The school district will keep you informed as the investigation goes on. If your child is on a 504 plan or an IEP there are some protections. The primary protection comes into play if your child is suspended for 10 days or more consecutively, or 10 days or more non-consecutively but for similar reasons. A special meeting will be held called a “manifestation determination.” The purpose is to determine if the actions causing the suspensions are due to the child’s disability. If they are there will not be an expulsion and there must be a continuation of educational services.