If your child is expelled, the school district may give you the choice to send your child to an alternative school. In Chicago, you will have the choice to enroll your child in an alternative SAFE school, which has smaller classes and few, if any, extra-curricular activities. Sometimes these Chicago SAFE schools have waiting lists.
In some cases, the school may transfer your child right away to an alternative school. This could even happen before holding an expulsion hearing. As soon as possible after the transfer, your child’s school and the new school must develop an alternative education plan for your child. You must be invited to the meeting. Your child may be invited as well. The plan must include the date when your child may return to their old school, educational and behavioral plans, and a time period and way to review your child’s progress at the alternative school.
Usually a student expelled from one Illinois school district will be considered not in good standing by other public schools in Illinois. The student may either be kept out of school while expelled or allowed to attend an alternative school, if there is one. You may be able to enroll your child in a private school.