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Discipline Plan

DISCIPLINE PLAN

(REVISED JUNE 26, 2017)

Education is our fundamental function; we expect that each student will grow academically, emotionally, socially and morally. Our students will become productive citizens, able to function successfully in society. To ensure that all students have this opportunity,

 

Our School Discipline Plan is designed to:

  • Promote a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Promote positive self-esteem and discourage acts that are anti-social and self-defeating.
  • Promote responsible student conduct at all on-campus and off campus activities.
  • Promote appropriate student behavior that will enable students to be involved in uninterrupted educational activities

 

  School Discipline Plan is designed to:

Effective discipline requires commitment and consistency from all school stakeholders. The Discipline Plan may be used to teach, counsel, redirect misbehavior, and assign consequences when necessary, while also supporting positive behavior.

 

THE TEACHER’S ROLE:

Teachers have the primary responsibility for the disciplining and counseling of students under their supervision during school hours. Teachers will develop classroom management plans. Those plans shall include appropriate responses to Class C and D disciplinary infractions. They will communicate with parents and administration to avert discipline problems and to reinforce student efforts to demonstrate responsible behavior.  At KMS, our school community is responsible for following 3 simple school rules which are:

  1. Take care of yourself
  2. Take care of each other
  3. Take care of this place

After exhausting all appropriate methods of intervention, a teacher may refer a student to the administrator if the student misbehavior persists and/or causes a disruption to the classroom that adversely affects other students’ learning. Upon the student’s return to the classroom, the teacher is expected to continue with measures to deter repeat infractions.  As with any initiative, good communication is key. It is necessary to send a referral with all students referred for either a Class C or Class D offense. Although a referral is also necessary for Class A & B offenses, due to the severity of the offense, the referral should be sent to the administrator by the end of the school day on which the offense took place.

 

Teachers are responsible for knowing their role and following procedures as outlined in the school discipline plan. All teachers will assist in the introduction and discussion of the school discipline plan during the first two weeks of the school year. Consequences for Class A, B, C and D offenses will be reviewed with all students in each classroom.

 

Teachers will also write and enforce classroom rules which will be discussed with and understood by all students under their instruction. Consequences for violating class rules will be reviewed with all students in each classroom.

Teachers are required to provide work for students who have been suspended for more than 4 days, after twenty-four hours of parent’s or administration’s request. Teachers may not hold a suspended student accountable for work which has not been provided for the student in a timely manner.

 

THE STUDENT’S ROLE:

 

Students are responsible to work in cooperation with the school staff and their parents in order to create and maintain a safe and wholesome school environment. Every student is responsible for his/her own learning, as well as allowing peers to learn and teachers to teach. Therefore it is expected that all students will know and follow all school-wide and classroom rules.

Students are expected to:

  • Follow all school and classroom rules.
  • Attend all classes on time and encourage peers to attend classes on time.
  • Be prepared for class.
  • Communicate class activities and expectations with parents.
  • Use only appropriate language.
  • Refrain from making derogatory, slanderous or malicious remarks about others.
  • Act only in a non-violent manner.
  • Refrain from bringing contraband items to campus.
  • Always show respect for others’ personal space and property.
  • Follow school’s Dress Code Policy.
  • Refrain from public intimacy.
  • Respect the civil rights of others.
  • Refrain from the use of alcohol, marijuana and other illicit substances.

 

THE PARENT’S ROLE:

 

The primary responsibility for student behavior belongs with the parent. This discipline plan seeks to reinforce positive values and beliefs that should be taught in the home. Conversely,

 

Parents are expected to:

 

  • Check their child’s planner.
  • Provide a suitable learning environment for their child in the home.
  • Provide materials necessary for their child to succeed in the classroom.
  • Use Infinite Campus when possible to view their child’s performance.
  • Communicate with teachers, school office or administrator when questions or concerns arise.
  • Review progress reports and report cards with their child.
  • Attend Student Led Conferences.
  • Monitor their child for signs of negative behavior.

 

 

 

THE ADMINISTRATOR’S ROLE:

 

Administrators are responsible for promoting and maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment within the school. They are expected to take any and all disciplinary actions necessary to preserve a secure educational setting.

 

Administrators are expected to investigate and manage discipline for all Class A and B offenses. Administrators may also need to step in when a teacher has exhausted all available interventions for Class C or D level misbehaviors.

 

Administrators act in support of teachers, and also preserve a student’s right to “Due Process”.

 

Administrators are expected to:

 

  • Investigate incidents of Class A and B student misbehavior and determine consequences for these misbehaviors.
  • Support teachers who have exhausted all available interventions for Class C and D offenses with certain students.
  • Assign appropriate consequences including loss of privileges and suspension for misbehavior.
  • Ensure that students receive appropriate support to maintain acceptable behavior.
  • Be familiar with the school’s discipline plan, federal mandates and Chapter 19 law. Support teachers and their classroom rules.
  • Communicate with students, their parents and teachers about misbehaviors and consequences.
  • Protect the civil rights of students, teachers and other school stakeholders.
 
 

CONTRABAND LIST

 

Contraband is any item(s) that causes or may cause a disruption to school operations or detracts from educational process and/or the safety and welfare of students. Contraband is NOT to be brought to school and will be confiscated if found in the possession of any student. Parents and/or Guardians will have to pick up confiscated items. Administration has the right to declare any other items as contraband. Below is a partial list:

 

  • Sharpie Pens
  • Aerosol Sprays
  • “Boom Boxes”, External Speakers
  • Bandanas (any display of “colors”)
  • Any electronic devise: Cellular/Smart Phones, Pagers, Gaming Device
  • Dangerous Materials: Lighters, matches, sharp edged instruments, etc.
  • Gambling Devices
  • Noisemakers
  • Pepper Spray
  • Toy gun or laser pointers
  • Tobacco or Alcohol – Any Form
  • Vapor or Electronic Cigarettes
  • Water Balloons
  • Whipped Cream, Shaving Cream
  • Offensive Clothing: Clothing in violation of dress guidelines
  • Skateboards, Skates, Skate Shoes (Heelys), Roller Blades
  • Shots, Slam Books, Mad Libs, and other Paper Books that include derogatory remarks about students or teachers will be confiscated. Students who have the material in their possession and students who circulate it will be disciplined. (Parents will be called in for a conference and given the material).
  • iPods, MP3 Players, Video Games, Personal CD Players, personal iPads/electronic Tablets, Radios, Tape Recorders, Internet Music are considered contraband if used and visible on campus.

 

Consequences:

 

First Offense: Warning, parents contacted

 

Second Offense: Detention

 

Third Offense: Suspension

 

Konawaena Middle School will not assume responsibility for items brought on campus which are broken, lost or stolen. Valuable items and money (except lunch money or fundraising money at the appropriate time) should not be brought to school.