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Behavior GuidelinesTop of Page

Suspension and Expulsion:

Violations of the following sections of the EDUCATION CODE 48900 are grounds for either suspension and/or expulsion from the district:

  • Threatened, attempted, or actual injury to another
  • Possessed, furnished or used explosives, dangerous objects or weapons (including knives, stun guns, laser pointers, pepper spray)
  • Possessed, furnished or used alcohol or controlled substances (as defined by Health and Safety Code 1107)
  • Unlawful possession, use, sale, or otherwise furnishing, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Committed robbery or extortion
  • Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property
  • Stolen or attempted to steal school or private property
  • Possessed or used tobacco
  • Committed obscene acts, habitual profanity or vulgarity
  • Unlawful possession of, or unlawfully offered or furnished drug paraphernalia
  • Disrupted school activities or willfully defied school authorities, including supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties
  • Knowingly received stolen school or private property
  • Possession of imitation firearm
  • Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault
  • Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil or witness; Committed sexual harassment (48900.2); Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of Hate Violence (48900.3); Engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation directed at a student or a group of students creating a Hostile Educational Environment (48900.4); Terroristic threats against school officials or school property (48900.7)

Education Code 48915 Violations:

An expulsion recommendation and hearing are required for the following offenses:

  • Caused serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense

  • Possessed a firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object

  • Unlawfully furnished or sold a controlled substance
  • Committed robbery or extortion

ConsequencesTop of Page

Following are the types of consequences for inappropriate student behavior:

A. Warning to student with possible parent contact
B. Warning to student with parent contact
C. Detention assigned and parent notification
D. Saturday School (4 hours), parent notification
E. In-house suspension, parent notification
F. 1- to 2-day suspension from school, parent notification
G. 3-day suspension from school, parent notification
H. 5-day suspension from school, parent notification
I. Report to police, DMV, or appropriate agencies
J. Recommend transfer to alternative program, or expulsion
K. Maximum suspension from school, recommend expulsion

Click here to view the WUHSD Discipline Plan, with types of behavior and consequences for first and repeated occurrrences.