(a) Any person, hearing officer or any member of a committee or the board of education
conducting a hearing under this act may: (1) Administer oaths for the purpose of taking
(2) call and examine witnesses and receive documentary and other evidence; and
(3) take any other action necessary to make the hearing accord with procedural due
(b) Any hearing officer, any member of a committee or the board of education holding
a formal hearing or an appeal hearing under this act may and, upon the request of
any pupil for whom any such hearing is held or upon the request of the pupil's parents
or guardians or counsel, shall petition the chief judge of the judicial district in
which the school district is located requesting that the clerk of the district court
be authorized to issue subpoenas for the attendance and testimony of the principal
witness or witnesses and the production of books, records, reports, papers and documents
relating to the proposed suspension or expulsion from school in the same manner as
provided for the issuance of subpoenas in civil actions pursuant to K.S.A. 60-245, and amendments thereto.
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