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Suspension / Expulsion

District policy and the California Education Code prescribe Suspension and/or Expulsion for a variety of student infractions. It is important that parents/ guardians and students review the Discipline Policy in order to prevent a violation that may result in these serious consequences. Students who are in possession of a weapon on campus or to or from campus (no matter what the reason) will be recommended for expulsion.

A student may be suspended from school for no more than five (5) consecutive school days. A parent/guardian conference with the Dean of Students or the Principal’s designee is required for re-admittance to school following a suspension. All disciplinary actions are subject to the discretion of the Principal or the Principal’s designee. The total number of days a student may be suspended from school should not exceed twenty (20) days in any school year, unless for purposes of adjustment.

The following exceptions are considered:
  1. The student is transferred to another regular school, an opportunity class, or a continuation school, in which case a maximum of thirty (30) days is allowed.
  2. The District Director of Pupil Personnel Services grants an extension of the suspension pending expulsion or other disciplinary action.
Included in the following are acts that may require suspension/transfer to another school or program, or Expulsion from the Kern High School District:
  1. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.
  2. Open defiance of school personnel including:
  3. Continued willful disobedience or continual disregard for school rules.
  4. Verbal abuse – the habitual use of:
  5. Profanity or vulgarity or disrespectful or threatening language directed at a staff member.
  6. Sexual harassment.
  7. Commit or attempt to commit a sexual assault or commit a sexual battery.
  8. Harass threaten or intimidate a pupil who is a witness in a school disciplinary proceeding.
  1. Causing or attempting to cause damage to school or private property or stealing or attempting to steal school or private property.
  2. Forger on readmit slip, attendance notes, progress reports, or any other school document.
  1. Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing any firearms, knives, explosives, or otherwise dangerous objects.
  2. Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing any controlled substance (narcotics, drugs, and marijuana), alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant, of any kind, or facsimile of it.
  3. Use of tobacco (including chewing tobacco).
  4. Unlawfully offering, arranging, or negotiating to sell drugs or drug paraphernalia.