780 KAR 2:060. Discipline of students

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/780/002/060.htm
Published: 2015

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      780 KAR 2:060. Discipline of students.


      RELATES TO: KRS 151B.025(3), 158.150




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

academic programs.

      (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.)