Disciplinary Action (Levels)
Listed below is the “Code of Conduct with the various “levels of disciplinary action” to be used in a disciplinary case. Each circumstance will be considered independently of any other. A student will move to succeeding steps for a subsequent occurrence of misconduct which requires disciplinary action. Infractions with numbers in brackets may be entered at any level indicated by those numbers.
Code of Conduct:
Click here to view the Board of Education Approved Code of Conduct.
An individual teacher may assign detention and students will be expected to report to the specific area on the assigned date and time.
Official out-of-school suspension is assigned only through the Administration.
If the student refuses to honor the assigned detention, it will be referred to the Disciplinarian as “insubordination”. (In assigning detention, the student is allowed at least (1) day’s notice so that any necessary transportation might be arranged).
The student will be directed to the supervised detention room. Any student who intentionally ignores the detention will be dealt with severely and possibly suspended.
RULES FOR AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTION/EXTENDED DETENTION
1. Report to Room 120.
2. Detention begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. Extended Detention begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 5:20 p.m. Students must be on time.
3. Be sure to sign in with the person supervising the room.
4. Bring work or appropriate reading material. Sit quietly.
5. If you are out ill on the day assigned you are expected to make up the day on the next scheduled detention day.
6. Detentions will only be rescheduled with Administrative approval. If an emergency arises you are expected to make up the day on the next scheduled detention day and bring in a note from your parents explaining why you were not able to stay after school.
7. The cutting of detention/Extended Detention will result in increased discipline explained below
- Cut Detention – two detentions
- Cut one of the above assigned two detentions – two extended detentions.
- Cut extended detention – two extended detentions.
- CUT EXTENDED DETENTION – AUTOMATICALLY GET TWO EXTENDED DETENTIONS
- CUT ONE OF THE ABOVE ASSIGNED TWO EXTENDED DETENTIONS – IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION.
- IF ASKED TO LEAVE AN ASSIGNED DETENTION/EXTENDED DETENTION, OR IF REFUSED ADMITTANCE BECAUSE OF LATE ARRIVAL, THE STUDENT WILL BE REFERRED TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR INCREASED DISCIPLINARY ACTION.
Extended After School Detention
In an effort to impress upon students the importance of following school rules, and yet not to penalize them by removal from classes, an Extended Detention program as an intermediate disciplinary step between After-School Detention and Out-of-School Suspension. It will be held each Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. until 5:20 p.m.
Students must report to the Supervised Detention Room on time and be prepared to study quietly.
No Rescheduled Detention after 11:30 a.m.
In-school suspension program will be conducted Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. The program has two primary goals—to encourage students to improve their self-control and keep up with their academic assignments.
Students will be placed in in-school suspension if they meet the criteria for out-of-school suspension. The nature and number of violations of school rules will be a consideration in placement.
Most out-of-school suspensions are an indication that the school is seeking parental involvement, responsibility and cooperation in effecting change in that student’s behavior patterns.
When an out-of-school suspension is referred to as a “vacation” for a student, it is usually a result of that student’s parent/guardian’s lack of interaction with that student during the suspension period.
It is the responsibility of the student’s parents to notify the student’s guidance counselor with a request for class assignments. These assignments should be completed during the out-of-school suspension period. Parents who follow this prescribed procedure will make this disciplinary measure a learning experience.
Students placed on out-of-school suspension are prohibited from the school grounds for any reason. A parent re-entry conference is required to admit a student back to school.