Work Back Program

The Work Back Program is a Board-approved program consisting of up to five components, and a contractual agreement with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the parent, and student.

A.) A School Operations/Alternative Education Representative will meet with the parent(s)/guardian(s), a representative from the alternative school, and the student who has been recommended for expulsion to work out a plan for the student to follow in lieu of expulsion.

B.) The parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student must sign the contractual agreement, which consists of academic, counseling, behavioral, community service, and, where applicable, employability components. Students who are being recommended for expulsion for drug involvement will be provided with a list of agencies that address substance issues.

C.) The Work Back Program in Lieu of Expulsion becomes effective the day the agreement is signed and the student attends the educational assignment.

D.) When the student successfully completes the contractual agreement, the representative from the alternative school will certify the completion and make a recommendation for the student to return to a traditional school program.

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