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Discipline Matrix

WINTERS HIGH SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY CHART

 The chart below is a compilation of the major rule violations most often committed by students.  Repeat offenses result in more serious disciplinary responses.  In most instances, continued violation of the same rule or regulation will result in a recommendation for expulsion.

Under normal circumstances the dictates of the chart displayed on the following pages will be followed.  However, the administration may increase or decrease the consequences based on the seriousness of a particular infraction and the previous discipline history of the student who commits the offense. School staff has the right to assign consequences for offenses not listed below when it is appropriate. 

It is the policy of the Winters Joint Unified School District that all pupils at school or under the jurisdiction of the school (at school or at a school activity, on the way to or from school, at bus stops or any school activity) are prohibited from being under the influence of, possessing, using, transferring, furnishing or selling any controlled substance, alcoholic beverages or intoxicants of any kind as defined in Section - 1007 of the Health and Safety Codes.

 

VIOLATION

1ST OFFENSE

2ND OFFENSE

3RD OFFENSE

VIOLATIONS AGAINST PERSON

 Abuse of School Personnel

E. C. 48900  (a)   (1 or 2)

 

 Suspension 3-5 days, possible recommendation for expulsion

 Unprovoked Assault/Battery

E. C. 48900  (a)  (2)

 

 

Suspension 5 days, recommendation for expulsion (Police contact) E. C. 48915   (a)  (5) (b)

 

 

 

Extortion

E. C. 48900  (e) 

 

 

Suspension 5 days, recommendation for expulsion (Police contact) E. C. 48915   (a)  (4)

 

 

Fighting  (mutual combat; verbal and/or physical aggression)

E. C. 48900  (a)  (1)

 

 

In school suspension or

Suspension 1-3 days

 

 

Suspension 5 days

 

Suspension 5 days, recommendation for expulsion

 

Fighting (agitating

provoking, causing a fight, confronting)

E. C. 48900  (a)  (1)

 

 

Suspension 1-3 days

 

Suspension 3-5 days

 

Possible recommendation for expulsion

 

Hostile Behavior (abusing,

insulting, intimidating,

menacing, threatening, etc.)

E. C. 48900  (a)  (1), (k) (o)

 

 

Detention/

In school suspension or

Possible suspension 1-3 days

 

In school suspension or

Suspension 3-5 days

and strike

 

 

Suspension 5 days, pending possible recommendation for expulsion and strike

Act of Bullying (including, but not limited to, an electronic act, directed towards a/or  student/s or school personnel)

E. C. 48900 (a) (r)

Detention/ In school suspension or

Possible suspension 1-3 days

In school suspension or

Suspension 3-5 days

Suspension 5 days, possible recommendation for expulsion

 

Obscene Act/Gesture

E. C. 48900  (i)

 

Detention/ In school suspension or

Possiblesuspension 1-3 days

 

In school suspension or

Suspension 3-5 days

 

 

Suspension 5 days, possible recommendation for expulsion

 

 

Profanity  (not directed at persons and/or contained in obscene notes.)

E. C.  48900  (i)   habitual

E. C. 48900  (k)  first offense

 

 

Detention/In-school alternative placement

Possible suspension 1-3

days

 

Detention/In-school alternative placement

Possible suspension 3-5 days

 

Suspension 5 days 

In-school alternative placement

 

 

Profanity  (directed toward another person/staff member.)

E. C. 48900  (i)   habitual

E. C. 48900  (k)  single incident

 

 

In school suspension or

Suspension 1-3 days

 

 

In school suspension or

Suspension 3-5 days

 

 

Suspension 5 days, recommendation for alternate placement

 

 

Harassment (hazing, i.e. pantsing)

E. C. 48900  (a) (1 or 2)

E. C. 48900.4

 

 

Suspension 5 days

 

Suspension 5 days, possible recommendation for expulsion (Police contact)     E. C. 48915 (e)

 

Sexual Harassment

E. C. 48900.2

 

 

        Suspension 3-5 days/Written Documentation

 

 

Suspension 5 days, possible recommendation for expulsion (Police contact)     E. C. 48915 (c) (4)

 

Sexual Assault/Battery

E. C. 48900 (n)

 

 

Suspension 5 days, recommendation for expulsion   (Police contact)  E. C. 48915   (e)  (4)

 

 

 

Violation of Suspension -

(Physically present on any school campus, in the immediate vicinity of school premises or at a school-sponsored activity while suspended from school)

E. C. 48900  (k)

 

 

Suspension 1-5 days

 

Possible recommendation for expulsion (Police contact)

 

 

DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS

 

 Cheating and Plagiarism

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

Discipline administered by instructor, i.e.: “F” grade on work, detention, possible  

Discipline by admin:

In school or suspension

 

 

In school suspension or

Suspension 1-3 days/ “F” grade on work,

Possible “F” grade for semester.

