Delaware - Alternative Education for Expelled Students: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to operate alternative school programs or to provide educational services to expelled students in an alternative setting.

Delaware Administrative Code 14-611 Consortium Discipline Alternative Programs for Treatment of Severe Discipline Problems

1.0  Eligible Students

  • 1.1 Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, any student who is expelled by a local school district, who is subject to expulsion or who otherwise seriously violates the district discipline code shall be eligible for placement at a Consortium Discipline Alternative Program site.
  • 1.2 Subject to Section 11.0, local school districts shall place a student at a Consortium Discipline Alternative Program site if the district board:
    • 1.2.1 Has expelled the student for a violation of the district's discipline code or, determined that the student has been suspended for engaging in conduct that could result in expulsion and has not required the student to participate in other options such as behavioural contracts or counseling or, determined that the student has exhibited such severe discipline problems that expulsion is imminent; and
    • 1.2.2 Determined the student is not ineligible for placement at a Consortium Discipline Alternative Placement pursuant to the conditions in 2.0.
  • 1.3 School districts may place a student in a Consortium Discipline Alternative Program for classroom or school environment disruptions only if:
    • 1.3.1 Such disruptions are chronic and repetitive; and
    • 1.3.2 The student has participated in all available School Based Intervention Programs pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 609 and continues to routinely and seriously disrupt the classroom and impede the learning of other students.

12 DE Reg. 1075 (02/01/09)


Delaware Administrative Code 14-611 Consortium Discipline Alternative Programs for Treatment of Severe Discipline Problems

9.0  Consortium Discipline Alternative Program Design

  • 9.1 The Consortium Discipline Alternative Program shall include an educational program designed to maintain and improve skills aligned to the Delaware State Content Standards that will allow students to reenter the regular school program with a reasonable chance and expectation for success. Opportunities for academic acceleration shall also be provided.
    • 9.1.1 The academic program shall include applied learning activities that encourage students' active participation in the learning process as opposed to work sheets and other "seat oriented" drill exercises. Study skills, test taking strategies for academic confidence building, and Character Education shall be integrated with the Delaware State Content Standards.
      • 9.1.1.1 Credit for work accomplished in the Consortium Discipline Alternative Program setting shall be automatically transferred to the sending school.
    • 9.1.2 All students enrolled in Consortium Discipline Alternative Programs shall participate in the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) or successor statewide student assessment program, and Student Success Plans (SSP) as required by 14 DE Admin. Code 505.
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