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Discipline consequences are based on individual incidents. The final decision is at the discretion of the administrators. All students are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner as to contribute to a productive learning environment. The purpose of the student discipline policy at Kaiser High School is to maintain an educational environment conducive to learning and to protect the safety and health of all pupils. Teachers, campus supervisors, and all other Kaiser High School staff members will assist in encouraging students to follow the rules and regulations of the school, the district, and the laws of the State of California.


Penal Code 628.5 Pupils Right to Attend Safe Schools: The Legislature hereby recognizes that ALL pupils enrolled in the California public schools have the inalienable right to attend classes on campuses that are SAFE, SECURE, and PEACEFUL.


California State Education Code Section 48900 – Discipline A pupil may not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has committed an act as defined pursuant to one or more of the subdivision (a)- (v) inclusive:

a.(1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person. (2) Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.
b.Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object unless in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.
c.Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, 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.
d.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, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
e.Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
f.Cause or attempt to cause damage to school or private property.
g.Stolen or attempted to steal school or private property.
h.Possessed or used tobacco, or any other products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products.
i.Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity and vulgarity.
j.Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
k.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.
l.Knowingly received stolen property or private property.
m.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.
n.Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286, 288, 288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the Penal Code.
o.Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing the pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.
p.Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
q.Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050.
r.

A pupil may not be suspended or expelled for any kind of the acts enumerated unless that act is related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent or principal or occurring within any other school district.  A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

  • While on school grounds.
  • While going to or coming from school.
  • During the lunch period whether on or off the campus.
  • During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.
s.A pupil who aides and abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person may suffer suspension, but not expulsion, pursuant to the provisions of this section. Except that a pupil who has been adjudged by a juvenile court to have committed, as an aider and abettor, a crime of physical violence in which the victim suffered great bodily injury or serious bodily injury shall be subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision (a).
t.As used in this section, “school property” includes, but is not limited to, electronic files and databases.
u.A superintendent or principal may use their discretion to provide alternatives to suspension or expulsion, including, but not limited to, counseling and an anger management program, for pupil subject to discipline under this section.
v.It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspension or expulsions be imposed against any pupil who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from school activities.

Education Code 48900.2: Sexual Harassment
In addition to the reasons specified in Section 48900. a pupil may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has committed sexual harassment as defined in Section 212.5. For the purpose of this chapter, the conduct described in Section 212.5 must be considered by a reasonable of the same gender as the victim to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. This section shall not apply to pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive.

Education Code 48900.3: Act of Hate Violence
In addition to the reasons set forth in Sections 48900 and 48900.2, a pupil enrolled in any grades 4 to 12, inclusive, may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal; of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in the act of, hate violence as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 233.

Education Code 48900.4: Harassment, Intimidation, etc.
In addition to the grounds specified in Sections 48900 and 48900.2, a pupil enrolled in grades 4 to 12, inclusive, may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed at a pupil or a group of pupils, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and reasonably expected effect of materially disrupting classwork, creating substantial disorder, and invading the rights of the pupil or group of pupils by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment.

48900.7 Terroristic Threat Against School Officials, School Property or Both. subpart (b): “The purpose of this section, “terroristic threat” shall include any statement, oral, written, by a person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death, great bodily injury to another person, or property damage in excess of one thousand dollars, with the specific intent that the statement is taken as a threat even if there is no intent to actually carry it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his/her own safety or for his/her immediate family’s safety, or for the protection of school property, or the personal property of the person threatened or his/her immediate family.” During Suspension the following conditions apply:

  • Students must be under Parent/Guardian supervision.
  • Students may not be near or enter any school campus nor may students participate in any school activity.

Note: Failure to comply with the above mentioned conditions may result in a recommendation for expulsion.


Juvenile Citations: The following disciplinary violations are subject to citations from school police and/or other police agencies:

P.C. 415 Disturbing the Peace on School Grounds
Fighting

P.C. 308b Minor in Possession of Tobacco Products
Smoking cigarettes/lighters/chewing tobacco

P.C. 488 Petty Theft (Under $400.00)
Stealing

P.C. 487 Grand Theft (Over $400.00)
Stealing

P.C. 594 Vandalism
Defacing with graffiti
Destruction of school or private property

P.C. 653m Threatening or Harassing Phone Calls

B&PC 25608 Possess Alcohol on School Grounds
Any alcoholic beverage

B&PC 25658 Minor Consuming Alcohol
Under the Influence of Alcohol

H&S C 11357e Possession of Marijuana on School Grounds

H&S C 11364 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Pipes, Zig-Zag papers, roach clips, homemade tools to do drugs, syringes

H&S C Possession or use of Controlled Substances listed in Chapter 2 not mentioned above

 


 

The following are violations for which a student may be arrested:

P.C 404.6 Inciting a Riot
Urges fight to continue or urge others to commit acts of force or violence.

