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Bus Suspension Guidelines

The following matrix lists the offenses for which a pupil may have bus-riding privileges suspended or revoked.  The guidelines are intended to reflect progressive action, but in no way supersede discretionary authority.  Severe or safety violations, such as refusing to submit to the authority of the driver or any action that jeopardizes the safety of others may result in an immediate loss of bus-riding privileges.  (Title 5 California Code of Regulation Section 1403)

 

California Education Code 4890 - Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

4th Offense

Disruptive Behavior, disrupted school activity or willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel. 

Flagrant or Habitual

Warning

1-5 days

Warning

3-10 days

Warning

5-30 days

Revocation

Caused or threatened to cause physical injury; willingly used force or violence upon another person, except in self-defense.  Flagrant or Habitual

Caused physical injury or assault/battery upon a school employee

Warning 

1-5 days

Revocation/Notify

3-10 days

Notify

Revocation

5-3- days

Notify

Revocation

Revocation 

Notify

Caused or attempted to cause damage to public or private property

Flagrant

Warning

1-5 days

w/ Restitution

3-10 days 

w/ Restitution

5-30 days 

w/ Restitution

Revocation

w/ Prosecution

Theft of Private or public property

Flagrant

1-5 days

w/ Restitution

3-10 days 5-30 days Revocation

Use or possession of tobacco on school property

Flagrant (lighting of match or lighter)

1-5 days

3-10 days

Restitution

3-10 days

Notify

Revocation

5-30 days

Notify

Revocation

Revocation

Obscene acts or use of profanity or vulgarity

Flagrant or Habitual

Warning

1-5 days

3-10 days

5-30 days

5-30 days Revocation

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Flagrant

1-5 days

3-10 days

Notify Law

5-30 days

Notify Law

Revocation

Harassed or threatened, or intimidate pupil who is a complaining witness

Flagrant

1-5 days

3-10 days

3-10 days

5-30 days

5-3 days

Revocation

Revocation

Sexual Harassment (EC 212.5)

Flagrant

1-5 days

3-10 days

Notify

3-10 days

Notify

5-30 days]

Notify

Revocation

Notify Law

Hate Violence

Flagrant

1-5 days

3-10 days

3-10 days

5-30 days

5-30 days

Revocation

Revocation
Sale of a look-a-like substance represented as drugs or alcohol

5 days

Notify

5-30 days

Notify

Revocation

Notify

 
Possession of Look-a-like firearm or weapon

30 days

Notify

5-30 days

Notify

Revocation

Notify

 
Use or Possession of weapon: knife, combustible, explosive device or other weapon

Revocation

Notify

     
Use or sale of drugs or alcohol

Revocation

Notify

     
Commission or attempted commission of robbery or extortion

Revocation

Notify

     
Commission or attempted commission of sexual assault

Revocation

Notify

     
Act(s) of Terrorism

Revocation

Notify

     

Notify:  Immediate notification to school official and/or law enforcement

Revocation:  Loss of bus riding privilege for the rest of the school year.

Restitution:  Payment of cost to repair  damage.

A conference with parent/guardian, student, bus driver, school official may be scheduled for any infraction.  Conferences are encouraged if conduct is habitual or flagrant.

Conference with parent/guardian may be a condition for return to bus-riding privileges.