3313.534 Policy of zero tolerance for violent, disruptive or inappropriate behavior.

(A) The board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district shall adopt a policy of zero tolerance for violent, disruptive, or inappropriate behavior and establish strategies to address such behavior that range from prevention to intervention. A policy adopted pursuant to this section shall comply with the requirements of sections 3313.668 and 3319.46 of the Revised Code.

(B) Each of the big eight school districts, as defined in section 3314.02 of the Revised Code, shall establish under section 3313.533 of the Revised Code at least one alternative school to meet the educational needs of students with severe discipline problems, including, but not limited to, excessive disruption in the classroom and multiple suspensions or expulsions. Any other school district that attains after that date a significantly substandard graduation rate, as defined by the department of education, shall also establish such an alternative school under that section.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 318, §1, eff. 11/2/2018.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 410, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.

Effective Date: 07-01-1998.