The State Board of Education adopted a model policy for violent, disruptive or inappropriate student behavior, including excessive absences. It stresses prevention strategies and alternatives to suspension or expulsion. Districts can adopt all or parts of the model policy according to their needs. They also may use the model policy when updating their local policies to align with House Bill 410 requirements.
That law says districts and community schools must have local policies that outline their interventions and plans for students who miss too much school. Districts and community schools should review their policies to determine if they need to update them or create new ones to satisfy HB 410. Per law, districts and educational service centers updating their policies should work with their local juvenile court judges, parents and guardians, and appropriate state and local agencies.
Find the model policy here. Send questions about the model policy or HB 410 requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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