Admin

Student Discipline


Suspensions and Expulsions

Perhaps the most important function of the Positive Youth Development department is following due process regarding suspensions and expulsions. In this aspect, we strictly abide by the guidelines set by California and Federal law. We understand that there are diverse factors and circumstances that affect student behavior. Our primary goal is to help students who find themselves the subject of disciplinary action due to poorly made decisions. Of course, this depends on whether or not said violations are serious criminal offenses or not, in which cases the district must contact the pertaining law-enforcement agencies, especially in cases where said violations cause serious harm, destruction, or life-endangerment.  

Know Your Rights

If Your Child Is Suspended:
You have the right to attend a school conference to discuss the reason for the suspension. You have the right to schedule an appointment to speak with the teacher, the administrator who suspended your child or the principal as well as have your questions answered. 

Your child has the right to make up all assignments and 
tests missed during the suspension period. You may also request schoolwork for your child to complete during the suspension period.

If You Choose to have your child's suspension reviewed:
Start the process at the school. Inform the principal of your decision to request the case be reviewed and look for a way to resolve your questions and concerns.

If your concerns are not resolved at the school level or to seek additional information schedule an appointment with the Hearing Panel by calling the Positive Youth Development office at 909-880-6812. 

If Your Child is Suspended and Recommended for Expulsion:
You have the right to attend a school conference to discuss the recommendation of expulsion. You have the right to schedule an appointment to speak with the teacher, the administrator who suspended your child or the principal as well as have your questions answered. 

If your student is receiving special education services you must be invited to a pre-expulsion manifestation determination meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to determine if your child's disability contributed to the misbehavior. You may bring someone with you to help you understand the law.

The school site will schedule an extension of suspension meeting for you and your student with the Director of Positive Youth Development to seek assistance in resolving the case. 


If you do not agree with the expulsion, you have the right to file an appeal with the County Board of Education, School-Linked Services at (909) 386-2414.

Formal personnel or discrimination complaints must be filed with the Affirmative Action Office located at 777 N F. Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 at (909) 381-1122.

Administrative Hearing Panel

Rebecca Harper, Email
Dr. Robert Moss, Email
Patty Taylor, Email
Dr. Henry E. Yzaguirre, 
Email


West Highland Administrative Annex
1535 W. Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92411

Ph: (909) 880-6812

7:30-4:30 PM
Monday - Friday

777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 | Phone: (909) 381-1100 | Fax:

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