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Students Expelled From Other Districts   

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Hearings and notices related to the enrollment of students expelled from other districts shall be conducted in accordance with expulsion procedures consistent with Education Code 48918. (Education Code 48915.1, 48915.2)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

No student shall be enrolled until after the term of his/her expulsion if he/she was expelled for any of the following acts: (Education Code 48915, 48915.2)

1. Possessing, as verified by a district employee, or selling or otherwise furnishing a firearm, unless the student had obtained prior written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, with the principal or designee's concurrence

2. Brandishing a knife at another person

3. Unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in Health and Safety Code 11053-11058

4. Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault or committing a sexual battery as defined in Education Code 48900(n)

5. Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense

6. Possessing any knife, explosive or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the student

7. Unlawfully possessing any controlled substance, as listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, except for the first offense for possessing not more than one ounce of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis

8. Robbery or extortion

9. Assault or battery upon a school employee as defined in Penal Code 240 and 242.

Enrollment During the Term of Expulsion

If a student has been expelled for an act other than those specified in Education Code 48915(a) or (c), the parent/guardian shall, upon enrollment, inform the receiving district of the student's status with the previous district. (Education Code 48915.1)

A student expelled for acts other than those specified in Education Code 48915 (a) or (c) may be admitted or conditionally admitted during the term of expulsion when the Board of Education determines at a hearing that the student does not pose a potential danger to district students or employees. The student shall be admitted provided that, subsequent to the expulsion, he/she either has established legal residence in the district or has enrolled as part of an interdistrict agreement. However, if such a student is found to pose a potential danger, the Board may deny enrollment for the remainder of the expulsion period. (Education Code 48915.1)

If the student or parent/guardian neglects to inform the district that the student was expelled from his/her previous district for an act other than those listed in Education Code 48915(a) or (c), the Board shall record and discuss this lack of compliance during the hearing. (Education Code 48915.1)

Regulation PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California