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MASON CITY | A Mason City student has been expelled from school and school-related activities for the remainder of the academic year.

The School Board met in closed session last week for a disciplinary hearing for a student and to discuss that student's confidential records, according to its agenda. State law allows such discussions to be closed to the public.

The student's identity, grade level and what prompted the disciplinary hearing have not been released. That information is considered confidential under state and federal law, Superintendent Dave Versteeg told the Globe Gazette via email Thursday evening. 

After the meeting reconvened in open session, board members unanimously approved expelling the student from classes and school activities for the rest of the 2018-19 academic year.

The student will be "allowed the resources and options during the expulsion period as recommended by the superintendent."

The student must submit an application for re-admission upon completing the expulsion period.

That application will then be reviewed by administrators, who will make a recommendation to School Board members regarding re-admission.

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Contact Ashley at 641-421-0556 or on Twitter @GGashkmiller. 

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