Answer: The student is subject to the same discipline regarding the threat of violence as any other student would be. Once she is through that process, she can return to school A (assuming that is not against the discipline policy), or enroll in school B (any school that other children living where the student is staying would be eligible to attend). The question would be her best interest. The process is exactly the same whether School B is in the same district or another district. The best interest evaluation would ask the same questions as usual, and if there is a dispute, it would follow the same procedure as usual. In this example, given the nature of the social media threat, it would appear that returning to her high school of origin is not in her best interest. That, coupled with her stated desire to enroll in the local school, makes it fairly clear that the local school is the right place for her.
A student in school A wants to enroll in school B in the same school district. School B is closest to where she is currently living. Student has now made threats to students in school A via social media. The district has expelled the student. Once the expulsion has been lifted, can the student enroll in either school A or school B?
Oct 24, 2017 | Q and A