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Policy Date: 11/01/2011

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HSD File: JICI-R
HOOKSETT SCHOOL DISTRICT
MODIFICATION OF A WEAPONS EXPULSION

Pursuant to RSA 193:13, IV, the Superintendent may, upon written application of an expelled pupil,
recommend modification to the expulsion. Prior to the School Board’s consenting to such a
modification, the pupil shall be required to submit to the Superintendent sufficient evidence in the
form of letters, work history or other documents or testimony demonstrating that it is in the school’s
best interest and the pupil’s best interest to allow a modification. In making such a decision, due
regard will be given to other pupils and staff whose safety and well-being shall be of paramount
importance.

See policy JICI

APPENDIX A
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE TO ACCOMPANY POLICY JICI-R

An expelled pupil has the right to request a review of the expulsion prior to the start of each school
year.

A request for review should be direct by the pupil to the Superintendent of Schools and should be
received by the Superintendent on or before July 1. The request shall set forth each and all reasons
why the pupil’s right to attend school should be reinstated. Of particular importance would
necessarily be such information as might convince school authorities that the conduct which led to the
expulsion would not be repeated.

The Superintendent of Schools or Assistant Superintendent and the Principal or an Assistant Principal
at the applicable school shall direct written recommendation to the Board with a copy to the pupil.
The expulsion may be continued: the pupil may be reinstated without conditions; or the pupil may be
required to meet certain conditions prior to reinstatement. A code of conduct and consequences may
be established for a reinstated pupil which are more strict than for the general student population.

APPENDIX B
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE TO ACCOMPANY POLICY JICI-R

The mandatory 12-month expulsion from school for bringing or possessing a firearm in a safe school
zone may be modified on a case-by-case basis in the sole discretion of the Superintendent of Schools
in the following situations:
1. The Superintendent determines that possession of the firearm was inadvertent in that
another person had left the firearm in the pupil’s vehicle; and the pupil had not noticed that
s/he was bringing the firearm within the safe school zone; or
2. The Superintendent determines that the pupil intended to use the firearm for sport
immediately before or after school and had no intention to display the firearm to other
students.
3. The pupil is in the fifth grade or lower grade and the Superintendent determines that the
pupil did not properly understand the dangers of firearms when the firearm was brought to
school.
4. The Superintendent determines that the firearm was not loaded; and that no ammunition
was reasonably available; and that the pupil had no intention to display the firearm to other
students.

Adopted: November 1, 2011