Louisiana - Alternative Education for Expelled Students: Programs and Services

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

Louisiana Administrative Code 28 CXV 2901 Philosophy and Need for Alternative Schools/Programs

A. Alternative schools shall provide for:

    1. identifying the needs of students;
    1. using group and individualized courses of study;
    1. providing assistance with social skills and work habits; and
    1. using alternative teaching methods.

B. Alternative schools shall respond to particular educational needs within the community.

C. Any student suspended or expelled from school for a period of over 10 consecutive school days shall remain under the supervision of the LEA taking such action using alternative education programs for suspended and expelled students.

D. Any student placed in an alternative school or an alternative education program must attend and participate in such school, program, or education services.

E. Each alternative school/program shall develop and maintain a written statement of its philosophy and the major purposes to be served by the school/program. The statement shall reflect the individual character of the school/program and the characteristics and needs of the students it serves.

F. The educational school/program shall be designed to implement the stated goals and objectives, which shall be directly related to the unique educational requirements of its student body.

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