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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  5144  Students

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The Board of Education desires to prepare youth for responsible citizenship by fostering self-discipline and personal responsibility.

The Board believes that high quality instruction is at the core of fostering and developing positive behavior in all students.

The Board believes that good planning, a good understanding of each child, and parent involvement can minimize the need for discipline.

The Board believes that district staff, parents, guardians, and students have shared responsibility for ensuring safe, responsible, and respectful behavior.

Staff shall use positive conflict resolution techniques and maintain the mindset that addressing disciplinary situations is a learning opportunity for students and adults. When misconduct occurs, staff shall make every effort to identify and remediate the root and ancillary causes of the student's behavior.

Board policies and regulations shall delineate acceptable student conduct and provide the basis for sound disciplinary practices. Discipline will be equitable, timely, consistent, fair, developmentally appropriate, and match the severity of the student's misbehavior, while ensuring school safety.

Discipline practices should eliminate disparities in applying discipline by assuring equitable interventions and consequences across all schools and for all students, with special attention to those who have been disproportionately affected.

Students exhibiting persistent disruptive behaviors, after a comprehensive intervention process including parental/guardian involvement, has been implemented and documented, may be placed in alternative education programs from their current setting, in accordance with Board policy, administrative regulation and law.

In order to maintain safe and orderly school environments, the Board shall give employees all reasonable supports including appropriate professional learning and professional development specific to, but not limited to, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Restorative Practices, Open Mindset, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Implicit Bias, and Cultural Proficiency.

The Superintendent or designee will review student disciplinary data and report the results annually to the Board of Education.

(cf. 0415 - Educational Equity)

(cf. 4158 - Employee Security)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5131.2 - Bullying)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 6159.4 - Behavioral Interventions for Special Education Students)

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)

Legal Reference:

CIVIL CODE

1714.1 Parental liability for child's misconduct

EDUCATION CODE

35146 Closed sessions

35291 Rules

35291.5-35291.7 School-adopted adopted discipline rules

37223 Weekend classes

44807.5 Restriction from recess for disciplinary purposes

48630-48644.5 Opportunity schools

48900-48925 Suspension and expulsion

48980-48985 Notification of parents or guardians

49000-49001 Prohibition of corporal punishment

49330-49334 Injurious objects

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

307 Participation in school activities until departure of bus

353 Detention after school

Management Resources:

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

Classroom Management: A California Resource Guide for Teachers and Administrators of Elementary and Secondary Schools, 2000

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Safe Schools: Strategies for Boards of Education to Ensure Student Success, October 2011

Protecting Our Schools: Board of Trustees Strategies to Combat School Violence, 1999

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

USDOE: http://www.ed.gov

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Policy ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 29, 1984 Elk Grove, California

revised: February 20, 1990

revised: October 17, 1994

revised: December 8, 2015

revised: November 13, 2018