Exit Policy

Last Updated
June 4, 2022

1. Introduction

This policy covers ways a student may exit the Blind People In Charge program, referrals made to a student at time of exit, and exit reporting requirements.

2. Conditions for Exit

A student may exit the Blind People In Charge program in one of three ways:

  1. They have graduated the program. They have accomplished the tasks on the subject-specific checklists and any of their goals that are within the scope of the program.
  2. Before graduation, at the student’s discretion. This may be for any reason, including dissatisfaction with the services, relocation, deteriorating health, or other major life events.
  3. They have been expelled as part of disciplinary action.

3. Referrals

In the event of a student exiting the program, other programs and services of COBD or other organizations will be recommended, except in the case of expulsion or if the student can no longer be contacted.

4. Exit Reports

an Exit Report must be filled out for each student exiting the program, detailing the circumstances in which the student exited and any recommendations of other services that were made. This report will be completed by the Program and Student Affairs Coordinator or, if directed, a member of training or student support staff. After this report is completed, the Program and Student affairs coordinator will move the student’s file into the archives, where it is only accessible to a very limited number of leadership staff to protect privacy.

5. Review

This policy will be reviewed at least annually and updated as needed.