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Porterville Unified School District Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives 2020 - 2021 Parent Handbook and School Calendar
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Table of Contents Message from the Parent Receipt of Information Notice . . . . Page 2 Superintendent: Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Pesticide List and Notification . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. This summer was a season of continued change with each day seeming to bring new information that often required a return to the drawing board in our attempts to draft reopening plans. The School Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 reopening of learning in Porterville for the 2020-21 academic year is a commitment by our Governing Board of Trustees and staff of Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) to provide the best learning experience for all our students while ensuring the health and safety of all our students and staff. We are Attendance & Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 8 sure we are not alone in being both relieved and apprehensive that the summer is over and the start of the new school year is here, ready or not. Calendar Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 9 With this in mind, The Governing Board continues its support of efforts to expand the options of educational program offerings available to help meet the varied and individual needs of all of our August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 11 students whether in a distance learning model or in-person learning model. September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 13 It is our commitment that high school graduation begins in kindergarten. To this end, the Governing Board has adopted a high school graduate profile that begins with: October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 Our Vision: PUSD students will have the skills and knowledge to be prepared for college and career and to November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17 make a positive impact in a dynamic global society. Our Mission: December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19 PUSD will provide students a dynamic, engaging and effective educational experience that prepares them with the skills to be productive citizens in a global society. January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 21 The Governing Board, administration, and staff of Porterville Unified School District are actively engaged to ensure your students have a successful school experience. In addition to our outstanding educational February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23 curriculum, the District is committed to maintaining a wide variety of career technical education courses, nationally recognized fine arts programs, as well as highly competitive athletic programs, which include March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 25 numerous valley championships. All high school students have access to fourteen career-themed pathways. We see the successes and April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27 challenges of pathway programs and the excitement of students who are enrolled in pathways. Pathways allow students to focus all of their coursework in a particular area of study, which is an area of their May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 29 interest. Research indicates that students who complete high school in an academy or pathway program perform far better in higher education and in their career. June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 31 In this handbook, you will find information on a variety of topics. We recommend you keep it for reference during the school year. We, also, ask that you review the material and discuss it with your Bell Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 39 student. Should you have questions, please contact your school principal or the PUSD administration. This handbook is available on our PUSD website at www.portervilleschools.org In PUSD, we are Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives. This Calendar and Handbook brought to you by PUSD and The Porterville Recorder. Nate Nelson, Ed.D. Superintendent We hope you keep it handy throughout the year and refer to it often.
Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives PUSD students will have the skills and knowledge to be prepared for college and career and to make a positive impact in a dynamic global society. Este libro se puede obtener en español. Por favor pregunte en la oficina de su escuela. Non-Discrimination Statement: Porterville Unified School Dis- information, military veteran status, or association with a person ficer, by phone at (559)793-2445, by email at jleyva@porter- trict prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bul- or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived char- villeschools.org, or in person at 600 W Grand Ave, Porterville, lying based on actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national acteristics or any other basis protected by law or regulation, in CA 93257.The district is not responsible for facts or opinions origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, creed, religion, politi- its educational program(s) or employment. If you believe you, contained on any linked site. cal affiliation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ge- or your student, have been subjected to discrimination, harass- netic information, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual ori- ment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school Title IX Coordinator entation, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, medical site principal and/or the District’s Compliance and Title IX Of- Ed.D., Julissa Leyva Please cut & return this portion to your child’s school ✂✂✂✂✂✂✂ PARENT RECEIPT OF INFORMATION NOTICE - 2020-2021 STUDENT NAME_______________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE___________________________________________________________GRADE___________ My signature as parent or legal guardian acknowledges that I have been informed of my rights as a parent. This portion must be returned to your child's school as per California Education Code Section 48982. Hard copy of SARC will be provided upon request. Date:____________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent or Guardian ✂✂✂✂✂✂✂✂✂✂✂ Please cut & return this portion to your child’s school
