Elementary Discipline Policy
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student must feel safe in an environment in order to maximize
learning and parents/guardians expect the school and district
to provide a safe environment for their children. We believe
it is important to develop a process that supports the student,
parent, teacher, and principal and considers the rights of
all individuals in matters involving incidences of unacceptable
behavior. Solving problems or conflict is a life-long skill
and those which involve people should be solved without hurting
another individual. We believe in respect and that every person
has this right to be heard. In addition, we believe a healthy
environment can only occur when individuals, students, parents/guardians,
teachers, and the principal place a high priority on being
responsible for their behavior.
There are two components to a quality discipline plan, prevention
and intervention. Prevention includes understanding behaviors
that are unacceptable, teaching students how to solve problems
constructively, providing appropriate supervision, and communicating/working
with parents/guardians as a team. Intervention occurs when
inappropriate behavior has occurred and includes the following
Identifying the behavior, its intent, and severity.
2. Identifying the victim and perpetrator and listening to
what has occurred. If the stories
conflict, other witnesses will be brought in to determine
what has occurred.
3. If the behavior is deemed to be non-violent, the student
will be disciplined within the school
structure, time-out, prinicpal’s office, or in-house
suspension and behavior notice.
4. If the behavior is deemed to be potentially violent, the
student will be sent to the office
for further review.
5. If a behavior is determined to be violent, the student
may receive a in-school or out-of-school
suspension from the principal for the next agreed upon regular
school day and parent/guardian receives a phone call and behavior
6. A behavior form will be completed by the adult who was
supervising at the time of the incident
and reviewed by the principal for final discipline action.
7. The behavior notice will be sent to the parent/guardian
of the perpetrator and if involving
another student, their parent/guardian as well (with the perpetrator’s
name removed) describing the incident, conclusion, and discipline.