Discipline Procedures

Discipline Procedures

The following levels of misbehavior and disciplinary procedures and options are designed to protect all members of the educational community in the exercise of their rights and duties.

Misbehaviors: Category 1

Examples (not an exclusive listing):

* Classroom disturbances

* Class tardiness or cutting

* Habitual and/or excessive tardiness

* Abusive language

* Cell phone use during the instructional day

* Dress code violation

Penalty for Category 1 Offenses:

* Student-Administrator Conference

* Parent-Principal Conference

* Before/After School Detention/Saturday School

* In-School Suspension

Misbehaviors: Category 2

Examples (not an exclusive listing):

* Open or continue defiant attitude or willful disobedience toward a member of school staff

* Vulgar, profane, immoral/disreputable or non-verbal action to staff member or fellow student

* Physical or verbal intimidation or threats to other students including hazing

* Threatening bodily harm to another student, including transmitting by an electronic device

* Fighting in or on school property

* Possession of mace or other disabling spray

* Sexual, racial, ethnic, or religious harassment/discrimination

* Bulling, intimidation, and harassment

* Inciting, advising or counseling of others to engage in acts in Categories 1, 2, or 3

* Repeated Category 1 Offenses

Penalty for Category 2 Offenses:

* Student-Administrator Conference

* Parent-Principal Conference

* Before/After School Detention/Saturday School

* In-School Suspension

* Out of School Suspension

Misbehavior Category 3 Offense:

Examples (not an exclusive listing):

* Threatening bodily harm to school personnel, including transmitting by an electronic device

* Making a threat, including a false report, to use a bomb, dynamite, or any other deadly explosive or destructive device

* Smoking and or the possession of tobacco products on school property

* Gang activities- any gang related activity not specified in Category 4

* One or more students initiating a physical attack on an individual student on school property or at a school sponsored event

* Malicious destruction of or damage to school property, or the property of any person attending or assigned to the school

* Stealing or misappropriate of school or personal property

* Continuous and/or severe Category 2 Offenses

Penalty for Category 3 Offenses:

* In-School Suspension

* Out of School Suspension

* When appropriate, notification will be made to law enforcement authorities

Misbehaviors: Category 4

Examples (not an exclusive listing):

* Possession of a knife or any potentially lethal weapon on school property or at a school-sponsored activity

* Evidence of drinking or possession of alcoholic beverages in school or at a school sponsored activity

* Off-campus criminal behavior resulting in a felony charge, when the behavior could cause a disruption to the learning environment

* Gang activities including threatening and/or intimidating, harassing in nature or related to gang recruiting: gang notebooks with gang pledges, codes and symbols that are used

in communication such as threats and warnings and recruiting; gang related fights, and all types of violent acts; gang graffiti drown on school property

* Evidence of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, substances for huffing, any substance under guise of it being a controlled substance or prescription drug without proper medical authorization

* Possession, use or distribution of counterfeit money on school property or any school sponsored activity

* Assault upon any teacher, principal, administrator, school resource officer, or any other school employee

* Continuous and/or severe Category 3 Offenses

Penalty for Category 4 Offenses:

* Out of School Suspension for up to 180 days

* Alternative School

* When appropriate, notification will be made to law enforcement authorities.

Misbehaviors: Category 5- State Zero Tolerance Offenses

Examples:

* Has inflicted serious bodily injury upon another person while at school, on school premises, or at a school function

* Knowingly possesses, or uses illegal drugs, or sells or solicits the sale of a controlled substance while at school, on school premises, or at a school function

* Carries a firearm to school or possess an explosive device at school, on school premises, or to or at a school function under the jurisdiction of the school district

Penalty for Category 5 Zero State Tolerance Offenses

* Expulsion/Suspension for one calendar year

* Alternative School

Notification will be made to law enforcement authorities. Any modification of this penalty due to the presence of mitigating factors or circumstances can only be made by the Superintendent.

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