Any infraction of the schools
rules (see Code of Conduct
section) will result in disciplinary action. This disciplinary action cannot be
confined to a specific set of rules, for every situation is different. Each
offense will be reviewed in its entirety with consideration for the
circumstances involved. Following this review, appropriate action will be
The teacher is the first and most
important person involved in dealing with behavioral problems that necessitate
disciplinary action. Minor problems will be worked out between teacher and
child. Teachers expect parental support in reinforcing classroom rules and
procedures. Frequent communication between teacher and parent(s) can often
preclude minor problems becoming major ones.
Consequences for classroom
misbehavior may include one or more of the following: a reprimand, counseling, time
out, or withdrawal of privileges, e.g.: no
recess. Sometimes a time out in a
quiet place with supervision is sufficient to calm a frustrated child. When a
teacher feels that stronger disciplinary action is necessary, the child may be
sent to the director, in which case the parents will be informed and the visit
noted in school records. If the students misbehavior persists, there will be a
conference with teacher, parents, director, and student.
If the above procedures fail to produce the desired
results, a child may be suspended. Suspension from school, which is a last
resort, will be at the directors discretion and only after a timely warning to
the parents. (see note below) Prior to re-admission after a suspension, the
parent(s) and child will meet with the personnel director, the director, and
the teacher. Continued infractions of school rules after a suspension could
result in dismissal for the duration of the school year.
A serious altercation or disturbance may result
in immediate suspension for a period of not less than one day. Biting is
considered grounds for suspension.