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Powers-Ginsburg School Rules

Student Responsibilities:

1. Students will arrive in class and on time with proper materials.

2. Students will demonstrate respect towards other students and adults at all times.

3. Students will not disrupt the learning environment.

5. Students will respect the property of the school and others.

6. Students will keep hands, feet, and objects to themselves.

​Responses to Misbehavior​

​ If any schoolwide ​​or classroom rules is violated, staff will respond as follows:

Level of Student MisbehaviorDescriptionAdult Response
Level 1                       Mild InfractionsMinor misbehaviors that can be adequately corrected at the time they occur and which do not require documentation. ​A staff member addressing a mild misbehavior is able to correct the student in the moment and in the setting in which the infraction occurred, thus making it a Level 1.
Level 2 Moderate InfractionsMisbehaviors that, while not requiring immediate administrative involvement, do require documentation and follow-up because:*a school-wide correction was issued that involves other staff members.*staff member feels that an administrator should be aware and have a record of the situation.A staff member addressing a moderate misbehavior is able to correct the student in the moment and in the setting in which the infraction occurred; but also completes written communication which goes to an administrator; and may also assign a school-wide correction, thus making it a Level 2.*School-wide corrections may include detention, service projects, campus clean-up, cafeteria helper, temporary room assignment,  etc.
Level 3 Severe InfractionsSerious misbehaviors that do require immediate administrative involvement and written documentation because:*the misbehavior is illegal or so severe that the student’s continued presence in the setting poses a threat to physical safety.*misbehavior poses a threat to adult authority, such that they may lose control of the situation if the student remains in the setting. A staff member addressing a severe misbehavior sends the student to the office (or calls for assistance to remove the student), and completes a discipline referral that goes to the administration, thus making it a Level 3.*All behaviors which are against Education Code are Level 3’s.*Students may be suspended from school for reasons such as fighting, using vulgar language, stealing, possessing a controlled substance, possessing tobacco, damaging school property, disorderly conduct in the classroom and/or school activities, sexual harassment, or defying the authority of an adult.

Notification Regarding Expulsion

The Fresno Unified Board of Education approved the following Notification Regarding Expulsion:

 The following offenses will warrant a mandatory referral for expulsion:

  • Possessing loaded or unloaded firearms
  • Brandishing a knife at another person
  • Unlawfully selling a controlled substance
  • Sexual assault (including attempt) or sexual battery
  • Possessing an explosive

 The offenses listed above will not be tolerated in the school buildings, school grounds, and buses, going to or coming from lunch or school or at any school-sponsored activity.

 For all other violations, the principal shall have the discretion to recommend expulsion of a student.  If expulsion is recommended, the Board shall order the student expelled only if it makes a find of either or both of the following:

  • That other means of correction are not feasible or have repeatedly failed to bring about proper conduct.
  • That due to the nature of the violation, the presence of the student causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the student or others.
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