Dealing with expulsion.Posted: February 26, 2013
If your child is expelled you should not dramatize the situation. It is easier said than done but anyway you have to overcome your negative feelings. There are many families in the United States who face the problem of expulsion constantly. First of all you should find out the actual reasons of expulsion and learn the rights your child has being expelled in your state. Well, probably it is hard for you to realize it but in the case you should be as much supportive as possible. Partly it could be your fault your child has been expelled from the school. So there is no point at all to criticize and blame him or her all the time. You should try your best to help your child. As the rule the reasons for expulsion include the following: possession of a gun, usage of a firearm or attempt to distribute illegal drugs on school grounds. So it sounds really unpleasant. Anyway you should realize and take into account that violation of the school rights or disruptive actions by your kid may lead to expulsion but not necessarily.
You should get ready to the hearing process which could be quite unpleasant. As the rule the Board of Education conducts the hearing process to find out whether you child would be expelled or not. Remember that you and your child have a right to get an access to all the documents concerning the case that would be presented during the hearing. You'd better prepare in advance. Read the school record of your child, you may also talk to the witnesses trying to find out as much information as possible concerning the case. Find people who would present during the hearing and who are able say positive words about your child during the process. Probably it could help your child. The aim of the hearing is to find out whether your child could avoid an expulsion and if not how long it would last.
Do not give up. If you are sure that your child is innocent you should find witnesses who would confirm you are right. If they are going to expel you child try to persuade the school administration that the expulsion period is too long for your child. Explain how it could negatively influence on your child. Ask them to reduce it at any cost. Remember that your child also has a chance to continue education during the expulsion period.