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Sample Memo: Student Removal
The following wording can be used to remove a student
from your classroom for misconduct, pursuant to state law.
This document includes particular wording that refers to
the law and specifically invokes the teacher's right to
remove the student. Please do not print this page and
submit it to your principal. You should create a document
of your own, inserting the appropriate information where
indicated. Eligible ATPE members may contact the ATPE Member Legal Services
Department with questions about this document or
the laws about student discipline.
principal's name), Principal
FROM: (insert your name),
(insert your classroom assignment or title)
RE: Removal of Student, (insert
Date: (insert current date)
- I am removing the student named above from my classroom for
the following reason(s):
_____The student has repeatedly interfered with my ability to
communicate effectively with the students in my class or with the ability of the student’s
classmates to learn.
_____The student is so unruly, disruptive or abusive that it
seriously interferes with my ability to communicate effectively with the students in the class
or with the ability of the student’s classmates to learn.
_____The student has engaged in activities that require removal
to an alternative education program or expulsion, as stated in the district student code of
- Documentation to support the statement above:
_____ is attached.
_____ has previously been provided to your office.
- I _____ do/ _____ do not consent to have the student returned
to my class after appropriate discipline management techniques, consistent with the student code
of conduct, have been employed.
- The action above is taken in accordance with Texas Education
Code section 37.002.
The legal information provided on this website is for general purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for
individual legal advice or the provision of legal services. Accessing this information does not create an
attorney-client relationship. Individual legal situations vary greatly and readers should consult directly with an
attorney. Eligible ATPE members should contact the ATPE Member Legal Services Department using our
online system, MLSIS.