Chawanakee USD | BP 5131.71 Students
Zero Tolerance Policy
The Governing Board of the Chawanakee Unified School District has declared that the schools operated by the district have a Zero Tolerance policy applicable to sexual battery, battery, possession of a firearm, possession of a knife, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of incendiary devices, sale of controlled substances, possession of controlled substances, vandalism where property damage exceeds $100, repeated mutual combat, robbery or extortion, participating in gang motivated intimidation, and assault or threatening school staff.
Any student who is found in possession of a firearm, a knife, a dangerous weapon, an incendiary device, a controlled substance, or who commits a sexual battery, a battery, an act of vandalism with property damage in excess of $100, an assault upon or threatens school staff, sells or furnishes a controlled substance, or who participates in gang motivated intimidation, hate motivated behavior constituting a statutory violation, robbery or extortion, or repeatedly participates in mutual combat shall be immediately suspended by the principal and recommended for expulsion in adherence with state law from the above district.
All acts of physical violence, possession or use of weapons, or Education Code, Penal Code, or Health and Safety Code violations will be recorded for each student on their Cumulative Record including information on suspensions and expulsions. Such records will be expunged upon graduation, or by petition.
For purposes of this policy, definitions of terms used will be as defined in the California Education Code, Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, and Regulations of the State Fire Marshall where applicable. An object used in a threatening manner shall be considered a weapon even if its normal use is not as a weapon.
In every case where a student grade 5-12, violated a provision of the Penal Code or the Health and Safety Code referenced by this policy, the student will be taken into custody and cited or taken to juvenile detention facility or the county jail.
Policy CHAWANAKEE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adopted: May 18, 1995 North Fork, California
Revised: October 13, 2005