Public schools in Wisconsin must follow certain rules in order to suspend or expel a student.  Generally, students may be suspended for up to five school days. Suspensions can be for up to 15 days if expulsion is being requested. If your child is facing expulsion, it is very important to seek legal assistance immediately as the time lines for this process are very short. The school will want to hold the expulsion hearing within 15 school days to avoid allowing the student back in school pending the hearing. During that time period, much information could and should be gathered to assist in defeating or shortening the expulsion. Expulsion can result in no school or school district agreeing to enroll your child in an academic program, so it should be avoided if at all possible. Attorney Sally A. Hoelzel may be able to represent your child in school expulsion proceedings. For a free consultation, call us at 262-633-8301, contact us through our website at, or visit us at 731 Main Street in Racine. We are your partners for professional service.