School discipline is the system of rules, consequences, and behavioral strategies appropriate to the regulation of students and the maintenance of order in schools. 

It is the intent of the Centinela Valley Union High School District to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment to facilitate student academic success.  Should a student exhibit undesirable behaviors, the district will make use of suspensions and expulsions as a matter of last resort.  Rather, the district will use "Other Means of Correction" to ensure the student receives appropriate interventions to correct the behaviors.  These may include:
  • A conference between school personnel, the student's parent or guardian, and the student.
  • Referrals to the school counselor, psychologist, social worker, child welfare attendance personnel, or other school support services personnel for case management and counseling.
  • Study teams, guidance teams, resource panel teams, or other intervention-related teams that assess the behavior, and develop and implement individualized plans to address the behavior in partnership with the student and his or her parents.
  • Referral for a comprehensive psychosocial or psychoeducational assessment.
  • Enrollment in a program for teaching prosocial behavior or anger management.
  • Participation in a restorative justice program.
  • A positive behavior support approach, with tiered interventions that occur during the schoolday on campus.
  • After-school programs that address specific behavioral issues.
  • Community service.