Hearing Office

    hearing pic 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 K-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 student suspension appeals, credit appeals and appeals of administrative transfers.

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

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

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