Inspired bythis thread, re: zero tolerance policies, I started thinking about how the girl might have to explain why she was suspended, in future matters. Then, I started trying to determine what situations would require her to do so.
The only time I could think that it might have any weight would be in the college application process. I volunteer with my university’s alumni association in interviewing college applicants, so while I’m not privy to the entire application process, I know a little about what colleges require / request, on the students’ end, but IIRC, the application would request the student divulge disciplinary matters and explain them.
Was the whole “don’t let this end up on your permanent record” warning a hollow threat? Barring egregious behavior (repeated fights or whatnot), does it carry any weight whatsoever? What all goes on one’s permanent record (suspensions would be an obvious item), but how about matters like tardies?
I would’ve posted this in General Questions, but I figured since there probably isn’t a “uniform answer”, the question might be better suited for this section.