Elk Rapids Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5610.02 - REINSTATEMENT OF PERMANENTLY EXPELLED STUDENTS

A student who has been expelled under this policy may apply for reinstatement in accordance with the following guidelines:

 

A.

If the student is in grade 5 or below, at the time of expulsion, the parents may submit a request for reinstatement after sixty (60) school days from the date of expulsion but the student may not be reinstated before ninety (90) school days from the expulsion date.

     
 

B.

If the student is in grade 6 or above, the parents, an adult student, or an emancipated minor may submit a request for reinstatement after 150 school days from the date of expulsion, but the student may not be reinstated before 180 school days from the expulsion date.

     
 

C.

The parent, adult student, or emancipated minor shall submit the request for reinstatement to the Superintendent.

     
 

D.

The Superintendent shall, within ten (10) school days after receiving the form, submit the request, together with any other information s/he deems pertinent to the requested reinstatement, to a Board-appointed committee consisting of two (2) Board members, a District administrator, a teacher, and a parent of a District student.

     
 

E.

The committee shall, within ten (10) school days after being appointed, review all pertinent information, and submit its recommendation to the Board. The recommendation may be for unconditional reinstatement, conditional reinstatement, or non-reinstatement, based on the committee's consideration of:

     
 

1.

the extent to which reinstatement would create a risk of harm to students or school personnel;

   

2.

the extent to which reinstatement would create a risk of District or individual liability for the Board or District personnel;

   

3.

the age and maturity of the student;

   

4.

the student's school record before the expulsion incident;

   

5.

the student's attitude concerning the expulsion incident;

 

6.

the student's behavior since the expulsion and the prospects for remediation;

   

7.

if the request was filed by a parent, the degree of cooperation and support they have provided and will provide if the student is reinstated, including, but not limited to the parents' receptiveness toward possible conditions placed on the reinstatement. Such conditions may, as an example, include a written agreement by the student and/or a parent who filed the reinstatement request to:

   
 

a.

abide by a behavior contract which may involve the student, his/her parents, and an outside agency;

   

b.

participate in an anger management program or other counseling activities;

   

c.

cooperate in processing and discussing periodic progress reviews;

   

d.

meet other conditions deemed appropriate by the committee;

   

e.

accept the consequences for not fulfilling the agreed-upon conditions.

     
 

The committee may also allow the parent, adult student, or emancipated minor to propose conditions as part of the request for reinstatement.

The Board shall make its decision no later than the next regular Board meeting following the committee's submission of its recommendations. The Board's decision shall be final and not subject to appeal.

In the event a student who has been permanently expelled from another school district requests admission to this District, the Board shall, in making its decision, follow the same procedure it has established in paragraph A-E above for the reinstatement of a District student.

The Superintendent shall ensure that Board policies and District guidelines regarding a student's rights to due process are adhered to when dealing with a possible expulsion under this policy.

Adopted 2/27/95