Posted by 94043, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Feb 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm
The other thread is on lock down. This information is from the MVHS student handbook and state law as it pertains to the student who decided to wear a gas mask and camo-clothing to school.
Vandalism, Graffiti and Pranks
The position of the District is not to tolerate pranks of any kind. Pranks disrupt the instructional program and can escalate to be dangerous, destructive or expensive. In order to provide an exemplary learning environment, to promote personal integrity and social responsibility, to protect District and personal property and to provide a safe and orderly work and learning environment, pranks are strictly prohibited. Any district student who commits an act of vandalism or engages in a prank that results in damages to school facilities or property shall be subject to disciplinary action by the district and also may be prosecuted through other legal means. Students/parents will have to make full restitution of all damages, including the cost of any reward the district may have paid to identify the perpetrator. Additionally, if reparation of damages is not made, the district also may withhold the student's grades, diploma and/or transcripts in accordance with law. (E.D. 48900 and BP 5131.5)
The minimum penalty for pranks will be the loss of the next significant school activity and suspension from school. Senior pranks will result in suspension, the loss of the privilege to participate in all senior activities and in the commencement ceremony. Depending on the extent of damage caused, the student may also be recommended for expulsion from the district.
Any student engaging in graffiti or tagging that leaves damage on a surface or object resulting in a need to be replaced, sandblasted, painted, chemically treated, or otherwise removed in order to restore the surface to its previous condition, regardless of the cost or the damage, will be subject to the following disciplinary consequences:
equipment (calculators, cell phones, etc) § With greater access to the Internet and electronic sources, students need to be very clear about their responsibilities in using these tools with integrity. Students should check with each teacher to be clear about his/her expectations in using sources
and materials on the Internet
Mountain View High School 2012-13
The following are guidelines to help promote a quality learning environment. Attire that distracts from the educational goals of the school is not permitted. Therefore, a student’s dress must be appropriate for the classroom and for any activity in which he or she participates. Styles of dress that present a health or safety hazard to the student or other students or are distracting and offensive to other students and faculty or are disruptive to the education process are not allowed.
Clothing that in any manner, displays profanity, alcohol, tobacco or drugs including those with inappropriate double entendre will not be permitted.
Attire that features offensive and/or vulgar words, pictures, gestures or drawings that name, advertise or promote sexually related products or activities is not permitted.
Attire that includes words, phrases or pictures that are derogatory to one’s ethnic background, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation or disability is not permitted.
Violations of the dress code will be dealt with in accordance with the MVHS Discipline Plan.
Shirts No backless shirts or tops are to be worn. Shirts and blouses that expose an inappropriate
amount of the chest are not permitted. What constitutes a reasonable or inappropriate amount is left to the discretion of the MVHS Administration.
Pants/Shorts/Skirts No midriff shall be exposed when students are
standing with their arms hanging at their sides. Undergarments are not to be visible at any time.
Skirts and shorts must reach the middle of the thigh OR fingertips must touch the hem of the skirt or short when student is standing.
Shorts, skirts and pants must cover the entire hipbone.
Other Footwear must be worn on campus at all times. Attire, articles of clothing or adornments determined
by Administration and/or the Police departments that identify affiliation to any organization or group associated with or reputed to be involved in criminal activity is not permitted.
Students may only wear one article of clothing that is red or blue. Red and Blue shoelaces are not allowed. These rules may be updated as MVPD updates the school of changes.
Dress code violation disciplinary actions include:
First Offense: Send to Assistant Principal, change clothing and confiscate item.
Second Offense: Send to Assistant Principal for parent/student contact, change clothing, confiscate item.
Third Offense: Suspension
Consequences accumulate over the year.
BEHAVIOR POLICIES§ Possessing a knife or other dangerous object. E.C. 18900(b); E.C. 48915(a)(2)
§ Unlawfully possessing any controlled substance. E.C. 48900(c)(d); E.C. 48915(a)(3)
§ Robbery or extortion. E.C. 48900(e); E.C. 48915(a)(4)
§ Assault or Battery upon a school employee. E.C. 48900(a)(1); E.C. 18915(a)(5)
The following acts may result in discretionary recommendation for expulsion, and discretionary expulsion:
§ Damaging or attempting to cause damage to school or private property. (If property damage exceeds $5,000, principal is required to bring the case to the Board for an expulsion hearing.)
§ Disrupting school activities, disrespecting or defying the valid authority of school personnel in the performance of their duties.
§ Fighting. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.
