Presentation on theme: "Lodi Unified School District"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lodi Unified School District Prevention & Intervention Programs& Discipline Incident ProceduresBoard of Education Study SessionTuesday, October 27, 2009
2 Presenters Dan Faith, Manlio Silva Elementary School Principal Harold Brown, Mosher Elementary School PrincipalJacquelyn Hodge, Delta Sierra Middle School Vice PrincipalRandy Malandro, Christa McAuliffe Middle School PrincipalDaryl Camp, Bear Creek High School PrincipalErik Sandstrom, Tokay High School PrincipalBob Gire, Coordinator of Child Welfare & AttendanceIrvin Jefferson, Coordinator, Community Relations & Prevention Services
3 Prevention & Intervention Programs Grades Pre K-12School Resource OfficersPeace KeepersAssets/Youth DevelopmentCounseling/Early InterventionFamily/Community CollaborationPrevention Assemblies/SpeakersBehavior ContractsRed Ribbon CelebrationG.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training ) Program
4 Prevention & Intervention Programs (con’t) Grades 7-12Great American SmokeoutDrug DogsCounseling ServicesGrades 9-12Every 15-MinutesFriday Night LiveSober Grad Night (CHPLINK Crew/Freshman ConnectionMix It Up DayS.P.I.R.I.T. (Student Problem Identification Resolving It Together)
5 Teacher Classroom Management Plan Classroom BehaviorTeacher Classroom Management PlanConference with StudentConference with ParentSuspension from ClassReferral to School Counselor (If available)DetentionReferral to Administration
6 Behavior Outside the Classroom K-12 Student Conduct Code
7 Commonly Used Administrative Actions Conference with StudentConference with ParentReferral to School Counselor (if available)Recommend Outside of School CounselingReferral to Community AgencyIn School Suspension (If available)Work Program at SchoolCommunity ServiceBehavior Contract
8 Truancy Mediation Process/SARB (School Attendance Review Board) Commonly Used Administrative Actions (con’t)Truancy Mediation Process/SARB (School Attendance Review Board)Instructional Support Team /Individual Educational ProgramSuspension from SchoolNotify Probation OfficerNotify Law EnforcementTransfer to an Alternative Educational ProgramExpulsion Recommendation
11 School Administrator 5 Day Suspension Law Enforcement Notified Recommendation for Expulsion
12 Superintendent’s Designee Parent/Student Provided Educational Options Pending the Final DecisionParent/Student Have a Right to Respond to the ChargesSuspension May be Extended if There is a Finding that the Student presents a Danger to Persons or Property or a Threat to Disrupt the Instructional Process
14 Parents Have a Right To: Be Notified of the Date, Time and Location of the HearingThe Specific Facts and Charges Upon Which the Expulsion is BasedA Copy of the Disciplinary Rules of the DistrictAppear in Person or Employ and Be Represented by Legal Counsel or An Adult Non-Attorney AdvisorInspect and Obtain Copies of All Documents to be Used at the HearingQuestion All Witnesses Who Testify at the HearingQuestion All Other Evidence Presented at the Hearing
15 Parents Have a Right To: (con’t) Present Oral and Documentary Evidence, Including Witnesses at the HearingRequest a Public HearingRequest a Postponement of the Hearing Up to 30 DaysInform Any New District of a Student’s Expelled Status (required)Know that the Purpose of the Hearing is Fact Finding and to obtain a Recommendation from the Lodi Discipline Review Board
17 Current District Practice Parents/student are informed that they may appeal an expulsionrecommendation in closed session before the Board of Education.Board RuleParents/student may only appear before the Board of Education torequest a supplementary hearing. A supplementary hearing will beheld only if the Board of Education finds that:The evidence suggested by the parents/student could not reasonably have been discovered prior to the expulsion hearing, andA supplementary hearing should be held before the Discipline Review Board to admit such evidence.
18 Pros of Allowing Parents/Student to Appeal Education Code 48918Parents/student have the right to appeal a principal’s recommendation for expulsion at the hearing before the Discipline Review Board.The Education Code does not give parents/student the right to appeal an expulsion recommendation in closed session before the Board of Education.Pros of Allowing Parents/Student to AppealDirectly to the Board of EducationAlthough not required by the Education Code, allowing parents/student to appeal an expulsion recommendation in closed session before the Board of Education provides parents/student an additional opportunity to appeal and for members of the Board to be able to ask questions of the parents/student.
19 Cons of Allowing Parents/Student to Appeal Directly to the Board of EducationDue process for students pursuant to the California Education Code authorizes the Board of Education to delegate its authority to an administrative panel (Discipline Review Board) to hold a hearing, impartially review all evidence presented by the school, parents, students and then determine findings of fact and whether or not expulsion is warranted.Due process as described in the California Education Code and also stated in Board Rule does not give parents/student the right to appeal an expulsion recommendation in closed session before the Board of Education.Allowing parents/student to appeal in closed session before the Board of Education with school representatives present actually creates a “new” hearing with potential due process concerns.
20 Board of Education Deliberates in Closed Session and then in Public Session Votes to Expel or Not to Expel
22 Parent May Appeal to the County Board Within 30 Days of the Order to Expel
23 RecommendationsContinue to promote a safe, supportive learning environment for all students through the implementation of the District’s Prevention and Intervention Programs and Discipline Incident ProceduresAdhere to the guidelines outlined in Education Code and Board Rule as they pertain to parent appeals