Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 21, 1999
Janis Baron (303-866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN EXPELLED STUDENTS FROM ENROLLING IN CERTAIN SCHOOLS.
Summary of Assessment
The bill includes the following provisions concerning expelled students who have been expelled because of offenses committed against an identifiable victim for which they received legal consequences:
• permits a school district to bar said expelled students from enrolling or re-enrolling in the same school in which the expelled student's victim or an immediate family member of the victim is enrolled;
• requires the school district to design a schedule for the expelled student to avoid contact with the victim or the victim's family member if the expelled student cannot be enrolled in another school;
• if a school district has no actual knowledge of the victim's name, these provisions shall be implemented only upon request by the victim or an immediate family member of the victim; and
• requires a school district to obtain information from the appropriate court to determine whether an expelled student is subject to the bill.
The bill does not increase workload in the Department of Education. Additionally, it is permissive regarding local school districts; no requirements are imposed regarding certain expelled students. Should local school districts choose to implement the bill's provisions, any workload-related costs would be borne by the local school districts. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
The bill includes an effective date of July 1, 1999, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.