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Student Discipline   

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The Board of Trustees believes that one of the major functions of the public schools is the preparation of youth for responsible citizenship. The district shall foster a learning environment which reinforces the concepts of self-discipline and the acceptance of personal responsibility.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish regulations and rules relating to student conduct which delineate acceptable behavior and provide the basis for sound disciplinary practices within each school in the district. These policies and regulations will be enforced fairly and uniformly and consistently without regard to race, creed, color or sex.

The administration, teachers, and classified staff share mutual responsibility for student conduct and safety and the enforcement of district policies and regulations. The Board shall give all reasonable support and assistance to all employees with respect to student discipline.

(cf. 5131 - Student Conduct)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

Sufficient support services shall be provided so that continually disruptive students will not be returned to regular classes without some modification of behavior. Students may be assigned to other alternative programs or be subject to removal from school.

(cf. 6184- Continuation Education)

At each school site rules for student discipline shall be adopted in accordance with law. (Education Code 35291.5)

All avenues provided in policy, regulation, and law for the discipline of students may be pursued in developing site level rules. These include but are not limited to advising and counseling students, conferencing with parents/guardians, detention during and after school hours, alternative educational environments and, if necessary, suspension and expulsion.

Corporal punishment shall not be used as a disciplinary measure against any student. The use of reasonable and necessary force by an employee to protect oneself or students or to prevent damage to district property shall not be considered corporal punishment for purposes of this policy.

(cf. 4158 - Employee Security)

Legal Reference:

CIVIL CODE

1714.1 Parental liability for child's misconduct

EDUCATION CODE

32280-32288 School safety plans

35146 Closed sessions

35291 Rules

35291.5-35291.7 School-adopted discipline rules

37223 Weekend classes

44807.5 Restriction from recess

48900-48926 Suspension and expulsion

48980-48985 Notification of parents or guardians

49000-49001 Prohibition of corporal punishment

49330-49335 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, 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

USDOE: http://www.ed.gov

Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Adopted: January 26, 1993 Larkspur, California

Revised: March 12, 1996

Revised: April 30, 2002

Revised: July 12, 2005