California Education Code (Bullying)
CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE:
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to
encourage school districts, county offices of education, law\
enforcement agencies, and agencies serving youth to develop and\
implement interagency strategies, in service training programs, and
activities that will improve school attendance and reduce school crime
and violence, including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang
membership, gang violence, hate crimes, bullying, including bullying
committed personally or by means of an electronic act, teen relationship
violence, and discrimination and harassment, including, but not limited
to, sexual harassment.
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter that the
School/Law Enforcement Partnership shall not duplicate any existing gang
or drug and alcohol abuse program currently provided for schools.
- (f) As used in this chapter, "bullying" means one or more acts by a pupil or group of pupils as defined in Section 48900.2, 48900.3, or 48900.4.
- (g) As used in this chapter, an "electronic act" means the transmission of a communication, including, but not limited to, a message, text, sound, or image by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer, or pager.
Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying
committed by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f)
and (g) of Section 32261, directed specifically toward a pupil or school
A pupil shall not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts
enumerated in this section, unless that act is related to school
activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the
jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district or principal
or occurring within any other school district. 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:
- While on school grounds.
- While going to or coming from school.
- During the lunch period whether on or off the campus.
- During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.
In addition to the reasons specified in Section 48900, a pupil may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent
or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has committed sexual harassment as defined in Section
For the purposes of this chapter, the conduct described in Section 212.5 must be considered by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim 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. This section shall not apply to pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive.
In addition to the reasons set forth in Sections 48900 and 48900.2, a pupil in any of grades 4 to 12, inclusive, may be suspended from school or
recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has caused,
attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of, hate violence, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 233.
In addition to the grounds specified in Sections 48900 and 48900.2, a pupil enrolled in any of grades 4 to 12, inclusive, maybe suspended from school
or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of
the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has
intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed
against school district personnel or pupils, that is sufficiently severe
to have the actual and reasonably expected effect of materially
disrupting classwork, creating substantial disorder, and invading the
rights of either school personnel or pupils by creating an intimidating
or hostile educational environment.
Morongo USD | BP 5131 Students
Governing Board believes that all students have the right to be
educated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions. On
school grounds and at school activities, students shall be expected to
exhibit appropriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of
others or interfere with the school program.
is considered appropriate when students are diligent in study, neat and
clean, careful with school property, and courteous and respectful
towards their teachers, other staff, other students and volunteers.
Prohibited student conduct includes but is not limited to:
- Behavior that endangers other students and/or staff
- Behavior that disrupts the orderly classroom or school environment
of other students or staff, including bullying, intimidation, hazing,
or any other verbal, written or physical conduct that causes or
threatens to cause bodily harm or emotional suffering.
- Damage to or theft of property belonging to the district, staff or other students
- Possession, use or sale of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
with prior consent for health reasons, use of electronic signaling
devices is prohibited during school hours. (Education Code 48901.5) Students may possess electronic signaling devices including but not limited to pagers, beepers, and cellular/digital phones, except those devices with the capability to capture digital images and/or take photographs of any kind which are prohibited. If a school employee finds it necessary to confiscate a device, he/she may return it at the end of the class period or school day or keep it until the principal or designee has consulted with the students' parent/guardian. A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possessing a personal electronic signaling device at school.
or use of laser pointers, unless used for a valid instructional or
other school-related purpose, including employment (Penal Code 417.27) Prior
to bringing a laser pointer on school premises, students shall first
obtain permission from the principal or designee. The principal or
designee shall determine whether the requested use of the laser pointer
is for a valid instructional or other school-related purpose.
- Profane, vulgar or abusive language
- Plagiarism or dishonesty in school work or on tests
- Inappropriate dress
- Tardiness and unexcused absence from school
- Failure to remain on school premises in accordance with school rules
Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each school site develops
standards of conduct and discipline consistent with district rules and
regulations. Students shall receive regular instruction regarding
district and school rules and regulations related to conduct. Students
who violate these rules and regulations may be subject to discipline
including but not limited to suspension, expulsion or transfer to