Depending on a school district's policies in taking disciplinary action with regard to student behavior, there are typically three choices: in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension and terminating a student's participation in school completely.
The debate that typically arises has to do with out-of-school suspension and whether it's a valuable option as often times students are sent home and left unsupervised during the day if the parents are working.
Advocates say it's a stronger punishment than in-school suspension and sends a stronger message to the student, and parents, about the infraction.
Critics say it just means days off for the student and puts them behind in classwork and learning.
Others advocate having the student perform community service as a activity for school infractions.
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