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.
- 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.