P.C 489 Grand Theft (Over $400.00)
Student intentionally steals an item that is worth over $400.00

H& S 11359 Possession for sale of Marijuana
Large quantity/ large amount of money/ drugs are packaged

C.C 1708.5 Sexual Battery
A student acts with the intent to cause a harmful or offensive contact with an intimate part of another, and sexually offensive contact with another by the use of his or her intimate part, and a sexually offensive contact with that person directly or indirectly results.

P.C 243.2 Battery
A battery is any willful use of force or violence upon another person

P.C 245 Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument or by any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.  Examples:

  • Kicking someone when they are down
  • Hitting someone repeatedly with an object without the other person being able to defend him or herself.

P.C 422 Terroristic Threats
A person who willfully threatens to commit a crime that will result in death or great bodily injury to another person.

P.C 626.10 Dirk, Dagger, Knife
Possession of a knife having a blade longer than 2 ½ inches, folding knife with a blade that locks into place, or blade that is sharpened on both sides

 


 

Other Disciplinary Issues that will result in being given consequences:

Education Code 48907: Limits for Students Freedom of Expression
Expression shall be prohibited if it is obscene, libelous, or slanderous.  Written expression that creates a clear and present danger of commission of unlawful school regulations or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school.

Education Code 48901: Smoking or the uses of tobacco products are prohibited.

Education Code 48211: Filthy or vicious habits.

 


 

Education Code 48901.5: Electronic Devices: Possession of Two-way Radios, Pagers, Cell Phones and any other electronic signaling devices on campus is prohibited during NORMAL SCHOOL HOURS. All items will be confiscated and taken to room H104.

Electronic communication devices MUST be in their case or otherwise concealed and turned off or placed on silent (NOT vibrate) mode. Failure to do either of these will result in the item being confiscated.

IF WE HEAR IT OR YOU USE IT, YOU LOSE IT!

Failure to do comply with any of these will result in the item being confiscated
Consequences for Classroom Use of Electronic Devices

1st offense:

  • Faculty/staff member confiscates and properly secures the electronic device,
  • takes down student’s name,
  • makes a TeleParent phone call to the parent/guardian, and
  • returns the electronic device to the student at the end of the period with a warning.

2nd offense:

  • Faculty/staff member confiscates the electronic device,
  • takes down student’s name,
  • makes a personal phone call to the parent/guardian, and
  • personally delivers the device to a staff member in Room H104 before the end of school.
    Student shows proper identification to retrieve the device from H104 at the end of the day.

3rd + offense:

  • Faculty/staff member confiscates the electronic device,
  • takes down student’s name,
  • makes a personal phone call to the parent/guardian informing them that the device was confiscated for the 3rd+ offense and that it will be kept for 1 week in Room H104.
  • Faculty/Staff member personally delivers the device to a staff member in Room H104 before the end of school with the original copy of the Confiscated Item Form. Electronic device will be kept for 1 week.
  • Parent shows proper identification to retrieve the device from H104.

Note:  At the end of the year, items that have not been picked up will be donated to charity.

 


 

  • No permanent markers, paint pens, aerosol paints, or white-out are to be brought to school.
  • No loitering on campus after school.
  • No walking around in large groups as a way to intimidate others.
  • No riding bikes, scooters, rollerbaldes or skateboards on campus before, during or after school.
  • No graffiti or tagging on personal or private property.
  • No walking around campus without a valid pass.
  • No visitors or guests are allowed on campus without a valid Guest Pass.

The students’ rights of due process will be adhered to and respected; students will be given an opportunity to state their case.

 


 

Corrective Disciplinary Options

Counseling-Student will be counseled by different staff members regarding choice of behavior

Time-Outs – Student will be asked to go to a different classroom to finish the period.

Detention – Student will have to stay after school with the teacher for minor misbehavior.  Detention may be up to one hour in length. Parents must have 24-hour notice.

Office Detention – Student signs in to one of the offices and completes work for the remainder of a period.

Brunch/Lunch Detention – Often used when students cannot stay after school because they ride the bus or have no way of getting home.

Alternative Learning Center – Students will be asked to go to the ALC room for one to six periods for continuous behavior violations or for student being found in an unauthorized area without a valid pass.

After School Work Program (ASWP) – Students will stay after school for a maximum of one hour doing campus beautification (2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.) Unexcused absences to ASWP will not be rescheduled.

