KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Did you know? Every year Maryland school systems suspend thousands of students, many of whom have disabilities. When students are suspended, they lose instructional time and their learning is interrupted.
Students in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Design Team collaborated with Disability Rights Maryland and the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to develop a Know Your Rights booklets to help students better understand their suspension rights. To date, the Know Your Rights booklets have been distributed to over 2,000 students, family members, and community advocates in Maryland.
Learn more about your rights and download your own booklet here!
If you think that you have been unfairly suspended, contact one of the organizations below:
- Students with disabilities: Disability Rights Maryland (410) 727-6352
- Students without disabilities: Maryland Office of the Public Defender (443) 873- 3531
To learn more about the Know Your Rights campaign or to request materials for your school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org