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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 or 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 Starting of attempting to start a fire or causing or attempting to cause an explosion.

First Offense: Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension or Expulsion. Restitution if appropriate.

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, Corporal Punishment, Restitution if appropriate. In-School-Suspension, 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension or 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: 1st Offense -Principal/Student conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, 1-180 days Out-of-School- Suspension or Expulsion. 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.

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

First Offense: Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, or 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension. (10-30 days of OSS)

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 Days of OSS to expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, 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.

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

First Offense: 1st Offense-Conference with Principal + In-School-Suspension

Second Offense: 3 days In-School-Suspension

Third Offense: Out-of-School Suspension for 3 days

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, or 1-10 days Out-of-School suspension

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension or 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 or 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension.

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

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

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, 1-10 days

Subsequent Offenses:  Out-of-School Suspension. In-School Suspension,  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: 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension or Expulsion and possible documentation in student record.

Subsequent Offenses: 1 -180 days Out-of-School Suspension or Expulsion, notification of law enforcement authorities and documentation in student's discipline record.

Harassment (Refer to Policy 2130 - Harassment)

First Offense: Detention

Second Offense: Detention or In School Suspension Subsequent Offense: OSS- 3 day suspension

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

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

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School Suspension or 1-180 days of OSS

Subsequent Offenses: 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension. Detention, Corporal Punishment, 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, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, or 1-10 days Out-of­ School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: In-School-Suspension or 1-180 days Out-of-School Suspension or Expulsion and possible documentation in student's discipline record.

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

First Offense: Principal/Student Conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, or 1-10 days Out-of-School suspension

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, Corporal Punishment, 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, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, or 1-10 days Out-of-School suspension

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, Corporal Punishment, 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: 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 Use of sexually intimidating language, objects or pictures.

First Offense: Confiscation. Principal/Student Conference, Detention, or In school Suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Confiscation. Detention, In School Suspension, 1-180 Days Out of School Suspension, or Expulsion

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

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

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

First Offense: Return of or restitution for property. Principal/Student conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, 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, Corporal Punishment, In-School Suspension, 1-3 days Out-of-School Suspension.

Subsequent Offenses: Confiscation of tobacco product. In-School-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, Corporal Punishment, In-School-Suspension, or 1-10 days Out-of­ School Suspension

Subsequent Offenses: Detention, Corporal Punishment, or 3-10 days of ISS.

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

First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student conference, Detention, Corporal Punishment, 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.

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Last Updated: September 2018