Discipline Policy

Procedures

Administration will monitor students’ behavior carefully throughout the year.  Disciplinary action taken by Administration will depend on the severity and frequency of a student’s behavior.  The following are the guidelines Administration will use to determine the course of action to be taken:

Guidelines for Consequences

Level A:  Detention or class suspension

  • Clothes cut (P.E.)
  • Leaving early/out of class
  • Dress code violation
  • Overt public display of affection
  • Inappropriate classroom behavior/rules violation
  • Rough/boisterous activity
  • Leaving school without checking out
  • Use of electronic device during class time

Level B:  Detention, class suspension, suspension, and/or restriction to campus, and/or Campus Beautification Project in lieu of suspension

  • Bus Citation
  • Disrespect to Students/Staff
  • Cheating
  • Hazing/Gang Activity
  • Profanity/Vulgarity
  • Defiance of Authority
  • Student Parking Violation
  • Possession or use of Tobacco
  • Failure to serve detention
  • Computer/Internet Violation
  • Any second, or subsequent violation of Level A offense

Level C:  Detention, suspension, restriction to campus, and/or Campus Beautification Project in lieu of suspension

  • Abusing or Defacing Property
  • Forged Notes/Forged Voice Mail
  • Threatening Others
  • Gambling
  • Dangerous Behavior
  • Vandalism
  • Fighting (3-5 day suspension)
  • Any second, or subsequent occurrence of Level B offense
  • (Physical injury – Law Enforcement called [P.C. 241.2])

Level D:  Major offenses result in a three to five day suspension and possible report to the police and the School Board for expulsion.

Any act defined in EC 48900 to include, but not limited to:

  • Possession of or Use of Alcohol/Controlled Substances
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Sexual Harassment – BP 5145.7
  • Theft
  • Fireworks
  • Possession or Use of Weapons
  • Assault/Battery of Adults/Students
  • Attempting or Committing Sexual Assault
  • Threat to Adults/Assault or Battery
  • Committing Hate Crimes
  • Cyber bullying                                                         
  • Any Second Occurrence of Level C offense
  • Making Terrorist Threats toward School Officials or School Property

Education Code 48915 states that the Governing Board shall expel any student whom the Board concludes has committed one of the following offenses:

  • Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm.
  • Brandishing a knife at another person.
  • Unlawfully selling a controlled substance.
  • Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault or a sexual battery.

Detention Policy

All detentions must be served within three (3) school days of the date of issue.  Failure to serve detention(s) will be treated as defiance and may result in suspension or other disciplinary action.

There are three ways that students may serve detention.  Students may serve detention with the issuing teacher at a time prearranged with the teacher. They can also serve Saturday school from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  One full day of Saturday school clears four hours of detention.  Detention may also be served at lunch.  Each lunch counts for half an hour of detention.  Students must bring schoolwork or school appropriate reading materials. Students who arrive late will