Student Handbook

 

LOMPOC ADULT SCHOOL AND CAREER CENTER

Student Handbook

320 North J Street  Lompoc, CA 93436  805-742-3100  lusd.org/las

 

Our Vision: Every student able to achieve life goals.

Lompoc Adult School and Career Center’s mission is to provide high-quality programs and certifications that build the workplace, academic and life skills leading to student success and expanded opportunity.

Welcome! We are glad you have made Lompoc Adult School & Career Center your school of choice. We are committed to your success and look forward to supporting you in meeting your educational goals. The procedures on the following pages have been put together to ensure all students receive instruction  in a safe, successful and equitable environment.

Serving Adults 18 years and older 

The Lompoc Adult School & Career Center (LASCC) staff is happy to welcome you to our school. We take pride in providing a wide variety of services and programs to help students successfully attain their personal and educational goals.

This handbook will provide you with more information about our programs, including High School Diploma (HSD), Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), United States Citizenship, Workplace Skills, and Career Technical Education (CTE). Please use this as a handy reference as you progress through your course/s.

Mission Statement

It is our mission to, “Provide high quality programs and certifications that build academic and  life skills leading to student success & expanded opportunities in the workplace.”

Schoolwide Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes are present throughout our school’s courses and align to the

school’s mission in providing high-quality programming that expands opportunities and

changes lives.

  1. Students will demonstrate the skills of Critical Thinking by:

●  Exhibiting intellectual courage, self-advocating, and persevering when challenged

●  Acquiring and exhibiting active problem-solving skills

●  Analyzing and applying news information to real-life situations.

  1. Students will Communicate Effectively by:

● Using effective listening and comprehension skills and applying them in interactions   with others in an appropriate and responsible manner

● Utilizing appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and/or technology to acquire and clearly communicate needed information.

  1. Students will demonstrate Lifelong Learning by:

● Demonstrating continual growth through self-direction, motivation, and discipline;

● Developing confidence by achieving personal and professional goals that benefit family and community.

  1.  Students will be Productive Citizens and Contributing Community Members:

● Developing awareness of and ability to explore aspects and strengths of identity and culture

● Accessing community and government resources;

● Working and participating cooperatively in community and civic activities.

School Responsibilities

LASCC staff is dedicated to assisting all students to achieve their educational and personal goals. Therefore, the school will provide you with:

1. An orientation and assessment to determine your educational path and to place you in the appropriate class.

2. An evaluation of your transcript records (high school diploma only).

3. A high-quality, certificated teacher who will work with you individually and/or as a group to determine appropriate course work and materials to meet your academic goals,

4. An academic advisor to help you transition to work, college, military, or job training upon nearing completion of your coursework at LASCC.

Welcome from Lompoc Adult School & Career Center

Dear Students of Lompoc Adult School and Career Center,

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the new school year as Lompoc Adult School and Career Center (LASCC) continues to expand to provide more classes, workshops and student support to the region.

Programs are available online and through Distance Learning this year as we strive to meet the diverse needs of our students.

To better support learners, our school operates on a quarterly basis. Each quarter lasts about 8-10 weeks. This shortens learners’ academic commitment and provides students with a more manageable schedule. At the end of each quarter, students will meet with instructors to review progress and decide on the next steps.

For the school year, LASCC will continue to serve the region with a growing list of classes and services, featuring more Career Certification programs and Community Education options. We anticipate continued growth in our core classes of High School Diploma and English as a Second Language. We are excited with plans to offer medical career certification programs as we continue expanding industry certification programs for our community. Our school’s Counselors and Career Center Technician are also here to help ensure we provide the best services to you while you are our student and in any transitions that you may need.

No matter what your academic or career goals, LASCC classes are designed to get you back to school in a comfortable setting and/or gain confidence in your search for a new career or skills. Our academic and foundational classes feature flexible learning options  so that adults have more ways to support their busy lives. Whatever your goal, we hope to be able to assist you at some level. We offer courses to help adults improve their opportunities, pursue goals, and change their lives. Let us know how we can help you.

