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Discipline Policy

DISCIPLINE STATEMENT

Proper behavior and respect for one another are very important to the everyday functioning at a comprehensive high school such as Bolsa Grande. Students are required to follow State, Garden Grove Unified School District, and Bolsa Grande administrative and faculty rules. A workable discipline policy requires basic guidelines but allows flexibility in application in order to meet individual student/school needs and situations.

1. Truancies
  • Period - One hour detention for each period truant
  • Four or more period truancies/full day - Saturday School and parent contact
  • Repeated and/or flagrant offenses - Saturday School with parent contact; referral to Student Attendance Review Board
2. Tardies
  • First and Second Tardies - Teacher consequence
  • Third Tardy - Teacher assigns detention and contacts parent
  • Fourth Tardy - Counselor notified; one day of detention assigned by counselor
  • Fifth +Tardy – Assistant Principal notified: Saturday school assigned and parent contact

3. Smoking/chewing tobacco/possession or use of tobacco or cigarettes
  • First Offense - TUPE referral, parent contact, Saturday school
  • Second Offense - Parent contact and In-house suspension
  • Additional - Suspension and parent contact with conference
4. Fighting
  • First Offense - 3-5 day suspension and parent conference
  • Second Offense - 5 day suspension and parent conference
  • Third Offense - same; referral to District Discipline Committee
5. Disrespect to staff member/insubordination/class misconduct
  • Minor problem/first offense - Detention or Saturday school
  • Repeated or severe - Saturday School or suspension with parent conference
6. Profanity/verbal abuse of staff members
  • Non-Directed - Saturday School and parent contact with conference
  • Directed - 3-5 day suspension and parent contact with conference; possible arrest by police
7. Electronic devices are permitted for use while on campus; including during lunch, break, and in between classes. They are not for use or display at any time in any classroom without the specific approval of the teacher.
  • First Offense - Confiscated and returned to parent/guardian
  • Second Offense - Confiscated and returned to parent/guardian and Saturday school assigned
  • Third + Offense – Conficscated and one day suspension for defiance
8. Riding/carrying skateboards, scooters or bicycles on campus during the school day, all bicycles, skateboards and scooters must be locked in the appropriate racks
  • First Offense - confiscated and returned to parent/ guardian
  • Second Offense - confiscated and returned to parent/guardian and Saturday school assigned.
9. Theft
  • Suspension and parent contact with conference; possible arrest by police. Multiple offenses may result in referral to District Discipline Committee
10. Destruction of school property/destruction of personal property/vandalism
  • Suspension and parent contact with conference; school service assigned; referral to District Discipline Committee; possible arrest by police; restitution
11. Being off-campus without permission
  • First Offense - detention with parent contact
  • Second Offense - Saturday School with parent conference
  • Additional Offenses - 3-5 day suspension and parent contact with conference
12. Possession or use of controlled substance (alcohol, drugs), drug related paraphernalia
  • First Offense - 3 day suspension, parent conference and possible police notification and arrest
  • Second Offense - 5 day suspension and parent conference; police involvemen
  • Third Offense - same as above and possible referral to District Discipline Committee
13. Sales and Furnishing of controlled substance
  • 5 day suspension, police involvement and arrest, and referral to District Discipline Committee
14. Possession of weapons or weapon facsimiles - (toy guns, knives, etc.) on a high school campus is a serious violation of school law that may result in the following:
  • Parent conference
  • Confiscation
  • Suspension
  • Possible arrest by police
  • Possible referral to District Discipline Committee
  • Possible expulsion from District
15. Arson
  • • Suspension pending District Discipline Committee action, parent conference; police involvement; restitution; counseling with Fire Chief
16. Possession or use of explosive materials
  • • Five-day suspension; police involvement; parent conference; counseling with Fire Chief; referral to District Discipline Committee
17. Hazing
  • • Hazing of students which causes or is likely to cause bodily damage or physical harm to any student or other person attending any school is illegal and will result in administrative action. Suspension, parent conference, and/or police involvement may result.
18. Dress/Grooming
Wearing or possessing any apparel that is construed to be related with gangs, taggers or other activities that are disruptive to school activities as well as wearing apparel containing wording or graphics that depict drugs, illicit substances, alcoholic beverages and sexually suggestive logos are not permitted.
  • • First Offense - Confiscation and substitution of clothing provided. Apparel is returned to student after student launders and returns substitute clothing.
  • • Second Offense – Same as above and parent contact. Saturday school assigned
  • • Third Offense – Parent/guardian contact and student suspended from classes until parent/guardian brings appropriate clothing.
19. Failure to serve detention
  • • First Offense – If not served within a two week period, Saturday school assigned
20. Failure to serve Saturday School
  • • First Offense – Reassignment
  • • Second Offense - In house suspension with parent contact
  • If original offense was due to unserved detentions - Alternative suspension classroom
  • Further offenses-Alternative suspension classroom
21. Betting and Gambling
  • Possible suspension and police contact
22. Physical/Verbal/Sexual Threat, Harassment, and/or Bullying
Towards a student
  • Saturday School and/or suspension. Counseling referral as necessary, referral to GGUSD Discipline Committee and/or police as necessary.
  • Towards a staff member – Suspension, removal from class if applicable, referral to GGUSD Discipline Committee and/or police as necessary.
23. Cheating
  • See “Academic Honesty”
24. Hazing
  • Hazing is defined as harassment, abuse, or humiliation. The definition can include both physical and mental forms of hazing. Any action that is likely to or causes harm to any student or person will result in administrative action, parent contract, suspension, police contact or other discipline action may occur as a result of involvement in hazing.