780 KAR 2:060. Discipline of students.
RELATES TO: KRS 151B.025(3), 158.150
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 151B.025(3),
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
151B.025(3) gives the Office of Career and Technical Education the
responsibility for all administrative functions of the state in relation to the
management, control, and operation of state-operated secondary area technology
centers. KRS 151B.150 authorizes the Executive Director of the office to
promulgate administrative regulations to implement career and technical
education in Kentucky. KRS 158.150 establishes the grounds and procedures for
discipline from the state's common schools. This administrative regulation
establishes the procedure for the suspension and expulsion of students from
Kentucky TECH schools for disciplinary reasons following the grounds and
procedures established in KRS 158.150 for the common schools.
Section 1. Definition. "Kentucky
TECH" means the system of state-operated secondary career and technical
education programs in the area technology centers.
Section 2. Teachers and administrators
employed in a Kentucky TECH school shall be responsible for the supervision and
discipline of students during the time the students are in attendance at a
state-operated vocational-technical facility.
Section 3. All students shall comply with
the policies of the Kentucky TECH school in which they are enrolled. The
following actions shall be cause for disciplinary suspension or expulsion:
(1) Willful disobedience or defiance of
the authority of a teacher or administrator;
(2) Assault, battery or abuse of another
student or school personnel;
(3) Threat of force or violence;
(4) Use or possession of illicit drugs or
(5) Stealing, destroying or defacing
school or personal property;
(6) Possessing or using a dangerous
weapon or instrument; or
(7) Other incorrigible bad conduct on
school property or at school-sponsored activities.
Section 4. (1) Except as provided in
subsection (2) of this section, any secondary student subject to disciplinary
action shall be referred by the school administrator of a Kentucky TECH school
to the principal of the parent school in which the student is enrolled.
(2) The Kentucky TECH school
administrator or his designee shall have the authority to immediately suspend
secondary students for a maximum of three (3) days, without action by the
parent school, to:
(a) Protect persons or property; or
(b) Avoid disruption of the ongoing
(3) The Kentucky TECH school administrator
shall submit in writing to the principal of the parent high school the reason
for disciplinary action and recommend any further action.
(4) The principal of the parent high
school shall respond to the Kentucky TECH school administrator as to the action
to be taken.
Section 5. A secondary student who is
suspended or expelled from a participating local high school shall be suspended
or expelled from the Kentucky TECH school in which the student is enrolled. (17
Ky.R. 719; eff. 10-14-90; Am. 20 Ky.R. 1694; eff. 2-2-94; 22 Ky.R. 358; 725;
eff. 10-5-95; 26 Ky.R. 2320; 27 Ky.R. 962; eff. 10-16-2000; 35 Ky.R. 1894;
2223; eff. 5-1-09.)