We hope you will take time to browse the ever-growing course list in our online catalog. Please visit our website and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/lompocadultschool for information feeds and updates.

Elaine M. Webber                                                                                           Schel Brown

Principal                                                                                                             Dean of Academics

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LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

8:00 AM − 4:30 PM 805-742-3300

Dr. Clara Finneran

Superintendent

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BOARD OF EDUCATION

William “Franky” Caldeira, Board President

Tom Blanco, Vice President

Janet Blevins, Clerk

Sarah Anne Reid, Member

Jerry Thiel, Member

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LOMPOC ADULT SCHOOL AND CAREER CENTER

Administration Offices

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Principal

Elaine Webber

webber.elaine@lusd.org

805-742-3100

Dean of Academics

Schel Brown

brown.schel@lusd.org

805-742-3100

Administrative Assistant II

Edtna Lopez

lopez.edtna@lusd.org

805-742-3102

Registrar

Maria Rodriguez

rodriguez.maria@lusd.org

805-742-3100

Senior Office Assistant

Lorraine Villegas

villegas.lorraine@lusd.org

805-742-3105

Community Liaison Bilingual

Lilly Cavazos

cavazos.analilia@lusd.org

805-742-3103

Career Center Technician

Kiara Diggs

diggs.kiara@lusd.org

805-742-3100

 

Lead Custodian

Nancy Barclay

las@lusd.org

805-742-3100

 

Career Center Room 11  Virtual Appointments by Phone, Zoom or In Person

Free English as a Second Language Programs

Students may enroll in free English as a Second Language classes, which meet mornings or evenings.

All students attend an orientation, where they complete a mandatory CASAS assessment. The CASAS assessment is a reading test that informs instructors so that students can be placed into the appropriate level of class. Students who stop attending may be dropped with no notice. The office staff will attempt to contact all students before they are dropped from the program.

Citizenship classes are conducted in English. These classes are considered appropriate for Intermediate or Advanced speakers of English.

Lompoc Adult School's English as a Second Language Program provides learners the following:

Academic preparation, civics knowledge, career readiness, and technology integration at all levels and areas of instruction to help students become empowered, independent learners that can achieve their personal and career goals.  

Free High School Diploma Program

Graduation requirements                                                    AR6200

1. High School Diploma requirements all persons:

 

Subject

Credits Required

Under 21 Years Old

21 & Older

English

(2 semesters of each: grade 9, 10, and 11)

30

30

World History/World Culture/Geography

(2 semesters)

10

10

U.S. History

(2 semesters)

10

10

Economics

(1 semester)

5

5

U.S. Government

(1 semester)

5

5

Mathematics including one year of Algebra*

(2 semesters of Math AND 2 semesters of Algebra 1)

20

20

Science including Life and Physical Science

(2 semesters of each)

20

20

Visual or Performing Arts or Foreign Language

(2 semesters of Art OR 2 semesters of Language)

10

10

Electives**

90

50

Total

200

160

 

*In addition to the requirements listed above, in order to graduate, all students must meet the state’s graduation requirements, which include Algebra 1.

Lompoc Unified School District Adopted: (6/97 7/99 5/11 5/16) 1/17

**Students may apply for five elective credits to be issued for every six months of full-time work experience - up to (forty) 40 credits maximum. Only official documents such as tax returns may be submitted to receive work experience credits.

Lompoc Adult School and Career Center reserves the right to use any photos of participants taken by our staff and representatives in our programs and facilities as promotion material for future brochure publications, flyers, website postings and any other media opportunity. 

LASCC Student Policies

Lompoc Adult School and Career Center Students:

●       Respect themselves, others, and the school.

●       Remove hats and sunglasses upon entering a classroom or office area.

●       Are courteous and use respectful language.

●       Use “please" and "thank you."

●       Hold the door open for others.

●       Help others.

Students who fail to adhere to Lompoc Unified and Lompoc Adult School and Career Center Policies will be referred to the Principal for determination/action and may be dropped from all school programs. Dropped students may request readmission the following academic year.

