South-Western City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

5611 - STUDENT DUE PROCESS RIGHTS

The South-Western City Board of Education and school officials have the legal authority to deal with disruptive students and student misconduct. Due process, in the context of quasi-judicial administrative proceedings carried out by school authorities, does not mean that the procedures used by the courts in juvenile proceedings must be followed.

Students will have clearly established means by which administrative due process is available for the protection of the individual's rights.

Due process procedures will conform to the following basic practices:

 A.must be fair;

 B.must apply equally to all;

 C.must be enforced in a fair manner, which involves:

  1.adequate and timely notice to the student of the offense;

  2.an opportunity to be heard;

  3.the right to a timely and impartial resolution based on the merits of the situation.

In cases of student suspension or expulsion, the specific due process procedures set by the Board's policy will be followed.

CROSS REFS.: 10-0704, Student Suspension

10-0705, Student Expulsion

R.C. 3313.66, 3313.661

Adopted 10/8/90