Kingsburg Elementary Charter | AR 5144 Students
Annually, site-level discipline rules shall be reviewed and, if necessary, updated to align with any changes in state law, district discipline policies and regulations, and/or goals for school safety and climate as specified in the district's local control and accountability plan.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)
School rules shall be communicated to students clearly and in an age-appropriate manner.
It shall be the duty of each employee of the school to enforce the school rules on student discipline. (Education Code 35291.5)
To the extent possible, staff shall use disciplinary strategies that keep students in school and participating in the instructional program. Except when students' presence causes a danger to themselves or others or they commit a single act of a grave nature or an offense for which suspension or expulsion is required by law, suspension or expulsion shall be used only when other means of correction have failed to
bring about proper conduct. Disciplinary strategies may include, but are not limited to:
1. Referral of the student to the school counselor or other school support service personnel for case management and counseling
(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation)
(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)
2. Discussion or conference between school staff and the student and parents/guardians
(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
3. Convening of a study team, guidance team, resource panel, or other intervention-related team to assess the behavior and develop and implement an individual plan to address the behavior in partnership with the student and parents/guardians
(cf. 6164.5 - Student Success Teams)
4. When applicable, referral for a comprehensive psychosocial or psychoeducational assessment, including for purposes of creating an individualized education program or a Section 504 plan
(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)
(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education under Section 504)
5. Enrollment in a program for teaching prosocial behavior or anger management
6. Participation in a restorative justice program
7. A positive behavior support approach with tiered interventions that occur during the school day on campus
8. Participation in a program that is sensitive to the traumas experienced by students, focuses on students' behavioral health needs, and addresses those needs in a proactive manner
9. Recess restriction as provided in the section below entitled "Recess Restriction"
10. Detention after school hours as provided in the section below entitled "Detention After School"
11. Community service as provided in the section below entitled "Community Service"
12. In accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation, restriction or disqualification from participation in extracurricular activities
(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular/Cocurricular Activities)
13. Reassignment to an alternative educational environment
(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)
(cf. 6181 - Alternative Schools)
(cf. 6184 - Continuation Education)
(cf. 6185 - Community Day School)
14. Suspension and expulsion in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation
(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))
When, by law or district policy, other means of correction are required to be implemented before a student could be suspended or expelled, any other means of correction implemented shall be documented and retained in the student's records. (Education Code 48900.5)
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
Teachers may restrict a student's recess time only when they believe that this action is the most effective way to bring about improved behavior. When recess restriction involves the withholding of physical activity from a student, teachers shall try other disciplinary measures before imposing the restriction. Recess restriction shall be subject to the following conditions:
1. The student shall be given adequate time to use the restroom and get a drink or eat lunch, as appropriate.
2. The student shall remain under a certificated employee's supervision during the period of restriction.
3. The student's teacher shall inform the principal of any recess restrictions imposed.
(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)
(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)
Detention After School
Students may be detained for disciplinary reasons for up to one hour after the close of the maximum school day, or until the departure of the school bus to which they have been assigned if applicable. (5 CCR 307, 353)
The principal or designee shall notify parents/guardians of the detention at least one day in advance so that alternative transportation arrangements may be made. The student shall not be detained unless the principal or designee notifies the parent/guardian.
Students shall remain under the supervision of a certificated employee during the period of detention.
As part of or instead of disciplinary action, the Board, Superintendent, principal, or principal's designee may require a student to perform community service during nonschool hours on school grounds or, with written permission of the student's parent/guardian, off school grounds. Such service may include, but is not limited to, community or school outdoor beautification, community or campus betterment, and teacher, peer, or youth assistance programs. (Education Code 48900.6)
This community service option is not available for a student who has been suspended, pending expulsion, pursuant to Education Code 48915. However, if the recommended expulsion is not implemented or the expulsion itself is suspended, then a student may be required to perform community service for the resulting suspension pursuant to this section. (Education Code 48900.6)
Notice to Parents/Guardians and Students
At the beginning of the school year, the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians, in writing, about the availability of district rules related to discipline. (Education Code 48980)
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
The Superintendent or designee shall also provide written notice of the rules related to discipline to transfer students at the time of their enrollment in the district.
Regulation KINGSBURG ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: August 22, 2011 Kingsburg, California
revised: February 21, 2012
revised: May 13, 2019