Academic Integrity:

Only the student is truly responsible for her/his education. The teacher’s job is to provide the student with the tools for learning, but it is up to the student to actually use those tools. The student who values their academic integrity lives by a firm adherence to effort, responsibility and honesty. If a student chooses to cheat, she/he has just corrupted their academic integrity and the academic atmosphere of Lompoc Adult School and Career Center.

Cheating Policy:

If a student is caught cheating in any capacity he/she will be dropped from the program and may request re-enrollment the next semester upon administrative review.

Admission/Wait List:

Lompoc Adult School and Career Center admits students throughout the school year in accordance with individual program requirements. Students may be placed on a waitlist until specific program requirements allow for student entry.

Attendance:

Students must attend in accordance with the program expectations and the student’s Individual Learning Plan.

Cell phones / Personal Technology Items:

Cell phones and other personal technology items are to be silenced and kept out of sight during class time. They are not to be used for any reason from the beginning of class until the end of class. Students may step outside of the classroom to use such technology.

Dress Code Policy:

School is the student's place of business. Any attire or appearance which, in the view of the teaching or administrative staff, substantially disrupts the educational process will be addressed.

●       For purposes of health/safety, shoes or comparable footwear shall be worn.

●       T-shirts with inappropriate pictures, liquor advertisements, sexually suggestive messages, or tobacco- or drug-related messages are not allowed.

●       Scanty attire or bare midriffs are not allowed. All tops must have straps and must cover the chest, midriff, sides and the back. Low cut tops, tube tops, backless tops, or one shoulder tops are not allowed.

●       Attire that is deemed gang related is not allowed. Sagging or low cut pants are not allowed.

●       No spiked jewelry.

●       Lompoc Adult School and Career Center does not allow students to wear clothes or display other paraphernalia that can create a hostile environment or disrupts one's education. Clothing and paraphernalia that contains words or symbols that attack another student's civil rights are not allowed.

Dropped Students & Readmission

Students who fail to attend class and complete assignments in accordance with the agreed upon expectations and/or student Individualized Learning Plan will be referred to consult with the Academic Dean for alternate study options. Students who stop attending will be dropped with no notice.

Dropped students must apply at the office for Readmission. Dropped students will be allowed two readmissions per academic year after which they will be scheduled for readmission the following academic year. The Principal or Principal’s designee may recommend immediate or other scheduled readmission for any Dropped student.

Food and Drinks

Snacks and drinks may be consumed at designated break areas or outside the classroom.

Guests

Only registered students and individuals authorized by LASCC are allowed on campus, in class meetings, Zoom sessions, etc.

High School Diploma Students

  1. Transcripts: High School Diploma students must provide a certified copy of their academic transcripts from ALL secondary schools and colleges.
  2. Individual Learning Plan: To support each student’s learning goals, students enrolling in High School Diploma Classes must meet with the Principal or the administrator’s designee to create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).
  3. Transcript Evaluation Completion: High School Diploma students must complete all requirements to graduate as indicated on their Transcript Evaluation. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she completes all necessary requirements.
  4. Petition to Graduate Deadline: High School Diploma students must complete all graduation requirements and submit a Petition to Graduate form to the office by the graduation deadline.
  5. CASAS and other Assessments: Students must comply with all scheduled program assessments to remain active in the program.
  6. Debts: High School Diploma students must settle all school Debts in order to receive their Diploma.

Internet Use

Students sign the LUSD Internet Policy to access the District’s Internet system.

Student Information

All student information is confidential and will only be discussed with the student.

A. Rules for Internet Netiquette

●       Be polite.

●       Never send or encourage others to send abusive messages.

●       Use appropriate language.

●       Remember that you are a representative of not only yourself, but also your school on a publicly accessible system.

●       You may be alone with your computer, but what you say and do can be viewed globally.

●       Never swear, use vulgarities, or any other inappropriate language. 

●       Illegal activities of any kind are strictly forbidden.

●       Electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private.

●       Messages relating to or in support of illegal or unethical activities must be reported to the District.

