Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School District
Bylaws & Policies


As authorized by law, the Board of Education may permanently exclude any student who has been found guilty of committing, when sixteen (16) years of age or older, any of the following offenses while on school grounds and which are considered to be crimes when committed by an adult:

 A.possession or involvement with a deadly weapon

 B.trafficking in drugs

 C.murder, involuntary manslaughter, assault or aggravated assault

 D.rape, gross sexual imposition, or felonious sexual penetration on school grounds, at a school event, or when the victim is an employee of the District

 E.complicity, regardless of where the complicity occurs, of any of the above crimes

The above statement of policy on permanent exclusion is to be posted in a central location in each school as well as made available to students, upon request.

If the Superintendent has adequate evidence that a student, sixteen (16) years old or older at the time of the offense, has been convicted of or is an adjudicated delinquent resulting from any of the above offenses, s/he shall submit a written recommendation to the Board that the student should be permanently excluded from the public schools by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The recommendation is to be accompanied by the evidence, other information required by statute, and the name and position of the person who should present the District's case to the State Superintendent. The Board, after considering all the evidence, including the hearing of witnesses, shall take action within fourteen (14) days after receipt of the Superintendent's recommendation.

If the Board adopts the resolution, the Superintendent shall submit it to the State Superintendent, together with the required documents and the name of the person designated by the Board as its representative to present the case to the State Superintendent. A copy of the resolution shall be sent to both the student and his/her parents.

If the Board fails to pass the resolution, it shall so notify the Superintendent, in writing, who, in turn, shall provide written notification of the Board's action to both the student and his/her parents.

If the State Superintendent rejects the Board's request, the District Superintendent shall re-admit the student in accordance with statue and District guidelines.

If the State Superintendent acts on the Board's request, his/her actions and those of the District shall be in accord with the procedures described in statue.

R.C. 2903.03 -.04, 2903.11-.12, 2907.02, 2907.05, 2907.12, 2923.12, 2923.22
R.C. 2925.03, 2923.01 -.02, 2923.122, 3313.66, 3313.661, 3313.662

Adopted 5/26/93