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Board Policy - Oral Presentation

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Oral Presentation on school board policy for ED 517 course.

Oral Presentation on school board policy for ED 517 course.

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  • 1. Board Policy 218.3Weapons Violation
    Ben Louey
    Tony Donnini
    Michelle Marusko
  • 2. Purpose
    The Board recognizes the importance of a safe school environment and its effect on the educational process.
    Possession of weapons in the school environment is a threat to the safety of students and staff and is prohibited by law.
  • 3. Definitions
    Weapon
    Possession
    the term shall include but not be limited to any knife, cutting instrument, cutting tool, nunchaku, firearm, shotgun, rifle, replica of a weapon, and/or any other tool, instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury.
    a student is in possession of a weapon when the weapon is found on the person of the student; in the student’s locker; under the student’s control while on school property, on property being used by the school, at any school function or activity, at any school event held away from the school, or while the student is coming to or from school.
  • 4. Authority
    Student will be expelled for one year after due process
    Superintendent may recommend modifications
    In cases where the student is identified as special education, a manifestation determination will be completed
    Local law enforcement agency must be notified
  • 5. Guidelines
    Student, staff and parents will be informed of this policy annually
    Students are required to sign an acknowledgement form that they have read and understand this policy
    Transfer students with a prior weapons violation will be provided an alternative education placement
  • 6. Current Violation
    Mrs. Martin observed Student X (age 18) with a knife clip hanging out of his pocket
    She immediately removed him from the classroom and placed him in a safe environment
    Mrs. Martin asked the student if he was in possession of an illegal item
  • 7. Current Violation (continued)
    Student X admitted to being in possession of a pocket knife and immediately turned it over to Mrs. Martin
    Mrs. Martin notified the appropriate administrator of the violation
  • 8. Procedure
    Student was placed in the principal’s office
    Confiscated weapon was given to the principal
    Local law enforcement was notified
    Superintendent was notified
    Parents were notified
  • 9. Enforcement
    Recommending a 180 day expulsion
    Student will be permitted to continue education in our alternative school
  • 10. Opinions
    Painful decision due to:
    Student athlete
    Outstanding behavior
    Honor student
    Class President
    Needs to be done because:
    Board policy
    Student safety
    Community perceptions