B. Prohibited Internet Activities

INTERNET – PROHIBITED INTERNET ACTIVITIES

The Internet may not be used for any purpose which conflicts with the goals or the Internet Policy (P8161.61) of the Lompoc Unified School District or for illegal or unethical purposes. You must NOT:

a) Use the system without signing the Internet user Agreement or publish on the school site home page without signing the “Permission Slip for 24 Student Participation on the Internet through the School Site Home Page.”

b) Send or receive messages that are likely to be obscene, pornographic, racist, sexist, illegal, unethical or inappropriate in language for the school environment. The district reserves the right to determine according to District standards whether any message violates this prohibition.

c) Send a message with your name, photographic image, or that is inconsistent with the school’s code of conduct or practices.

d) Send any material in violation of any federal or state law or regulation. This includes nonexclusively copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret.

e) Impair or damage District system operations or disrupt the use of the system by another user.

f) Share your individual account and/or password. Users are to understand that any violations of the provisions of this policy may result in disciplinary action, the revoking of user privilege, suspension from school, expulsion from the district, and/or appropriate legal action.

All of these policies also apply to intranet or Local Networks within schools.

C. Penalty for Inappropriate Use

Inappropriate use may result in loss of access to the Internet. It may also be subject to progressive disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from school, expulsion from the district, and/or appropriate legal action.

Lost/Stolen Property

Lompoc Adult School and Career Center is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please keep valuable items with you or leave them at home. Lock your bicycle to the appropriate bike rack near your classroom as bicycles are not allowed in classrooms.

School Property, Facilities, and Equipment

Each student is expected to assume responsibility for care of all school property. Damage of a malicious nature by a student will result in disciplinary action. Student’s grades and diplomas shall be withheld for unpaid damage and/or debts.

Instruction                                                                                                                 AR6200

Adult Education

Enrollment

With the exception of programs specified in Education Code 52570, adult education classes shall be located in a facility which clearly identifies the class as being open to the general public. (Education Code 52517, 52570)

Adults shall have first priority for enrollment in any adult education class, provided they enroll during the regular enrollment period. (Education Code 52523)

For purposes of the Adult Education Block Grant pursuant to Education Code 84900- 84920, adults include persons 18 years of age or older. For other adult education programs, adults include persons age 18 or older and other persons not concurrently enrolled in a regular high school program. However, high school students may be concurrently enrolled in adult education under the conditions  specified in the section "Concurrent Enrollment of High School Students" below. (Education Code 52610, 84901)

Concurrent Enrollment of High School Students High school students shall be permitted to enroll in an adult education program, course, or class for sound educational purposes, including, but not limited to, the following: (Education Code 52523)

1.                  The adult education program, course, or class is not offered in the regular high school curriculum.

2.                  The student needs the adult education program, course, or class in order to make up deficient credits for graduation from high school. (cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

3.                  The adult education program, course, or class allows the student to gain vocational and technical skills beyond that provided by the regular high school's career technical education program. (cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

4.                  The adult education program, course, or class supplements and enriches the high school student's educational experience.

High school students are expected to enroll in regular high school classes before seeking admission to any similar classes offered in the adult education program. A failed course, however, may be repeated through adult education.

Before enrolling in an adult education class, the high school student shall complete a counseling session that includes his/her parent/guardian and a certificated representative of the high school. The certificated high school representative shall ensure that the student's school record includes written documentation of the counseling session and both of the following statements: (Education Code 52500.1, 52523)

1.                  That the student is enrolling voluntarily in the adult education course or class

2.                  That this enrollment will enhance the student's progress toward meeting educational requirements for high school graduation

The above statement shall be signed by the student, the parent/guardian, and the certificated high school representative. (cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Classes offered in the District's adult education program shall supplement and not supplant the regular high school curriculum. No course required by the District for high school graduation or necessary for students to maintain satisfactory academic progress shall be offered exclusively through the adult education program. (Education Code 52523)

Programs and Courses

Adult education classes or courses shall offer instruction in one or more of the following: (Education Code 41976, 84913)

