Hearing Office
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    Lyon Street Student Services Centergroup
    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.