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 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:
Education Code 48900.2: Sexual HarassmentIn 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 ViolenceIn 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:
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 GroundsFighting
P.C. 308b Minor in Possession of Tobacco ProductsSmoking 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 VandalismDefacing with graffitiDestruction of school or private property
P.C. 653m Threatening or Harassing Phone Calls
B&PC 25608 Possess Alcohol on School GroundsAny alcoholic beverage
B&PC 25658 Minor Consuming AlcoholUnder the Influence of Alcohol
H&S C 11357e Possession of Marijuana on School Grounds
H&S C 11364 Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaPipes, 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 RiotUrges 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 MarijuanaLarge quantity/ large amount of money/ drugs are packaged
C.C 1708.5 Sexual BatteryA 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 BatteryA battery is any willful use of force or violence upon another person
P.C 245 Assault with a Deadly WeaponAny 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:
P.C 422 Terroristic ThreatsA 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, KnifePossession 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 ExpressionExpression 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 confiscatedConsequences for Classroom Use of Electronic Devices
3rd + offense:
Note: At the end of the year, items that have not been picked up will be donated to charity.
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.
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.
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)
Threats/Intimidation- Education Code 48900 subpart (a1)
Verbal Altercations- Education Code 48900 (a1)
Verbal Altercation to Staff- Education Code 48900 subpart (a1)
Battery - Education Code 48900 subpart (a2)
Weapon- Education Code 48900 subpart (b)
Dangerous Object- Education Code 48900 subpart (b)
Fire Setting- Education Code 489800 subpart (b)
Possession of Drugs/Under the Influence- Education Code 48900 subpart (c)
Selling or Offering any Controlled substances - Education Code 48900 subpart (d)
Robbery/Extortion- Education Code 48900 subpart (e)
Damaging School or Private Property - Education Code 48900 subpart (f)
Stealing- Education Code 48900 (g)
Cigarettes/tobacco products - Education Code48900 (h)
Vulgarity/Profanity - Education Code 48900 subpart (i)
Sexual Intercourse/Oral Copulation - Education Code 48900 subpart (i)
Drug Paraphernalia - Education Code 48900 subpart (j)
Defiance/Disruption - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
Minor Campus Disruption - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
Major Campus Disruption - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
CWA No Pass Violation - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
No Show to Detentions - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
No Show to ASWP - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
No Show to ALC - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
Possession of Electronic Devices - Education Code 48900 (k)
Dress Code Violations - Education Code 48900 (k)
Falsifying Legal documents/Forgery - Education Code 48900 subpart (k)
Receiving Stolen Property - Education Code 48900 subpart (l)
Imitation Firearm - Education Code 48900 subpart (m)
Sexual Assault - Education Code 48900 subpart (n)
Harassment of Witness - Education Code 48900 (o)
Aids and Abets the infliction of Physical Injury - Education Code 48900 subpart (s)
Truancy - Education Code 48900 subpart (v)
Leaving Campus without Permission - Education Code 48900 (v)
Tardies - Education Code 48900 subpart (v)
Visual/Verbal Sexual Harassment - Education Code 48900.2
Physical Sexual Harassment - Education Code 48900.2
Act of Hate Violence- Education Code 48900.3
Harassment - Education Code 48900.4
Terroristic Threats - Education Code 48900.7