At any time after the first July 1 that is at least 6 months after the Wilkes County Board of Education’s decision to expel a student, a student may make a written request to the Board of Education to reconsider that decision on the basis that the student is no longer a threat to the safety of students or employees. With the request, the student should provide any documents supporting the request, such as signed statements from individuals knowledgeable about the student or documentation of the completion of counseling or rehabilitative programs.
The information will be shared with the superintendent. Within a reasonable time frame, the superintendent or designee must provide the student and Board of Education with a written response in support or opposition of the student’s request. If the readmission is supported, the superintendent or designee will make a recommendation on the school or program to which the student should be assigned and a date for readmission.
The Board of Education or panel of the Board of Education will review the request and supporting documentation and the superintendent’s response. The Board of Education may, at its option, request the student and superintendent along with individuals who it deems may have credible evidence to attend a closed session of the Board of Education.
The Board of Education will notify the student in writing of its decision in regard to the request. If the student has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Board of Education that he or she is no longer a threat to the safety of students and employees, the Board of Education will establish the date for readmission and designate the school or program to which the student will be assigned.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-47, -391
Cross References: Long-Term Suspension, 365 Days Suspension, Expulsion (policy 4353)
Adopted: January 9, 2006