Discipline Procedures

Guidelines for Administrative Actions following Major Incident Referrals

What follows are the guidelines for what the administration will do after receiving an incident referral for a major incident.  These guidelines are not rules or policies, but are general procedures that will be followed.  Each individual incident will be considered separately and the circumstances around each incident will be carefully considered before any disciplinary consequences are assigned.


Aggression and/or Fighting

An administrator will:

  1. speak to the referred student(s), referring staff member, and witnesses of the incident (if applicable).
  2. check referral data for history or pattern of behavior.
  3. assign consequences as appropriate for incident and age of student.  These may include but are not limited to: restitution, apology, lunch/afterschool detention, loss of free choice at recess, or possibly suspension.
  4. refer offending student to counselor.
  5. inform the parents of the offending student(s) via phone, email, written notice, or in person the same day.
  6. inform the parents of any offended students within 24 hours.

Theft

An administrator will:

  1. speak to the referred student(s), referring staff member, and witnesses of the incident (if applicable).
  2. check referral data for history or pattern of behavior.
  3. refer student to the counselor.
  4. assign consequences as appropriate.  These may include, but are not limited to: restitution, apology, or lunch/afterschool detention.
  5. inform the parents of the offending student(s) via phone, email, written notice, or in person the same day
  6. inform the parents of any offended students within 24 hours.

Threatening Harm to Self or Others

An administrator will:

  1. speak to the referred student(s), referring staff member, and witnesses of the incident (if applicable).
  2. check referral data for history or pattern of behavior.
  3. for threats to others:
    1. refer student to the counselor.
    2. assign consequences as appropriate.  These may include, but are not limited to:  apology, lunch/afterschool detention, or suspension.
    3. inform the parents of the offending student(s) via phone, email, written notice, or in person the same day
    4. inform the parents of any offended students within 24 hours.
  4. for threats to self (not disciplinary):
    1. arrange for a Suicide Intervention Interview to be conducted by two trained staff members to determine the lethality of the threat.
    2. refer student to the counselor.
    3. inform the parents of the referred student via phone or in person the same day.
    4. provide the family with mental health/medical resources if asked.


Inappropriate Touching

An Administrator will:

  1. speak to the referred student(s), referring staff member, and witnesses of the incident (if applicable).
  2. check referral data for history or pattern of behavior.
  3. arrange for both the offending and offended students to meet separately with the counselor.
  4. create a plan to maintain the comfort and security of offended student if necessary.
  5. assign consequences.  These may include, but are not limited to:  apology, lunch/afterschool detention, or suspension.
  6. inform the parents of the offending student(s) via phone, email, written notice, or in person the same day.
  7. inform the parents of any offended students within 24 hours.
  8. consult with counselor and family specialist to determine if referral to outside agency is necessary.


Bullying 

An administrator will:

  1. speak to the referred student(s), referring staff member, and witnesses of the incident (if applicable).
  2. check referral data for history or pattern of behavior.
  3. refer the offended students to the counselor.
  4. refer the offending student to the counselor for a bullying intervention.
  5. create a plan to maintain the comfort and security of offended student if necessary.
  6. assign consequences.  These may include, but are not limited to: apology, lunch/afterschool detention, loss of free choice, or suspension.
  7. inform the parents of the offending student(s) via phone, email, written notice, or in person the same day.
  8. inform the parents of any offended students within 24 hours.

The Student Code of Conduct can be found HERE. It is posted on the district's Student Behavior Site.