Classroom Suspension – The teacher can suspend a student from class for a total of two periods: The day of the incident and the following day.

Saturday School – Students will be required to attend school on Saturday for four hours to make up time lost during the regular school day.

Suspension - Students will be required to stay home under parent/guardian supervision from one to five days for Education Code violations.

Expulsion - Students are removed from all schools of the Fontana Unified School District for serious Education Code (Class “A”) violations.

  • E.C. 48900 (a2) willful use of force or violence
  • E.C. 48900 (c) selling controlled substances
  • E.C. 48900 (b) weapons/danger objects
  • E.C. 48900 (f) major damage
  • E.C. 48900 (k) continual disruption/defiance
  • E.C. 48900 (n) sexual assault/battery
  • E.C. 48900.3 act of hate violence
  • E.C. 48900.7 terroristic threats against school officials, school property or both

 


 

Harassment: Students are to refrain from engaging in any harassment activity, behavior, or act that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. This includes sexual harassment. Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Any student who feels they are being harassed should immediately see an administrator. If you feel that the administrator did not resolve the matter promptly, a complaint may be filed with the Superintendent or the designee who shall determine which complaint procedures are appropriate.

Fontana Unified School District School Board Policies: The Board hereby designates the following positions as Coordinators for Non-Discrimination:

Dawn Marmo, Coordinator of Child, Welfare, and Attendance

9680 Citrus Avenue, Bldg. #27

Fontana, CA 92335

(909) 357-5000, ext. 7095

Non-Discrimination: District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, regardless of a student’s sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental disability, or physical disability.

The Governing Board shall ensure equal opportunities for all students in admission and access to the educational program, guidance and counseling program, athletic program, testing procedures, and other activities.  Eligibility for choral and cheerleading groups shall be determined solely on the basis of objective competencies.  School staff and volunteers shall carefully guard against segregation, bias, and stereotyping in instruction, guidance, and supervision.

The schools shall provide male and female students with separate shower rooms.  Sex education classes may be separate in order to protect student modesty.  In physical education, when objective standards have an adverse effect on students because of their gender, race, ethnic group or disability, other standards shall be used to measure achievement and create comparable educational opportunities.

The Board prohibits intimidation or harassment of any student by any employee, student, or other person in the district.  Staff shall be alert and immediately respond to student conduct, which may interfere with another student’s ability to participate in or benefit from school services, activities or privileges.  Students who harass other students shall be subject to appropriate consequences up to expulsion.  An employee who permits or engages in harassment may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

 


 

Discipline Guide

Parents, students, and staff should use the following as a guide to understand consequences as they apply to various infractions and/or violations.  Any or all of the consequences listed here may be applied for any offense, depending upon the severity and the circumstances. I t is important to recognize that this information serves merely as a guide of what may happen with the understanding that the final decision is at the discretion of the administration.  All consequences are subject to change based on the facts collected during the investigation of each case.

Fighting- Education Code 48900 subpart (a1)

  • 3 days suspension with possible citation
  • 5 days suspension with citation and possible parent conference
  • 5 days suspension with citation and possible recommendation for expulsion

Threats/Intimidation- Education Code 48900 subpart (a1)

  • 1-3 days ALC with No Fight Contracts
  • 3 days suspension
  • 5 days suspension with Intervention meeting CWA

Verbal Altercations- Education Code 48900 (a1)

  • 1-3 days ASWP with No Fight Contracts and possible citation
  • 1-3 days ALC and possible citation
  • 3 days suspension and possible citation

Verbal Altercation to Staff- Education Code 48900 subpart (a1)

  • 5 days suspension possible removal from that class
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion

Battery - Education Code 48900 subpart (a2)

  • 5 days suspension with possible arrest and recommendation for expulsion

Weapon- Education Code 48900 subpart (b)

  • 5 days suspension with arrest and recommendation for expulsion

Dangerous Object- Education Code 48900 subpart (b)

  • 5 days suspension with Intervention meeting CWA
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion

Fire Setting- Education Code 489800 subpart (b)

  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion; arrest and meeting with the Fire Marshall

Possession of Drugs/Under the Influence- Education Code 48900 subpart (c)

  • 5 days suspension with AOD meeting and possible citation
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion and citation

Selling or Offering any Controlled substances - Education Code 48900 subpart (d)

  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion; possible arrest/citation

Robbery/Extortion- Education Code 48900 subpart (e)

  • 3-5 days suspension with citation/arrest
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion and citation/arrest

Damaging School or Private Property - Education Code 48900 subpart (f)

