SUSPENSION & EXPULSION
A student shall not be disciplined, suspended or recommended for expulsion unless the superintendent, a designee or the principal of the school in which the student is enrolled determines the student has violated one or more parts of the California Education Code. Suspension, including supervised suspension, shall be imposed only when other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct.
Expulsion means the student may not attend any district school or school activity. Expelled students will be placed in another educational program. Expulsion will be recommended for very serious offenses, such as possession of a weapon or dangerous object, causing physical injury to another person, furnishing or sale of a controlled substance, robbery, extortion, sexual assault, or battery.
If expulsion is recommended, the student will have an administrative hearing or an alternative to an administrative hearing. The board of education makes the final decision to expel a student. During the expulsion process, a student may be placed in another school program or be out of school for up to 40 school days.