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Columbia County School System hearings

Posted: March 28, 2012 - 12:14am

• A Columbia County Alternative School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 13 for fighting and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and ordered to attend the Columbia County Alternative School for the first semester of next school year.

• Three Grovetown Middle School pupils went before the school system hearing officer on March 13 for intimidation and were remanded to the school for insufficient evidence.

• A Lakeside Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 13 for intimidation and was remanded to the school with time served.

• A Columbia County Alternative School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 13 for accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and ordered to attend the Columbia County Alternative School for the first semester of next year.

• A Harlem High School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 14 for accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Lakeside Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 14 for accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• Five Grovetown Middle School pupils went before the school system hearing officer on March 14 for possession of over-the-counter drugs and were expelled for the remainder of this school year and ordered to attend the Columbia County Alternative School for the first semester of next school year.

• A Riverside Middle School special needs pupil went before the school system hearing officer March 14 for sexual harassment and was remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee for punishment.

• Two Lakeside High School students went before the school system hearing officer on March 15 for possession of prescription drugs and were given long-term out-of-school suspensions for the remainder of this school year.

• Two Grovetown Middle School pupils went before the school system hearing officer on March 15 for theft and were expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next school year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Lakeside Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 15 for accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Grovetown High School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 15 for theft/possession of a weapon and was expelled for the remainder of this school year. He was withdrawn from the school when it was discovered he lives in Richmond County.

• A Greenbrier Middle School special needs pupil went before the school system hearing officer March 15 for possession of a knife and was remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee.

• A Columbia County Alternative School special needs student went before the school system hearing officer on March 16 for battery and was remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee for punishment.

• Two Columbia County Alternative School special needs students went before the school system hearing officer on March 16 for accumulations of offenses and were remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee for punishment.

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Craig Spinks

SpEd Remandation Hearings

Will the recommendations of the IEP committees concerning the dispositions of the four cases presented above and remanded to them by the CCSS tribunal officer be printed in the C-NT?

And I don't want to hear any BS about student confidentiality: The Public has a compelling interest in maintaining safe schools. In that context, it has the right to know what consequences, if any, were meted out to these special-needs students.

By the way, The Public doesn't want to know names or any other individual student-identifiable data. But it does want to know that dangerous student behavior is not going unpunished under a misconception and a misapplication of the "manifestation of disability" doctrine contained in SpEd law.

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence

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