Suspension and Expulsion of Special Education Students 2014. Co-Presented by: Mary Samples, Assistant Superintendent and Fran Arner-Costello, Director of Programs and Services, Ventura County SELPA www.venturacountyselpa.com. 2013 Changes to Guidelines. Alternatives to suspension
Co-Presented by: Mary Samples,
and Fran Arner-Costello,
Director of Programs and Services,
Ventura County SELPA
a)1. Caused/threatened physical injury
2. Willfully used force or violence
b) Possessed, sold, furnished a firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object
c) Possessed, sold, used or furnished or under the influence of a controlled substance
d) Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant
e) Committed/attempted robbery or extortion
You must document when these are utilized.
Does NOT count as a day of suspension.
It is best practice to hold the meeting before 11th day of suspension. Consult your special education administrator.
Then the behavior is a manifestation of the disability and you may not suspend further at this time for that behavior
1) If one already exists, it should be reviewed and revised as necessary
2) If none exists, the team must develop an assessment plan to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment
If Special Education student:
The student can be placed in an Interim Alternative Educational Setting (IAES) for 45 school days
Administrators do not have to recommend expulsion if:
Discipline should be imposed quickly to
avoid loss of instructional time.
You must take the same steps as for Suspension:
The Guidelines are posted on our website www.venturacountyselpa.com under “Administrative Resources”
Thank you for coming, we hope it has been helpful! Change of Placement at end of 45 Days?