13A.08.01.19

.19 Probationary and Persistently Dangerous School Designation.

A. Probationary Status.

(1) The State Board of Education shall place on probationary status any school having each year for a period of 2 consecutive school years, the total number of student suspensions for more than 10 days or expulsions for any of the offenses set forth in Regulation .18B(4) of this chapter equal to 2-1/2 percent or more of the total number of students enrolled in the school.

(2) The local school system shall notify in a timely manner the parents of each student attending the school that the State has placed the school on probationary status.

(3) The local superintendent shall submit a corrective action plan to the State Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of being notified by the State Board of Education that a school in the jurisdiction of the school system is on probationary status.

(4) During the probationary status the school shall implement in a timely manner strategies to reduce the commission of offenses set forth in Regulation .18B(4) of this chapter.

B. Persistently Dangerous Designation.

(1) After placing a school on probationary status, the State Board of Education shall designate that school as persistently dangerous if during the next consecutive school year the total number of student suspensions for more than 10 days or expulsions for any of the offenses set forth in Regulation .18B(4) of this chapter equals 2-1/2 percent or more of the total number of students enrolled in the school.

(2) The local school system shall notify in a timely manner the parents of each student attending the school:

(a) That the State has identified the school as persistently dangerous; and

(b) Of the opportunity for school transfer as set forth in Regulation .20A(1) of this chapter.

(3) If a school has been designated a persistently dangerous school, the school shall retain that designation for at least 1 full school year.

(4) Each year that a school remains identified as persistently dangerous, the local school superintendent shall submit a corrective action plan to the State Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of being notified by the State that the status of the school as persistently dangerous has not changed.

(5) The State Board of Education shall remove a school's designation as a persistently dangerous school if the school no longer meets the requirements set forth in Regulation .18B(4) of this chapter.