Discipline 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Disciplinary consequences are considered as a school debt.  For seniors, participation in graduation ceremonies and/or activities may be denied if assigned detentions have not been served.  Yearbook distribution for any student may also be placed on hold and/or students may be suspended from participating in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities until all disciplinary debts are served.  

AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTION:  Detention can be assigned by any staff member or substitute teacher.  After-school detentions are assigned in one hour increments and are served in the detention hall which will be held in a designated room.  Detention hall hours are from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm Monday through Thursday.  Students have (3) three school days, from the date the detention was assigned, to serve the detention.  There will be no rescheduling of detentions for any reason other than illness.  Detention cannot be served at lunch, during a scheduled class period (including sports), or on Friday.  Students must sign-in on the appropriate Detention Sign-In Log.  Students who arrive late will not be admitted.  Students who are disruptive or are not actively engaged with academic work will be dismissed.  Any student dismissed from detention for any reason or refuse to attend will be considered defiant or insubordinate and will be referred to their counselor for disciplinary consequences. 

CONFISCATED ITEMS:  Any and all confiscated items will be released to the student/parent/guardian depending on the circumstances.  Unclaimed items will be disposed of at the end of the school year.

CLASSROOM DETENTION:  Classroom detentions are generally assigned by a teacher and can range in duration of time assigned.  Detentions are served in a specific classroom designated by the assigning teacher.  Students are under the supervision of the assigning teacher.  Students who refuse to show up for detention will be considered defiant and insubordinate and will be referred to their counselor for disciplinary consequences.

SATURDAY SCHOOL:  Saturday School consists of a four (4) hour study hall detention to be served on a designated Saturday morning beginning at 7:55 am.  Students must bring enough school work to keep them occupied for the entire four (4) hours.  Students are under the direct supervision of a certificated employee during Saturday School.  A student may only reschedule a Saturday School one time.  Any request to reschedule a Saturday School must be made before the assigned Saturday School date, and must be made to the administrator or counselor who originally assigned the Saturday School.  Saturday school is held in Room 200 unless otherwise posted.  Students must arrive at 7:55 am to check-in. Students who arrive late or without school work will not be allowed to enter and will be listed as a “no show.”  Saturday School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and students will be given a short break approximately halfway through the detention.  Students will be allowed to use the restrooms and drinking fountains at this time.  No students will be allowed in the parking lots, off-campus or behind buildings.  A second roll call will be taken at the conclusion of the break.  The final roll call will be taken before the end of the detention period.  Leaving without permission will result in a referral for insubordination.  Students who violate the following rules will be dismissed from Saturday School without credit and referred to the appropriate counselor or administrator for disciplinary consequences:

1.     Disrespectful or disruptive behavior is NOT ALLOWED.

2.     Reading magazines, newspapers, writing notes/letters, drawing, or playing games is NOT ALLOWED.

3.     Sleeping is NOT ALLOWED.

4.     Eating or Drinking is NOT ALLOWED.

5.     Radios, Cassette players, CD Players, Cell Phones, IPOD’s or electronic devices of ANY KIND are NOT ALLOWED.

6.     All school rules apply.

7.     Students and parents/guardians will be financially responsible for any damage caused by student.

IN-HOUSE SUSPENSION:  In-House Suspension is a disciplinary consequence assigned in lieu of off-campus suspension.  In-House Suspension consists of the student being assigned to the In-House Suspension room for an entire day instead of attending their regularly scheduled classrooms.  Students and parents are notified in advance of the students’ assignment to In-House Suspension.  Students are responsible for collecting their assignments to work on during their In-House Suspension.  On their assigned In-House Suspension day, in lieu of going to class, students are instructed to report to the Student Services Office no later than 7:55 am for check-in.  No student will be checked-in after 8:00 am.   Failure to check-in on time or violating the following In-House Suspension rules will result in suspension to the home for 1-5 days:

1.     Disrespectful or disruptive behavior is NOT ALLOWED.

2.     Students must work on school assignments at all times.

3.     Reading magazines, newspapers, writing notes or letters, drawing, or playing games is NOT ALLOWED.

4.     Sleeping is NOT ALLOWED.

5.     Talking is NOT ALLOWED.

6.     Eating or drinking is NOT ALLOWED.

7.     Cell phones, CD players, DVD players or any electronic device of any kind is NOT ALLOWED.

8.     All school rules apply.

SUSPENSION TO THE HOME:  Suspension to home is assigned when all other means of disciplinary remediation have proven unsuccessful and/or when a student violates any sub-section of Education Code §48900.

