Serious Infractions

  • The following behaviors demonstrate a lack of respect of themselves, others, or learning.  These behaviors are unacceptable and will result in a consequence:

    • Disrespectful physical action: i.e., poking, cutting in line, rocking back in chair, spitting.
    • Disrespectful verbal actions: i.e., lying, tattling, whining.
    • Disrespectful toward learning environment: i.e., calling out, cheating, passing notes, humming/singing during instruction, lying down in meeting, refusing to work, not staying with group, talking to another, tapping pencils or other distracting noises.

Consequences for Serious Infractions

  • Depending upon the severity and frequency of the unacceptable behavior, one of the following consequences will be matched to the student and the situation:

    • Acknowledge the student’s behavior – pause and look verbal order, and/or signal.
    • Student apology – verbal and/or written.
    • Hold class meeting – talk to all students about behavior.
    • Student spends extra time “practicing” desirable behavior.
    • Speak to the student one-to-one in classroom and/or hall.
    • Quiet/reflective table.
    • Removal from the activity.

Very Serious Infractions

  • The following behaviors are threatening to the immediate well-being of a student or to the school.  These are also unacceptable and will result in immediate attention or consequence:

    • Hurtful physical contact.
    • Inappropriate or distressful language – bulling, swearing, talking back to adults, teasing.
    • Abusing school material/property.
    • Repeated demonstration of serious behaviors.

Consequences for Very Serious Infractions

  • Depending upon the severity and frequency of the unacceptable behavior one of the following consequences will be matched to the student and situation:

    • Contact parent/guardian – phone call, note home, or meeting.
    • Conference with student – student fixes the problem or works toward fixing the problem, contract, school adjustment counselor intervention, spend extra time “practicing” the desirable behavior, principal’s office.
    • Quite/reflective table.
    • Removal from the activity.

Intolerable Infractions

  • The following behaviors are unacceptable and will result in immediate attention and significant consequences:

    • Purposeful or deliberate unsafe behavior to self and/or others.
    • Physical attack or aggression.
    • Inappropriate touching of private parts.
    • Verbal attack – i.e., racial slurs, sexual comments, threats.
    • Leaving school grounds without supervision.
    • Using anything as a weapon.
    • Repeated or severe demonstration of “very serious behaviors.”
    • Harassment or discrimination.

Consequences for Intolerable Infractions

  • Depending on the severity and frequency of the unacceptable behavior one of the following consequences will be matched to the student and situation:

    • Contact with the parent/guardian.
    • Classroom and/or school consequence – i.e., bus suspension, detention, losing social time with peers, removal from activity.
    • Removed from classroom by principal.
    • Suspension or expulsion.

Corporal Punishment

  • State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment as an effective means of disciplining children in school.

Search of Students and Their Personal Property

  • A search of a student or their personal property in the presence of a second adult may be performed if a school administrator considers that there is a reasonable cause based on school rules dealing with theft, weapons, drugs, or other illegal substances.

Weapon Free Environment

  • The carrying or wearing on school property of any object which may be considered or used as a weapon is forbidden, including, but not limited to, firearms and knives of any size.

Last Modified on July 19, 2019