EXPULSION TIMELINE (EC 48918) (During summer recess, weekdays are counted as schooldays) Determination made that pupil violated Education Code 48900 / 48915 Notice of Hearing Request for Open Hearing (Optional) 10 Calendar Days 30 School Days 5 Days May be delayed 30 additional additional calendar days upon pupil request and 5 calendar days for “just cause” by district. Hearing by Board, Officer, or Panel Hearing Panel recommendation to Expel or Not to Expel (Notify parents within 3 schooldays) 10 School Days Governing Board Decision to Expel or Not to Expel within 40 school days total. Per Board of Education of the Sacramento City USD v. Sacramento County Board of Education, 2001 DAR 207 (Cal. App. January 5, 2001) A California Court of Appeal has determined that the forty school day time period in Education Code Section 48918 (a), for a school board to make a decision on a panel recommended expulsion is not jurisdictional. Governing Board Decision, 40 school days total. 30 Days Appeal to County Board 20 School Days County Board Appeal Hearing 3 School Days Render Decision Pupil may request delay in decision Pupil may request delay in decision For special education pupils the timeline does not start until all procedural safeguards have been satisfied.