Student Discipline

Student Discipline

For more detailed information, please read District Policy #218.

Level 1: Minor misbehaving which impede orderly classroom procedures or interfere with orderly operation of the school, including but not limited to the following:

  • Teasing
  • Not using equipment properly
  • Running in the hallway
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Poor sportsmanship
  • Not following directions
  • Disrespect (property, physical, verbal, etc.)
  • Inappropriate physical contact (horseplay)

Disciplinary infraction and consequences will be addressed including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Verbal reprimand
  • Indicate on classroom behavior management system
  • Time out / think time
  • Loss of privileges
  • Parent notification
  • Counseling

Level 2: Misbehavior whose frequency or seriousness tends to disrupt the learning climate of the school, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Bathroom misbehavior
  • Bullying (Repeated teasing)
  • Repeated disrespect
  • Chronic misbehavior (more than 2 times)
  • Obscene language or materials
  • Bus referral
  • Physical behavior toward another student or staff (simple and/or first time offense)
  • Repeated or serious Level 1 misconduct
  • Destruction of school property
  • Other unacceptable behavior

Disciplinary infraction and consequences will be noted on a student citation form and will be addressed including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Indicate on classroom behavior management system
  • Parent/guardian notification
  • Behavior modification plan (for repeated behaviors or chronic behaviors, consider an FBA or referral)
  • Counseling
  • Time out/think time
  • Loss of privileges
  • Detention
  • In-school suspension
  • External suspension


Level 3: Misbehavior directed against persons or property or continued misbehaviors, which defy remediation at Level 2, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Repeated or serious Level 1 and 2 misconduct
  • Bus referral
  • Forgery
  • Theft
  • Serious physical behavior toward another student or staff
  • Assault
  • Vandalism
  • Drugs/Tobacco
  • Unlawful harassment
  • Violent threats
  • Weapons
  • Terroristic threats or acts
  • Any other serious, unacceptable behavior that results in injury or damage to another person or property or poses a threat to the safety of others in the school or to the security of the school or to the security of the school environment, or that otherwise constitutes serious misconduct.

Disciplinary infraction and consequences will be noted on a student citation form and will be addressed including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Indicate on classroom behavior management system
  • Parent/guardian notification
  • Counseling
  • Time out/think time
  • Loss of privileges
  • Detention
  • In-school suspension
  • External suspension
  • Behavior modification plan (for repeated behaviors or chronic behaviors, consider an FBA or referral)
  • Consequences determined according to District Policy

This code defines prohibited conduct. The conduct is prohibited if it occurs on school property, while using School District approved transportation, during participation in or attendance at a school-related activity anywhere, while traveling to and from school or school-related activities, at any time or place if the conduct has an adverse impact on the school community, or while the student is otherwise under the school jurisdiction. For transfer students, if sanctions imposed by a prior school are deemed insufficient or if additional steps are appropriate for protection of the safety of the school community, disciplinary steps including expulsion may be implemented based on conduct that occurred while the student was enrolled at a prior school.

This code provides guidelines to students, school employees, and administrators, but will not under any circumstances be considered a limitation on the authority of school employees, administrators, or the school board to define misconduct and determine the appropriate punishment for any particular misconduct. The misconduct listed under each level shall not be considered exclusive, but merely provides examples of misconduct that may be considered under the specified level. Depending on the circumstances, misconduct listed under a particular level may be treated as a higher-level offense, and a student may be subject to suspension or expulsion for a single incident or for misconduct not specifically listed under Level II or Level III. The penalties set forth should be considered minimum penalties for designated offenses.