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.
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.
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.