Annual Notification • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Notice Dear parents, staff and students, 4. From time to time we find it necessary to remove asbestos containing material (ACM) to make repairs, do remodels and so forth. When this In compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) happens all work is done by EPA certified workers who follow procedures we are letting you know the following: designed to do the work in a manner safe for both the environment, the workers and building occupants. 1. All our schools have been inspected by an EPA accredited inspector for the purpose of determining the presence and location of asbestos in our buildings. For questions about any aspect of our asbestos program, please contact District Operations Facility 782-7073. 2. This information was used to develop a strategy for dealing with the asbestos. This strategy is written up in the District’s Management Plan. This plan is available for your inspection at the respective school sites and in the office of the Director of Custodial Services, located at 534 N. "E" St., Porterville. 3. Much of the asbestos that was originally identified has now been removed. That which remains is monitored on a regular and ongoing basis to ensure that it remains in good condition and does not constitute a hazard to building occupants, service workers, etc. To this end, periodic surveillances are done at least every 6 months, and reinspections are done at least every 3 years. 3
Pesticide & Herbicide List and Annual Notification The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires all California school districts to notify parents and guardians of pesticides they apply during the year. We intend to use the following pesticides in your school this year. Grades K-12 The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 was signed into law in September 2000 and requires that all schools provide parents NAME OF PESTICIDE(ACTIVE NAME OF PESTICIDE(ACTIVE or guardians of students with annual written notification of expected pesticide use on school sites. The notification INGREDIENT) INGREDIENT) Advion Ant & Roach Gel, Insect Alpine (Dinotefuran) will include a list to identify the active ingredient or ingredients in each pesticide product we plan to use. The internet Granule; Arilon (Indoxacarb) address (http://www.cdpr.ca.gov) is for further information on pesticides and their alternatives. We will send out these Archer IGR (Pyridine) Avert DFB (Abamectin B-1) annual notifications at the beginning of each school year. Bedlam; Bedlam Plus (3 phenoxybenzyl, 2-dimethyl, 3- Parents or guardians will be given prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school site. This notifi- cyclopropanecarboxyl; x, x, x, Imidacloprid) Bifen I/T; Talstar EZ/PL/P; Wisdom CB-80 Insect; CB-80 Extra cation will be sent home with each student, prior to each application or series of applications. EZ/TC (Bifenthrin) (Pyrethrins; PiperonylButoxide, Parents or guardians may request prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school site. People listed Cynoff EC; Up-Cyde (Cypermethrin) Cy-Kick CS (Cyfluthrin) on this registry will be notified at least 72 hours before pesticides are applied. If you would like to be notified every time Cyonara 9.7; Cyzmic CS; Demand DeltaDust; DeltaGard D/G; DForce we apply a pesticide, please complete and return the form below and return it to the school secretary. The IPM plan is CS/EZ; 221L (Lambda-cyhalothrin) HPX (Deltamethrin) Demon WP (Cypermethrin) Dragnet SFR/Tengard SFR avaliable to view in Porterville Unified Business Services, also at portervilleschools.org. (Permethrin) ExciteR; CB-80 Extra (Pyrethrins, Exponent (Piperonylbutoxide) PiperonylButoxide-Technical) Kills Bed Bugs Plus (Pyrethrins, Gentrol IGR ((S)-Hydroprene) PiperonylButoxide, Permethrins) MasterlineBifenthrin 7.9 (Bifenthrin) Maxforce FC Gel/Mag.; Taurus SC; Request for individual Pesticide Application Notification – Grades K-12 Termidor SC (Fipronil) Maxforce Fly Spot Bait; Quantum; Maxforce Gran./Comp. School Name:___________________________________ Premise Pro (Imidacloprid) (Hydramethylnon) Metaldehyde (Metaldehyde) Niban (Orthoboric Acid) I understand that, upon request, the school district is required to supply information about individual pesticide applications at NuvanProstrips/x x Plus (Dichlorvos) NyGuard IGR (Pyriproxifen) least 72 hours before application, I would like to be notified before each pesticide application at this high school. Onslaught ((S)-cyano (3-phenoxyphenyl) methyl-(S)-4- chloro-alpha-(1- methylethyl) benzeneacetate) Optigard Gel/Flex (Thiamethoxam) Orthene (Acephate) Please print legibly: Permethrin E-Pro; Permethrin SFR Petcor, Precor IGR (Methoprene) (Permethrin) Name of Student:_________________________________________________________ Grade:__________ Phantom (Chlorfenapyr) Pro Control (Pyrethrins, Cyfluthrin) Tempo SC Ultra/Ultra WP (Beta- Suspend SC/Polyzone (Deltamethrin) Cyfluthrin) Temprid SC (Imidacloprid, Beta- Transport GHP/Mikron (Acetamiprid, Name of Parent or Guardian: ________________________________________________ Date:__________ Cyfluthrin) Bifenthrin) Vendetta/Vendetta Plus (Abamectin Wasp Freeze (d-trans Allethrin, B1/x, Pyriproxyfen) Phenothrin) Address: _________________________________________________________________________________ ULD BP100/300; 565 Plus XLO; Pyrethrin Fog; Purge III (Pyrethrins; Piperonylbutoxide, technical; n-OctylBicyclohepteneDicarboximide) Answer/Ditrac (Diphacinone) ContracBlox/Pack (Bromadiolone) Day Phone: ( ) ___________________________ Evening Phone: ( ) _______________________ FastracBlox; Just One Bite; Top Gun Final Blox/Soft Bait (Brodifacoum) Blox/Pacs (Bromethalin) Fumitoxin (Aluminum Phosphide) JT Eaton Bait Blocks (Diphacinone) Signature of Parent/Guardian: _________________________________________________________________ Liqua-Tox II (Sodium Salt of Wilco Gopher Getter Type 2 Diphacinone) (Diphacinone) ZP Rodent Oat Bait Ag (Zinc ZP Rodent Bait Ag (Zinc Phosphide) Phosphide) Deploy (Alkylarlpolyoxyethylene Honcho K6 (Potassium salt of Glycols Isopropanol) glyphosate) Sedgehammer+ (Halosulfuron Reward (Diquat dibromide) present as methyl ester) Surflan (Oryzalin) You can find more information regarding these pesticides and pesticide use reduction at 4 the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Web site at http://www.cdpr.ca.gov. If you Return to Return to Principal’s School Secretary atyour Office at yourstudent’s student'shigh school of attendance school of attendance ✂✂✂✂ have any questions, contact Operations Facility at (559) 782-7066.