1.                  Programs in elementary and secondary basic skills, including programs leading to a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (cf. 6146.2 - Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency)

2.                  Programs for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship, English as a second language, and workforce preparation

3.                  Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily related to entry or reentry into the workforce

4.                  Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily designed to develop knowledge and skills to assist elementary and secondary students to succeed academically in school

5.                  Programs for adults with disabilities

6.                  Short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential

7.                  Programs offering pre-apprenticeship training activities in coordination with one or more approved apprenticeship programs

8.                  Programs in parenting, including parent cooperative preschools, and classes in child growth and development, parent-child relationships, and parenting

9.                  English as a second language

10.              Programs for older adults

11.              Home economics

12.              Health and safety education

The Superintendent or designee shall annually submit to the California Department of Education for approval the titles of classes that have been approved by the Governing Board to be offered in any of the program areas listed above.

Adults also may be enrolled in community service classes offered by the District. (Education Code 51811) (cf. 6146.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)

All adult education programs, courses, and classes and their enrollment period shall be published in the District's catalog of adult education classes provided to the public. (Education Code 52523)

Fees

No fee shall be charged for the following adult education programs or classes: (Education Code 52612, 52613)

1.                  A class for which high school credit is granted, if the class is taken by an individual who does not hold a high school diploma.

2.                  A class in an elementary subject or a class in English as a second language or citizenship, unless the student is a nonimmigrant alien with an F-1 visa status. Any nonimmigrant enrolled in these classes shall be charged a fee to cover the full cost of the instruction, not to exceed actual costs. The fee shall be adopted by the Board at a regular meeting

at least 90 days before the beginning of the class for which the fee is charged.

Except for those fees required by law, the payment of fees may be waived in cases of hardship at the recommendation of the Superintendent or designee.

The Board may fix a charge, not to exceed cost, for books furnished to adult education students. In some cases, books may be obtained from the District at cost or may be obtained on loan with the payment of a refundable deposit. In addition, materials purchased from the incidental expense account may be sold to adult school students for use in their classes. (Education Code 52615, 60410) (cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

Mandatory Behavior Policies                                              EC 48900

According to Education Code Section 48900 and /or District/School Policy the following will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action including possible expulsion:

A pupil shall not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion, unless the superintendent of the school district or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has committed an act as defined pursuant to any of subdivisions (a) to (r), inclusive:

(a) (1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

(2) Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.

(b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished a firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless, in the case of possession of an object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.

(c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.

(d) Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to a person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.

(e) Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

(f) Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.

(g) Stole or attempted to steal school property or private property.

(h) Possessed or used tobacco, or products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit the use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products.

(i) Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

(j) Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

(k) (1) Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.

(2) Except as provided in Section 48910, a pupil enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 3, inclusive, shall not be suspended for any of the acts enumerated in this subdivision, and this subdivision shall not constitute grounds for a pupil enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to be recommended for expulsion.

(l) Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.

(m) Possessed an imitation firearm. As used in this section, “imitation firearm” means a replica of a firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.

(n) Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286, 288, 288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the Penal Code.

(o) Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or a witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for purposes of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.

(p) Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.

(q) Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing. For purposes of this subdivision, “hazing” means a method of initiation or preinitiation into a pupil organization or body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, that is likely to cause serious bodily injury or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to a former, current, or prospective pupil. For purposes of this subdivision, “hazing” does not include athletic events or school-sanctioned events.

(r) Engaged in an act of bullying. For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1)  “Bullying” means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils as defined in Section 48900.2, 48900.3, or 48900.4, directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:

(A) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil’s or those pupils’ person or property.

(B) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health.

(C) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance.

(D) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

(2) (A) “Electronic act” means the creation or transmission originated on or off the school site, by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone, or other wireless communication device, computer, or pager, of a communication, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(i) A message, text, sound, video, or image.

(ii) A post on a social network Internet Web site, including, but not limited to:

(I) Posting to or creating a burn page. “Burn page” means an Internet Web site created for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed in paragraph (1).

