In NY, School Commissioner’s decisions have upheld the suspension of students for off-campus conduct (Appeal of K.S., 43 Ed Dept Rep 492, Decision No. 15,063; Appeal of Ravick, 40 id. 262, Decision No. 14,477; Appeal of Orman, 39 id. 811, Decision No. 14,389). The courts too have stated that students may be disciplined for conduct that occurred outside of the school where that conduct may endanger the health or safety of pupils within the educational system or adversely affect the educative process (Matter of Coghlan v. Bd. of Educ. of Liverpool Cent. School Dist., 262 AD2d 949, citing Pollnow v. Glennon, 594 F.Supp. 220, 224, affd 757 F.2d 496).
Under NY Social Services law, Article 6 Section 420, the Child Protective Services Code, it is a Class A misdemeanor
for a mandatory reported who fails to report suspected child abuse.
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