JGD-R Student Suspension/Expulsion

File: JGD-R/JGE-R

(Option 1)

 

Student Suspension/Expulsion

 

            Violations of the Code of Student Conduct and School Board policy shall be grounds for suspension based on:

 

·         the nature and seriousness of the conduct;

·         the degree of danger to the school community;

·         the student’s disciplinary history, including the seriousness and number of previous infractions;

·         the appropriateness and availability of an alternative education placement or program;

·         the student’s age and grade level;

·         the results of any mental health, substance abuse, or special education assessments;

·         the student’s attendance and academic records; and

·         other appropriate matters.

 

            Violations of the Code of Student Conduct and School Board policy shall be grounds for expulsion based on:

 

·         the nature and seriousness of the conduct;

·         the degree of danger to the school community;

·         the student’s disciplinary history, including the seriousness and number of previous infractions;

·         the appropriateness and availability of an alternative education placement or program;

·         the student’s age and grade level;

·         the results of any mental health, substance abuse, or special education assessments;

·         the student’s attendance and academic records; and

·         other appropriate matters.

 

            The decision of the superintendent or his/her designee regarding a suspension for 10 days or less may be appealed to the school board unless the school board has provided by regulation that the decision of the division superintendent or his designee shall be final.

 

            In the case of a suspension for more than ten days if the school board’s regulations provide for a hearing by the superintendent or his designee, the regulations shall also provide for an appeal of the decision to the full school board.  Such appeal shall be decided by the school board within 30 days.  If the regulations of the school board provide for a hearing by a committee of the school board, the regulations shall also provide that such committee may confirm or disapprove the suspension.  If the committee’s decision is not unanimous, the student or his parent may appeal the committee’s decision to the full school board.  Such appeal shall be decided by the school board within 30 days.

 

            In the case of expulsion, the school board shall confirm or disapprove the proposed expulsion regardless of whether the pupil has exercised the right to a hearing.

 

 

 

Adopted:        06/07/05

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