Hearing Office
  • Lyon Street Student Services Center
    1310 Lyon Street
    Columbia, SC 29204
    Phone: (803) 231-6926
    Fax: (803) 733-6218

     The Hearing Office ensures that students grades PK-12 are given due process of law
    before receiving an expulsion sanction for violating a major school/district policy.


    Functions of the Hearing Office

    • Presides over expulsion hearings for students grades K-12.

    • Conducts reinstatement reviews for students entering Richland One with a record of suspensions, expulsions, or alternative school placements in a previous district and/or students returning from the Department of Juvenile Justice (or any comparable Correctional Facility).  

    • Serves as a consultant to school administrators regarding disciplinary issues.

    • Compiles relevant data and prepares reports for review by the Superintendent and Board of School Commissioners.

    • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals within Richland One and throughout the community.


  • Directions to the Richland One Hearing Office