School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board affirms that, while Indiana Law requires attendance of each student until eighteen (18) years of age, it is in the best interests of both the students and the community that they complete the educational program that will equip them with skills and increase their chances for a successful and fulfilling life beyond the schools.

The Board directs that whenever a student, sixteen (16) to eighteen (18) years of age, wishes to withdraw from school, an exit interview will be conducted with the student, his/her parents, and the principal.

The student may not withdraw from school unless the student, the student's parent or guardian, and the principal agree to the withdrawal and the parent or guardian and the principal provide written consent for the student to withdraw from school. If the principal (this duty may not be delegated to a designee) does not consent to the studentís withdrawal, the studentís parent may appeal the denial to the Board.

At least five (5) days before holding an exit interview, the School Corporation shall give notice by certified mail and personal delivery to the student, the student's parent(s), or the student's guardian. The studentís failure to attend an exit interview or return to school if the student does not meet the requirements to withdraw from the school will result in the revocation or denial of the studentís driver's license or learnerís permit and employment certificate.

The Superintendent shall develop a withdrawal form (Form 5130 F4) which is to be signed by the student, his/her parent, and the principal in accordance with this policy.

I.C. 9-24-2-1
I.C. 20-33-2-28.5

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