INFORMATION SOURCES ✓Attendance www.portervilleschools.org Information and contacts for district and school campuses ✓Grades www.mypusd.org Use the internet to instantly view your student's attendance, grades and test scores PUSDcares ✓Home Work Report safety concerns. Look for the link on the home page of www.portervilleschools.org, -email email@example.com or call (559) 793-2453 ✓Test Scores Log on from any computer connected to the internet. EMERGENCY PROTOCOL 1. The first priority is student safety. 2. Parents will receive an all-call message from the district or school office as soon as safely possible. Please contact your child's school office when you change your phone number. Message go to the phone number on record. 3. Please follow all directions from emergency personnel. Porterville Unified School District • 600 W. Grand Ave., Porterville, CA 93257 • (559) 793-2453 firstname.lastname@example.org
This booklet is provided to all parents to assist them, by providing them with communication covering their rights and responsibilities, as provided in the California Education Code Section 48980. Please contact your child's school for any questions. PORTERVILLE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Bartlett Middle School Los Robles Elementary School Porterville High School 355 No. G Street 500 E. Mulberry 465 W. Olive West Putnam Elementary School Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 1345 W. Putnam 782-7100 782-7011 793-3400 Porterville, CA 93257 782-7280 Belleview Elementary School Monache High School Roche Avenue Elementary School 197 W. Belleview 960 No. Newcomb 388 No. Roche Westfield Elementary School Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 1151 W. Pioneer 782-7110 782-7150 782-7250 Porterville, CA 93257 782-7270 Butterfield Charter High School Monte Vista Elementary School Santa Fe Elementary School 900 W. Pioneer 701 W. Westfield 286 E. Orange Ave PUSD District Office Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Superintendent 793-2455 782-7057 782-7350 782-6614 Human Resources 793-2480 Business Services 793-2450 Citrus High School Olive Street Elementary School Sequoia Middle School Accounts Payable 793-2425 261 E. Mulberry 255 W. Olive 1450 W. Castle St. Computer Services 793-2401 Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Instructional Services 793-2452 782-7130 782-7190 788-0923 Accountability and Assessments 793-2440 Special Education 793-2473 Granite Hills High School Pioneer Middle School Strathmore High School 1701 E. Putnam 225 E. College 22568 Ave 196 Operations Facility Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Strathmore, CA 93267 Custodial Services 782-7073 782-7075 782-7200 568-1731 Maintenance Services 782-7066 Student Nutrition 782-7062 Harmony Magnet Academy Porterville Adult School Vandalia Elementary School Transportation 782-7092 19429 Road 228 1414 W. Olive Ave 271 E. College Strathmore, CA 93267 Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 568-0347 782-7030 782-7260 John J. Doyle Elementary School Porterville Military Academy Vine St. Community Day School 1045 E. Orange 900 W. Pioneer 822 W. Pioneer Ave Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville, CA 93257 782-7140 782-7300 782-6650 6
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ATTENDANCE PORTERVILLE AND CONDUCT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SERVICES HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES ATTENDANCE 6. The illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child to Success in school is closely related to regular attendance. If there is REQUIREMENTS - (BP 5127(a) / AR 5127) whom the student is the custodial parent, including absenses to care a pattern of irregular attendance, school personnel will conference with In order to encourage high standards of student conduct and behavior, for a sick child for which the school staff should not require a note student and parent. If absences continue, the provisions of the Ed Code the principal may deny a student the privilege of participating in commence- from a doctor (Ed Code 48205) (cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting will be followed. ment ceremonies and/or activities in accordance with school rules. School Students) 1. If truancies continue for more than three days, a home rules shall ensure that prior to denial of the privilege(s), the student, and 7. Upon advance written request by the parent/guardian and the approval contact should be made. where practicable his/her parent/guardian, is made aware of the grounds of the principal or designee, justifiable personal reasons including, but 2. After at least one more truancy, a letter can be sent which for such denial and that the student is given an opportunity to respond to not limited to: notifies the parent of the second classification of truancy. the proposed denial. If privilage(s) are to be denied, the student and parent/ a. Appearance in court 3. If an additional truancy occurs, a conference (phone or in guardian shall receive written notice of the denied privilege and the means b. Attendance at a funeral service person) and a letter will classify the student as a habitual whereby he/she may appeal this decision. c. Observation of a holiday or ceremony of his/her religion truant. d. Attendance at religious retreats not to exceed four hours per semes- 4. During this process, parents and students will be made To participate in commencement ceremonies, a four-year senior must ter aware of the consequences of ignoring truancy problems. have: e. Attendance at an employment conference Parent should also become aware of alternatives, which 1. Maintained 90 percent attendance of the days enrolled in a f. Attendance at an educational conference offered by a nonprofit orga- help resolve the attendance problem. district secondary school. nization on the legislative or judicial process 5. If absences continue, the school will refer the case to 2. Attained the required number of high school units. Any 8. Service as a member of a precinct board for an election pursuant to SARB Panel. (School Attendance Review Board.) senior who does not pass all of his/her courses required Elections Code 12302 for graduation will not participate in the graduation Schools utilize an auto-dialing system to notify parents when a student TRUANCY ceremony. has been marked absent by one or more teacher(s). When parents receive Administrative Guidelines for Truancy Penalties: California Administrative 3. Paid all bills or debts to the school district a phone call indicating that the student has been marked absent, with an Code, Title V, 300 4. No more than one out-of school suspension (any length of absence code of an “A” one or more periods, they should question the stu- First office contact: time) during the senior year. dent. If the student indicates that he/she was in class all day, then the par- Warning, parent notification or counseling. Notify School Attendance 5. No time on expulsion during the senior year. ent should instruct him/her to report to the Attendance Office before school Review Board (SARB) if warranted. 