Consequences for Violation of Behavior Expectations
Discipline Referral: Students are expected to follow school and classroom guidelines. It is the teacher's
responsibility to discuss appropriate classroom behavior standards. Students who fail to follow school
rules will receive a discipline referral that will be reviewed by the school administration.
Detention: Administrative detention is a supervised period held for after school at administrative or
teacher discretion. If a student fails to attend an assigned detention, he/she will be assigned a Saturday
School or In-School Suspension. Students are required to come to detention with materials prepared to
study. Student participation in an extra-curricular activity is not an excuse for missing detention. If there is
a scheduling conflict it is the duty for the student to report to office staff or administration the conflict and
to have a detention rescheduled.
Saturday School: Saturday School is assigned to students as a result of unexcused absences, excessive
class cuts, lack of academic progress, or other disciplinary actions. The hours are from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 pm with a 15 minute break. Students are to bring homework and textbooks. All school rules apply.
Students who fail to report to Saturday School will receive an In-School Suspension. If a student is
participating in an extracurricular activity (like athletics) they will not be eligible to participate in any
activity until they have completed their assigned Saturday School.
Demerits and Eligibility: In order to quantify misbehavior on our campus we have a system of demerits.
Demerits are earned when a student receives a consequence for misbehavior and violations of our
school wide expectations. The values of each behavior are listed below:
● Detention: 2 points for each day of detention. If a student is a no show to detention the detention
will be double to 4 points
● In House Suspension: 8 points for each day of in house suspension.
● Suspension: 10 points for each day of suspension. A 3 day suspension would result in 30 pts.
● Saturday Day School: 8 points for each day of Saturday School.
● Class Suspension: 2 points for each day of class suspension.
Below are possible consequences when a student has reached 30 demerits:
● No Go List: The Student will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities or attend
school events for the remainder of the year.
● No Pass List: Students will not be allowed to leave class without permission and will be escorted.
● Athletic Eligibility: Suspension and/or removal from sports team (see Athletics Handbook).
● Work Permit: A student may have their work permit privileges revoked.
Students will have an opportunity to earn merits through Saturday School remediation and community
service hours. In order to take advantage of either form of merits students will need to meet with
Student Attendance Review Board (SARB): A student will be referred to the Student Attendance Review
Board (SARB) when he/she has received three truancy letters. Parents will receive written notification of
the SARB hearing and are expected to attend with their student. SARB reviews each student's case and
may recommend a change of placement, a student contract, or other means of intervention. Members of
the SARB include EUSD administration, Child Protective Services, Counselor, Yolo County District
Attorney, and Yolo County Sheriff .
Administrative Conference: An Administrative Conference is required when a student is believed to be
involved in the possession, use, sale and/or furnishing of any controlled substance, 5 day suspensions,
or any other serious infraction of school rules. The Administrative Conference determines the manner in
which a student will be allowed to continue attending Esparto High School. The members in attendance
at the Administrative Conference are the Principal, student, and parent.
Class Suspension by Teacher:
a) The teacher suspending the student must be the student's teacher.
b) A teacher may suspend a student from class for the duration of two class periods.
c) The teacher will send the suspended student with a referral to the site
administrator. The teacher is to call the parent to discuss the behavior.
d) The teacher must contact the parent by phone within twenty-four hours and
request a parent/teacher conference prior to the student returning to class.
Suspension: 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
1. While on school grounds
2. While going to or coming from school
3. During the lunch period whether on or off the campus
4. During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.
Students may be suspended for any of the following (EC 48900):
A. 1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person; 2)
Willfully used force/ violence upon another person, except in self -defense;
B. possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object ;
C. unlawfully possessed, used, sold, furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled
substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind;
D. unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, or an intoxicant of
any kind, and then either sold, delivered or furnished another liquid, substance or material and
represented it as the controlled substance, or intoxicant;
E. committed robbery or extortion;
F. caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property;
G. stole or attempted to steal school property or private property;
H. possessed or used tobacco or products containing tobacco;
I. committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity;
J. had unlawful possession of, or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug
K. disrupted school activities or otherwise will fully defied the valid authority of supervisor, teachers,
administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of duties;
L. Knowingly received stolen property or private property;
M. possessed an imitation firearm;
N. committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed sexual batte ry;
O. harassed, threatened, intimidated or retaliated against a pupil witness who is (was) a witness in a
school disciplinary proceeding;
P. offers, arranges for sale, or sold prescription drug Soma;
Q. attempted to, or engaged in hazing;
R. engaged in act of bullying, including bullying by electronic means;
S. a pupil may not be suspended or expelled unless the offense is related to school activity or
attendance. A pupil may be suspended for acts that occur at any time while on campus, going to
or coming from school, during lunch, and during or while going to or coming from a school
T. aides or abets the infliction of physical injury to another person may suffer suspension, but not
expulsion. Except that a pupil who has been adjudged by a juvenile court to have committed, as
an aider and abettor, a crime of physical violence which the victim suffered great bodily injury or
serious bodily injury shall be subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision a.
Violations of California Education Code
● 48900.2 Committing Sexual Harassment (EC 212.S).
● 48900.3 Attempted, threatened or caused hate violence (EC 233).
● 48900.4 Intentional harassment, threats or intimidation of personnel or pupils.
● 48900.7 Terrorist threats against school officials or school property.
It is the teacher's discretion whether or not work may be made up during the days the student was
suspended. (EC 48913}
California Education Code 48915(a) requires that schools shall recommend to the Governing Board for
expulsion, students who commit the following violations:
1. Causing serious physical injury to another.
2. Possession of firearms, knives, or explosives (Do not bring anything to school that resembles a
weapon. Students possessing BB guns or replicas will be recommended to the Governing Board
3. Sale of controlled substances.
4. Robbery or extortion.
5. Assault or battery upon a school employee (Penal C 240,242) .
6. If continued means of intervention do not improve specific behavior other suspendable
offenses may result in expulsion as well.