A.  Procedure for students going before community control panel.

Students going to community control panel have been requested for expulsion and have not been found to have a relationship to their disability at a Manifestation Determination Conference (MDC). 

The community control panel typically makes several different recommendations.  They are:

  1. Return to home school with probationary contract
  2. Return to different school with probationary contract
  3. Expel for requested time with services at APPROVE

For a return to any school, a conference must be held prior to starting back at school with the Alternative to Expulsion contract explained and signed.

For placement at APPROVE,

  • the APPROVE Teacher of Service (TOS) will contact the sending Teacher of Record (TOR), by phone or email, and set up a re-entry conference for at least 1 week prior to the student’s expected return date. 

  • The TOR is responsible to send out a notice at least 1 week prior to the re-entry conference.  A student should not return to school without the re-entry conference being held. 

    • Topics to discuss at the re-entry will include credits/ grades earned at APPROVE and

    • placement upon return to school. 

  • Minutes for APPROVE would be:

    • English/ Language Arts, 4 days/week. 75 Minutes/day – 300 minutes/wk,

    • Math/ Pre-Algebra/ Algebra, 4 days/week. 75 Minutes/day – 300 minutes/wk. 

    • Minutes would equal 100% direct service in Sp. Ed. 600 minutes/wk.

B.  Procedure for students placed at APPROVE for a 45 day alternative placement

Students may be placed at APPROVE for a 45 day period as an alternative placement if they were found to have a relationship to their disability at the Expulsion MDC.  This placement is made if the expulsion request involved weapons, drugs or substantial bodily harm. 

  • The 45 day period begins when transportation starts.  It does not begin when the student shows up at APPROVE.  The 45 day period is school days, not calendar days. 

  • If the 45 day period overlaps the beginning of a new 9 week grading period, arrangements can be made to shorten the time at APPROVE with the consent of a building administrator. 

  • The APPROVE Teacher of Service (TOS) will contact the sending Teacher of Record (TOR), by phone or email, and set up a re-entry conference for at least 1 week prior to the student’s expected return date. 

  • A re-entry conference should be scheduled for 45 days after a student is assigned to APPROVE.  A student should not return to school without the re-entry conference being held.  Topics to discuss at the re-entry will include credits/ grades earned at APPROVE and placement upon return to school.

  • Minutes for APPROVE would be:

  • English/ Language Arts, 4 days/week. 75 Minutes/day – 300 minutes/wk,

  • Math/ Pre-Algebra/ Algebra, 4 days/week. 75 Minutes/day – 300 minutes/wk. 

  • Minutes would equal 100% direct service in Sp. Ed. 600 minutes/wk.