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the safety of the general populace, compromise the general community order, and/or interfere
with the school district’s education mission. Gang activity includes:
Wearing or displaying any clothing, jewelry, colors, or insignia that inten-
tionally identifies the student as a member of a gang, or otherwise symbolizes support of
a gang.
Using any word, phrase, written symbol, or gesture that intentionally identi-
fies a student as a member of gang, or otherwise symbolizes support of a gang.
Gathering of two or more persons for purposes of engaging in activities or
discussions promoting gangs.
Recruiting student(s) for gangs.
Leaving School Without Permission. A student will not leave the school building,
classroom, cafeteria, assigned area, or campus without permission from the principal, assistant
principal or designee.
Loitering. A student will not remain or linger on school property without a legiti-
mate purpose and/or proper authority.
Physical Altercation. Regardless of the reason, fighting between students will not
be tolerated
and is defined as engaging in a physical altercation using blows in an attempt to
harm or overpower another person(s).
Fighting in the elementary schools shall be handled by the principal accord-
ing to the disciplinary options of Level II. Full suspension (5 to 10 days) (elementary
may be in-school or out-of-school for fighting).
Fighting in the middle or high school shall require, as a minimum:
First offense – 5 days out of school suspension.
Second offense –5 to 10
days out of school suspension.
Third offense – referral to the superintendent for possible referral to
the board for expulsion.