Question: How long may a teacher detain a student?
Advice: Students may be detained after school for up to 15 minutes without prior notice to the parents. Detention from 16 to 30 minutes requires a reasonable effort to give prior notice to the parent. Detention longer than 30 minutes requires prior notice to the parent. Prior notice includes telephone calls.
Regardless of the length of detention, prior notice to parents must occur in cases where detention will cause a student to miss the school bus [Modesto City Schools Conduct Code & Information Handbook].
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