EXPULSION:  Expulsions are often the result of egregious or habitual disciplinary violations.  When a student is recommended for expulsion, he or she is given a hearing within 30 school days after the date of the violation unless there is a request to postpone.  Written notice of the expulsion hearing will be sent to the student within 10 calendar days prior to the hearing.  The school will present oral and documentary evidence to the hearing panel.  Students will also be given the opportunity to present.  After the hearing, the decision to expel must be made within 3 school days pursuant to California Education Code §48918(e).  The hearing panel has several choices to recommend to the School Board, the governing body which will make the final determination:

  1. The panel can recommend expulsion.  This means that the student cannot attend an equivalent school in the District if the governing board accepts this recommendation.
  2. The panel can recommend a suspended expulsion.  This means that they would suspend the enforcement of the expulsion for a period of not more than a calendar year.   During the period of suspension enforcement, the student is on probationary status.  The governing board may revoke the suspension of the expulsion if your child violates any student conduct behavior.  If your child does well on probationary period, the governing board can expunge his records of the expulsion hearing. 
  3. The panel can recommend against expelling the student.  If this is the recommendation, the process stops at this point and nothing goes before the governing board.

If a student is expelled, he or she has the right to file an appeal to the county board of education within 30 calendar days following the decision of the governing board to expel.

DISCIPLINARY DEFINITIONS

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY is defined as the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work by dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means.  Collaborative work is not academic dishonesty when specifically permitted or required by a teacher.

AIDING AND ABETTING is defined as having knowledge of a crime or helping with the commission of a crime through advice, actions, or financial support.  This may happen either before or after the fact and either present or not present at the scene of the crime.

ASSAULT is defined as a demonstration of an unlawful intent by one person to inflict immediate injury on the person of another then present.

BATTERY is defined as a violation of an individual's interest in freedom from intentional unlawful, harmful, offensive, and/or contact without consent from another person.

BULLYING, THREATS, & INTIMIDATION HARASSMENT is defined as intentionally engaging in the harassment, threatening, or intimidation, directed against school district personnel or pupils, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and reasonably expected effect or materially disrupting course work, creating substantial disorder, and invading the rights of either school personnel or pupils by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment.  (CA Education Code §48990.4)

CYBER-BULLYING is defined as engaging in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of CA Education Code §32261, directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel.  (CA Education Code §48900 (r))

DEFIANCE or INSUBORDINATION is defined as resisting or opposing the authority of a school employee or substitute teacher including:  failure to attend an assigned detention, Saturday School, or In-House Suspension; not responding to a call slip; not following a disciplinary warning, etc.

EXTORTION is defined as acriminal offense whereby goods or services are obtained by the use of direct threats or threatening behavior such as threats to do bodily injury, threats to expose secret and/or harmful information, or threats to accuse the victim of a crime.

FORGERY is defined as the illegal act of a student signing a signature representing a parent, guardian, staff member, or any other official and/or the deliberate alteration of any school form or document without consent.

FRAUD is defined as the intentional, deliberate attempt to deceive and/or the deliberate misrepresentation of one’s self as being someone else and or the use of another person’s pass or documents.

HARASSMENT OF A WITNESS is defined as harassing, threatening, or intimidating 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.

