In the event that a student’s misbehavior is chronic, and the student has not responded to prior classroom interventions, the student may be referred to the office. The office will usually follow problem-solving steps in disciplining students.
Upon arriving in the office, the student will be asked to reflect on the misbehavior and work out a plan for improvement that is acceptable to the referring staff member. In addition, consequences such us loss of activity time, time out, etc., may be administered. Parents will be contacted and may be required to meet with a staff team to create an intervention plan.
Students who are repeatedly referred to the office may be suspended from school in the In School Suspension Program (ISS) for a period of time ranging from a partial day or a number of days. Short term out of school suspension (OSS) is an administrative option as well. A student who is assigned to ISS, OSS will be required to create an acceptable plan for re-entry. A student who is suspended out of school will be required to be present at a re-entry conference that will involve staff, administration, guidance and parents/guards prior to returning to classes.
Severe misbehaviors such as assault, fighting, intimidation, harassment, theft, truancy, extreme disrespect and gross insubordination will be dealt with through short and long term suspensions. In some cases, an expulsion may be administered. Law enforcement and other outside agencies may be informed of these situations. Please refer to Policy 3330.