121A.55 POLICIES TO BE ESTABLISHED.
(a) The commissioner of education shall promulgate guidelines to assist each school board.
Each school board shall establish uniform criteria for dismissal and adopt written policies and
rules to effectuate the purposes of sections
. The policies shall emphasize
preventing dismissals through early detection of problems and shall be designed to address
students' inappropriate behavior from recurring. The policies shall recognize the continuing
responsibility of the school for the education of the pupil during the dismissal period. The
alternative educational services, if the pupil wishes to take advantage of them, must be adequate
to allow the pupil to make progress towards meeting the graduation standards adopted under
and help prepare the pupil for readmission.
(b) An area learning center under section
may not prohibit an expelled or excluded
pupil from enrolling solely because a district expelled or excluded the pupil. The board of the area
learning center may use the provisions of the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act to exclude a pupil or to
require an admission plan.
(c) Each school district shall develop a policy and report it to the commissioner on the
appropriate use of peace officers and crisis teams to remove students who have an individualized
education plan from school grounds.
History: 1974 c 572 s 13; 1986 c 444; 1994 c 647 art 4 s 38; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13;
1Sp1997 c 4 art 7 s 34; 1998 c 397 art 9 s 26; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 2 s 45; 1Sp2003 c
9 art 2 s 4