  • Alternative Learning Center Placement with citation
  • 3 days suspension with citation; parent conference
  • 5 days suspension with citation; intervention meeting CWA

Stealing- Education Code 48900 (g)

  • 3 days suspension with citation
  • 5 days suspension with citation and intervention meeting with CWA
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion

Cigarettes/tobacco products - Education Code48900 (h)

  • 1-3 days ASWP with citation
  • 1-3 days ALC with citation
  • 1-5 days suspension with citation

Vulgarity/Profanity - Education Code 48900 subpart (i)

  • 1-3 days ASWP
  • 1-3 days ALC with citation
  • 1-3 days suspension with citation; Parent Conference

Sexual Intercourse/Oral Copulation - Education Code 48900 subpart (i)

  • 5 days suspension with investigation and possible arrest by Fontana Police Department; recommendation for expulsion

Drug Paraphernalia - Education Code 48900 subpart (j)

  • 5 days suspension with AOD meeting and citation
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion and citation

Defiance/Disruption - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • Classroom progressive discipline
  • 1-3 days ASWP 1-3 days ALC; Parent Conference
  • 1-5 days suspension

Minor Campus Disruption - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • 1-3 days ASWP
  • 1-3 days ALC
  • 1-3 days suspension

Major Campus Disruption - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • 1-3 days ALC
  • 1-3 days suspension
  • 5 days suspension with Intervention meeting

CWA No Pass Violation - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • 1-3 days ALC
  • 1-3 days suspension; parent conference

No Show to Detentions - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • Double the consequences
  • 1-3 days ALC/ Saturday school
  • 1 day suspension

No Show to ASWP - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • 1-3 days ALC
  • 1-3 days suspension

No Show to ALC - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • Double the consequences
  • 1 day suspension
  • 3 days suspension

Possession of Electronic Devices - Education Code 48900 (k)

  • Item is confiscated and returned to student at the end of day with a warning
  • 1-3 days ASWP the item is confiscated and turned in to Administrator
  • 1-6 periods ALC and item is confiscated; parents will pick the item up

Dress Code Violations - Education Code 48900 (k)

  • Warnings/Parent contact
  • 1-3 days ASWP
  • 1-3 days ALC

Falsifying Legal documents/Forgery - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)

  • 1-3 days ASWP
  • 1-3 days ALC
  • 1-3 days suspension

Receiving Stolen Property - Education Code 48900 subpart (l)

  • 1-3 days suspension; citation/possible arrest
  • 3-5 days suspension with Intervention meeting CWA and citation/arrest
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion and citation/arrest

Imitation Firearm - Education Code 48900 subpart (m)

  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion; arrest

Sexual Assault - Education Code 48900 subpart (n)

  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion; possible arrest by Fontana Police Department

Harassment of Witness - Education Code 48900 (o)

  • 1-3 days suspension
  • 3-5 days suspension with intervention meeting CWA
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion

Aids and Abets the infliction of Physical Injury - Education Code 48900 subpart (s)

  • 1-3 days ALC
  • 1-3 days suspension
  • 3-5 days suspension with Intervention meeting CWA

Truancy - Education Code 48900 subpart (v)

  • 1-3 days ASWP with possible citation for Daylight truancy
  • 1-3 days ALC with possible citation for Daylight truancy
  • 3-5 days ALC/ Parent conference with possible citation for Daylight truancy/Begin SARB process
  • Saturday School with possible citation for Daylight truancy/Begin SARB process

Leaving Campus without Permission - Education Code 48900 (v)

  • 1-3 days ALC with possible citation for Daylight truancy
  • 3-5 days ALC with possible citation for Daylight truancy/Begin SARB process/Saturday School

Tardies - Education Code 48900 subpart (v)

  • Classroom progressive discipline
  • 1-3 days ASWP
  • 1-3 days ALC; Parent Conference

Visual/Verbal Sexual Harassment - Education Code 48900.2

  • 1-3 days ALC/Red file
  • 1-5 days suspension with Intervention Meeting CWA/Red file
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion/Red file

Physical Sexual Harassment - Education Code 48900.2

  • 3-5 days suspension with possible police involvement/Red file
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion; police involvement/Red file

Act of Hate Violence- Education Code 48900.3

  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion, possible police involvement, and arrest

Harassment - Education Code 48900.4

  • 1-3 days suspension
  • 3-5 days suspension with Intervention Meeting CWA
  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion

Terroristic Threats - Education Code 48900.7

  • 5 days suspension with recommendation for expulsion; police involvement; possible arrest