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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