Rights and Responsibilities

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Article 24, Section 4 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between YCTA and YCUSD states:


The District shall provide each teacher once yearly with a copy of applicable Law and Governing Board Policy concerning teacher rights in the suspension of a pupil.


Below is the Administrative Regulation and the applicable Education Code:


Administrative Regulation 5144.1 of the Yuba City Unified School District Board Policy states:

Removal from Class by a Teacher/Parental Attendance

A teacher may suspend any student from his/her class for the remainder of the day and the following day for any act listed in "Grounds for Suspension and Expulsion" above. (Education Code 48910)

California Education Code 48910 states:


(a) A teacher may suspend any pupil from class, for any of the acts enumerated in Section 48900, for the day of the suspension and the day following. The teacher shall immediately report the suspension to the principal of the school and send the pupil to the principal or the designee of the principal for appropriate action. If that action requires the continued presence of the pupil at the school site, the pupil shall be under appropriate supervision, as defined in policies and related regulations adopted by the governing board of the school district. As soon as possible, the teacher shall ask the parent or guardian of the pupil to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding the suspension. If practicable, a school counselor or a school psychologist may attend the conference. A school administrator shall attend the conference if the teacher or the parent or guardian so requests. The pupil shall not be returned to the class from which he or she was suspended, during the period of the suspension, without the concurrence of the teacher of the class and the principal.

(b) A pupil suspended from a class shall not be placed in another regular class during the period of suspension. However, if the pupil is assigned to more than one class per day this subdivision shall apply only to other regular classes scheduled at the same time as the class from which the pupil was suspended.

(c) A teacher may also refer a pupil, for any of the acts enumerated in Section 48900, to the principal or the designee of the principal for consideration of a suspension from the school. :

This Administrative Regulation and Education Code are for those cases in which the teacher initiates and completes the suspension.  Please note there are certain duties and responsibilities in the Education Code that the teacher must follow when suspending a student from their class. 

If you have any questions regarding either the Administrative Regulation or the Education Code please talk to your site administrator.