6. No transfer to or from any alternative program to verify which instructor reported him/ her absent. He/She should then Second office contact: (alternative programs are those which also grant diplomas go to that teacher to clear the absence. Parents should contact school, or • Have a parent conference to determine the cause of the of high school graduation or certificates of completion) check ABI to verify absence was cleared. Parents do not receive a call for absence during the second semester of the senior year. attendance code, including but not limited to, C, Z, I, R, V, or O. • Conduct a home visit 7. Earned 60 units in the senior year. (If mid-term graduate, • Hold an SST meeting earned 30 units during Fall Semester). Students and parents who have possible excessive absences are • Identify barriers 8. Maintained enrollment in all classes in each semester strongly encouraged to meet with their school counselor or ad- • Refer students/families to appropriate resources to address issues attended during the senior year. (No unscheduled time ministrator for specific information including possible make- related to poor attendance while on campus.) Fifth year students are not required to • Create an attendance contract up options. enroll in seven classes. • Follow up with families to monitor progress 9. Must not be on restriction (due to citizenship or attendance Third office contact: Middle School Promotion Requirements reasons) from school activities at the time of ceremony. Place on school probation, file with SARB, re-file with No more than 1 F during 8th Grade School Year Probation Department for informal action. If a student has failed more than 1 class, they can make up credit by attend- A student shall participate in the commencement ceremony and receive Fourth office contact: ing additional tutoring or after-school classes. a diploma of high school graduation or certificate of completion from Parent conference, transfer to alternative high school program when Please visit each campus for additional details about making up F grade the school where he/she completes the requirements for the diploma or appropriate at the high school level. Refer to proper legal authorities for (Study Island, Let’s Go Learn). certificate. further action. Good Behavior NOTE: Office contact: any contact made with the parent by the princi- If a student is EXPELLED (including Suspended Expulsion) during 8th Exceptions to the requirements are as follows: pal, vice principal, attendance office, counseling office, or home liasion. Grade School Year, (s)he is Ineligible for Promotion and all other activities 1. Illness verified with a doctor's note. If the illness is of a long-term nature, associated with Promotion. a doctor's excuse must be renewed each quarter, or upon the school's Regulations Regarding Absences for Religious Purposes 46014. Student must have and maintain good behavior on campus. Student can- request. (A home teacher may be requested) Students, with the written consent of their parents or guardians may be not exceed more than 8 days suspension during 8th grade school year. 2. Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer (Educa- excused from school in order to participate in religious exercises or to re- Any student suspended on the last two weeks of the school year will not tion Code 48205) (cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance) ceive moral and religious instruction at their respective places of worship or be eligible for end of the year extra-curricular activities, including promotion 3. Medical, dental, optometrical, or chiropractic appointment (Ed Code at other suitable place or places away from school property designated by ceremony. 48205) the religious group, church or denomination, which shall be in addition and Good Attendance 4. Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family, supplementary to the instruction in manners and morals required elsewhere Student must attend school regularly (90% attendance) during 8th grade which shall be limited to one day if the service is conducted in California in this code. Such absence shall not be deemed absence in computing school year. Tardies will affect attendance. Five tardies is equivalent to 1 or three days if the service is conducted out of state (Ed Code 48205) average daily attendance, if all the following conditions are complied with: absence. Immediate family shall be defined as mother, father, grandmother, grand- If a parent would like to petition for Promotion, they must contact the father, spouse, son/son-inlaw, daughter/daughter-in-law, brother, sister, (a) The Governing Board of the district of attendance, in its discretion, shall administration of the school their child attends. or any relative living in the student's immediate household. first adopt a resolution permitting students to be absent from school for such 8 5. Jury duty in the manner provided by law SCHOOL ABSENCES - (Ed. Code 48260-48263.5) exercises or instruction.
M T W T F M T W T24 F25 26 AM 27 T 28 W 21 T 22 F 23 A 24 2 3 4 5A 6 7 1 2 3H31 4 A* 28 1 29 2 30 A 2020-2021 School Year Calendar PORTERVILLE UNIFIED 10 11 SCHOOL 12 A 13 DISTRICT 14 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 17 18 19 A 20 21 14 15 16 17 18NOVEMBER 12 13 14 15 DECEMBER 16 SCHOOL 24 CALENDAR 25 27 28 21 22 23 M 242 T 253 W T F M T W T 26 A 4 A19 5 20 6 21 22 1 23 2 A 3 2020-2021 31 (181 Days) 28 29 30 9 10 11 26 12 27 13 28 7 29 8 30 9 A 10 1 16 17 18 A 19 20 14 15 16 A 17 H 1 AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER = SCHOOL IN SESSION END OF QUARTER DATES 23 24 25 A* 26 27 21 22 23 24 2 M T W T F M T W T F M T W T F First Quarter: October 9, 2020 41 Days 30 28 29 30 31 3 4 5 6# 7 1 Second 3 2 AQuarter: 4 December 17, 2020 1 2 E = EARLY RELEASE DAY - Elementary (K-6) 46 Days release time 1:45 p.m. 10 11 12 13 14 7 8 Third9Quarter: A 10 11 March 526, 20216 7 A47 Days 8 9 M FEBRUARY MARCH = EARLY RELEASE DAY - Middle School (7-8) Fourth Quarter: June 4, 2021 47 Days M T W T 1:45 p.m. F M T W T release time 17 18 19 A 20 21 14 15 16 A 17 18 12 EM 13 EM 14 A 15 EM 16 EM 1 2 4 5 1 2 4 3A 3A A = EARLY RELEASE DAY - All Grades (K-12) 24 25 26 A 27 28 21 22 23 A TOTAL 24 STUDENT 25 ATTENDANCE 19 20 DAYS 21 A181 22 23 8 9 A 10release 11 1:45 12 time p.m. 8 9 10 A 11 1 TOTAL TEACHER WORK DAYS 186 31 28 29 26WORK27DAYS28 A187 29 30 A TOTAL NEW TEACHER 30 15 16 A* 17==A 18 DAY MINIMUM HOLIDAY MINIMUM 19- All- All DAY 15(Gr. K-12) Grades Grades 16 (K-12) 17 18 1 22 23 24release A time 25 12:4526 p.m. 22 23 24 A 25 26 NOVEMBER DECEMBER HOLIDAYS JANUARY H = MINIMUM DAY - High29 School30 (9-12)31 A release time 12:45 p.m. M T W T F M T September W 7 T F Labor MDay T W T F November 11 Veterans' Day MAY == HOLIDAY TEACHER HOLIDAY JUNE 2 3 4A 5 6 2 A 26 3and 27 4 Thanksgiving Day 1 November 1 M T W T F M T W T 9 10 11 12 13 7 8 December 9 A 1410 - January 111 Christmas 4 Recess5 6 7 8 3 4 6 5 ==AHOLIDAY TEACHER TEACHER NEW 7 PREPARATION NEWTEACHER TEACHER WORK PREPARATION WORK DAY DAY DAY DAY 1 2 3H 4 January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10 11 12 A 13 14 7 8 9 10 1 16 17 18 A 19 20 14 16 A 12 17 H 18 Lincoln's 15February 11 Birthday 12 - observed 13 A 14 15 17 #18 19==A NEWTEACHER TEACHER TEACHER NEW 20 21 WORK PREPARATION WORK DAY DAY DAY14 15 16 17 1 23 24 25 A* 26 27 21 22February 23 15 24 25 Presidents' 18 Day 19 20 A 21 22 24 25 26 A 27 28 21 22 23 24 2 March 15 - 19 Spring Recess 30 28 29April 230and 5 31 Easter25Break 26 27 A 28 29 31 28 29 30 May 31 Memorial Day FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL END OF QUARTER DATES First Quarter: October 9, 2020 41 Days M T W T F M T W T F M T W T F Second Quarter: December 17, 2020 46 Days 1 2 3A 4 5 1 2 3A 4 5 1 2 Third Quarter: March 26, 2021 47 Days M Fourth Quarter: June 4, 2021 47 Days 8 9 10 A 11 12 8 9 10 A 11 12 5 6 7A 8 9 TOTAL STUDENT ATTENDANCE DAYS 181 15 16 17 A 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 A 15 16 TOTAL TEACHER WORK DAYS 186 22 23 24 A 25 26 22 23 24 A 25 26 A* 19 20 21 A 22 23 TOTAL NEW TEACHER WORK DAYS 187 A 29 30 31 A 26 27 28 A 29 30 HOLIDAYS September 7 Labor Day November 11 Veterans' Day MAY JUNE JULY November 26 and 27 Thanksgiving Day M T W T F M T W T F M T W T F December 14 - January 1 Christmas Recess 3 4 6 7 1 2 1 2 January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 5A 3H 4 A* February 12 Lincoln's Birthday - observed 10 11 12 A 13 14 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 February 15 Presidents' Day March 15 - 19 Spring Recess 17 18 19 A 20 21 14 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 15 16 April 2 and 5 Easter Break May 31 Memorial Day 24 25 26 A 27 28 21 22 23 24 25 19 20 21 22 23 31 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 9 = SCHOOL IN SESSION END OF QUARTER DATES
