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REMOVAL  OF  STUDENTS  FROM 
SCHOOL - SPONSORED  ACTIVITIES

The District Administrator may remove a student from a school-sponsored activity if the District Administrator determines that the student has violated a provision of the student discipline policies, rules, and/or regulations or if the District Administrator determines that such removal is in the best interest of the activity or in the best interest of the school as a whole.

The District Administrator  also may remove a student from a specific position, such as officer, editor, or captain of an activity, without removing the student from the entire activity.

The District Administrator  may remove a student pursuant to the preceding two (2) paragraphs, whether or not the student has been elected, appointed, or assigned to, or has volunteered for, the activity.

Before removing a student from an activity or position as a result of the student's violation of the student discipline policies, rules, and/or regulations, the District Administrator  must comply with the notice-and-hearing provisions of those policies, rules, and/or regulations.

Before removing a student from an activity or position for reasons other than a student's violation of the student discipline policies and/or regulations, the District Administrator shall give written notice to the student.  The notice shall include the reason or reasons for the removal and the date that the removal is to become effective.  If the student disagrees with the District Administrator's determination, the student may, within five (5) school days, request in writing a conference with the District Administrator.  The conference shall be held as soon as practicable after the District Administrator receives the written request.  At the conference, the student shall be given a full explanation of the reason or reasons for the action taken.  The student shall be given an opportunity to present an explanation of the events relating to the action.

If, after the conference, the District Administrator determines that the decision to remove the student from the activity or position is correct, the removal shall become effective on the date indicated in the District Administrator's notice.  If, after the conference, the District Administrator determines that action of a less severe nature than removal is warranted, the District Administrator may impose the less severe action.  If, after the conference, the District Administrator determines that neither removal nor less severe action is warranted, the prior decision to remove the student shall be rescinded.

For purposes of this policy, activity is defined as:

●  Any school-sponsored athletic activity; or

●  Any school-sponsored club; or

●  Any school-sponsored organization such as yearbook, newspaper, student government, drama, music, honor society, or any other organization or class of a similar nature.

An activity includes activities as defined above, whether or not a student is receiving or may receive academic credit for the activity.

Adopted:  date of Manual adoption

LEGAL REF.: 
A.R.S. 
15-342
15-766
15-767
15-841
15-842
15-843
A.A.C. 
R7-2-401
R7-2-405
A.G.O. 
I78-103
I78-218
I80-055
I84-036
20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq., Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
29 U.S.C. 794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (Section 504)

CROSS REF.: 
IHB - Special Instructional Programs
JR - Student Records