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Suspension/Disciplinary Action   

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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 44932-44938.

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

Prior to any disciplinary action on charges leading to suspension without pay on the grounds of unprofessional conduct, the Superintendent or designee shall give the employee written notice. This written notice shall: (Education Code 44938)

1. Indicate the nature of the employee's unprofessional conduct

2. Cite specific instances of unprofessional behavior

3. Give the employee a 45-day opportunity to correct the misconduct and overcome the ground(s) for the charge(s)

4. Include the evaluation made pursuant to Education Code 44660-44665, if applicable

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

Protection of a Student's Free Speech or Press Rights

An employee shall not be suspended, disciplined, reassigned, transferred, dismissed, or otherwise retaliated against solely for acting to protect a student, or for refusing to infringe on a student's protected conduct, when that student is exercising his/her free speech or press rights pursuant to Education Code 48907 or 48950. (Education Code 48907, 48950)

(cf. 4119.1/4219.1/4319.1 - Civil and Legal Rights)

(cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)


approved: June 11, 2014 Red Bluff, California