(b) The Governing Board shall adopt regulations governing the attendance classes or an alternative education program, and after which the student any temporarily disabled student receiving individual instruction at home or of students at such exercises or instruction and reporting thereof. can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or the alterna- in a hospital or other residential health facility are excused until the student (c Each student so excused shall attend school at least the minimum tive education program in which the student is enrolled. Temporary dis- is able to return to the regular school program. (Education Code 48240) school day for his grade for elementary schools, and as provided by the ability does not include a disability that would qualify a student for special Return to School relevant provisions of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Edu- education pursuant to Education Code 56026. (Education Code 48206.3) A student receiving individual instruction who is well enough to return to cation for secondary schools. At the beginning of the school year, the Superintendent or designee school shall be allowed to return to the school that the student attended im- (d) No student shall be excused from school for such purpose on more than shall notify parents/guardians of district students regarding: (Education mediately before receiving individual instruction, if the return occurs during four (4) hours per semester. EC 46014 Code 48206.3, 48208, 48980) the school year in which the individual instruction was initiated. (Education It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Legislature that this section 1. The availability of individual instruction for any student with a Code 48207.3) shall be permissive only. temporary disability, including information regarding student eligi bility for, and the duration of, individual instruction Pregnant/Parenting Students – BP5146 (Ed. Code §§ 221.51, 46015) Ed code 46010.1 Excused Absences for Students Obtaining 2. The rights and responsibilities of parents/guardians of any The Governing Board recognizes that responsibilities related to mar- Confidential Medical Services Without Consent of the Par- student with a temporary disability pursuant to Education Code riage, pregnancy, or parenting and related responsibilities may disrupt a ent or Guardian 48207 and 48208 student's education and increase the chance of a student dropping out The governing board shall, each academic year, notify students in Parents/guardians shall notify the principal or designee when their child of school. The Board therefore desires to support married, pregnant, and grades 7 to 12 inclusive, and the parents or guardians of all students is temporarily disabled and needs individual instruction at home or in a parenting students to continue their education, attain strong academic and enrolled in the district, that school administration may excuse any student hospital or other residential health facility. parenting skills, and promote the healthy development of their children. from the school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services Determination of Student Eligibility The district shall not exclude or deny any student from any educational without the consent of the student’s parent or guardian. Not later than five working days after receiving notification from a par- program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, solely on ent/guardian that a student has a temporary disability, the Superintendent the basis of the student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termina- Student Absence for Justifiable Personal Reasons 48205. or designee shall determine whether the student will be able to receive tion of pregnancy, or related recovery. In addition, the district shall not (a) A student shall be excused from school for justifiable personal reasons, individual instruction at home or in a hospital or residential health facility. adopt any rule concerning a student's actual or potential parental, family, or including, but not limited to, an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral (Education Code 48208) marital status that treats students differently on the basis of sex. (Educa- service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, at- The Superintendent or designee may require verification through any tion Code 221.51, 230; 5 CCR 4950; 34 CFR 106.40) tendance at religious retreats, or attendance at an employment conference, reasonable means that the student is temporarily disabled and needs The Superintendent or designee shall annually notify parents/guard- when the student's absence has been requested in writing by the parents individual instruction. ians at the beginning of the school year of the rights and options available or guardian and approved by the principal or a designated representative Provision of Individual Instruction to pregnant and parenting students under the law. In addition, pregnant pursuant to uniform standards established by the Governing Board. A Individual instruction at a student's home or in a hospital or other and parenting students shall be notified of the rights and options available student shall also be excused from school when he or she is the custodial residential health facility shall begin no later than five working days after to them under the law through annual school year welcome packets and parent of a child who is ill or has a medical appointment during school the Superintendent or designee makes the determination that the student is through independent study packets. (Education Code 222.5, 48980) hours. eligible to receive individual instruction. (Education Code 48207.5, 48208) For school-related purposes, a student under the age of 18 years (b) A student absent from school under this section shall be allowed to The district shall be responsible for providing individual instruction to who enters into a valid marriage shall have all the rights and privileges of complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that can be any temporarily disabled student who is in a hospital or other residential students who are 18 years old, even if the marriage has been dissolved. reasonably provided, and upon satisfactory completion, shall be given full health facility located within district boundaries, whether or not the student (Family Code 7002) credit therefore. The teacher of any class from which a student is absent is enrolled in the district. If the student is enrolled in another district, Education and Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Stu- shall determine, pursuant to the regulations of the Go erning Board of the the Superintendent or designee may enter into an agreement to have dents school district, what assignments the student shall make up and in what the student's district of residence provide the individual instruction. The Pregnant and parenting students shall retain the right to participate in period of time the student shall complete those assignments. The tests and Superintendent or designee may also enter into an