San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Suspensions / Expulsions

Know Your Rights

To file a complaint/appeal regarding a suspension or expulsion, or to seek additional information, contact:
Ray Culberson, Director of Youth Services
1535 West Highland Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 880-6812

Parents and Legal Guardians Have the Right to Appeal to the Youth Services Department for:

  • Any school site decision that affects your student's due process rights with regads to discipline, athletics, attandance or transfers. All other appeals will be referred to the appropriate district official.

  • All matters related to suspension or recommendations for expulsion, per Education Code 48914 and other education codes related to due process or student's rights

If Your Child Is Suspended:

  • You have the right to attend a school conference to discuss the reason for the suspension. You have the right to:
    • Talk with the principal, the teacher and the administrator who suspended your child
    • Have your questions answered

  • Your child has the right to make up all assignments and tests missed during the suspesion period. You may also request schoolwork for your child to complete during the suspension period.

If You Choose to Appeal Your Child's Suspension:

  1. Start your appeal at the school. Inform the principal of your decision to appeal and look for a way to resolve your questions and concerns.
  2. If your concerns are not resolved at the school level, schedule an appointment with Ray Culberson, the Director of Youth Services at (909) 880-6812

If Your Child is Suspended and Recommended for Expulsion:

  • You have the right to attend a conference at the school to discuss the recommendation of expulsion. You have the right to:
    • Talk with the principal, the teacher and the administrator who suspended your child
    • Have your questions answered

  • You must be invited to a Pre-Expulsion meeting if your child is in Special Educaton or has been identified as handicapped. The purpose of this meeting is to determine if your child's disability contributed to the misbehavior. You may bring someone with you to help you understand the law.

  • You have the right to schedule an appointment with the Director of Youth Services, Ray Culberson to:
    • Ask questions regarding the expulsion process
    • Seek assistance in resolving the case

  • If you do not agree with the expulsion, you have the right to file an appeal with the County Beard of Education, School-Linked Services at (909) 386-2414

Formal personnel or discrimination complaints must be filed with the Affirmative Action Office located at 777 N F. Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 at (909) 381-1122

If the school schedules a meeting to discuss behavioral concerns regarding your child, please request a copy of the document, "Questions to Ask the School When You Attend a Meeting to Discuss Behavioral Concerns".

Hearing Panel

Progressive Discipline Matrix

Para ver esta información en Español, por favor abra las siguientes páginas:

Conozca Sus Derechos

Preguntas Que Plantear a la Escuela Cuando Asista a una Reunión Para Hablar Sobre Las Inquietudes Escolares

Natalie Glackin
Youth Services Specialist

Ph: (909) 880-6677
Fax: (909) 473-8902

San Bernardino City Unified School District, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, (909) 381-1100
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