F.S. 1003.32 gives teachers the authority to remove a student from a class for the remainder of the school year under any of the following circumstances:

  • Who has been documented by the teacher to repeatedly interfere with the teacher’s ability to communicate effectively with the students in the class or with the ability of the student’s classmates to learn
  • Whose behavior the teacher determines is so disobedient, disrespectful, violent, abusive, uncontrollable, or disruptive that it seriously interferes with the teacher’s ability to communicate effectively with the students in the class or with the ability of the student’s classmates to learn
  • Who has threatened personal harm or property damaged against the teacher or teacher’s family

Within five (5) days of the teacher’s removal of the student, the principal or designee will either return the student to the teacher’s class with the teacher’s agreement or will determine a more appropriate placement of the student.  If the teacher and principal or designee cannot agree on a decision, a Placement Review Committee will determine the appropriate class for the student. The placement review committee may return the student to the original class if they determine that such placement is the best or only alternative. The teacher may appeal the committee’s decision to the Superintendent.

Placement options; however, are limited by program eligibility requirements, School Board policies, and state and federal laws.  In no instance shall a student’s right to due process be compromised.

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