5144 BP - Discipline

Board Policy No. 5144
Policy approved:  March 5, 2015


The Governing Board desires to prepare students for responsible citizenship by fostering self-discipline and personal responsibility. The Board believes that high expectations for student behavior, effective classroom management, and parent involvement can minimize the need for discipline. Staff shall use preventative measures and positive conflict resolution techniques whenever possible.

(cf.6020 - Parent Involvement)

Board policies and regulations shall delineate acceptable student conduct and provide the basis for sound disciplinary practices. Each school shall develop disciplinary rules to meet the school's individual needs.

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 6159.4 - Behavioral Interventions for Special Education Students)

Staff shall enforce disciplinary rules fairly, consistently, and without discrimination.

(cf.0410 - Non discrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development as necessary to assist staff in developing classroom management skills and implementing effective disciplinary techniques.

Legal Reference:


1714. 1 Parental liability for child's misconduct


42280-32288 School safety plans

35146 Closed sessions

35291 Rules

35291-25391.7 School-adopted discipline rules

37223 Weekend classes

44807.5 Restriction from recess

48900-48926 - Suspension and Expulsion

49000-49001 Prohibition of corporal punishment

49330-49335 Injurious objects


307 Participation in school activities until departure of bus

353 Detention after school


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