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5101.1 Definition
5101.1.1
Alternative education programs in Harrison County are designed to provide students
with a temporary placement apart from the regular school program. They are designed to pro-
vide educational and social development for students whose behavior places them at risk of
not succeeding in the traditional school environment and in adult life without positive inter-
ventions.
5101.2
Eligibility
5101.2.1
Students in alternative education programs will be provided educational opportuni-
ties in accordance with West Virginia codes §18-2-6, §18A-5-1a, §18-5-19, and §18-5A-2, as
well as West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2418. These temporary placement services
include, but are not limited to: Harrison County Transitional Middle School, Harrison County
Transitional High School and Harrison County Alternative High School.
5101.2.2
Students may be placed in Harrison County Transitional Middle School and Harri-
son County Transitional High School for continuation of educational services during periods
of suspension or expulsion involving:
5101.2.2.1
violations of the Productive and Safe Schools Act (WV Code§18A-5-la) in
accordance with the provisions of the Act (mandatory placement); OR
5101.2.2.2
repeated violations of the county’s discipline policy following documented
multiple behavioral interventions by the Student Assistance Team at the referring school;
OR
5101.2.2.3
suspensions greater than ten (10) cumulative days during a school year.
5101.2.3
Students placed in Harrison County Alternative High School will also be governed
under West Virginia Department of Education Policy 2418 where applicable. These non-
disruptive students may be identified by the following characteristics upon recommendation of
the Student Assistance Team:
5101.2.3.1
a need for attention and help beyond which the regular educational program
can provide.
5101.2.3.2
parents(s) who exhibit indifferent/negative attitudes toward school.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
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