alternative to suspension

  • Students who receive one- to  three-day suspensions are eligible for the Alternative to Suspension program (ATS) by referral of a school dean or site administrator.

    At the discretion of the dean or site administrator, students may serve the first day at home and then opt to attend Alternative to Suspension for one day in lieu of serving the remainder of the suspension.

    The program will schedule up to 15 students per day on most Wednesdays at the San Mateo Adult School.

    A day in Alternative to Suspension consists of group-based therapy activities to help students address both the disciplinary incident that caused the suspension ad to reflect on their educational progress and engagement in school.

    For more information please contact Jessamy Cadigan at jcadigan@smuhsd.org.

Alternative to Suspension Form