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Discipline Rules and Consequences

The rules, as supported by the California Education Code, will apply when students are: a) on the school grounds; b) during school hours, going to or coming from school; and c) during or while going to or coming from a school/district-sponsored event and/or related to school attendance.

No fighting/harassing/bullying 

• Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

• Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.

• Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.

• Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing. For purposes of this subdivision, “hazing” means a method of initiation or preinitiation into a pupil organization or body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to a former, current, or prospective pupil. For purposes of this subdivision, “hazing” does not include athletic events or school-sanctioned events.

• Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261, directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel.

• Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286, 288, 288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the Penal Code

 

No weapons/dangerous objects 

• Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.

• Possessed an imitation firearm

 

No vandalism 

• Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.

 

No stealing 

• Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property

 

No robbery/extortion 

• Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

 

No profanity/vulgarity 

• Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

 

No use of drugs and/or alcohol 

• Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.

Revised June 2012

• Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.

 

• Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

 

• Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold any prescription drug.

No use of tobacco 

• Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel.

 

Defiance of School rules and/or disruption of school activities 

• Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.

 

Any violation of the rules listed above may also be a violation of the California Penal Code. 

Failure to follow the rules listed above may result in any of the following consequences: 

Warning 

Detention 

Saturday School 

Suspension 

Expulsion 

Legal action