Title 20, Chapter 2, Section 768
(a) Each local board of education is authorized to refuse to readmit or enroll any student who has been suspended or expelled for being convicted of, being adjudicated to have committed, being indicted for, or having information filed for the commission of any felony or any delinquent act under Code Section 15-11-28 which would be a felony if committed by an adult. If refused readmission or enrollment, the student or the student's parent or legal guardian has the right to request a hearing pursuant to the procedures provided for in Code Section 20-2-754.
(b) A hearing officer, tribunal, panel, superintendent, or local
board of education shall be authorized to place a student denied
enrollment in a local school system under subsection (a) of this
Code section in an alternative educational system as appropriate and
in the best interest of the student and the education of other
students within the school system.
(c) It is the policy of this state that it is preferable to reassign
disruptive students to alternative educational settings rather than
to suspend or expel such students from school.