School Safety

Who do I call if I want to appeal my child’s suspension?

Under the newly adopted Student Code of Conduct, you may appeal a suspension by visiting the District website at https://dpscd.detroitk12.org/resources/students/codeOfConduct/. Information referencing a parent’s right to appeal is located on page 9 of the revised Code of Conduct. You may also contact David Hopkins, Director of the Student Code of Conduct Office at (313) 748-6350

How do I contact Public Safety? Where is the office located?

The DPSCD Police Department is located at 8500 Cameron, Detroit, MI 48211
Main number: (313) 748-6020 / Emergency (313) 748-6000

Who do I contact if my child has been arrested or detained?

Contact the DPSCD Police Department at (313) 748-6020 where assistance will be provided.

Who do I contact if my child has been assaulted?

If the assault occurred on school grounds during school hours, contact your school principal immediately. The principal will launch an extensive investigation and also notify the DPSCD Police Department, who will conduct an independent investigation of the incident. If the assault was committed after school hours, you may contact DPSCD Police directly at (313) 748-6020.

How do I obtain a copy of a police report filed with the District?

Contact the Office of Public Safety at (313) 748-6020.

How do I report a crime that I witnesses that occurred on school grounds?

Contact the Office of Public Safety immediately at (313) 748-6000. Also, notify the school principal immediately as a “lock down” protocol or other safety measures may have to be followed as a safety precaution

Where is the Student Code of Conduct Office located?

Frederick Douglass Building, South Wing, Room 170
2001 West Warren Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48208

Does the Student Code of Conduct Office discipline staff?

The Student Code of Conduct’s primary focus is on student discipline. The Office of Employee Relations is responsible for the discipline of staff.

May I appeal an expulsion?

Expulsion recommendations cannot be appealed. Parents can present their questions or concerns to the expulsion hearing officer.

How long can a student be suspended?

Students in grades K-5 can be suspended for up to three (3) school days unless recommended for an expulsion (for a level 4 offense or some level 3 offenses). Students in grades 6-12 can be suspended for up to 5 school days unless recommended for an expulsion (for a level 4 offense or some level 3 offenses).

How do I get make-up work when my child has been suspended?

Students removed from school for any disciplinary action are entitled to make-up work. Make-up work will be provided to parents by the principal/designee within two (2) school days of the assigned discipline. Parents are responsible for picking up the assignments and returning the completed work for grading. Assignments must be completed and returned before new assignments are issued. All make-up work must be completed within five (5) school days of the student’s readmission to school.

How long does my child receive make-up work if he is recommended for an expulsion?

A student recommended for an expulsion is entitled to make-up work until a final decision is made by the expulsion hearing officer.

If my child is expelled from Detroit Public Schools Community District, can he attend another public school?

Students expelled from Detroit Public Schools Community District cannot attend any other public school in the state of Michigan.

Can a student be expelled for one offense?

Yes. Students who are charged and found guilty of a level 4 offense or some level 3 offenses, which are very serious in nature, and compromise the safety and security of students and staff, could be expelled.

Does the District have a school to accommodate expelled students?

At present, Detroit Public Schools Community District does not have a school for expelled students.