We have had a number of situations where students in White Plains, NY have been subject to discipline and these are university students, public school students, or private university students and there are steps that can be taken to challenge that discipline. Typically, the educational institution has internal steps that must be taken first whether it’s an appeal to a dean, an appeal to the chancellor or the president of the university. Once those steps are pursued and are unsuccessful there is a procedure in state law, of a petition which is pursuant to article 78 of the civil practice law and rules. We should caution people that those challenges are very difficult to win but they are available, and the appropriate circumstances can be successful.

This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced New York Student Discipline Attorney.