Last Revised on March 11, 2013
The School Board affirms that, while Indiana Law requires attendance of each student until eighteen (18) years of age, it is in the best interest of both the students and the community that they complete the educational program that will equip them with skills and increase their chances for a successful and fulfilling life beyond the schools.
The Board directs that whenever a student sixteen (16) to eighteen (18) years of age wishes to withdraw from school, an exit interview will be conducted with the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian and the principal.
The student may not withdraw from school unless the student, the student’s parent(s)/ guardian, and the principal agree to the withdrawal and the parent(s)/guardian and the principal provide consent for the student to withdraw from school. If it is the student’s request to withdraw and the parent(s)/guardian refuse to provide such consent, the student’s principal shall make the decision as to whether the student must continue to attend school. The parent(s)/guardian may appeal the decision to the Superintendent. However, even if the student and the parent(s)/guardian sign the consent form, the principal (this duty may not be delegated to a designee) may not consent to the student’s withdrawal and the student’s parent(s)/guardian may appeal the denial to the Superintendent.
At least five (5) days before holding an exit interview, the School Corporation shall give notice by certified mail and personal delivery to the student, or the student’s parent(s)/guardian. The student’s failure to attend an exit interview or return to school if the student does not meet the requirements to withdraw from the school will result in the revocation or denial of the student’s driver’s license or learner’s permit and employment certificate.
The Superintendent shall develop a withdrawal form which is to be signed by the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian, and the principal in accordance with this policy.
© NEOLA 2012