(II) Creating a credible impersonation of another actual pupil for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed in paragraph (1). “Credible impersonation” means to knowingly and without consent impersonate a pupil for the purpose of bullying the pupil and such that another pupil would reasonably believe, or has reasonably believed, that the pupil was or is the pupil who was impersonated.

(III) Creating a false profile for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed in paragraph (1). “False profile” means a profile of a fictitious pupil or a profile using the likeness or attributes of an actual pupil other than the pupil who created the false profile.

(iii) (I) An act of cyber sexual bullying.

(II) For purposes of this clause, “cyber sexual bullying” means the dissemination of, or the solicitation or incitement to disseminate, a photograph or other visual recording by a pupil to another pupil or to school personnel by means of an electronic act that has or can be reasonably predicted to have one or more of the effects described in subparagraphs (A) to (D), inclusive, of paragraph (1). A photograph or other visual recording, as described above, shall include the depiction of a nude, semi-nude, or sexually explicit photograph or other visual recording of a minor where the minor is identifiable from the photograph, visual recording, or other electronic act.

(III) For purposes of this clause, “cyber sexual bullying” does not include a depiction, portrayal, or image that has any serious literary, artistic, educational, political, or scientific value or that involves athletic events or school-sanctioned activities.

(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) and subparagraph (A), an electronic act shall not constitute pervasive conduct solely on the basis that it has been transmitted on the Internet or is currently posted on the Internet.

(3) “Reasonable pupil” means a pupil, including, but not limited to, an exceptional needs pupil, who exercises average care, skill, and judgment in conduct for a person of his or her age, or for a person of his or her age with his or her exceptional needs.

(s) A pupil shall not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated in this section unless the act is related to a school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district or principal or occurring within any other school district. A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to a school activity or school attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(1) While on school grounds.

(2) While going to or coming from school.

(3) During the lunch period whether on or off the campus.

(4) During, or while going to or coming from, a school-sponsored activity.

(t) A pupil who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person may be subject to suspension, but not expulsion, pursuant to this section, except that a pupil who has been adjudged by a juvenile court to have committed, as an aider and abettor, a crime of physical violence in which the victim suffered great bodily injury or serious bodily injury shall be subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision (a).

(u) As used in this section, “school property” includes, but is not limited to, electronic files and databases.

(v) For a pupil subject to discipline under this section, a superintendent of the school district or principal may use his or her discretion to provide alternatives to suspension or expulsion that are age appropriate and designed to address and correct the pupil’s specific misbehavior as specified in Section 48900.5.

(w) It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspension or expulsion be imposed against a pupil who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from school activities.

Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 49. (AB 1808) Effective June 27, 2018.)

Uniform Complaint Procedure

5 CCR § 4622 et seq: The District has established a uniform complaint procedure (1312.3) for all relevant programs.

Complaints regarding Adult Basic Education shall be submitted to the Adult School Principal.  Complaints alleging discrimination shall be provided in writing to the appropriate administrator. In the event the complainant needs help preparing a written statement, the District shall provide assistance.

Upon receipt of a complaint, an investigation of the allegation shall be carried out and completed within 60 calendar days by the appropriate administrator. This time period may be extended with written agreement of the complainant.

A written statement regarding the investigation shall be provided to the complainant within 60 calendar days from the receipt of the complaint. This statement shall include findings, disposition of the complaint, collective actions, and rationale for the disposition. The complainant shall be advised of his/her right to appeal the local decision to the State Department of Education and provided with information regarding procedures for filing the complaint. The complainant should consult with an attorney to determine legal rights that may be pursued by available civil law remedies.

Nondiscrimination:

Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX: Nondiscrimination. The district has a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex. This policy applies to all students insofar as participation in programs and activities is concerned, with few exceptions such as contact sports, in accordance with federal law. For all aspects of educational programs and activities, the school district requires non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, or handicap. Lack of English language acquisition will not be a barrier to admission and participation.

Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy should be directed to the Office of the Title IX Compliance Officer, Director of Student Support Services, Lompoc Unified School District, 1301 North “A” Street, Lompoc, California 93436

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