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Discipline Guidelines

The following laws and Department of Education rules have been adopted by the State Board of Education. It is therefore mandatory that all school personnel enforce these. It is also mandatory after investigation by the principal, that Class A and Class B offenses are reported to the Honolulu Police Department.

A complete list of Class A, B and C offenses can be found in the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 19: Student Misconduct, Discipline, School Searches and Seizures, Reporting Offenses, Police Interviews and Arrests, and Restitution for Vandalism and Negligence

Class A Offenses (Prohibited by State Law)
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Possession or use of dangerous weapons, substances, or instruments
  • Possession, use or sale of drug paraphernalia
  • Extortion
  • Possession or use of firearms
Class B Offenses (Prohibited by State Law)
  • Disorderly conduct
  • False alarm; rendering of
  • Gambling
Class C Offenses (department-prohibited conduct)
  • Class cutting
  • Insubordination
  • Leaving campus without consent
Class D Offenses (school-prohibited conduct)
  • Possession or use of contraband is prohibited (Examples include, but are not limited to: radios and other audio equipment, fireworks, cigarettes, lighters, matches, slingshots, skateboards, roller skates.)
  • Gum chewing and spitting
  • Teasing and use of inappropriate language


Any student found to be in possession of a firearm shall be dismissed from school for not less that a one year period. The superintendent, on a case by case basis, may modify the punishment of a student found to be in possession of a firearm. If a student is dismissed from school, that student shall be provided substitute educational activities or other appropriate assistance.

Any student found to be in possession of a dangerous weapon, switchblade knife, intoxicating liquor, or illicit drugs while attending school may be excluded from attending school for up to ninety-two school days, as determined by the principal and approved by the superintendent or designee.

Disciplinary Actions for Class A through Class D range from reprimand or warning to dismissal.