Policy JICDA
Adopted:  06/27/95

Revised:  09/28/99



The principal may suspend or recommend expulsion of a student who engages in one or more of the following activities while in school buildings, on school grounds, in school vehicles or during a school-sponsored activity and in certain cases when the behavior occurs off of school property.  Suspension or expulsion shall be mandatory for serious violations in a school building or on school property.


1.      Causing or attempting to cause damage to school property or stealing or attempting to steal school property of value.


2.   Causing or attempting to cause damage to private property or stealing or attempting to steal private property.


3.     Commission of any act which if committed by an adult would be robbery or assault as defined by state law.  Expulsion shall be mandatory in accordance with state law except for commission of a third degree assault.


4.     Violation of criminal law, which has an immediate effect on the school or on the general safety or welfare of students or staff.


5.         Violation of district policy or building regulations.


6.         Violation of the district's policy on dangerous weapons in the schools.  Expulsion shall be mandatory for carrying, bringing, using or possessing a deadly weapon without the authorization of the school or school district, unless the student has delivered the firearm or weapon to a teacher, administrator or other authorized person in the district as soon as possible upon discovering it, in accordance with state law.


7.         Violation of the district's alcohol use/drug abuse policy.  Expulsion shall be mandatory for sale of drugs or controlled substances, in accordance with state law.


8.         Violation of the district’s violent and aggressive behavior policy.


9.         Violation of the district's tobacco-free schools policy.


10.       Violation of the district's policy on sexual harassment.


11.       Throwing objects, unless part of a supervised school activity, that can cause bodily injury or damage property.


12.       Directing profanity, vulgar language or obscene gestures toward other students, school personnel or visitors to the school.


13.       Engaging in verbal abuse, i.e., name calling, ethnic or racial slurs, or derogatory statements addressed publicly to others that precipitate disruption of the school program or incite violence.



14.       Committing extortion, coercion or blackmail, i.e., obtaining money or other objects of value from an unwilling person or forcing an individual to act through the use of force or threat of force.


15.       Lying or giving false information, either verbally or in writing, to a school employee.


16.       Scholastic dishonesty, which includes but is not limited to cheating on a test, plagiarism or unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work.


17.       Continued willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of proper authority including deliberate refusal to obey a member of the school staff.


18.       Behavior on or off school property, which is detrimental to the welfare, or safety of other students or school personnel.


19.       Repeated interference with the school's ability to provide educational opportunities to other students.


Each principal shall post a copy of these rules in a prominent place in each school and shall distribute a copy to each student.  Copies also shall be available to any patron of the district upon request.


LEGAL REFS.:            C.R.S. 12-22-303 (7)

                                    C.R.S. 18-3-202 et seq.

                                    C.R.S. 18-4-301 et seq.

                                    C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(w)

                                    C.R.S. 22-32-110 (2),(3),(4)

                                    C.R.S. 22-33-106 (1)(a-e)


CROSS REFS.:           ECAC, Vandalism

                                    GBGB, Staff Personal Security and Safety

                                    JBB*, Sexual Harassment

                                    JIC, Student conduct, and sub codes

                                    JK, Student Discipline, and sub codes




 All board policies with codes containing the letter “JIC” are considered part of the legally mandated code of conduct and discipline.







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