 

Suspension 3-5 days

“F” grade on work, possible “F” grade for semester,  possible recommendation for expulsion

 

Defiance:  1)  Refusal and/or repeated failure to follow school rules, causing disruption of school activities.  Refusal to take directions from staff.

E. C.  48900  (k)

 

After school Detention/ In-school alternative placement; possible suspension 1-3 days

 

 

In school suspension orsuspension 3-5 days

 

 

Suspension 5 days/ recommendation for expulsion

 

Defiance: 2) Extreme defiance of authority/verbally abusive to persons in authority.

E. C. 48900 (k)

1-3 day suspension

Suspension 3-5 days

Suspension 5 days/ recommendation for expulsion

 

Disruptive Behavior (interfering with the learning/teaching process)

E. C.  48900  (k)

 

 

After school Detention/ In-school alternative placement

Possible suspension 1-3 days

 

 

After school Detention/ In-school alternative placement

Possible suspension 3-5 days

 

Suspension 3-5 days (Repeat offenses:  recommendation for expulsion)

 

Dress Regulations

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

 

Detention and student to call home for appropriate clothing

 

After school Detention/ In-school alternative placement

Possible suspension 1-3 days

 

Failure to serve detention

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

 

Additional detention assigned (Double)

 

In-school alternative placement

 

Fire Alarm Tampering -

Giving a false report

E. C.  48900  (k)

 

 

Suspension 3-5 days (Fire Department contact)

 

Suspension 5 days and recommendation for expulsion  (Fire Department contact)

 

Forgery/Altered notes

E. C.  48900  (k)

 

 

Detention/In-school suspension

 

 

In-school alternative placement/Home suspension 1-3 days

 

In-school alternative placement/Suspension 3-5 days

 

 

Gambling

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

 

Warning/Detention

 

Warning/After school detention/In-school alternative placement

 

In-school alternative placement/Home suspension 3-5 days

 

Leaving campus without permission/cutting

E. C.  48900 (k)

 

 

Detention

 

ISAP

 

ISAP

 

Excessive unexcused absences

E. C.Section 48260 (a)

 

SARB Protocol

 

SARB Protocol

 

SARB Protocol

 

Littering

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

 

Litter picked up/Detention

 

After school Detention/

Saturday school

 

Suspension 3-5 days

 

Parking Violation

Includes not parking in student lot

 

Warning

 

After school detention

 

After school detention

 

Driving recklessly/dangerously

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

 

In-school alternative placement/Police contact

 

In-school alternative placement/Saturday school/1-3 day home suspension

 

In-school alternative placement/Saturday school/1-3 days home suspension

Students driving personal vehicles out to the ag site

Warning

After school detention

ISAP

 

Riding scooters, skate boards, bikes and rollerblades on school grounds

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

 

Confiscation, returned to student at end of day

Detention

 

Confiscation, returned to parent

Detention

ISAP

 

Suspension 1-5 days, returned to parent at end of year

 

Tardies

E.C. 48900 (k)

 

 

3rd Tardy, 1 hour after school detention assigned by instructor

 

4th Tardy,  1 hour after school detention assigned by administrator and parent contact by instructor

 

5thand subsequent

Tardy ISAP/ Formal conference with administration, parent and teacher possible exclusion from extra curricular activity

 

 

 

 

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

 

 

Alcohol/Drug/Intoxication

Drug paraphernalia; Possession or use of illegal substances.

E. C. 48900  (c ) or ( j)

 

 

Suspension 5 days, referral to drug diversion/referral to police department

 

Suspension 5 days pending possible expulsion  (Police contact)

 

Drug/Alcohol sales/ Electronic cigarettes

E. C.  48900  (d)

 

 

Suspension 5 days pending expulsion  (Police Contact)   E. C. 48915 (b) (c)

 

Tobacco Products/Electronic cigarettes

E. C.  48900  (h)

Possession of:

 

 

 

 

Detention / In School Suspension/ Suspension 1-3 days

 

 

 

 

Suspension 1-3 days

 

 

 

 

Suspension 5 days

 

 

 

Use of tobacco products/ Electronic cigarettes on campus or during school sponsored activities:

 

 

Suspension 1-3 days

 

Suspension 2-4 days

 

Suspension 3-5 days

 

SCHOOL & PERSONAL PROPERTY

 

 

Intentional destruction or damage of school/private property (e.g. vandalism, graffiti)