HATE VIOLENCE is defined as any action interfering with another’s civil rights by personal assault or damage to another’s personal property because of the person’s race, color, religion, nationality, country of origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.  (CA Education Code §48900.3)

HAZING is defined as a method of initiation or pre-initiation into a pupil organization or body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to a former, current, or prospective pupil.  (CA Education Code §48900(r))

ROBBERY is defined as the crime of unlawfully taking or stealing another person’s money or property by the use of force, violence, or intimidation.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT is defined as any action that a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim considers to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.  Examples include:  demonstrating unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

VANDALISM is defined as any engagement in willful or malicious behavior resulting in the destruction, defacement, damage or loss of use of school property or the private property of another (includes tagging and graffiti). 

TABLES WITH DISCIPLINARY VIOLATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES

All discipline violations may result in suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion if the circumstances and degree of severity warrant such action. 

A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(1) While on school grounds.

(2) While going to or coming from school.

(3) During the lunch period whether on or off the campus.

(4) During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.

 

KEY for the following tables:

C.R. = Crime Report         

*C.R. = Crime Report and Law Enforcement Must Be Notified

 

TABLE #1

 

MANDATORY 5-Day Suspension and

MANDATORY Recommendation for Expulsion

Per California Education Code §48915:

 

(c)(1)  Possessing, selling, or furnishing a firearm *C.R.

(c)(2)  Brandishing a knife *C.R.

(c)(3)  Selling a controlled substance *C.R.

(c)(4)  Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault or sexual battery C.R.

(c)(5)  Possession of an explosive *C.R.

Depending on the circumstances, disciplinary consequences will include more than one of the following:

·   Parent Conference

·   Confiscation

·   Behavior Contract

·   Mandatory 5 Days of Home Suspension

·   Suspension from Co-Curricular & Extra-Curricular Activities

·   School Transfer or Alternate Educational Placement

·   Mandatory Expulsion Recommendation

·   Referral to Intervention Program

·   Referral to Juvenile Court

·   Police/ Fire Marshall Involvement

TABLE #2

 

MANDATORY 5-Day Suspension and

POSSIBLE Recommendation for Expulsion

Per California Education Code §48915:

 

(a)(1)  Causing serious physical injury to another person C.R.

(a)(2)  Possession of any knife or dangerous object *C.R.

(a)(3)  Unlawful possession of a controlled substance *C.R.

(a)(4)  Robbery or extortion C.R.

(a)(5)  Assault or battery upon any school employee C.R.

Depending on the circumstances, disciplinary consequences will include more than one of the following:

·   Parent Conference

·   Confiscation

·   Behavior Contract

·   Mandatory 5 Days of Home Suspension

·   Suspension from Co-Curricular & Extra-Curricular Activities

·   School Transfer or Alternate Educational Placement

·   Possible Expulsion Recommendation

·   Referral to Intervention Program

·   Referral to Juvenile Court

·   Police/Fire Marshall Involvement

TABLE #3

 

Other Offenses with Grounds for Suspension

Per California Education Code §48900:

 

(a)(1)  Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury

(a)(2)  Battery (“willful and unlawful use of force or violence against another person C.R.

(b)  Possession of a weapon or dangerous object *C.R.

(c)  Possession of; use of; sales or furnishing of a controlled substance *C.R.

(d)  Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell a controlled substance and then provided a replica substance *C.R.

(e)  Attempted/committed robbery or extortion C.R.

(f)  Attempted/caused damage to school or private property C.R. (>$100)

(g)  Attempted/stole school or private property C.R. (>$50)

(h)  Possession/use of tobacco product

(i)  Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity

(j)  Possession of/offered/arranged/negotiated to sell paraphernalia *C.R. (if narcotic)

(k)  Disruption of school activities; defiance of authority

(l)  Knowingly received stolen school or personal property

(m)  Possession of a replica firearm C.R. (if brandished)

(n)  Attempted/committed a sexual assault or battery as defined by Penal Code C.R.

