The following addresses how suspensions are extracted for CALPADS reporting:

  • Only Suspensions that are full day suspensions will be reported in the Attendance (STAS) file.  
  • Partial Day (ex .50 day) suspensions do not need to be reported.  Even if partial day suspensions are reported in the Discipline (SDIS) file, they will not be reported in the Attendance (STAS) file. 
  • CALPADS validates the number of suspended days for a student in the Attendance (STAS) file with the number of suspended days in the Discipline (SDIS) file.
  • CALPADS does not validate the number of suspended days for a student in the Discipline (SDIS) file with the number of suspended days in the Attendance (STAS) file. 
  • If you report a suspension in the Discipline (SDIS) file, there is no validation that there must be a suspension entry in the Attendance (STAS) file. 
  • Partial Suspensions for more than 1 day (ex. 2.50 days) will be reported in the Attendance (STAS) file as 2 days.   The Attendance (STAS) files and Discipline (SDIS) files do not have to have matching suspension days for students.