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Major Rules


According to Ed. Code Section 48900, a student may be suspended or recommended for expulsion if the State Administrator or the principal determines that the student has committed one or more of the following acts while going to, during, or coming from school, at any school activity on or off campus, or during lunch:

  1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
  2. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object. Note: A padlock is a “dangerous object.” No student shall have in his or her possession a padlock at any time. The only exception being upon the issuance of a new school padlock. Any student in possession of a padlock may be suspended under this section.
  3. Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered. Otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or material as controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
  4. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.
  5. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
  6. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
  7. Possessed stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.
  8. Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his/her own prescription products.
  9. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity. This includes cyber-bullying and sexting that occurs through the use of the district Internet system or use of personal digital devices (PDA’s) such as cell phones, digital cameras, and personal computers.
  10. Possessed or offered illegally, or was prepared to buy or sell drug or substance paraphernalia as defined in the section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
  11. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
  12. Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
  13. Possessed an imitation firearm. As used in this section, “imitation firearm” means a replica of a firearm that is as substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.
  14. Attacked or threatened a district employee.
  15. Bullying (including acts of electronic bullying) Education Code (EC) 48900R

Students who have been suspended may not participate in any extracurricular activities for seven (7) calendar days from the date of the suspension. Extracurricular activities include, but are not limited to, the following: athletic events, dances, drama performances, and graduation ceremony. It is the policy of the trustees that:
  • The student is allowed to complete all assignments/tests missed during the suspension which can be reasonably provided.
  • The parent or guardian has the right of access to the student’s records as provided by the California Education Code Section 49069.