An expulsion is a disciplinary exclusion (suspension) from the school district that is greater than one (1) semester in length. It may be longer or even permanent.
Generally the district wishes to limit exclusion from school to no longer than the end of the current semester. In some cases, there is a need to implement an expulsion as an extreme last resort for disciplining students who exhibit unacceptable behaviors such as drug possession, drug sales, acts of extreme violence, vandalism, weapons possession, weapons use, and other felonies. A school may also recommend for expulsion any student who has been suspended long-term two or more times.
To Recommend Expulsion
Schools shall follow the same due process procedures outlined for long-term suspension. In addition, school personnel shall be prepared to justify to the hearing officer the request for the most severe disciplinary action possible. The following special requirements shall apply when the hearing officer elects to uphold the school’s recommendation for expulsion.
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NSBA/NEPN Classification: JKE
Revised: May 1995