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Expulsion of Students


Maine School Administrative District No. 31


No student shall be expelled from school except by action of the Board.  The Board shall expel students as provided in 20-A MRSA § 1001(9) and (9A).  The Board also has the authority to readmit an expelled student on satisfactory evidence that the behavior, which was the cause of the student being expelled, will not likely recur.

The parents/guardians (and the student if 18 years or age or older) shall be notified by certified letter and regular mail of the Board expulsion hearing.  The hearing shall be in a properly called executive session and may also be attended by persons designated by the Superintendent to present information in the case.

The notice of hearing shall include:

        A. The date, time, and location of the hearing;

        B. A description of the charge(s);

        C. A statement that the student may be represented by legal counsel;

        D. A statement that the student or his/her representative may cross-examine any witnesses presented by the administrator
            at the hearing; and

        E. A statement that the parents/guardians and student may present evidence, including witnesses and documents, on the
            student's behalf.

Legal Reference:    20-A MRSA § 1001(9)(9A)
                             1 MRSA § 405(6)(B)
Cross Reference:    JKE – Expulsion of Students
                             JICIA – Weapons, Violence, and School Safety
                             JK – Student Discipline
                             JKD – Suspension of Students
                             JKF – Suspension/Expulsion of students with Disabilities

First Reading:        02/16/2000
Adopted:               03/15/2000