses or first offenses not presenting an immediate threat of danger to self or others through the use of written or oral reprimands or notice to the sponsor/parent/guardian, time out, teacher/student/ conferences, suspension of school or extracurricular privileges, and by any other teacher intervention deemed by the teacher or principal to be appropriate. Minor offenses include any conduct that is not conducive to the good order and discipline of the school. Examples of conduct for which minor discipline may be appropriate include, but are not limited to: tardiness, unexcused absence, chewing gum or eating food in class, running or horseplay in the halls or classrooms, use of offensive language; disrupting the class by talking, laughing, or wandering about when the teacher determines that such conduct is inappropriate to the classroom activity. Nothing in this paragraph precludes the imposition of more serious disciplinary actions when a student engages in repeated or multiple acts of misconduct and the teacher or principal determined that the nature of the offense, in the context of all circumstances, warrants a more severe consequence than contemplated by this paragraph. Grade (score) reduction as a disciplinary action is not an appropriate means of discipline.
A student may be disciplined, to include removal from school (i.e., suspension, expulsion, or out of school placement) in appropriate circumstances; when a preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that the student has engaged in any of the following acts of misconduct:
The principal of the school shall notify the Installation Commander, or his or her designee for law enforcement or legal affairs, of any acts that may violate local laws or any situations that may pose a threat to the safety or security of the installation.
Authorized school officials may immediately confiscate any property belonging to, or in the possession of, any student if the possession or use of that property is inconsistent with the conduct required by this regulation, or good order and discipline. Unless possession of the item is illegal or dangerous, the confiscating official will return the property to the rightful owner or the student's sponsor as soon as is practicable and safe, or issue a receipt for its retention until such time as it may be returned. Confiscation is not considered a disciplinary action, but is accomplished to preserve health and safety, or to provide evidence incidental to the exercise of disciplinary action.