Article 8 - Classroom Discipline
A. The building principal will provide the member with a written classroom discipline procedure and a copy of the student rights and responsibilities code at the beginning of each school year. The building principal or designee will schedule a meeting annually with members to review building disciplinary standards and procedures to ensure appropriate support for building standards. Members shall adhere to the procedures.
B. Each member is expected to accept a share in the responsibility for the control and discipline of the students in the environment.
C. Referral Procedures
1. When in the judgment of a member, a student is by his/her behavior disrupting the instructional program to the detriment of other students, the member may send the student to the principal or designee. When the member requests, and the principal or designee concurs, a student may be detained for a set period of time before returning to the classroom.
2. When either the member or principal or designee requests, a conference will be scheduled not later than the conclusion of following school day to discuss the problem and to decide upon appropriate steps for resolution. The principal or designee may involve a parent in the conference if deemed necessary
1. Any member referring a student shall have provided within twenty-four (24) hours a signed copy of the report to the principal or designee, including a statement of facts, and a summary of conditions which led to the referral and steps taken by the member prior to the referral. The administrator or designee will provide a reasonable response to the referral within a reasonable period of time, ordinarily understood to be twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours.
2. When in the judgment of a member or administrator a student requires special help with his/her behavior, the member or administrator shall so inform the student assistance team, special education team or other appropriate group. Within one (1) week of referral, the appropriate team or group shall arrange a conference with the member and teacher(s) to discuss the problem and to decide upon appropriate steps for its resolution. If this conference does not occur, the administrator will provide what he/she deems to be appropriate resources and/or assistance until the meeting is held. Additional conferences may be held at the request of the member or administrator.
D. Seriously Disruptive Students
When a student is seriously disrupting the instructional program by engaging in physical or verbal abuse, intimidation, and/or interference with a member’s performance of his or her duties, immediate action will be taken. The member shall be authorized to send the student to an administrator’s office. Before readmittance to class, there may be an agreement finalized between the student, parent or guardian, administrator and the member specifying the future behavior expectations of the student. If an agreement is not finalized prior to the student’s readmittance to class, the principal or administrator will confer with the member about the matter within two (2) working days of the member’s submission of the written referral. In addition, the services of the student assistance team or special education team or other appropriate group will be invoked in the manner stated in C4.
E. In the event District administrators are aware of situations in which students being assigned to member(s) have had severe behavioral problems in the past that are likely to pose safety problems in the future, the District shall make a reasonable effort to keep those members informed of these facts unless prevented from doing so by the laws of confidentiality.
F. No provision in this article will have the effect of denying any rights a student has under federal or state law and regulations.