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Eligibility Criteria - What Qualifies a Student?

Students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 during the current school year, and meeting one or more of the following criteria may be eligible for services through the Safe Schools Program:


  • suspended at least twice for "gross misconduct".
  • arrested by the police or remanded to juvenile or criminal courts for acts related to school activities.
  • eligible for disciplinary reassignment pursuant to violation of school district "zero tolerance" policies.
  • involved in "gross misconduct" that can be demonstrated as serious, repetitive, and/or cumulative.
  • youth returning from juvenile corrections facilities.
  • have pending expulsion hearings.

"Gross misconduct" is defined as:

  • use of or possession of weapons or guns.
  • sale and/or possession of illegal substances.
  • chronic fighting, assault or physical violence.
  • arson.
  • theft or destruction of property of the school, staff, or other students.
  • sexual harassment, harassment and/or hazing.
  • gang-related activity.
  • insubordination posing imminent danger to the health, safety, and welfare of students and staff.
  • repeated and willful behavior of:
  • flagrant or persistent disrespect, verbal assault and/or verbal threats, and/or deliberate attempts to intimidate faculty, staff, sponsors, or students.
  • flagrant or persistent disregard for the rules and regulations of the home school.