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Unsafe Alabama School Option

A student who becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense committed on school property during school hours or at school-sponsored activities shall be given an opportunity to transfer to a safe public school within the local education agency.  The school shall notify the student’s parent/guardian of the right to transfer within 10 calendar days from the date of a final determination by the school board that a violent criminal offense has occurred.  Alabama students who attend a school deemed persistently dangerous by the State Department of Education criteria will be offered a transfer option to another school.  A persistently dangerous school is one in which, for 3 consecutive years, the school has expelled 1% of the student population or 5 students (whichever is greater) for violent criminal offenses committed on school property during school hours or committed at school-sponsored activities. 


(Ala Code 290-3-1-02)