agreement to provide the regular education program or an alternative education program. The assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical individual instruction to a district student who is in a hospital or other classroom setting shall be the preferred instructional strategy unless an al- to, the tests and assignments that the student missed during the absence. residential health facility located within the boundaries of another district. ternative is necessary to meet the needs of the student and/or the student's (c) For purpose of this section, attendance at religious retreats shall not (Education Code 48208) child. exceed four hours per semester. Whenever the district provides individual instruction to a non-district Any alternative education program, or activity, or course that is offered Compulsory Attendance Exceptions student who is in a hospital or other residential health facility located separately to pregnant or parenting students, including any class or extra- Ed Code 48227. Children may be exempted from compulsory within district boundaries, the Superintendent or designee shall, within five curricular activity, shall be equal to that offered to other district students. full-time education in the schools of this district only under those working days of the beginning of the individual instruction, provide written A student's participation in such programs shall be voluntary. (Education specific circumstances, which are described in the Ed Code. notification to the student's district of residence that, effective on the date Code 221.51; 5 CCR 4950) It is the desire of the Governing Board that every person on which individual instruction began, by district of residence may not If required for students with any other temporary disabling condition, the in this district who is subject to compulsory full-time education should at- count the student for purposes of computing that district's average daily Superintendent or designee may require a student, based on pregnancy, tend the schools of the district if at all possible, and that no exemptions be attendance. (Education Code 48208) childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, made without verification of the facts in each case. A student receiving individual instruction in a hospital or residential to obtain certification from a physician or nurse practitioner indicating that Ed. Code Section §48227 provides: Children over the age of 14 who health facility for a partial week shall be entitled to attend school or receive the student is physically and emotionally able to continue participation are recommended by the principal of the school which they have been at- individual instruction at home on days in which the student is not receiving in the regular education program or activity. (Education Code 221.51; 5 tending may, receive vocational training in their places of employment, and individual instruction in the hospital or other residential health facility, if the CCR 4950; 34 CFR 106.40) As appropriate, teachers, administrators, and/ such employment shall be in lieu of the regular school courses. student is well enough to do so. (Education Code 48207.3) or other personnel who work with pregnant and parenting students shall `Home or hospital instruction shall be provided only by teachers with receive related professional development. Home and Hospital Instruction valid California teaching credentials who consent to the assignment. (Edu- Absences A student with a temporary disability which makes school attendance cation Code 44865) Pregnant or parenting students may be excused for absences for medical impossible or inadvisable shall be entitled to receive individual instruction Insofar as possible, the teacher providing home or hospital instruc- appointments and other purposes specified in BP/AR 5113 - Absences and at home or in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding tion shall consult with the student's current classroom teacher(s) so as to Excuses. state hospitals. (Education Code 48206.3) provide a continuity of instruction that enables the student to stay abreast A student shall be excused for absences to care for a sick child for whom Temporary disability means a physical, mental, or emotional with the regular school program. the student is the custodial parent. A note from a physician shall not be 10 disability incurred while a student is enrolled in regular day The district's attendance supervisor shall ensure that the absences of required for such an absence. (Education Code 48205)
August 2020 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 = School in Session E = MINIMUM DAY (K-6) 2 33 4 55 6 7 8 # M = MINIMUM DAY (7-8) H = MINIMUM 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 DAY (9-12) Governing Board A Meeting 4:30 PM = MINIMUM DAY (K-12) A* 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 = MINIMUM DAY (K-12) A = Holiday 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 29 = teacher prep day A Governing Board Meeting 4:30 PM # 30 31 = New teacher work day 11
Parental Leave A pregnant student shall have access to any services available to enrollment in any district school. The Superintendent or designee shall A pregnant or parenting student shall be entitled to eight weeks of parental other students with temporary disabilities or medical conditions. (34 CFR determine the enrollment capacity of each district school and establish a leave in order to protect the health of the student who gives or expects to 106.40) random unbiased selection process for the admission of the students who give birth and the infant, and to allow the pregnant or parenting student to The school shall provide reasonable accommodations to any lactating reside outside of a particular school’s attendance boundary area. care for and bond with the infant. Such leave may be taken before the birth student to express breast milk, breastfeed an infant child, or address other Parents should contact the athletic director for clarification of athletic of the student's infant if there is a medical necessity and after childbirth needs related to breastfeeding. A student shall not incur an academic eligibility requirements prior to making decisions regarding transfers to a during the school year in which the birth takes place, inclusive of any penalty for using any of these reasonable accommodations, and shall be high school. mandatory summer instruction. The Superintendent or designee may grant provided the opportunity to make up any work missed due to such use. Inter-District Transfer Students parental leave beyond eight weeks if deemed medically necessary by the Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to: (Education Parent/guardian has the option of choosing a school outside the district student's physician. (Education Code 46015; 34 CFR 106.40) Code 222) in which they live. Parents who wish to investigate this alternative begin The student, if age 18 years or older, or the student's parent/guardian shall by inquiring with the proposed receiving district. If the receiving district notify the school of the student's intent to take parental leave. No student 1. Access to a private and secure room, other than a restroom, to entertains such a transfer, appropriate requests will be prepared for con- shall be required to take all or part of the parental leave. (Education Code express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child sideration by Porterville Unified Schools. Such requests are processed at 46015) 2. Permission to bring onto a school campus a breast pump and the District Office. When a student takes parental leave, the attendance supervisor shall any other