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  162.955.  Change in assignment, prohibited, when — child endangering self or others, court order — placement of child during interim. — 1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, during the pendency of any administrative or judicial proceeding pursuant to sections 162.961 and 162.963 no change in the assignment or status of a handicapped or severely handicapped child shall be made except that such change may be made with the written consent of the parent or guardian.  If written consent cannot be obtained and the child is endangering himself or others, the assignment or status can be changed pursuant to court order, but without prejudice to any rights that the child and the parent or guardian may have pursuant to sections 162.670 to 162.999 or otherwise pursuant to law.

  2.  During the pendency of any administrative or judicial proceeding pursuant to sections 162.961 and 162.963, to challenge a placement changed because of a disciplinary action to an interim alternative educational setting or to challenge the manifestation determination in connection with a disciplinary change of placement, the child shall remain in the interim alternative educational setting pending the due process hearing or until expiration of the time period of the interim alternative educational setting, whichever first occurs, unless the parent and responsible public agency agree otherwise.

  3.  If during an interim alternative educational setting arranged because of a disciplinary action involving weapons, drugs, or serious bodily injury, or because the child is a danger to himself or others, the responsible educational agency proposes to change the child's placement after expiration of the interim placement, and the parents challenge the proposed change by requesting a due process hearing, the child shall remain in his current placement, which is the placement before the interim alternative educational setting, during pending proceedings to challenge the change.  The responsible educational agency may request an expedited hearing pursuant to section 162.961, if it is believed it is dangerous for the child to remain in the current placement.

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(L. 1973 H.B. 474 § 62, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1151, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1376 & 1501, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1683, A.L. 2005 H.B. 276, A.L. 2006 S.B. 834)


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