Policy - JKE

POLICY:  JKE

EFFECTIVE DATE:  10/2/19

CANCELS SHEET DATED:  12/3/03

REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE:  09/18/19

 

 

 

EXPULSION OF STUDENTS

 

No student shall be expelled from school except by action of the RSU #74 Board.  The RSU #74 Board shall expel students as provided in 20-A MRSA §1001(9) and (9A).  The RSU #74 Board also has the authority to readmit an expelled student on satisfactory evidence that the behavior which was the cause of the student being expelled will not likely recur.

The parents/guardians (and the student if 18 years of age or older) shall be notified by certified letter and regular mail of the RSU #74 Board expulsion hearing.  The hearing shall be in a properly called executive session and may also be attended by persons designated by the RSU #74 Superintendent to present information in the case.

The notice of hearing shall include:

A.)    The date, time and location of the hearing;

B.)    A description of the charge(s);

C.)    A statement that the student may be represented by legal counsel;

D.)    A statement that the student or his/her representative may cross-examine any witnesses presented by the administration at the hearing; and

E.)     A statement that the parents/guardians and student may present evidence, including witnesses, and documents, on the student’s behalf.

 

 

Legal Reference:       20-A MRSA §1001(9)(9A)

                                  1 MRSA §405(6)(B)

 

Cross Reference:       JKE-R - Expulsion of Students -- Guidelines

                                  JICIA - Weapons, Violence and School Safety

                                  JK - Student Discipline

                                  JKD - Suspension of Students

                                  JKF - Suspension/Expulsion of Students with Disabilities