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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: 1 – 180 days in-school or out-of-school suspension, notification of law enforcement officials and documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: Expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

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

First Offense: 1 – 180 days in school or out of school suspension, notification to law enforcement officials and documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense:  Expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

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: In school suspension, 1- 180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, possible notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in the student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: 11- 180 days out of school suspension or expulsion, possible notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

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

First Offense: 1 – 180 in school or out of school suspension, possible notification to law enforcement and documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense:  11 – 180 days out of school suspension or expulsion

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

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, in school suspension, or 1 – 180 days out of school suspension, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1 – 180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

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 Offense: In school suspension, 1 – 180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

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, or 1-10 days out of school suspension

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1 – 180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student’s discipline record

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: 1 - 180 days out of school suspension, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: Expulsion, notification law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

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, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline

Subsequent Offense: Expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

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, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: Expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline

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 suspension, expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: Expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record

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

First Offense: Principal student conference, in school suspension, or 1 – 10 days out of school suspension

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1 – 180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

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

Possession of a firearm or weapon

First Offense: Minimum of one-year suspension, referral to appropriate legal authorities

Harassment (Refer to Policy 2130 - Harassment)

First Offense: Principal/student conference, in school suspension, or 1 – 10 days out of school suspension

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1 – 180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

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

First Offense: Principal/student conference, in school suspension, or 1 – 10 days out of school suspension, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1-180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

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, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 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, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out of school suspension, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1-180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

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, or 1-180 days out of school suspension, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1-180 days of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

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, in school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: In school suspension, 1-180 out of school suspension or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Use of sexually intimidating language, objects, or pictures.

First Offense: In school suspension, 1-180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: 11-180 days out of school suspension or expulsion, and documentation in student’s discipline record

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, or expulsion, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: 11-180 day out of school suspension or expulsion, and documentation in student's discipline record

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

First Offense: In-school suspension or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, restitution, possible notification to law enforcement officials, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: 11-180 days out of school suspension or expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record.

Tobacco - Possession or use of tobacco or tobacco products

First Offense: 1 – 3 days in school suspension

Subsequent Offense: 5 days 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 and/or 1-3 days in school suspension

Subsequent Offense: 3-10 days in school suspension

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

First Offense: In school suspension, restitution, 1-180 days out of school suspension, or expulsion, possible notification to law enforcement officials, and possible documentation in student's discipline record

Subsequent Offense: 11-180 days out of school suspension or expulsion, notification to law enforcement officials, and documentation in student's discipline record


Board Approved Date: February 8, 2018