JKE Expulsion of Students


No student shall be expelled from school except by action of the Board of Education. 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 after presentation of satisfactory evidence that the behavior, which was the cause of the student being expelled, will not likely reoccur.

The parents/guardians (and the student if 18 years of 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 the hearing shall include:
1. The date, time and location of the hearing;
2. A description of the charge(s);
3. A statement that the student may be represented by legal counsel;
4. A statement that the student or his/her representative may present evidence, including witnesses and documents, on the student’s behalf and those witnesses may be cross examined by the administration.

Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA § 1001(9)(9A)
1 MRSA § 405(6)(B)

Cross Reference: JKE-R- Expulsion of Students- Guidelines
JICIA Weapons, Violence and School Safety
JK Student Discipline
JKD Suspension of Students
JKF Suspension/Expulsion of Students with Disabilities

Revised: September 1975
Revised: June 14, 1976
Revised: April 10, 1978
Revised: June 12, 1978
Revised: November 13, 1978
Revised: December 13, 1999