E. C. 48900  (f)

 

 

 

Detention/

Suspension 1-3 days

Restitution (Possible Police contact)

 

 

Flagrant incident:  Suspension 3-5 days

Restitution (Police contact)

 Suspension 5 days, recommendation for expulsion

Restitution (Police contact)

 

Theft:  School property & personal property

E. C.  48900  (g)

 

Suspension 1-3 days

Restitution (Police contact)

 

 

Suspension 3-5 days

Restitution (Police contact)

 

Recommendation for expulsion

Restitution (Police contact)

 

Theft:  Money or property with a value in excess of $400

E. C.  48900 (g)

 

 

Suspension 5 days

Restitution (Police contact)

 

Suspension 5 days; Restitution

Recommendation for expulsion (Police contact)

 

Theft of cafeteria food

E. C.  48900  (g)

 

 Detention/

Restitution

 Suspension 1-3 days

Restitution

Removal from cafeteria 10 days

 Suspension 3-5 days

Restitution

Removal from cafeteria remainder of year

 

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

 

 

Use of cell phones, and other electronic devices without instructor approval. Recording school activities without prior authorization through

E. C. 48900  (k)

 

 

Initial violation: Confiscation, returned to student at the end of the school day

 

Second Violation: Confiscation, returned to Parent at end of school the school day; after school detention

 

 

Three or more violations: a parent meeting will be held, and the student will need to sign a contract with the school requiring the item to be turned in to the office at the beginning of every school day; detention and student activity suspension

 

DANGEROUS  ITEMS

 

 

Disruptive and unsafe items (stink bombs, nuisance items)

E. C.  48900  (k)

 

 

Suspension 3 days 

 

Suspension 3-5 days

 

Suspension 5 days

Possible recommendation for expulsion

 

Explosives (firecrackers, smoke bombs, incendiary devices, fireworks, etc.)

E. C.  48900  (b)

 

 

Suspension 1-5 days

Possible recommendation for alternate placement or expulsion for serious offenses

E. C. 48915  (a)  (2)

 

Weapons

a.  Knives;  b. Firearms

c.  Other dangerous objects

d. C.  48900  (b)

e. C.  48900  (m)

 

 

Suspension 5 days pending recommendation for EXPULSION (Police contact)   E. C. 48915  (a)  (2) and/or (e)

 EXPLANATION OF TERMS

 LASSROOM MANAGEMENT

We believe that the teacher is the essential element to successful classroom management, thus classroom management programs will be maintained by the classroom teacher.

 DETENTION

The term detention is used on the discipline chart in reference to a formal detention program offered after school in lieu of suspension with administrative approval.  Work Detail may also be offered.

 DUE PROCESS (Education Code 48903 a,b,d)

Prior to suspension, a conference will be held in which the pupil shall be informed of the reason for the disciplinary action and the evidence against him/her and shall be given the opportunity to present his/her version and evidence in his/her defense.  (Administrator/designee assigns suspensions)

 SUSPENSION

Suspension means the temporary removal of a pupil, for adjustment purposes, from ongoing instruction.   Suspension also means that the student is not to attend or participate in school activities for the duration of the suspension.

 IN-SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT (ISAP)

In-School Alternative Placement may be used as an alternative to a home suspension in that it may be issued for a full day or per period.

 SATURDAYSCHOOL

When offered Saturday School will run from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. that may include a work detail component.

 PARENT CONFERENCE AFTER SUSPENSION

Every effort will be made to make parent contact on the day a student is suspended and a suspension notice will be mailed home.  A parent conference MUST be held prior to a student returning to school from a suspension.  Please contact the school office to make a conference appointment with the Principal or Designee.

 EXPULSION

The maximum penalty for any disciplinary violation is Expulsion.  A student who is expelled shall not attend any school or alternative instructional program within the Winters Joint Unified School District for the duration of the expulsion.  A student who is expelled must notify any district in which he/she wishes to enroll.  The Board of Trustees presides over the expulsion hearing and acts on the recommendation to expel or not to expel.

 ASSAULT

Assault is specifically defined as an unlawful attempt, coupled with present ability, to commit a violent injury to someone.

 BATTERY

Batteryis defined as willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon another.

 FIGHTING

Any physical confrontation between students regardless of who started it or the reasons that caused it. All students involved will receive a consequence.

ADMINISTRATORS INFORMATION

 The California Penal Code applies in the following situations:

 Penal Code 240, 242, and 243.4 support our actions in violations of sections listed under Violations Against Persons.

 Penal Codes 245, 626.9 and 626.10 support our actions in violations of sections listed under Dangerous Items