Special Circumstances Involving Weapons, Drugs or Serious Bodily Injury

Special circumstances may require a student with a disability to meet with the ACPS Department of Student Services and Equity administrator. The student with a disability may be placed by the designee in an interim alternative educational setting for 45 school days for situations involving the student at school, on school premises, or at school functions under the jurisdiction of the school division for the following special circumstances:

  • Weapons: carrying or possessing a weapon
  • Drugs: knowingly possessing or using illegal drugs, or selling or soliciting the sale of a controlled substance
  • Serious Bodily Injury: inflicting serious bodily injury upon another person. 

In situations involving weapons, drugs and/or serious bodily injury, the Superintendent’s designee may assign the student to an interim alternative educational setting for a maximum of 45 school days without regard to whether the behavior is determined to be a manifestation of the student’s disability.