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House Bill 1198

House Bill 1198

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB1198 (Updated April 5, 2005 4:27 pm - DI 84)

Student suspensions and expulsions. Requires schools to report the reasons for student suspensions and expulsions to the department of education, and to categorize suspended and expelled students by gender, ethnicity, and disability status. Authorizes an agreement for court assisted resolution of suspension and expulsion cases between a court having juvenile jurisdiction and a public school corporation. Provides that the court shall either supervise the student or order the supervision of the student. Provides that the court and the school corporation may jointly determine which violations leading to suspension or expulsion are eligible for referral to the court. Provides that the school corporation and the court shall determine how the costs of supervising a student under the agreement shall be paid. Allows the school corporation to disclose the education records of a student who has been suspended or expelled to a court. Provides that: (1) a parent or guardian has the right to be present during the student's appearance, and may be required to be present during the student's appearance; and (2) that a student is not deprived of any due process rights to which the student may be entitled. Requires that the discipline rules adopted by a school's governing body define "habitual truant" to include, at a minimum, a student who has more than ten unexcused absences in a school year. Permits a public school student who is at least 16 years old and less than 18 years old to withdraw from school by: (1) attending an exit interview; (2) obtaining the consent of the student's parent; and (3) obtaining the consent of the school principal. Requires that the school principal provide the student and the student's parent with information concerning the consequences of dropping out of school during the exit interview, and to provide the department of education with the number of students who withdraw from school.
Current Status:
In Conference Committee
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