Expulsions

  • An exclusion of a student from school and/or denial of educational services to which the student would otherwise be entitled shall be for a definite period of time greater than ten (10) consecutive days, but not to exceed two (2) calendar years.

    Authority

    Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent and in accordance with Section 10-22.6 of the Illinois School Code of Illinois, the Board of Education may expel students guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct (See Board of Education Policy 7.210), and no action shall lie against them for such expulsion. Expulsion shall take place only after a review hearing by the Board, or the Board takes action upon findings submitted by a Board-appointed hearing officer. 

    Due Process

    Prior to the expulsion, the student and the student’s parent/guardian shall be notified of the following by registered or certified mail at least five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing, or at least three (3) days prior to the hearing date if a copy of the letter is personally delivered:

    1. The reason(s) for expulsion including a copy of the specific Rules and Regulations allegedly violated by the student.

      • The time, date, place and purpose of hearing.

      • The review hearing procedures as set forth in Section III of these rules.

    2. The review hearing shall be held at a time and date mutually convenient to the parties involved to the extent possible.