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R 2610 Misconduct and Disciplinary Consequences

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: 10 – 180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: 10 – 180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses:In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses:In-School Suspension, 1-180 Days of OSS, expulsion

Fighting - Physically striking another in a mutual contact as differentiated from an assault.

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-10 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-10 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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, 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, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: 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: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, 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: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-10 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

Possession of a firearm or weapon

First Offense: 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: 10-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Harassment

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, 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, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-10 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, 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, In-School Suspension, 1-10 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Use of sexually intimidating language, objects, or pictures.

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, 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 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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

First Offense: Return/Restitution of Property, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: Return/Restitution of Property, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Tobacco - Possession or use of tobacco or tobacco products

First Offense: Confiscation of contraband, Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-10 days Out of School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: Confiscation of contraband, In-School Suspension, 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, 1-3 days In-School Suspension, and/or Make-up time

Subsequent Offenses: Principal/Student Conference, 3-10 days In-School Suspension, and/or Make-up time

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

First Offense: Restitution, Principal/Student Conference, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

Subsequent Offenses: Restitution, In-School Suspension, 1-180 days Out of School Suspension, Expulsion

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Board Approved Date: February 26, 2018
Last Updated: January 2018