(o)  Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that student from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness or both

(p)  Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma

(q)  Engaged in, or attempted to engage in hazing

(r)  Engaged in the act of bullying, including but not limited to, bullying committed by means of electronic act directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel

(t)  Aiding or abetting the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person

§48900.2  Sexual harassment

§48900.3  Act of hate crime

§48900.4  Harassment, bullying

Depending on the circumstances, disciplinary consequences will include more than one of the following:

 

·   Parent Conference

·   Confiscation

·   Behavior Contract

·   Class Suspension

·   1 to 5 Days of Home Suspension

·   Suspension from Co-Curricular & Extra-Curricular Activities

·   Withdrawal from Class with a “WF” Grade

·   School Transfer or Alternate Educational Placement

·   Possible Expulsion Recommendation

·   Referral to Intervention Program

·   Referral to Juvenile Court

·   Restitution

·   Police/Fire Marshall Involvement

 

 

C.R. = Crime Report

 

*C.R. = Crime Report and Law

Enforcement Must Be Notified

 

TABLE #4

 

DISCIPLINARY VIOLATIONS & CONSEQUENCES AT BOHS

 


CATEGORY I:  VIOLATIONS AGAINST OTHERS

Aiding/Abetting the Physical or Attempted Injury

Consequences:  See Table #3

Assault and/or Battery on a Student or Staff Member

Consequences:  See Table #2

Bullying, Intimidation & Threats

Consequences:  See Table #3

Cyber Harassment/Bullying

Consequences:  See Table #3

Fighting/Inflicting/Attempting Physical Injury

Consequences:  See Table #3

(Unless it can be shown that actions were strictly in self-defense.)

Harassment of a Witness

Consequences:  See Table #3

Hate Violence or Harassment

Consequences:  See Table #3

Hazing Harassment

Consequences:  See Table #3

Inflicting Serious Physical Injury

Consequences:  See Table #2

Robbery and/or Extortion

Consequences:  See Table #2

Sexual Assault and/or Battery

Consequences:  See Table #1

Sexual Harassment

Consequences:  See Table #3

CATEGORY II:  VIOLATIONS JEOPARDIZING HEALTH & PUBLIC SAFETY

Drug Paraphernalia – Possession

Consequences:  See Table #3

Drugs, Alcohol, or Other Intoxicants – Sales, Arranging to Sell, Negotiating to Sell, or Furnishing (includes flyers advertising beer parties, etc.)

Drugs, Alcohol, or Other Intoxicants – Use or Possession

Firearms, Knives, Laser Pointers, or Other Dangerous Objects (including look-alikes)

Consequences:  See Tables #1-3

Setting False Alarms

Consequences:  See Tables #1 & 3

 

Lesser Offenses May Include: Detention and/or Saturday School

Setting Fire or Possession of Incendiaries or Explosives

Tobacco Products – Use or Possession (BOHS is a tobacco-free zone.  Tobacco products are forbidden even if a student is 18 years of age.)

CATEGORY III: VIOLATIONS AGAINST PROPERTY

Graffiti

Consequences:  See Table #3

 

Lesser Offenses May Include:

Saturday School

Graffiti Paraphernalia – Possession

Theft or Possession of Stolen School or Private Property

Vandalism

CATEGORY IV:  DISRUPTIONS OF THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Academic Dishonesty:  Cheating, Attempting to Cheat, or Assisting in Cheating

Consequences:  See “Academic Honesty, Plagiarism, & Cheating” in the “Expectations of Students” section of this planner.

Academic Dishonesty:  Plagiarizing Any Material

Academic Dishonesty:  Tampering with Official Teacher or School Records (attendance, grades, discipline records, etc.)

 

Attendance:  Cutting Class or Unexcused Absence – Violations # 1 & 2

Consequences:  Student conference held, Saturday School assigned, and parent notified

Attendance:  Cutting Class or Unexcused Absence – Violation # 3 (Student classified as a “Truant” per CA Education Code §48260)

Consequences:  Assistant Principal of Attendance has a conference with parent and student, student placed on an attendance/behavior contract, and Saturday School assigned,

Attendance:  Cutting Class or Unexcused Absence – Violation # 4 + (Student is classified as a “Habitual Truant” per CA Education Code §48262 and 48262.5)

Consequences:  Assistant Principal of Attendance has a conference with parent and student. 

