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R 2610 Behavioral Expectations

The discipline code set out in this regulation is intended to be illustrative but not an exclusive listing of acts of misconduct and the consequences for each. Misconduct which is not specifically listed in this regulation may be deemed to warrant discipline up to and including expulsion following provision of all due process procedures. In addition, the disciplinary consequence listed for each offense may be increased or decreased by the Administration or the Board of Education due to mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

Copies of this regulation or the student handbook which includes the code of student conduct and disciplinary consequences, as well as the District\'s corporal punishment policy, if any, will be provided to each student at the beginning of each school year. Copies of these documents will also be available for public inspection during normal business hours in the Superintendent\'s office.

Alcohol - Possession of or presence under the influence of alcohol regardless of whether the student is on school premises

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Arson - Intentionally causing or attempting to cause a fire or explosion

First Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Restitution if appropriate.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Restitution if appropriate.

Assault - (Refer to Policy and Regulation 2673- Reporting of Violent Behavior)

Assault of a Student or Staff Member - Use of physical force with the intent to do bodily harm.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension. 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses:1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Bullying - Intentional intimidation or infliction of physical, emotional, or mental harm (see Policy 2655).

First Offense: Detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses:1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Fighting - Mutual combat in which both parties have contributed to the conflict either verbally or by physical action.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in -school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Automobile/Vehicle Misuse - Uncourteous or unsafe driving on or around school property, unregistered parking, failure to move vehicle at the request of school officials, failure to follow directions given by school officials or failure to follow established rules for parking or driving on school property.

First Offense: Suspension or revocation of parking privileges, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Revocation of parking privileges, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 Offense days out-of-school suspension.

Bus or Transportation Misconduct - Any offense committed by a student on transportation provided by or through the district shall be punished in the same manner as if the offense had been committed at the student\'s assigned school. In addition, transportation privileges may be suspended or revoked.

Defiance of Authority - Refusal to obey directions or defiance of staff authority

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Disruptive Behavior - Conduct which has the intentional effect of disturbing education or the safe transportation of a student

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Dress Code - Clothing or accessory items which may disrupt the educational enviroment.

First Offense: In-school suspension for remainder of day, notification to partents, and/or change of clothing.

Subsequent Offenses: 2 days in-shcool suspension, parent conference and/or Saturday School.

Drugs/Controlled Substance

Possession or presence under the influence of a controlled substance or substance represented to be a controlled substance while at school, on the school playground, on the school parking lot, a school bus or at a school activity whether on or off of school property.

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Sale of a controlled substance or substance represented to be a controlled substance while at school or at any of the locations described above.

First Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Prescription Medication

Possession of a prescription medication without a valid prescription for such medication on school premises or on a school bus.

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Distribution of prescription medication to any individual who does not have a valid prescription for such medication on school premises or on a school bus.

First Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Dishonesty - Any act of lying, whether verbal or written, including forgery.

First Offense: Nullification of forged document. Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Nullification of forged document. Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Extortion - Verbal threats or physical conduct designed to obtain money or other valuables

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: In-school suspe nsion, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Firearms and Weapons (Refer to Policy and Regulation 2620 - Firearms and Weapons in School)

Possession of a firearm or weapon

First Offense: One (1) calendar year suspension or expulsion, unless modified by the Board upon recommendation by the superintendent.

Subsequent Offenses: Expulsion.

Harassment (Refer to Policy 2130 - Harassment)

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension , 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Improper Display of Affection - Consensual kissing, fondling, or embracing

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, in-school suspension, 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Improper Language

Threatening Language-Use of verbal, physical or written threats to do bodily harm to person or personal property.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Use of Obscene or Vulgar Language- Language which depicts sexual acts, human waste, and blasphemous language

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Disruptive or Demeaning Language or Conduct - Use of hate language to demean other persons due to the race, gender, disability, natural origin, or religious beliefs. This provision also includes

conduct, verbal, written, or symbolic speech which materially and substantially disrupts class, school activities, transportation, or school functions.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Inappropriate Sexual Conduct (Refer to Policy and Regulation 2130 - Harassment)

Physical touching of another student in the area of the breasts, buttocks, or genitals

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1·1 80 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Use of sexually intimidating language, objects, or pictures.

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1·1 80 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Indecent Exposure - Includes display of breasts, buttocks and genitals in a public location

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 out-of-school suspension, expulsion.

Technology Misconduct

Theft - Nonconsensual taking or attempt to take the property of another

First Offense: Return of or restitution for property. Principal/Student conference, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Return of or restitution for property. 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Tobacco - Possession or use of tobacco or tobacco products

First Offense: Confiscation of tobacco product. Principal/Student conference, detention, or in-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Confisca tion of tobacco product. Detention, in-sc hool suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension.

Truancy - Absent or tardy from class or classes without authorization (See also Policy and Regulation 2340 - Truancy and Educational Neglect.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, or 1-3 days in-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Detention or 3-10 days in-school suspension.

Unauthorized Entry - Entering or assisting any other person to enter a district facility, office, locker, or other area that is locked or not open to the general public; entering or assisting any other person to enter a district facility through an unauthorized entrance; assisting unauthorized persons to enter a district facility through any entrance.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

Vandalism - Intentional damage or attempt to damage property belonging to the staff, students, or the District

First Offense: Restitution . Principal/Student conference. detention. in-school suspension, 1- 180 days out-of-school suspension. or expulsion.

Subsequent Offenses: Restitution. In-school suspension. 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.