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Student Discipline Guidelines....
Reportable Crimes and/or Behaviors

Discipline Procedures

Guidelines for Discipline

Truancy

Violation of Dress Standards

Insubordination

Academic Misconduct

Tobacco

Property Destruction (Vandalism)

Setting Fires

Possession, Use of and/or Concealment of Weapons

Drugs/Alcohol Possession and/or use

Public Nuisance

Physical or Verbal Abuse

Fighting

Theft

Student Discipline Guidelines

a) Reportable Crimes and/or Behaviors
It is important for all staff, students, and parents to understand that, in addition to taking disciplinary action at the school level, certain criminal and/or disruptive behavior must be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

School officials WILL report the following incidents:

Homicide;
Rape;
Arson;
Kidnapping;
Aggravated assault;
Possession of weapon;
Bomb threats and/or setting of a false alarm;
Possession, sale, or distribution of illegal and dangerous substances, including alcohol; and possession of paraphernalia;
Sexual misconduct;
Burglary/breaking and entering;
Any involvement in illegally removing a student from the school or other places where the principal has jurisdiction over the student, such as on school buses, on field trips, at athletic functions, and during school-sponsored events;
Non-accidental injuries.


Additionally, the principal or principal's designee MAY report to the law enforcement agencies other potentially disruptive incidents occurring within the regular operation of the school. Such incidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assault;
Demonstration by students which could create unsafe conditions;
Extortion;
Theft/possession of stolen property;
Vandalism (including Unauthorized use of fire alarm or equipment);
Any attempt to try to convince a student or school employee to disrupt any school function or classroom;
Trespassing;
Smoking in school buildings and/or on school property;
Leaving the school campus without permission;
Cheating/academic dishonesty.
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b) Discipline Procedures

Level 1 - Office Counseling and/or Parent Notification
Level 2 - Parent Notification
Level 3 - Parent Conference
Level 4 - 1 to 3 Days Suspension
Level 5 - 3 to 5 Days Suspension
Level 6 - 5 to 9 Days Suspension
Level 7 - Recommended for Long-Term Suspension
Level 8 - Recommended for Expulsion
Level 9 - File Civil Charge

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c) Guidelines for Discipline
The following are guidelines for the consequences involved in the disciplinary process. Parent/Guardian will be notified by phone or by mail depending on the nature of the situation and the relevant circumstances.

d) Truancy
Includes leaving campus without checking out and/or cutting class.

1st offense - Level 1-3
2nd offense - Level 2-5
3rd offense - Level 3-5
4th offense - Level 6-9

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e) Violation of Dress Standards

1st offense - Written referral and sent to office to change if necessary
2nd offense - Level 1-3 (Failure to attend results in a 1 day suspension from school)
3rd offense - Level 1-4. Subsequent violations will results in level 5-6.

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f) Insubordination
Refusal to follow a reasonable request by a staff member.

1st offense - Level 1-4
2nd offense - Level 3-5
3rd offense - Level 6

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g) Academic Misconduct
Cheating, plagiarizing, etc.

1st offense - Student receives an "F" or a "0" on that test. Student may then be referred to the Principal for counseling and values clarification.
2nd offense - Student receives an "F" or "0" on that test. Student is then referred to the Principal who will send a letter home to parents stating that this is the second occurrence of cheating, expressing concern and offering a student- parent- teacher-administrator conference to help solve the problem.
3rd offense - Student is suspended form school for five days or until a conference is held with the student, parent, teacher, and administrator.

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The following offenses WILL result in Police involvement and/or criminal charges

h) Tobacco
May include arrest and a fine of up to $300

1st offense - Level 2-3
2nd offense - Level 2-3
3rd offense - Level 3-5

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i) Property Destruction (Vandalism)
This includes the destruction of school property and/or the property of another student or staff member.

1st offense - Level 1-4
2nd offense - Level 5-7
3rd offense - Level 6-9

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j) Setting Fires
Charges will be filed. Classed as a felony

1st offense - Level 6-9
2nd offense - Level 8-9

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k) Possession, Use of and/or Concealment of Weapons
Parent/Guardian and Police will be called, charges will be filed. Classed as a felony.

1st offense - Level 6-9
2nd offense - Level 8-9

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l) Drugs/Alcohol Possession and/or use
Parent/Guardian and Police will be notified. Includes being under the influence and/or selling. May carry a felony charge.

1st offense - Level 6-9
2nd offense - Level 6-9

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The following offenses MAY result in Police involvement and/or criminal charges

m) Public Nuisance - Malicious Mischief
Setting off firecrackers, misuse of fire extinguisher, marking on lockers or buildings, improper use of automobile, water balloons, etc.

Any offense - depends on circumstances and severity.
Could include any level 1-9

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n) Physical or Verbal Abuse
Charges may be filed at the discretion of the victim.
A Student who commits one of these acts is subject to discipline as follows:

1st offense - Level 2-9
2nd offense - Level 5-9

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o) Fighting

1st offense - Level 5-9
2nd offense - Level 6-9
3rd offense - Level 7-9

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p) Theft
Charges may be filed at any time.

1st offense - Level 1-7
2nd offense - Level 5-9

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