Unacceptable Behaviors

Unacceptable Behaviors

School’s Response to Unacceptable Behaviors

Students who involve themselves in the following problem areas will receive appropriate action as outlined below:
Examples of Minor Infractions, But Not Limited To:
Minor infractions are those hindering the educational process in the classroom such as:

  • eating in class; gum chewing
  • dress code violation (To office for change – 1st  offense only)
  • not following directions
  • first five tardies
  • excessive talking
  • littering
  • classroom distractions, toys, phones, electronics, make-up
  • lack of materials/preparation
  • class disturbance
  • off task/not working

Consequences for LEVEL I or Minor Infractions

These are initially handled by the classroom teacher or counselor and will result in warning, parent contact, teacher detention, ZANGLE documentation.

LEVEL II INFRACTIONS: Major Infractions (Handled by the counselor and/or administrator)

Examples of Major Infractions, But Not Limited To:

  • excessive tardies (six and above)
  • possession of graffiti markers
  • failure to report to re-assigned detention
  • graffiti on self
  • repeated violation of Level I/minor infractions
  • profanity directed towards students/staff
  • sexual harassment (verbal/visual)
  • forgery
  • verbal abuse (which could lead to a fight)
  • truancy/cutting class
  • misuse/destruction of school property
  • repeated uniform dress code violation
  • PDA (Public Display of Affection)
  • horseplay
  • violation of cell phone/electronic devices policy

Consequences for LEVEL II or Major Infractions

Consequences of major infractions may consist of after-school detention, Saturday School, class suspension, (when appropriate, financial reimbursement), counseling, parent conferences, SST, behavior contract, OC referral, SART, SARB referral.

LEVEL III INFRACTIONS: Serious Infractions (Handled by the administration) Examples of Serious Infractions, But Not Limited To:

  • repeated/extreme violation of Level I or II infractions
  • tampering with security devices (i.e., fire alarm)
  • physical/verbal confrontation or threats
  • vulgar remarks/behaviors
  • possession of obscene material
  • minor theft
  • "pantsing"
  • harassment (verbal, physical, visual)
  • throwing of any items including food, paper, etc.

Consequences for LEVEL III or Serious Infractions

Consequences of serious violations: Referral to SST, counseling, behavior contract, parent conferences, OC referral, SART, SARB referral, suspension, possible arrest or expulsion.

SUSPENSIONS AND/OR EXPULSIONS(Handled by the administration)
Examples of Suspendable or Expellable Infractions, But Not Limited To:

  • repeated/severe violations of Level I, II, or III infractions
  • profanity towards or threatening a staff member
  • fighting/assault/hazing
  • vulgar remarks/obscene behaviors
  • hate crime/racial slurs
  • graffiti/vandalism
  • possession of weapon or replica
  • sexual harassment
  • possession/sale/under influence of drugs or alcohol
  • possession/use of cigarettes, lighters, smoking devices
  • possession/use of dangerous objects (lighters, razor blades, laser pens, stink bombs, etc.)
  • possession of a weapon (gun, knife, etc.) or a look-alike replica – any other violation of Education Code 48900
  • possession/use of dangerous objects (lighters, razor blades, laser pens, stink bombs, etc.)
  • possession of a weapon (gun, knife, etc.) or a look-alike replica – any other violation of Education Code 48900

NOTE: Steps in the hierarchy of consequences may be superseded at the discretion of school administration.

Please note: This section only describes some major problem areas. At any time students may be counseled by teachers or administrators regarding their behavior. If this occurs, students will be informed as to what they must do to make their behavior acceptable. Possible consequences, if needed, will also be explained. Referral to Alternative Education may be initiated for repeat offenders.

Reasons for Suspension and Expulsion

The California Education Code identifies the following as grounds for suspension and/or expulsion under Ed. Code 48900

(a) Caused, attempted to cause or threatened to cause injury

(2a) willfully used force or violence

(b) possessed, sold, or furnished a firearm, knife, explosive, or dangerous object

(c) possessed, used, sold, furnished or under influence of a controlled substance

(d) offered, arranged, or negotiated the sale of a controlled substance

(e) committed robbery or extortion

(f) caused damage to property

(g) stolen school or private property

(h) possessed or used tobacco

(i) committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity

(j) offered, arranged or negotiated the sale of drug paraphernalia

(k) disrupted school activities; defiance of school authority

(l) received stolen property

(m) possessed an imitation firearm

(n) committed a sexual assault or battery

(o) harassed, threatened or intimidated a student

48900.2 committed sexual harassment

48900.3 caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause an act of hate violence

48900.7 made terroristic threats

48915(c) brandished a knife