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Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process

The Standard School District Governing Board recognizes that maintaining an environment that promotes the learning and protects the health, safety, and welfare of all students may require the suspension or expulsion of a student from regular classroom instruction. Except in cases where suspension for a first offense is warranted in accordance with law, suspension shall be imposed only when other means of correction fails to bring about proper conduct. (Education Code 48900.5)


Expulsion is an action taken by the Board for severe or prolonged breaches of discipline by a student. Except for single acts of a grave nature, expulsion is generally used only when there is a history of misconduct, when other forms of discipline, including suspension, have failed to bring about proper conduct, or when the student’s presence causes a continuing danger to other students or staff. (Education Code 48915) In the case of some rule violations, Standard School District has a zero tolerance policy as required by law:


ZERO TOLERANCE:

  1. The Principal or Superintendent must recommend and the Board must order expulsion for:

(a)Possession, selling or furnishing of a firearm
(b) Brandishing a knife at another person
(c) Sale of controlled substance
(d) Committing or attempting to commit sexual assault or sexual battery
(e) Possession of Explosive

  1. Principal or Superintendent must recommend expulsion unless the Principal or Superintendent finds that expulsion is inappropriate due to the particular circumstances


(a)(1) Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense
(b) Possession of knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil
(c) Unlawful possession of any controlled substance, except for the first offense for the possession of not more than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis.
(d) Robbery or extortion
(e) Assault or battery upon any school employee


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