Possible: Saturday School, 1-5 days home suspension, suspension from participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, referral to SARB (School Attendance Review Board), recommendation for alternative educational placement, and/or referral to Orange County Juvenile Court

Campus Misconduct:  Distribution of Unauthorized Materials

Depending on the circumstances, disciplinary consequences will include more than one of the following:

·   Warning

·   Item Confiscated, Returned to Parent

·   Parent Conference

·   Classroom Consequences

·   Class Suspension

·   Behavior Contract

·   Detention

·   Saturday School

·   In-House Suspension

·   1 to 5 Days of Home Suspension

·   Loss of Privilege to Use or Permit

·   Suspension from Co-Curricular & Extra-Curricular Activities

·   Withdrawal from Class with a “WF” Grade

·   School Transfer or Alternate Educational Placement

·   Possible Expulsion Recommendation

Campus Misconduct:  Horseplay

Campus Misconduct:  Littering

Campus Misconduct:  Rude Behavior

Campus Restrictions:  Gambling

Campus Restrictions:  Selling of Items on Campus without Approval

Campus Restrictions:  Using Skates, Skateboards, Skate Shoes, Bicycles or Motorized Vehicles on Campus

Class Misconduct

Forgery or Fraud

Inappropriate Bus Behavior (any behavior that distracts with the duties of the bus driver)

Inappropriate Use of Computers or the Internet

Off-Campus or Out-of-Bounds without a Permit

Parking or Driving Violations

Throwing Food or Any Other Items

Defiance or Insubordination

Consequences:  See Table #3

Dress Code Violations

Consequences:  See “Dress Code” in “Campus Life” section of this planner.

Profanity or Obscene Actions Directed at a Staff Member

Consequences:  5 Day Suspension and See Table #3

Profanity:  Possession of, Creation of, Use of, or Distribution of Profanity or Any Form of Obscene or Inappropriate Materials, Gestures, or Actions

Consequences:  See Table #3

Tardy # 1 – 4 (Handled and Documented by the Teacher)

Consequences:  Teacher Confers with Student, Notifies Parent, and Assigns Detention (Optional)

Tardy # 5 – 6 (Handled and Documented by the Teacher)

Consequences:  Teacher Confers with Student, Notifies Parent, and Assigns Detention (1 Hour)

 


Tardy # 7 (Referred to Assistant Principal of Attendance)

Consequences:  Administrator reviews teacher documentation and notifies parent.

Tardy # 8 (Referred to Assistant Principal of Attendance)

Consequences:  Administrator reviews teacher documentation, assigns Saturday School, schedules a parent conference, and reviews attendance contract.

Tardy # 9 (Referred to Assistant Principal of Attendance)

Consequences:  Administrator schedules a parent conference, places student on an attendance contract and assigns 1 day of In-House Suspension.

Tardy # 10 + (Referred to Assistant Principal of Attendance)

Consequences:  Each subsequent tardy above the 9th will result in multiple days of In-House Suspension up to a maximum of 5 days.  After 5 days of In-House Suspension, the student will be suspended from school for 1-5 days or recommended for transfer to an alternative educational placement.  Student is suspended from participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs/activities for the remainder of the semester.

Use of Any Electronic Devices During Instructional Time

 

(Note:  Items confiscated after the first incident refers to any electronic device and does not have to be the same item previously confiscated.)

Consequences:

·   Incident #1– Item confiscated, student warned, parent contacted,  item returned to student after school hours

·   Incident #2– Item confiscated, possible detention (1-3) hours, parent contacted, item returned to parent

·   Incident #3– Item confiscated, Saturday School assigned, parent contacted, possible suspension from co-curricular & extra-curricular participation, item returned to parent upon request or at the end of the school year

·   Incident #4 – 1 to 5 Days of Home Suspension

 

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