Board of Education recognizes that student discipline is primarily the
prerogative of the local school district. Standards of behavior acceptable
to the district and procedures to assure that the standards are observed
are essential to an effective school climate. The County Board of Education
also recognizes, however, that the right to due process and the right
to a fair and just resolution of behavior issues are supported through
the appeal process.
the most severe form of discipline which a local district may invoke.
The County Board of Education is vested with the responsibility of serving
as the final appeal body in such cases. The hearing of expulsion appeals
is intended to safeguard the rights of the student(s) and the rights of
be filed with the Associate Superintendent, Student Programs and Services,
within 30 days from the date the district board voted to expel the student.
The County Board of Education will schedule an appeal hearing within 20
school days after the appeal has been accepted.
Board's review of the district's decision is limited to the following
the district board acted outside of its jurisdiction;
there was a fair hearing before the district board;
there was a prejudicial abuse of discretion;
there is relevant and material evidence which, in the exercise of reasonable
diligence, could not have been produced or which was improperly excluded
at the hearing before the governing board.
Online Information: GreatSchools.net
Who Makes Discipline Decisions?
Programs & Services Contacts:
||Pamela Comfort, Ed.D.
to Associate Superintendent
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