STUDENT DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
Board of Trustees'
Upon recommendation to the Board of
Trustees for expulsion, the College President or designee shall immediately
transmit to the Chancellor or designee the entire record of the hearing together with all
documentation and recordings of the disciplinary action.
The Chancellor or designee shall review
the record of the hearing and documents submitted to verify that all procedural steps of
the disciplinary procedures have been completed. If all appropriate steps have been
correctly completed, the Board of Trustees shall then be provided with copies of the
decision. If prior steps have not been correctly completed, the matter shall be returned
to the College for further action to comply with Board Policy.
The Board of Trustees shall consider
student disciplinary actions at any regularly scheduled public meeting held and should do
so within thirty (30) days of receipt of the recommendation by the
The Board of Trustees shall, unless
otherwise requested by the student involved, hold closed sessions to consider a suspension
or expulsion if a public hearing upon such question would be in violation of Education
Code Section 76240 et seq. protecting the privacy of student records. Before calling such
closed session, the Board of Trustees shall, in writing, by registered or certified mail
or by personal service, notify the student or the student and his or her parent(s), or
guardian (if the student is a minor), of the intent of the Board of Trustees to call and
hold such closed session. Unless the student, or his/her parent(s) or guardian shall, in
writing, within forty-eight (48) hours after receipt of such written notice
of intention, request that the Board of Trustees consider the matter in a public meeting,
then the hearing to consider such matters shall be conducted by the Board of Trustees in
closed session. If such written request is served upon the Chancellor, the meeting shall
be public. Whether the matter is considered at a closed session or at a public meeting,
the final action of the Board of Trustees shall be taken at a public meeting and the
result of such action shall be a public record.
Upon review, the Board of Trustees will
either uphold, modify, remand, or reject the decision of the College President or
designee. The Board of Trustees action shall be limited to a review of the record of
the Disciplinary Hearing Committee, and the decisions of the Disciplinary Hearing
Committee and the College President or designee. The Board of Trustees action
shall be final and binding on all parties.