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Hillsborough Choice Options

Procedures and Reasons for Revocation of Choice Hardship

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Statement of Understanding: Choice Hardship

The approval of Choice Hardship is a courtesy granted by the School Board of Hillsborough County with the understanding that students will maintain appropriate behavior, attendance, and timeliness and that all parties will honor the school district's Civility guidelines. Parents receiving approval for Choice Hardship are required to provide transportation to and from the requested school. All parents and students are advised that Choice Hardship may be revoked by principals, at anytime, if established standards for conduct, attendance, tardiness, and civility are not maintained.

Reasons for Revocation of Choice Hardship:

Student Change-of-Placement:
A Student Change-of-Placement will result in a revocation of choice hardship.

Violation of Level One – Zero Tolerance Offense:
Violation of Level Two –Major Offense:

A student violation of either a Level One-Zero Tolerance Offense or Level Two-Major Offense may result in revocation of choice hardship.

Student Conduct:
Three (3) student referrals for misconduct may generate a warning letter to parents for possible revocation of choice hardship. Subsequent referrals for misconduct may result in revocation of choice hardship.

Student Tardies:
Five (5) tardies to school within a grading period may generate a warning letter to parents for possible revocation of choice hardship. Subsequent tardies may result in revocation of choice hardship.

Student Pick-Up:
Continued failure by a parent to pick-up a child from school at the designated dismissal time may result in a revocation of choice hardship.

Attendance:
Five (5) absences from school within a grading period may generate a warning letter to parents for possible revocation of choice hardship. Subsequent absence may result in revocation of choice hardship.

Civility:
Failure on the part of the student or parent to abide by the Hillsborough County School Board's Civility Policy may result in the revocation of choice hardship.

Submission of fraudulent, false, misleading information:
The submission of fraudulent, false, or misleading information on Choice Hardship applications may result in revocation of the Choice Hardship.

Appeals:

Appeals for Revocation of Choice Hardship are processed through the Hillsborough County School Board's established Grievance Procedure.

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