Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5130 - WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL

Withdrawal from School Prior to the Eighteenth Birthday

Both State law and Board policy require that before a student sixteen (16) to eighteen (18) may withdraw, the principal is to conduct an exit interview with the student and his/her parents. At least five (5) days prior to the interview, the student and his/her parents are to be notified of the following: (see Form 5130 F5)

 

A.

The exit interview will include a determination of whether or not the student is withdrawing for reason of financial hardship, requiring the student to be employed to support the student's family or a dependent, illness, or an order by a court that has jurisdiction over the student. (I.C. 20-33-2-9 and 28.5)

   
 

B.

If the student does not receive consent to withdraw from school and fails to return to school, the principal of the school the student last attended will notify in writing by certified mail or personal delivery the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Bureau of Child Labor of the student's failure to return to school.

The principal shall be present at the meeting and arrange to have the student's guidance counselor and parents participate in the meeting.

If there appears to be no willingness to participate in such an exploration, the student should be asked what s/he thinks will be some of the short-term and long-range consequences of living in the adult world without a high school education. If there seems to be little or no concern or understanding, they should be informed of the notification requirement to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the need for an employment certificate. One more attempt should be made to involve them in finding an educational alternative.

Even if both the student and the parents insist on withdrawal, the principal may withhold consent to withdraw. If the principal agrees to provide consent, Acknowledgement/Consent Form 5130 F4 should be completed and arrangements made for the student's withdrawal using, to the extent possible, a procedure similar to that described below for a student transfer from the Corporation. A written acknowledgment of withdrawal must include a statement that the student and the student's parent understand that withdrawing from school is likely to: 1.) reduce the student's future earnings; and 2.) increase the student's likelihood of being unemployed in the future.

The following information is to be submitted to the principal:

   
 

A.

the completed Consent/Acknowledgement Form 5130 F4

   
 

B.

date and school

   
 

C.

reasons for withdrawal

   
 

D.

alternatives recommended to the student

If the student insists on withdrawing but the parents will not acquiesce, the student may not withdraw from school until s/he is eighteen (18) years of age.

Withdrawal from the Corporation Due to Change in Residence

Upon notification by the parent that a student is withdrawing from the Corporation, the school shall use a procedure that ensures the items on the appropriate Check-Out Form 5130 F1, Form 5130 F2, or Form 5130 F3 are properly completed.

 

A.

A parent signs the necessary release forms, and a copy is placed in the student's cumulative record.

   
 

B.

The student's name is taken off the class list, and a memo is sent to appropriate personnel notifying them of the withdrawal.

     
 

C.

The student's cumulative record is completed by teachers and counselors and sent to the principal.

   
 

D.

The principal arranges for the proper delivery of the student's records to the receiving school as specified in AG 8330.

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