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Identified Levels of Unacceptable Behaviors and Consequences

Identified Levels of Unacceptable Behaviors and Consequences

(Refer to Board Policy JCDA) 

Students have the opportunity each day to make good decisions about their attitude and behavior at school, and good decisions are often made by students. However, when students make poor decisions, consequences consistent with the offense will be initiated. The ultimate goal of any discipline plan is to teach self-discipline and responsible behavior. 

EMPORIA SCHOOLS’ BELIEF STATEMENTS REGARDING STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE Teaching and learning of the intended curriculum for all students is essential. Therefore, the misbehavior of one student: 

● Shall not be allowed to interfere with the learning of other students, 

● Shall not be allowed to interfere with the teacher’s responsibility to teach, 

● and shall not excuse the misbehaving student from successfully completing learning objectives. Students are expected to make good choices, be respectful of others, and be responsible for their own actions. Self-discipline is the expected outcome. 

Consequences alone cannot change behaviors; changing behavior patterns takes time and the cooperation of the student, teacher, and parent. Parents share the responsibility to ensure their children’s behaviors do not take away from a safe, respectful, and productive learning environment for others. 

All students involved in any situation have the right to privacy. Information related to consequences or actions taken against another student will not be disclosed to anyone other than that student’s parent or legal guardian. 

Identified Levels of Unacceptable Behaviors and Consequences 

The decision about the consequences will be determined by the staff and/or building administrators. Consequences may include, but not be limited to: conference with the student, parent/student/staff conference, parent contact, detentions, loss of privileges, behavior contracts, suspensions, and/or expulsion. NOTE: Minor Infractions REQUIRE parental contact a minimum of three times before moving to a Major Infraction for the same behavior(s). 

  • Student Conduct/Discipline