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5130 Policy_Withdrawal from School

The Board of Education affirms that, while Wisconsin law requires attendance of each student until eighteen (18)
years of age, it is in the best interests of both students and the community that they complete the educational
program that will equip them with skills and increase their changes for a successful and fulfilling life beyond the
The Board directs that whenever a student wishes to withdraw from school, efforts should be made to determine
the underlying reason for such action and the resources of the District should be used, when and as appropriate,
to assist the student in reaching his/her career goals. No student under the age of eighteen (18) will be permitted
to withdraw without the written consent of a parent or the approval of the Superintendent. The withdrawal of any
student under the age of eighteen (18) must comply with the requirements for participation in a program leading to
graduation, consistent with State law.
The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures for withdrawal from school which:
    A. Make counseling services available to any student who wishes to withdraw;
    B. Attempt to satisfy the student’s educational needs through alternative programs such as the G.E.D.;
    C. Help the student define his/her own educational life goals and help plan the realization of those goals;
    D. Advise students of their right to return prior to their twentieth (20th birthday or if students with disabilities,
        until their twenty-first (21st) birthday;
    E. Assure the timely return of all District-owned supplies and equipment in the possession of the student.
118.15(b-e), Wis. Stats.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 7:53 AM