Unformatted text preview: rights…at the schoolhouse gate” but that such constitutional rights should be “applied in light of the special characteristics of the school environment.” • School officials may not censure or censor student speech unless it causes a substantial disruption of school operations. Student Suspensions and Expulsions: Gross v. Lopez (1975) • For suspensions of up to 10 school days, school officials must provide at least oral notice of the charges and, if the student protests, an explanation of the evidence and an opportunity for the student to tell his or her side of the story. • Citing the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee that every citizen receive the due process of law. • Longer suspensions may require more formal procedures in terms of notice and a hearing....
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- Fall '07
- Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Brown v. Board of Education, equal educational opportunities