Discipline Matrix: 9th through 12th Grade
Due Process: Students shall be afforded due process rights. This includes the right to:
- be informed of conduct which would result in disciplinary action against the student;
- notice of the rule violation;
- explanation of the evidence supporting the charge;
- an opportunity to present the student’s side of the story;
- a penalty that is proportionate to the violation.
Notification of Parents/Guardians: When discipline is imposed, parents/guardians will be contacted by email and/or mailing of the office referral and/or by phone to make them aware of the situation and to discuss appropriate steps to resolve the situation or to address a future situation.
Discipline which requires students to serve time before or after school with no credit for class work missed.
- In‐School Suspension (ISS):
Temporary denial to a student by a principal of participation in a class. Suspension will be served in school and the student will receive credit for completed class work.
- Suspension After School (SAS):
Discipline which requires students to serve up to 2 hours of time at the end of the school day.
- Out-of-School Suspension (SUS):
Temporary denial to a student by the Principal, Superintendent, or School Board, of participation in a class or classes.
- Alternative Placement:
Temporary denial to a student by the Superintendent or School Board of participation in school for more than ten days, but not to exceed ninety days.
Denial of a student’s membership in school by the school board for a period of time.
Where appropriate, the following additional interventions may be added to any violation:
- Alternative Placement:
Optional short‐term placement program for students who have met guidelines.
Written or verbal statement of, acknowledgment of, and accountability for, the offense.
- At-Risk Committee:
A team of staff members who work together to help students become and remain successful in school.
- Choices Counseling/Conflict Resolution:
Programs designed to teach students to deal with conflict in a constructive manner.
- Classroom Reassignment:
Reassignment of a student to a new class because of student misbehavior.
- Community Service:
May be served at the school outside of the school day by assisting school staff in carrying out their duties.
- Counselor Referral:
Student is referred to their school counselor or an independent counselor.
- Evaluation and Counseling:
Student must complete a drug/alcohol assessment to determine the appropriate course of treatment. Once the assessment is completed, student must participate in recommended counseling sessions.
- Law Enforcement Referral:
When appropriate, students will be referred to the police for violations that are also violations of city, state, or federal laws.
When appropriate, students will reimburse the school or others for financial damages.
Removal of student privileges including, but not limited to: participation in extracurricular activities/clubs, student parking, and attendance at extracurricular activities and school-sponsored events (such as prom), etc.
- Risk/Threat Assessment:
Assessment conducted by an outside agency to determine the safety risk a student poses to a school environment.
- Student Conference:
A meeting with administration and/or a counselor or team.
- Student Contract:
A written plan or agreement to address discipline concerns.
Discussion and plan for change.
Infractions & Consequences
Disrespect and Disobedience
Substantial Disruptions and Illegal Activities
Tobacco, Vape, and Alcohol Products
Verbal and Physical Altercations