§ Engaging in gang-related activity. Using attire, graffiti, or hand signs known to be gang related. § Harassing, bullying, retaliating, or intimidating. (If
such acts are part of a “pattern of conduct” or if they contribute to creating a hostile environment, the principal is expected to recommend expulsion and to bring the case to the Board for a hearing.)
§ Committing hate crimes, including but not limited to harassment based on race, sexual orientation, gender, religion or ethnicity.
§ Creating a hostile educational environment. § Committing obscene acts or engaging in habitual
profanity or vulgarity. § Committing sexual harassment. Engaging in
unwanted and/or repeated behavior of a sexual
nature. § Stealing, attempting to steal, or receiving stolen
school or private property. § Making terrorist threats § Possessing or using tobacco or products
containing tobacco or nicotine. All Educational Codes may be reviewed at
626.4. (a) The chief administrative officer of a campus or other
facility of a community college, a state university, the university,
or a school, or an officer or employee designated by the chief
administrative officer to maintain order on such campus or facility,
may notify a person that consent to remain on the campus or other
facility under the control of the chief administrative officer has
been withdrawn whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that
such person has willfully disrupted the orderly operation of such
campus or facility.
(b) Whenever consent is withdrawn by any authorized officer or
employee, other than the chief administrative officer, such officer
or employee shall as soon as is reasonably possible submit a written
report to the chief administrative officer. The report shall contain
all of the following:
(1) The description of the person from whom consent was withdrawn,
including, if available, the person's name, address, and phone
(2) A statement of the facts giving rise to the withdrawal of
If the chief administrative officer or, in the chief
administrative officer's absence, a person designated by him or her
for this purpose, upon reviewing the report, finds that there was
reasonable cause to believe that such person has willfully disrupted
the orderly operation of the campus or facility, he or she may enter
written confirmation upon the report of the action taken by the
officer or employee. If the chief administrative officer or, in the
chief administrative officer's absence, the person designated by him
or her, does not confirm the action of the officer or employee within
24 hours after the time that consent was withdrawn, the action of
the officer or employee shall be deemed void and of no force or
effect, except that any arrest made during such period shall not for
this reason be deemed not to have been made for probable cause.
(c) Consent shall be reinstated by the chief administrative
officer whenever he or she has reason to believe that the presence of
the person from whom consent was withdrawn will not constitute a
substantial and material threat to the orderly operation of the
campus or facility. In no case shall consent be withdrawn for longer
than 14 days from the date upon which consent was initially
withdrawn. The person from whom consent has been withdrawn may submit
a written request for a hearing on the withdrawal within the
two-week period. The written request shall state the address to which
notice of hearing is to be sent. The chief administrative officer
shall grant such a hearing not later than seven days from the date of
receipt of the request and shall immediately mail a written notice
of the time, place, and date of such hearing to such person.
(d) Any person who has been notified by the chief administrative
officer of a campus or other facility of a community college, a state
university, the university, or a school, or by an officer or
employee designated by the chief administrative officer to maintain
order on such campus or facility, that consent to remain on the
campus or facility has been withdrawn pursuant to subdivision (a);
who has not had such consent reinstated; and who willfully and
knowingly enters or remains upon such campus or facility during the
period for which consent has been withdrawn is guilty of a
misdemeanor. This subdivision does not apply to any person who enters
or remains on such campus or facility for the sole purpose of
applying to the chief administrative officer for the reinstatement of
consent or for the sole purpose of attending a hearing on the
(e) This section shall not affect the power of the duly
constituted authorities of a community college, a state university,
the university, or a school, to suspend, dismiss, or expel any
student or employee at the college, state university, university, or
(f) Any person convicted under this section shall be punished as
(1) Upon a first conviction, by a fine of not exceeding five
hundred dollars ($500), by imprisonment in the county jail for a
period of not more than six months, or by both such fine and
(2) If the defendant has been previously convicted once of a
violation of any offense defined in this chapter or Section 415.5, by
imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not less than 10
days or more than six months, or by both such imprisonment and a fine
of not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), and shall not be
released on probation, parole, or any other basis until he or she has
served not less than 10 days.
(3) If the defendant has been previously convicted two or more
times of a violation of any offense defined in this chapter or
Section 415.5, by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not
less than 90 days or more than six months, or by both such
imprisonment and a fine of not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500),
and shall not be released on probation, parole, or any other basis
until he or she has served not less than 90 days.
(g) This section shall not affect the rights of representatives of
employee organizations to enter, or remain upon, school grounds
while actually engaged in activities related to representation, as
provided for in Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of
Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code.