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Suspension/Disciplinary Action   

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To ensure that employee rights are observed, disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with law and the advice of legal counsel.

Whenever an employee refuses to perform assigned work without an acceptable reason, the Superintendent or designee shall deduct from his/her wages an amount reasonably related to the time not worked. (Education Code 45055)

Suspension Without Pay

When a permanent certificated employee's unprofessional conduct is not considered serious enough to warrant dismissal, he/she may be suspended without pay on grounds of unprofessional conduct, following procedures designated in Education Code 44932.

A probationary certificated employee may be suspended without pay for a specified period as an alternative to dismissal during the school year, following procedures designated in Education Code 44948.3.

Prior to the filing of written charges leading to suspension without pay, the employee shall receive a notice which indicates the nature of his/her unprofessional conduct, cites specific instances of unprofessional behavior, and gives him/her a 45-day opportunity to correct this conduct and avoid suspension. This notice shall also include the employee's evaluation made pursuant to Education Code 44664, if applicable.

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

If the employee demonstrates full remediation during the above 45 days, disciplinary action shall not be taken.


approved: July, 1992 Santa Barbara, California