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EXPULSION OF STUDENTS CONVICTED OF FELONY OFFENSES

 

 

The Avoyelles Parish School Board, in accordance with state law, may expel a student who has been convicted of a felony or the incarceration of any student in a juvenile institution for an act which had it been committed by an adult, would have constituted a felony, for a period of time as determined by the Board; provided that such expulsion shall require the vote of two-thirds of the elected members of the School Board.

 

In all cases prosecuted in the Courts involving students in the Avoyelles Parish School System who are prosecuted of alleged violation of a felony offense, the Courts shall provide to the principals within twenty-four (24) hours after receiving a predisposition report, the following information:

 

  1. For juveniles, the courts shall transmit a copy of any portion of a pre-disposition report containing and limited to conviction, adjudication, or disposition of a child who is twelve (12) years of age or older and is arrested, charged or adjudicated a delinquent for committing a felony grade delinquent act, or a misdemeanor grade delinquent act involving distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in violation of the Uniform Control Dangerous Substance Law or any violation offense against the person, or any offense involving a deadly weapon.  
     

  2. For adults, the Courts shall provide to the principal the name of the student together with the offense charged, conviction date, and appropriate sentence.

 

Marksville City Court and Bunkie City Court shall transmit to the principal of the appropriate school within twenty-four (24) hours after receiving a predisposition report, a copy of any portion of a predisposition report containing and limited to conviction adjudication, or disposition of a child who is twelve (12) years of age or older and is arrested, charged, or adjudicated a delinquent for committing a felony grade delinquent act or a misdemeanor grade delinquent act involving distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous  substance in violation of the Uniform Control Dangerous Substance Law, or any violent offense against the person, or any offense involving a deadly weapon.

 

As per the authority of La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:416, the principal of a school shall immediately suspend any student whose presence in or about a school poses a continued danger to any person or property and/or ongoing threat of disruption to the academic process.  Upon receipt of information from any Court System concerning a student enrolled in the Avoyelles Parish School System, the principal shall immediately investigate the school record of said child, and when appropriate, shall request of the Superintendent and/or the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, an appropriate investigation of said student.  In the event the principal of a school requests an investigation, the person conducting the investigation shall inquire with the appropriate judicial district court system for available information concerning the investigation of said student.  Upon review of all information involving a student convicted of a felony offense, the Superintendent and/or the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance shall submit a recommendation to the Avoyelles Parish School System regarding the expulsion of said student.  The Avoyelles Parish School Board shall then determine the validity of the request for expulsion by a two-thirds vote of the Board.  The Superintendent and/or Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance shall recommend for expulsion any student who has been convicted of a felony and is awaiting incarceration.  However, the expulsion request must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the Avoyelles Parish School Board.

 

All provisions of Louisiana Law concerning confidentiality of juvenile proceedings shall be strictly adhered to at all times.

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:416

La. Children's Code, Art. 412

Board minutes, 5-19-98, 7-7-98

 

Avoyelles Parish School Board