• Charter Schools Not Subject to Expulsion Hearing Requirements
  • July 4, 2013 | Author: Donald A. Velez
  • Law Firm: Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP - Oakland Office
  • A recent California Court of Appeal decision ruled on issues relating to charter school dismissals of students, and the definition of a "knife" under Education Code section 48915(g). In Scott B. v. Board of Trustees of the Orange County High School of the Arts ("OCHSA"), the Court ruled that charter schools would not be strictly held to the expulsion requirements under Education Code section 47918, unless they agree to abide by those terms in their charters. Further, the Court ruled that a "dismissal" from a charter school differs from an "expulsion" from other public schools. The Court also ruled that a knife with a blade less than three and a half inches long was still considered a "knife" under Education Code 48915(g).