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Alternative Education

Policy Reference: IGBHC – Alternative Education Notification

The Beaverton School District provides a comprehensive educational program designed to meet the needs of all students. Under certain circumstances, the District is required by law (ORS 339.250[9]) to “consider and propose alternative programs of instruction and counseling for the pupil.” The circumstances in which that must occur are:

  1. Upon the occurrence of a second or any subsequent occurrence of a severe disciplinary problem within a three-year period;
  2. When the District finds a student’s attendance pattern to be so erratic that the student is not benefiting from the educational program;
  3. When the District is considering expulsion as a disciplinary alternative;
  4. When a student is expelled; and
  5. When the student, who is 16 years of age or the student’s parent or legal guardian, notifies the District of intent to withdraw from the comprehensive educational program.

In the first four situations identified, the District is obligated to pay a portion of the cost of the alternative program.

If a resident student or a student transferring into the District is expelled for a weapons violation, pursuant to Section (6) of ORS 339.250, the District will deny that student admission to the school’s regular program for at least one calendar year from the date of the expulsion.

In addition, the District will not offer an alternative education program to students expelled for weapons violations pursuant to Section (10) of ORS 339.250 for at least one calendar year from the date of the expulsion subject to modifications by the Superintendent on a case-by-case basis.