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STUDENT MISCONDUCT 
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Also See Misconduct by Students with Disabilities

AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTION

After-school detention for any given day is limited to sixty (60) minutes.  After-school detention may be used with a student as a corrective disciplinary measure.  The student's parents/guardians will be notified when a detention is assigned.  Students who are detained after school shall be supervised by the teacher who detains them, or by the administration, or by the administration's designee. 

The student who walks to and from school may stay after school on the day the detention is assigned depending on the arrangements agreed to between the administration and the parent/guardian.  In cases where transportation is required for the student, notice of the student's detention shall be given to the parents/guardian at least twenty-four (24) hours before the day the detention is to be served.  However, if a student can make transportation arrangements on the day detention was administered, it may be served on that day. Parents/guardian shall be asked to provide transportation for the student. 

For students who are assigned after-school/before-school detention, if transportation arrangements cannot be agreed upon between the administration and the parents/guardian, an alternative disciplinary measure shall be substituted.  

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER (ALC)

When a student's behavior becomes so disruptive that he/she must be removed from class, that student is placed in ALC for the remainder of the day.   Also, students may be assigned a day or more in this program for offenses that warrant punishment more severe than an after-school detention. 

SUSPENSION

According to state and federal law, the superintendent or designee shall be authorized to suspend a student from school for a period of up to ten (10) days for gross disobedience or misconduct according to the following conditions:

1.   The Principal shall inform the student of the suspension, citing reasons, and grant the student the opportunity to present his/her side of the matter.

2.   The Administrator shall notify the parent or guardian of the suspension.

3.   Such notice shall state the reasons for the suspension and shall reference the parents' right to a hearing to review the matter.

4.   The Administrator shall provide the Board with a copy of all pertinent information.

5.   If the parent(s) request it, a hearing shall be held before the Board or a hearing officer appointed by the Board to review the action.

6.   If a hearing is held before a hearing officer, such officer shall provide the Board with a written report of the evidence.  The only persons allowed at the hearing shall be the parties, their representatives, their witnesses, and a representative of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, if appropriate.

7.   In cases where a hearing is held, the Board shall take whatever action it deems appropriate in the matter.  Final action shall be taken in public session. 

Grounds for disciplinary action apply whenever the student’s conduct is reasonably related to school or school activities, including, but not limited to:

1.  On, or within sight of, school grounds before, during, or after school  hours and at any other time when school is being used by a school group;

2.  Off school grounds at a school activity, function, or event;

3.  Traveling to or from school or a school activity, function or event; or

4.  Anywhere, if the conduct may reasonably be considered to be a threat or an attempted intimidation of a staff member, or an interference with school purposes and education function. 

See Administrative Disciplinary Guidelines for detailed information regarding “Gross Misconduct” and examples of offenses for when suspension is imposed. 

EXPULSION

According to state and federal law, the Board of Education shall be authorized to expel a student from school or to suspend a student from school for a period of over ten (10) days according to the following conditions: 

1.   The Board or its designee shall notify the parent(s) or guardian of the proposed expulsion and of the impending hearing by registered or certified mail.

2.   Such notice shall reference the reasons for the expulsion, the time and place of the hearing, and the parents' right to appear and present evidence to refute the charges.

3.   The Board shall hold a hearing or shall appoint a hearing officer to hold a hearing on the matter.   Such a hearing shall be held in executive session at a specific time and place.

2.       The only person allowed at the hearing shall be the parties, their representatives, their witnesses and a representative from the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, if appropriate.

3.       In cases where a hearing officer is used, the hearing officer shall provide the Board with a written summary of the hearing.

4.       The Board shall discuss and reach consensus on the matter in executive session.

5.       Final action by the Board shall be taken in public session.

6.       The Board or designee shall notify the parent(s) in writing of the action taken by the Board.

7.       The District shall expel a student only in cases of extreme or repeated misconduct or disobedience.  Gross disobedience or misconduct providing just cause for expulsion shall include:

            Repeated, willful disobedience of reasonable directives from members of the staff or administration.

            Repeated or extreme instances of possession or use of drugs or alcohol, inhalants, or other illegal substances, which may cause adverse physical effects.

            Willful serious injury to a staff member or another student.

            Repeated threats of injury to staff members or other students.

            Willful and/or repeated severe destruction or defacement of the school building or other school property.

            Willful and repeated use of profanity and/or verbal threats in the presence of staff members or other students.

            Possession and/or use of a dangerous weapon.

            Such other serious behavior as the Board deems seriously undermines the continued safety of the school staff, students, or property, or is otherwise inconsistent with maintaining a constructive instructional climate in the school.

 

SUSPENSION - ATHLETICS / EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

A student may be suspended or dropped from an athletic team or extra curricular activities for: 

1.  Failure to meet eligibility requirements.

2.       After injury, failure to receive a medical release statement from a physician.

3.       Violation of the rules or regulations governing the transportation of students to and from school sponsored events.

4.       Repeated incidents of misconduct as determined by the coach or sponsor.

 

 

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