(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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.