South-Western City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

5610.03 - EMERGENCY REMOVAL OF STUDENTS

If a student's presence poses a danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process, then the Superintendent, principal or assistant principal may remove the student from the premises. A teacher may remove the student from curricular or extra-curricular activities under his/her supervision, but not from the premises. If a teacher makes an emergency removal, reasons will be submitted to the principal in writing as soon after the removal as practicable.

In all cases of normal disciplinary procedures where a student is removed from a curricular activity for less than one (1) school day and is no longer subject to further suspension or expulsion, the due process requirements do not apply. If the emergency removal exceeds one (1) school day, then a due process hearing will be held within three (3) school days after the removal is ordered.

Procedure

 A.If a student's presence poses a danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process, then:

  1.the Superintendent, principal, assistant principal or designee may remove the student from the premises or curricular activity;

  2.a teacher may remove the student from the curricular activity under his/her supervision, but not from the premises.
   If a teacher makes an emergency removal, reasons will be submitted to the principal in writing as soon after the removal as practicable.

 B.A due process hearing must be held within three (3) school days after removal is ordered.

  1.Written notice of the hearing and the reasons for the removal and any intended disciplinary action must be given to the student as soon as practicable prior to the hearing. The student must have the opportunity to appear at an informal hearing before the principal, Superintendent or designee and has the right to challenge the reasons for the intended suspension or otherwise explain his/her actions.

  2.The person who ordered or requested the removal must be at the hearing.

  3.Within one (1) school day of the decision to suspend, the parent, guardian or custodian of the student and the Treasurer must be notified of the suspension.
   The notice must include the reasons for the suspension and the right of student/parent to appeal to the Board of Education or its designee, the right to be represented at the appeal and the right to request the hearing on the appeal be held in executive session.

 C.In all cases of normal, disciplinary procedures where a student is removed from a curricular activity for less than one (1) school day and is not subject to further suspension or expulsion, the due process requirements do not apply.

 D.In an emergency removal, a student can be kept from class until the matter of his/her misconduct is disposed of either by reinstatement, suspension or expulsion.

R.C. Chapter 2506, 3313.66, 313.661, 3313.662

CROSS REFS.: 5610, Student Suspension and Expulsion

5610.05, Student Suspension

5610.06, Student Expulsion

R.C. Chapter 2506, 3313.66, 3313.661, 3313.662

Adopted 10/8/90
Revised 5/14/01
Revised 8/8/05