equipment used to express breast milk Any parents/guardians who are interested in securing more information ensure that absences from the regular school program are excused until 3. Access to a power source for a breast pump or any other equip about these options, district’s policies or procedures, and timelines for ap- the student is able to return to the regular school program or an alternative ment used to express breast milk plying transfers should contact the school district office. education program. A pregnant or parenting student shall not be required to 4. Access to a place to store expressed breast milk safely complete academic work or other school requirements during the period of 5. A reasonable amount of time to accommodate the student's need Parents Residency the parental leave. (Education Code 46015) to express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child Senate Bill (SB) 257 allows students to meet residency requirements Following the leave, a pregnant or parenting student may elect to return Complaints when both of the following requirements are met: The student's parent or to the school and the course of study in which the student was enrolled Any complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or marital guardian has departed California against his or her will and the student can before taking parental leave or to an alternative education option provided or parental status, district noncompliance with the requirements of Educa- provide offical documentation evidencing the departure; and the student by the district. Upon return to school, a pregnant or parenting student shall tion Code 46015, or district noncompliance with the requirements to pro- moved outside of California as a result of his or her parent leaving the have opportunities to make up work missed during the leave, including, but vide reasonable accommodations for lactating students shall be addressed state against his or her will, and the student lived in California immediately not limited to, makeup work plans and reenrollment in courses. (Education through the district's uniform complaint procedures in accordance with 5 before moving outside the state. The student must provide evidence of Code 46015) CCR 4600-4670 and BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. A enrollment at a public school in California immediately before movingg out- When necessary to complete high school graduation requirements, the stu- complainant who is not satisfied with the district's decision may appeal the side of the state. Additionally, a parent who must depart against his or her dent may remain enrolled in school for a fifth year of instruction, unless the decision to the California Department of Education (CDE). If the district will may designate another adult to attend school meetings and to serve as Superintendent or designee makes a finding that the student is reasonably or CDE finds merit in an appeal, the district shall provide a remedy to the an emergency contact. able to complete district graduation requirements in time to graduate by the affected student. (Education Code 222, 46015; 5 CCR 4600-4670) end of the fourth year of high school. (Education Code 46015) Program Evaluation TARDY POLICY Accommodations The Superintendent or designee shall periodically report to the Board HIGH SCHOOL When necessary, the district shall provide accommodations to enable a regarding the effectiveness of district strategies to support married, Each high school has a tardy policy with very specific consequences pregnant or parenting students to access the educational program. pregnant, and parenting students, which may include data on student par- including lockouts with mandatory detention and “step-systems”. Please ticipation in district programs and services, academic achievement, school refer to the handbooks provided by each high school for specifics of the attendance, graduation rate, and/or student feedback on district programs tardy policy. Tardies at high school have very serious consequences. and services. K-8 Summary of School Attendance Alternatives in California (ED CODE A tardy policy like a classroom discipline policy is dependent on how 48980) well the teacher communicates the policy, the personal counseling given California Law requires school boards to inform each student’s parent/ the student and the consistency in enforcing the policy. The value of guardian at the beginning of the school year of the various ways in which meaningful instruction, promptly initiated by the teacher at the beginning they may choose schools for their children other than the ones assigned by of each class period, will motivate most students to be in class on time school districts. because they will know that every moment of classroom instruction is cru- “Follow us on Exemptions and Waivers of Graduation Requirements (AB 167/216, AB cial. Most tardy problems can be solved by the teacher and student in the classroom; however, in some cases a teacher will need assistance from 1806, AB2121, AB2306, AB 365) a parent, counselor, vice principal or principal in resolving the problem. Twitter and Facebook.” A foster youth, homeless student, former juvenile court school student, child of a military family, migrant student, or newly arrived immigrant stu- Corrective measures for chronic offenders of the tardy policy are outlined under DEFINITIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR CORRECTION. dent participating in a newcomer program who transfers into the district any time after completing the second year of high school shall be required to Definitions and Procedures for Correction complete all graduation requirements specified in Education Code 51225.3 A student is tardy if he/she is not in the classroom when the tardy bell but shall be exempt from any additional district-adopted graduation require- rings. Teachers are to initiate, communicate and enforce tardy policies. ments, unless the Superintendent or designee makes a finding that the stu- When the teacher determines that the student’s tardiness has become a dent is reasonably able to complete the requirements in time to graduate problem, the following steps should be taken: by the end of the fourth year of high school. Within 30 days of the transfer, any such student shall be notified of the availability of the exemption and A. Correction in class by the teacher whether the student qualifies for it. (Education Code 51225.1) 1. Remind the student of the tardy policy and the necessity of his/her being in class on time, evaluate his/her reasons for @recorderonline facebook.com/therecordernews Intra-District Transfer Students being tardy and offer solutions to the problem. Students who reside within the district boundaries may apply for 2. If the problem continues, talk to the student after class and 12
September 2020 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 = School in Session A = School in E Session E = MINIMUM DAY (K-6) = MINIMUM 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M DAY (K-6) M = MINIMUM A DAY (7-8) Labor Day Holiday Governing Board = MINIMUM Meeting 4:30 PM H DAY (7-8) H = MINIMUM DAY (9-12) = MINIMUM 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 A DAY (9-12) A A = MINIMUM DAY (K-12) = MINIMUM DAY (K-12) A* = Holiday 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 = MINIMUM DAY (K-12) A Governing Board Meeting 4:30 PM = TEACHER PREP DAY = Holiday = PROFESSIONAL 27 28 29 30 DEVELOPMENT DAY,NO STUDENT = teacher A ATTENDANCE prep day ## = =New New teacher teacher work work dayday
