Students and staff members are entitled under the California State Constitution to attend schools that are safe, secure, and peaceful. The presence of weapons or replicas contribute to a climate of fear and disrupts the learning environment of the school. Replicas of weapons whether they be toy firearms, theatrical props, cap guns, starter pistols or replicas of other deadly weapons, have no place in the school environment.
In the best interests of students, employees and the general public, the Board of Education prohibits the use of tobacco products at all times on district property and in district vehicles. This prohibition applies to all employees, students, visitors and other persons at any school or school sponsored activity or athletic event. It applies to any meeting on any property owned, leased or rented by or from the district. Tobacco products are prohibited from use or possession by students on campus or within 1,000 feet of campus boundary.
California law holds parents/guardians liable for any willful student misconduct which results in the death or injury of any student or persons employed by or volunteering for the district. Parents/guardians are also liable for any defacement, injury or loss of property belonging to the district or to a school employee. For more information, please review SDUHSD BP 5231.
It is the intent of the Board of Education that no student shall be discriminated against because of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature by any person within the educational setting.
Such conduct committed under the following conditions shall be considered as sexual harassment:
Any student and/or parent may report any instance of sexual harassment to the principal or designee for investigation and resolution through appropriate disciplinary procedures.
Intentional harassment is defined as threats or intimidation directed against a student or group of students that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it materially disrupts class work, creates disorder, and invades the rights of that student or group of students.
Students are subject to suspension and/or expulsion for harassment when other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct or if the students presence causes a continuing danger to physical safety or threatens to disrupt the educational process.
Students utilizing any dangerous or deadly weapon (including replicas) in a threatening manner or to incite fear, inflict injury, or disrupt the educational process are subject suspension/expulsion.
Any SDUHSD employee or district contracted transportation service representative may remove from the possession of any student any firearm, knife (including Swiss army, pocket, etc.), explosive or other dangerous objects, while the student is on school premises or engaged in any school sponsored activity or going to or returning from school or otherwise under the authority of the school.
This act shall be reported to the principal/designee. The student will surrender all dangerous objects or be subject to disciplinary action for such refusal. Parents and appropriate law enforcement officials shall be notified by the principal/designee of the taking of weapons and the disciplinary action followed.
Students are subject to suspension or expulsion for possessing illegal weapons upon a first offense. Illegal weapons will be turned over to the police department as evidence. Other items may be returned to parents and/or guardians.
In order to maintain order on the school premises, it may be necessary at times to conduct searches of students and/or student property. School officials may search individual students and their property when there is a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence that the student is violating the law or the rules of the district or the school.