Expulsion is a disciplinary action of excluding a student from school attendance for up to one year. A student may be permanently expelled from school if their disobedience or misconduct warrants this sanction. A formal hearing is required in all expulsion actions. The grounds for possible expulsion vary, but include: student’s legal settlement not in attendance area, student misconduct and student disobedience when at school at any time, or at a school function, activity or event, and when traveling to/from a school activity, function or event, due to unlawful activity by student, or when in possession of firearms deadly weapons, or destructive devices. The latter is generally grounds for mandatory expulsion. There are many laws for the limitations, conditions or exclusions for use of expulsion.
- List of Alternative Education programs in Indiana: 2018-2019 Alternative Education Programs
- Indiana House Passes Bill to Limit School Suspensions and Expulsions (Chicago Tribune)
- Indiana Compilation of School Discipline Laws and Regulations (Prepared: January 31, 2017)
- “Expulsion” generally means a disciplinary or other action whereby a student: is separated from school attendance for a period exceeding ten (10) school days, up to the remainder of the school year.
- Students do not generally receive credit for their courses during a period of expulsion, leading most students to repeat the grade/school year they were expelled from.
- Schools differ in how they mark course work on transcripts during a period of expulsion.
- Some virtual schools do accept students who have been expelled.
- Options Charter School will accept students who have been expelled and they have a statewide online program. They are located in central Indiana (Hamilton County): optionsschools.org
- The Indiana National Guard’s Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a federally and state funded “At Risk” youth academy. Participants must be 16-18 years old, volunteer to participate in the program, be a high school dropout/expelled, unemployed, drug free, and have no felony convictions or pending court cases. Indiana Hoosier Challenge Academy Fact Sheet
- What schools do with a student’s courses if they are expelled:
- We have the same policy for whenever we remove kids from a class regardless of reason.
- The first 10 days of a semester, nothing is recorded on the transcript.
- If a change is made after day 10, but before the end of the quarter a W is recorded on the transcript (i.e. English 10H W).
- If the change is made after the first quarter ends, then a Wgrade is recorded on the transcript (i.e. English 10H WD-, Algebra II WF, Personal Finance WB).
- We put in a WF.
- We just remove him/her from classes. If he/she completes the online courses we offer, credit is given on the transcript for the semester(s) expelled.
- We withdraw the classes with a W
- W/F because the expulsion causes the failure of the semester of courses–otherwise there isn’t much punishment.
- My old school would give a WF, depending on when they were expelled. If it was near the end of the semester, it was WF. Otherwise, there was no record on their transcript. We basically treated it as if they were going to another school and didn’t finish out the semester.
- WF if it’s after the drop/add period, which is 2 weeks.
- I haven’t had to do that thankfully, but I would probably do W/D
- If a student is expelled from your school, do you indicate expulsion on the student’s transcript? If so, what do you put on the transcript?
- We currently do several things: 1. Chose an alternative placement in lieu of the expulsion. 2. withdraw from classes and nothing appears.
- Students who are removed from a class due to discipline, such as expulsion, receive a WF on their transcript here.
- Ours just earned the grade they got for the semester…F or W/F for withdraw/fail, I believe. We did not otherwise indicate it.
- We were advised (Indiana School Boards Association) to put “incomplete” or “incomplete due to expulsion” or just state they were “expelled.”
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