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JKE - Expulsion of Students

JKE - Expulsion of Students

No student shall be expelled from school except by action of the Board.  Following a proper investigation, the Board shall expel the student, if found necessary for the peace and usefulness of the school, 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.

Notice of Expulsion Hearing

Before an expulsion hearing, the Superintendent shall:

1. The date, time and location of the hearing;

2.  A description of the incident(s) that occasioned the expulsion hearing; 

3.  Their right to review the school records prior to the hearing;

4.   A description of the hearing process, including the student’s right to present and cross-examine witnesses and his/her right to an attorney or other representation; and

5.  An explanation of the consequences of an expulsion.

B. Invite the parents/legal guardians and the student to a meeting prior to the expulsion hearing to discuss the hearing.

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.

Nothing in this policy shall prevent the Board from providing educational services in an alternative setting to a student who has been expelled.


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 – Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities


Adopted: October 16, 1974

Revised: May 7, 1980, May 17, 1995, April 3, 2002, November 20, 2002, October 19, 2016