The discipline policy of the Summer Academy is the same as those of the El Segundo Unified School District with minor adaptations.
Occasionally, a student may choose to behave in a manner that is counterproductive to a well ordered, positive learning environment. Individuals perceive the seriousness of behavior from different perspectives. The following guidelines are intended to help students, parents, and teachers make more consistent judgments about what constitutes a behavior concern and the appropriate consequences. Discipline policies are developed following the California Education Code, ESUSD Board Policy, and site faculty and staff upon recommendation from the summer staff. These policies are reviewed and revised as the need arises. All students, staff, parents, and members of the community are warmly welcome to submit suggestions.
Disruption of School Activities
Learning without Interruptions
Every adult and student has a right to teach and learn in a disruption-free environment.
Everyone is expected to be in his/her seat, on-time, and ready for instruction. Teacher and/or office aides must remain in their assigned spot unless on a brief teacher directed task. Those found in the halls without a pass may be detained.
Student behavior that disrupts school activities, diminishes a positive school environment, or interferes with other students’ learning will, to varying degrees, result in disciplinary consequences. Teachers and staff will monitor student behavior and may employ the interventions listed below when student behavior is disruptive to the learning environment.
Prior to assigning a detention teachers are expected to apply interventions as is appropriate, (i.e., warning(s), classroom management strategies to modify behavior). If disruptive behavior persists, teachers are encouraged to assign a detention. Detentions are served with the Summer Academy Director or with a designee. If the disruptive behavior continues, the summer academy director will determine appropriate action such as expulsion.
If inappropriate behavior or conduct persists the student may be expelled with NO REFUND of funds or fees.
GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE EXPULSION
a(1). Caused, attempted to cause or threatened to cause, physical injury to another person. [E.C. Section 48900(a)(1)]
a(2).Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another except in self-defense. [E.C. Section 48900(a)(2)] CR
b. Unlawfully possessed, used, or otherwise furnished, any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from the director. [48900(b)] CR
c. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11504) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind. [E.C. Section 48900(c)] CR
d. Unlawfully offered or arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid,
substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or materials as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant. [48900(d)] CR
e. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion. [E.C. Section 48900(e)] CR (>$99)
f. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property. [48900(f)] CR (> $49) 2011-2012 EL SEGUNDO HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK V 1 y 2 31 of 42e
g. Stole or attempted to steal school property or private property. [E.C. Section 48900(g)] CR
h. Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products. [E.C. Section 48900(h)]
i. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity. [E.C. Section 48900(i)]
j. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code. [E.C. Section 48900(j)] CR
k. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties. [E.C. Section 48900(k)]
l. Knowingly received stolen school property or private property. [E.C. Section 48900(l)]
m. Possessed an imitation firearm. [Section 48900(m)]
n. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery as defined by Penal Code [E.C. 48900(n)] CR
o. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both. [E.C. Section 48900(o)]
p. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma. [E.C. 48900(p)]
q. Engaged in or attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050, initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization or student body or any pastime or amusement engaged with respect to these organizations which causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation
or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any pupil attending any school, community college, college, university, or other educational institution in California. [E.C. 48900(q)]
r. Made terrorist threats against school officials or school property, or both. [E.C. 48900.7]
s. Committed sexual harassment as defined in Education Code 212.5 [E.C. 48900.2]
t. Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause or participated in an act of hate violence. (Grades 4-12) [E.C. Section 48900.3]
u. Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against a pupil or group of pupils. [E.C. 48900.4]
CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL (E.C. 48915) – ZERO TOLERANCE
· Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm. This subdivision applies to an act of possessing a firearm only if the possession is verified by an employee of a school district or law enforcement officer. CR
· Brandishing a knife at another person. CR
· Unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053 of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code). CR
· Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault as defined in subdivision (n) of Section 48900 or committing a sexual battery as defined in
subdivision (n) of Section 48900. CR
· Possession of an explosive. CR
Note: Students may be suspended or expelled for acts that occur on school grounds, at school activities, during lunch period (whether on or off school grounds), and while going or coming from school or school activities.
Sexual Harassment Reporting
Adults and students are required to report any act of sexual harassment to the director immediately. A complete investigation and appropriate action will be taken in a timely manner.