CHS Schoolwide Discipline Plan & Policy

CHS Consequences

The following are suggested interventions that may be utilized in correcting a student’s inappropriate

behavior. Interventions listed are not hierarchical. Not all intervention strategies for each level need

to be utilized.

Level 1: Minimal interference with instructional process based on class and/or school procedures

*Proximity control

*Non-verbal cue to correct behavior

*Verbal warning to student(s)

*Conference with student (in classroom or hallway)

*In-class modified seating

*In-class time out

Level 2: Repeated interference with instructional process based on class and/or school procedures

*BIR documentation with corresponding parent/guardian contact

*Out of class time with another teacher (assigned buddy teacher within department)

*Lunch Detention with classroom teacher or designee

Level 3: Chronic interference within structional process based on classa nd/or school procedures

*BIR documentation with corresponding parent/guardian contact

Administrative action

*Email BIR

*Administrator follows through on consequence or administrator intervention

CONSEQUENCES OF REFERRALS

Students may be referred for disciplinary action immediately for “zero-tolerance”

incidents or incidents considered to be severe or dangerous.

ASE (After School Enrichment/Character Development) Administrator Intervention

Referredto Guidance (Mediation, Anger Management, etc…) Administrator Intervention

OSS (Out of School Suspension) Failure is not an option.

Community High School

School Behavior Management Plan

2014 - 2015


PURPOSE

Acceptable behavior is a vital and necessary part of every student’s school life. It requires the cooperation of parents, teachers, administrators, and students. The help of parents and guardians is absolutely necessary in overcoming behavior problems. We also believe that the development of positive self-concept improves behavior.The rules that guide behavior at Community High School (CHS) are designed to provide a safe school climate, allow students to learn and give teachers the opportunity to teach. Our discipline program includes school-wide and classroom rules and expectations. The students and teachers will review the rules and consequences.

GOAL/PHILOSOPHY

The ultimate goal of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is to help students develop self-discipline based on an understanding of how certain behavior contributes to the efficiency of community and the benefits that can be received.

The focus of PBIS is training through a proactive problem solving approach. Teachers seek to actively correct inappropriate behavior, rather than punishment. Everyone should understand that mistakes are made and that they can be the basis for learning. Three things must happen in order for this policy to work.

✓...... First, that school staff will consistently maintain and fairly administer the discipline policy including behavioral consequences.

✓...... Second, each student must understand that it is his/her obligation to learn and conform to the rules for safe and productive behavior.

✓...... Third, parents must work with the school to ensure that their child understands the expected behavior and support the school in carrying out the consequences of misbehavior.

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

I. The rights and responsibilities for everyone at Community High School include:

❖.... The right to be treated with respect and the responsibility to behave respectfully toward others.

❖.... The right to an education without interference from others and the responsibility to conduct oneself in a manner which avoids interference with another's education.

❖.... The right to be treated with courtesy and the responsibility to be courteous and cooperative. The right to a safe environment and the responsibility to act in a safe manner.

II. Teachers are expected to:

❖.... Post and periodically review with students their classroom rules.

❖.... Give praise for student effort and success and avoid public criticism of students.

❖.... Help the students to understand and follow the rules by consistently enforcing the school policies. Promptly respond to communications from home.

❖.... Exhaust all avenues of interventions prior to referring a student to the office, expect when an incident is considered to be severe/dangerous.

❖.... Seek conferences with parents and other school personnel in an effort to help those students who have discipline and/or academic problems to resolve them effectively.

III. Administrators are expected to:

❖.... Oversee the implementation of the school wide behavior management plan and discipline policy.

❖.... Seek input from available sources for effective decision making regarding discipline.

❖.... Provide necessary training for school personnel to become effective in behavior management.

IV. Students are expected to:

❖.... Understand and obey the rules of the school and classroom.

❖.... Use appropriate language at all times. Profanity, name calling, teasing or bullying will not be allowed or tolerated. Refrain from play fighting, wrestling, and other physical contact which may lead to arguments and/or fighting. Respect others’ rights, opinions, and property.

❖.... Refrain from throwing supplies or other objects because it is dangerous.

❖.... Attend school regularly, arrive on time, and fulfill their academic and behavioral responsibilities. Participate in the development of school and classroom rules.

❖.... Dress in appropriate manner for school.

❖.... Work hard and do their best.

V. Parents are expected to:

❖.... Instill in their children a respect for the rights and property of other people.

❖.... Sign in at the front office on all visits to the campus.

❖.... Promptly respond to communications from the school.

❖.... Send their children to school regularly, on time, and prepared to work.

❖.... Assist their children in understanding and supporting school rules and policies.

❖.... Cooperate with the staff to help the students solve discipline problems.

BUNCOMBE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
Please refer to Board Policy on Attendance, Smoking (Tobacco Products), Student Records, and Bullying, Hazing and Discrimination. Violations of Board Policy will result in suspensions.

RESTITUTION

Restitution refers to the act or correcting a disciplinary infraction by restoring that which has been harmed. Through restitution a student should be able to restore a situation to its former condition or position. Teachers and administrators may assign restitution to correct minor infractions. Students who fail to complete assigned restitution will be subject to additional disciplinary action.

Electronic Devices

Cell Phones, Electronic Toys, Games, Audio or Video Players and/or Personal Digital Assistants

Uses of these items are potentially disruptive and are restricted to non-instructional time. All electronic devices may not be used/seen during instructional classroom time. The school is NOT responsible for lost or stolen cell phones or other electronic devices. If students bring these items to school, they should be kept in a secure place during the school day. It is the owner’s responsibility to carry insurance to protect from loss or theft.

Dress Code

The United States Supreme Court (Tinker vs. Warren) has ruled that though students retain the right of freedom of expression, schools may establish dress codes to protect the learning environment. We expect students to dress appropriately for school.

1. Students MAY NOT wear clothing that is sexually suggestive or that features crude or vulgar messages, depicts drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, racial/ethnic clubs or gang affiliation in words or pictures.

2. If wearing pants, slacks, or jeans, they are to be worn at the waist with no undergarments visible.

3. If wearing shorts, skirts, or dresses, they are to reach at least mid-thigh when standing; hemmed; worn at the waist, with no undergarments visible.

4. Shirts must cover the chest, back and shoulders (no spaghetti straps) ; MAY NOT expose the midriff or show excessive armpit area.

5. Shoes must be worn at all times. Slippers are not acceptable shoes.

6. Students MAY NOT wear see-through clothing.

7. Dress code violations will be covered up by wearing a jacket, blanket, or other garment over the inappropriate item of clothing.
 

BUS POLICY

TYPE OF VIOLATION

1stWRITTEN

2NDWRITTEN

3RDWRITTEN

4THWRITTEN

  1. Failing to be in the students’ assigned area at the base school or on the bus
  2. Littering
  3. Distracting/Disruptive Behavior
  4. Failing to follow instructions of the base school staff, bus driver or TA

Administration Conference/ Parent Notification

1 day off bus

3 days off bus

5 days off bus

Disrespectful to base school staff, bus driver or TA

1 day off bus

3 days off bus

 3 days OSS

5 days OSS

Fighting/aggressive behavior

3 days off bus

5 days off bus

 3 days OSS

5 days OSS


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