- A teacher may suspend a student for up to two days for acts enumerated in Sec. 48900, e.g., causing or threatening bodily harm, possessing weapons, drugs, alcohol, using tobacco, stealing or receiving stolen property, damaging or attempting to damage school property, robbery, extortion, disruption of school activities or willfully defying valid authority. –Education Code Sec. 48910
The teacher must report the suspension to the principal immediately and send the student to the principal’s office.
The teacher must ask the parent to attend a conference regarding the suspension, and arrange for the school counselor/psychologist to be present if possible.
- The principal can decide to keep the child on site, but “The pupil shall not be returned to the class from which he or she was suspended, during the period of the suspension, without the concurrence of the teacher of the class and the principal.” – Education Code Sec. 48910(a)
- The suspended pupil shall not be placed in another regular class during the suspension.- Education Code Sec. 48910(b)