• Discipline

    Students in fundamental middle and high schools are expected to exercise good judgment and behave in a responsible manner. Each school year, the Code of Student Conduct lists misconduct, which may lead to immediate suspension, disciplinary reassignment or recommendation for expulsion. The Code of Student Conduct will be used to determine consequences for those actions. The Fundamental Middle/High School discipline requirements, listed as follows, are in addition to that Code. Students who are suspended will be referred to the Intervention and Appeal Committee. All listed behaviors and behaviors that disrupt the learning environment will result in a detention, office referral, suspension, and/or recommendation for expulsion.

    At the beginning of each school year, the teacher will provide students with written course information explaining classroom rules and consequences. Each case of misconduct should be judged individually. Teachers should employ one or more of the following consequences.

    Counseling Telephone call to parent/guardian 
    Student must call parent/guardian Work detail with parent/guardian permission 
    Move student in class or isolate Formal apology 
    Classroom contract Student conferences 
    Note to parent/guardian Verbal warning 
    Detention Team conference 
    Office referrals

    The following offenses not listed in the Code of Student Conduct are contrary to the fundamental middle/high school expectations. The minimum consequences for specific offenses are listed below however; the administration will make the final decision based on a review of the student’s record and the severity of the offense.

    Offense/consequences (middle/high school) 
    1. Skipping class or leaving class without permission

    A. First offense - grade of for classwork, parent/guardian contacted, minimum of two detentions/referrals 
    B. Second offense - grade of for classwork, parent/guardian contacted, referral to the Intervention and Appeal Committee

    2. Tardy

    1st Tardy = marked tardy in Focus

    2nd Tardy = marked tardy in Focus

    3rd Tardy = marked tardy in Focus AND a detention*

    4th Tardy = marked tardy in Focus AND a detention*

    5th Tardy = marked tardy in Focus AND a detention*

    6th Tardy and over = marked tardy in Focus AND referral to administration, AND double detention.  (This consequence applies to each tardy 6 and over)

    *teacher issues detention

    3. Gum chewing in school 

    A. Each offense - one detention 

    4. General open area/cafeteria misconduct 

    A. Violation of the cafeteria rules will result in a warning, detention, work detail, office referral or suspension, as deemed appropriate for the offense. 

    5. Missed detention 

    A. First no show - office notification, parent notification, additional detention 
    B. Second no show - additional detention, referral to Intervention and Appeal Committee 

    6. Prohibited articles 

    A. Fundamental middle/high schools prohibit articles in addition to those listed in the Code of Student Conduct. Prohibited articles include materials not related to the school curriculum including but not limited to magazines, toys, and playing cards, and other items listed in the school handbook. 

    1. First offense - confiscation, parent/guardian notification, warning 
    2. Second offense - confiscation, parent/guardian notification, detention 

    7. Dress code violation 

    A. Each offense - parent/guardian notification, possible detention 

    8. Prohibited behavior - displays of physical affection on campus 

    A. Violations will result in a warning, detention, work detail, office referral or suspension, as deemed appropriate for the offense. 

    9. Prohibited behavior - gossip, slander or unkind/hurtful remarks about another person 

    A. Violations will result in a warning, detention, work detail, office referral or suspension, as deemed appropriate for the offense.