The suspension of a student is at the discretion of the principal or designee of Alliance X College-Ready Academy X. Parents are notified in advance of the enactment of the suspension and can appeal a student’s suspension. A suspension appeal is heard within 5 days of notification of suspension by the principal or designee, and upon consideration, the principal or designee’s decision is final. The student is considered suspended until a meeting is convened to hear the appeal. The decision to rule on the appeal will be made within one business day of the appeal hearing. Parents/Guardians will be notified of the decision in writing within 3 days. For students who are recommended for expulsion, any appeal of the suspension will be considered concurrently with the expulsion process.