discuss possible consequences which can consist of the 5. Possession of cellular phones and other electronic a. Physical injury to another person-actual or threatened. (serious injury) following: signaling devices 1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause • (a) extra assignments or make-up time to make up for lost a. Grades K-8 Students may possess or use electronic physical injury to another person; or time in class (detention). signaling devices, including, but not limited to pagers, 2. Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, • (b) request a parent conference beepers and cellular/digital telephones, provided that such except in self-defense. • (c) refer to counselor (where available) devices do no disrupt the educational program or school b. Possession, use, sale, or furnishing of weapons, • (d) refer to vice principal or principal activity. Electronic signaling devices shall be turned off explosives or other dangerous objects. • (e) any combination of the above during the school day and at any other time directed by c. Possession, use, sale, or furnishing of drugs, alcohol, or district employee. If disruption occurs, the employee shall being under the influence of these substances. B. Referral to the principal (elementary level) or the dean direct the student to turn off the device and/or confiscate d. Negotiations to sell or deliver a substance that is (middle school level). the device until the end of the class period, school day or represented as drug, alcohol or intoxicant. 1. If the above method has not brought about the desired activity. e. Commission or attempt of robbery or extortion. changes, give the principal or counselor an opportunity to negotiate a Students bringing cellular phones, electronic signaling devices, or f. Damage to school or private property. behavior change in the student. In many cases, chronic tardies are other electronic equipment to school do so at their own risk. Theft, g. Stolen school or private property. symptomatic indicators of deeper problems. damage or loss of cellular phones, electronic signaling devices, h. Possession or use of tobacco. 2. The principal or counselor will contact the parent by phone or any other electronic equipment will not be investigated by school i. Commission of obscene acts or engagement in habitual or letter and seek the assistance of parents. The school officials. profanity or vulgarity. representative can use the following to correct the problem: No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using j. Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug • (a) negotiate a behavior change involving the student, an electronic signaling device that is determined by a paraphernalia. teacher, counselor and/or principal licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the k. Disruption of school activities or defiance of school • (b) arrange a parent conference student's health and the use of which is limited to health authorities. • (c) detention or Saturday School related purposes (Ed Code 48901.5) l. Knowingly received stolen property. • (d) refer the student to the school psychologist b. Grades 9-12 Students may possess or use electronic m. Possessed an imitation firearm. • (e) refer the student to the vice principal (where applicable) signaling devices, including, but not limited to pagers, n. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or a • (f) any combination of the above beepers and cellular/digital telephones, provided that sexual battery. such devices do no disrupt the educational program or o. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a student who is a C. Referral to the principal or vice principal school activity. Electronic signaling devices shall be witness. 1. If the teacher and counselor have exhausted all means of turned off during instructional time and at any other time p. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, correcting the problem, refer the student to the vice directed by a district employee. or sold the prescription drug Soma. principal or the principal. Students bringing cellular phones, eletronic signaling devices, or q. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in hazing. 2. After consultation with the teacher, counselor, parent and other electronic equipment to school do so at their own risk. Theft, r. Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited student, the vice principal and/or principal (where damage or loss of cellular phones, electronic signaling devices, to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, directed appropriate) can use the following to correct the problem: or any other electronic equipment will not be investigated by school specifically toward a student or school personnel. • (a) letter to parent reviewing the tardy policy, steps that officials. Committed Sexual Harassment Ed Code 48900.2 have been taken by the teacher and counselor and future No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using an eletronic (GRADES 4-12 ONLY) steps that can be taken signaling device that is determined by a licensed physician or Threatened, attempted, caused or participated in an act of hate violence. • (b) arrange make up time or make up work with the surgeon to be essential for the student's health and the use of which teacher, if the teacher requests it. is limited to health related purposes (Education Code 48901.5) • (c) Saturday School 6. Possession or use of laser pointers, except when used • (d) SARB referral for an instructional or other school-related purpose • (e) any combination of the above (Penal Code 417.27). 7. Profane, vulgar or abusive language. Conduct BP5131 8. Plagiarism or dishonesty in school work or on tests. The Board of Trustees believes that all students have the right to be edu- 9. Inappropriate dress. cated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions. On school 10. Tardiness and unexcused absence from school. grounds and at school activities, students shall be expected to exhibit ap- 11. Failure to remain on school premises in accordance propriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with school rules. with the school program. Students and parents/guardians shall be notified of district and Behavior is considered appropriate when students are diligent in study, school rules related to conduct and receive regular instruction regarding careful with school property, and courteous and respectful towards their these rules. In addition, parents/guardians and students may be teachers, other staff, students and volunteers. provided information about early warning signs or harassing/intimidating behaviors, as well as prevention and intervention strategies. Prohibited student conduct includes but is not limited to: Students who violate district or school rules and regulations may be 1. Behavior that endangers staff and/or students. subject to discipline, including, but not limited to, suspension, expulsion or 2. Behavior that disrupts the orderly classroom or school transfer to alternative program in accordance with Board policy and admin- environment. istrative regulation. In addition, when the conduct involves intimidation, ha- 3. Harassment of students or staff, including bullying, rassment or other endangerment of a student or employee, the Superinten- intimidation, hazing or any other verbal, written or physical dent or designee shall provide appropriate assistance as necessary for the conduct that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm or victim and the offender or make appropriate referrals for such assistance. emotional suffering. 4. Damage to or theft of property belonging to the district, staff 14 or students. Suspension and Expulsion Reasons for suspension under Ed Code 48900
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