As educators, at one time or another, we have had a student that continues to push the limits with behavior and/or defiance. We have tried various interventions, including speaking to parents and administration. If necessary, you have the right to suspend students from class for up to two days. However, you must have just cause and complete the Notice of Suspension Form. This is stipulated under Ed Code 48910, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. It is highly recommended that you maintain documentation for students with high behavior needs and continue to explore various behavior intervention strategies.
Section 5 Student Suspension – An employee may suspend for good cause, as defined in District policy, any pupil from such employee’s class for the day of the suspension and the day following. The employee shall immediately report the suspension to the principal of the school utilizing the form displayed in Appendix G and send the pupil to the principal or designee for appropriate action. Within the term of suspension, the employee shall ask the parent or guardian of the pupil to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding the suspension. A school administrator shall attend the conference if the employee or the parent or guardian so requests. The pupil shall not be returned to the class from which he/she was suspended, during the term of suspension, without the concurrence of the suspending employee and the principal. The pupil shall not be sent to another classroom during the term of the suspension without the concurrence of the receiving employee and the principal.