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Discipline

Progressive Discipline Process

Progressive discipline is an approach that makes use of a continuum of interventions, supports, and consequences, building upon strategies that promote positive behaviors. The range of interventions, supports, and consequences used will be clear and developmentally appropriate and will include learning opportunities for students in order to reinforce positive behaviors and help students succeed. For students with disability related needs, interventions, supports and consequences will be consistent with the expectations in the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or their demonstrated abilities.

Discipline Team will be assessing ALL discipline referrals forwarded to the attendance office and will be seeking your assistance in rectifying student behavioral issues. We will be requesting for the teacher to follow the established Progressive Discipline Process. The teacher must complete the process before the referral is written and forwarded to the advisors. Referrals that do not have the record of practiced Progressive Discipline will be sent back to the teacher.

Administration reserves the right to determine consequences based on the seriousness of a particular infraction and or/ previous discipline record of the student who commits the offense.

DUE PROCESS

The governing board wishes to provide all the protection implicit in “due process”, and all staff members are expected to accord due process rights to all students (Education Code 48911, 48914, 48915).

SCHOOL RULES AND POLICY CONTRACT

School Rules and Policy Contract will be distributed to Parents, Guardians, and students at the beginning of the school year.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT and CLASSROOM EMPOWERMENT

Teachers are to establish communication, rules, expectations, high standards, clean, safe, conducive equitable learning environment.

TOP 10 LIST FOR EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

  1. Provide appropriate supervision

  2. Provide appropriate structure and routines

  3. Model appropriate behavior

  4. Reinforce appropriate behavior

  5. Provide predictable and consistent discipline

  6. Maintain regular contact with parents

  7. Maintain proximity, be a teacher, not a friend

  8. Let students know you like them and are interested in their interests

  9. Have fun, inject humor into your lesson.

DISCIPLINE REFERRALS

Discipline Referrals are a Legal Documents that must be completed correctly and must document that “due process” has been established. Before a teacher forwards discipline referral to the advisors, they are responsible for having taken previous steps to resolve the issue in their established classrooms. These first three steps must be taken.

  1. STUDENT WARNING BY TEACHER

  2. PARENT CONTACTED BY TEACHER

  3. CLASSROOM ASSIGNED CONSEQUENCE: (After school detention, classroom suspension, Saturday School, TIPS, etc)

  4. TEACHER CAN REQUEST A MEETING WITH STUDENT, PARENT AND ADVISOR/ADMINISTRATION

  5. DISCIPLINE REFERRAL FORWARD TO ADVISORS/ADMINISTRATION

SUSPENSION FROM CLASS

A student who is asked to leave the class is considered a suspension from class and the teacher is obliged to inform the parents of the student soon as possible, the teacher shall ask the parent or guardian of the pupil to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding the suspension (Education Code 48910).

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&sectionNum=48910

HARD COPY  AND ELECTRONIC REFERRALS

Both are to be used, and both will adhere to Progressive Discipline. If the student advisors or administration find no record of progressive discipline, the referral will be sent back to the teacher for completion.  The student advisor will then assess the infraction of the student. The student and student advisors will meet and discuss this concern. After meeting the student, advisors will then meet with the Associate Principal and determine the consequence.

REMINDER ON HOW TO INITIATE A NEW BEHAVIOR REFERRAL: 

HOW TO SUBMIT A REFERRAL