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The Governing Board desires to prepare students for responsible citizenship by fostering self- discipline and personal responsibility. The Board believes that high expectations for student behavior, effective classroom management and parent involvement can minimize the need for discipline. Staff shall use preventative measures and positive conflict resolution techniques whenever possible. Schoolwide discipline plans shall be a part of and reflective of the policies and procedures contained in the schoolwide safety plan.

Board policies and regulations shall delineate acceptable student conduct and provide the basis for sound disciplinary practices. Each school shall develop disciplinary rules in accordance with law to meet the school's individual needs.

When misconduct occurs, staff shall implement appropriate discipline and attempt to identify and address the causes of the student's behavior. Continually disruptive students may be assigned to alternative programs if available, and may be subject to suspension and/or expulsion, or reduction of the instructional day. At all times, the safety of students and staff and the maintenance of an orderly school environment shall be priorities in determining appropriate discipline.

It is the intent of the Board that discipline policies and regulations be enforced fairly and consistently without regard to race, creed, color or sex.

Notice to Parents/Guardians

The parents/guardian of each student shall be notified of the district rules and regulations pertaining to student discipline. Students shall be notified in writing, by the school principal of all rules pertaining to discipline at the beginning of each school year. Transfer students shall be notified at time of enrollment in school.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development as necessary to assist staff in developing classroom management skills and implementing effective disciplinary techniques.

Legal Reference:

CIVIL CODE

1714.1 Parental liability for child's misconduct

EDUCATION CODE

32280-32288 School safety plans

35146 Closed sessions

35291 Rules

35291.5 School-adopted discipline rules

35291.7 School-adopted discipline rules: additional employees

37223 Weekend classes

44807.5 Restriction from recess

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:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Protecting Our Schools: Governing Board Strategies to Combat School Violence, 1995

revised 1999

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

1010.89 Physical Exercise as Corporal Punishment, CIL 89/9-3

1223.88 Corporal Punishment, CIL: 88/9-5

WEB SITES

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

USDE: http://www.ed.gov

Policy SANTA MARIA-BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 12, 1986 Santa Maria, California

revised: March 9, 1988

revised: April 11, 2001