A School District’s Ability to Discipline Students for Off-Campus Conduct


Lozano Smith Client News Brief
With texting and social media, it seems as though the line between school and “not school” are blurred. School districts are often faced with determining whether they can discipline a student for their conduct while not at school. In this episode, we discuss a school district’s ability to discipline a student for off-campus conduct and go over court cases that analyze this issue.

Show Notes & References
  • 3:10 Tinker Standard

  • 6:38 Wynar v. Douglas County. Sch. Dist. (9th Cir. 2013) 728 F.3d 1062

  • 9:24 C.R. v. Eugene School District 4J (9th Cir. 2016) 835 F.3d 1142

  • 12:50 J.S. v. Bethlehem Area School District (PA 2002) 569 Pa 638

  • 19:05 J.C. v. Beverly Hills Unified School District, (2010) 711 F.Supp.2d 1094

  • 24:24 Shen v. Albany Unified School District (N.D. Cal. 2017) WL 5890089
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