Definitions and/or Explanations Relating to Formal Disciplinary Actions
**Before or After School Detention Hall
Assignment to a designated room on campus at the end of the regular school day for a specified period oftime.
Assignment for a specified period of time to a staff member who will assist in monitoring the studentís adjustment to the school environment.
**In-School Detention Program
Provision of tutorial and guidance services in a restricted environment.
**School or Community Service Assignments
Supervised activities related to the upkeep and maintenanceof school **or community facilities.Work assignments are not intended to interfere with any studentís regular class schedule.It will be the parentís duty to provide transportation in these cases.Parents will be notified prior to referral of a student to work assignment.
Corporal punishment shall be administered in accordance with Board policy.Utmost discretion must be used and careful consideration will be given each individual case.
The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a student will be asked to visit the school for discussions relating to situations requiring possible disciplinary action.
Payment for or replacement of damaged, stolen, or vandalized property. Payment may be made by the student or by his/her parent(s)/guardian(s).
School Bus Suspension
Denial of the privilege of riding a school bus based on misconduct that transpires when the student is being transported at public expense.This may include regular school transportation and/or transportation to and from extracurricular activities.This action will be for a reasonable and specified period of time.
Temporary removal of students from their regular school programs.Students who are assigned to out-of-school suspension shall not be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activities during the time of suspension.This includes athletics, band, chorus, cheerleading or club-sponsored activities.
An Alternative School Program providing educational services for students as a last resort in lieu of expulsion.Students who are assigned to Alternative School shall not be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activities during the time of attendance.This includes athletics, band, chorus, cheerleading or club-sponsored activities.
Removal of the right and obligation of a student to attend public school under conditions set by the School Board which may be temporary or permanent.Summer School attendance will be at the discretion of the School Board.
School Board Hearing
Hearing by the School Board with the parents or guardian and the School Board staff being given the opportunity to speak before the Board.If the hearing is in connection with an expulsion proceeding, the parents/guardians shall have the right to counsel.
It may be necessary to report a student to the legal authorities if a possible legal violation has occurred. Such possible violations include theft, possession or use of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or firearms or explosive devices.In some cases prosecution may the result.
NOTE:See page 26 of this book for information regarding discipline of students with disabilities.