J - Students



Expulsion of Students

NEPN/NSBA Code: JKE


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 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 hearing shall include:
  • The date, time and location of the hearing;
  • A description of the charge(s);
  • A statement that the student may be represented by legal counsel;
  • A statement that the student or his/her representative may cross-examine any witnesses presented by the administration at the hearing; and
  • 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-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
Adopted: Prior to 1982
Revised: June 8, 1992, March 25, 1999; ________