Procedures for Administration of Grades 7-12 Discipline Program

MJUSD
DIVISION 5000
STUDENTS
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION

PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTRATION OF GRADES 7-12 DISCIPLINE PROGRAM

The success of the Muroc Joint Unified School District discipline code is contingent upon strict adherence to proper procedure. Any deviation undermines the effectiveness of the program.

Record keeping relevant to this regulation will deal largely with the student record card. Record keeping of this form will be handled by the individual classroom teacher. The forms will be available in each classroom. Record keeping is to be used for Disruptive Behavior "A" infractions.

The effectiveness of this regulation depends on consistency of record keeping relevant to each infraction. In order to achieve the desired behavior, each student must be aware that this regulation will be enforced in a fair and consistent manner by every teacher, administrator and Governing Board member. The Disruptive Behavior "A" record, along with the record keeping of the administrator, is the only comprehensive documentation of a student's behavior. It must be completed diligently from the first infraction to the final action or solution. A student, no matter how deserving, cannot proceed to the next level UNLESS all required action has been completed on the previous steps. BE COMPLETE AND EXACT!!

  1. Step 1- Teacher alerts student to the unacceptable behavior and schedules teacher/student conference. Desired teacher/student conference consists of:
    (a) Student describes behavior, i.e., "What I was doing . . ."
    (b) Teacher identifies why that behavior is unacceptable, i.e., "This behavior is unacceptable because . . ."
    (c) Teacher and/or student give an alternative behavior, i.e., "What should you have been doing?"
    (d) Consequences for a repeat of the behavior are established by the teacher, i.e., "Should this happen again, . . ."
    It is suggested that the student fill out the top portion of the Disruptive Behavior "A" record card and summarize his/her behavior.
  2. Step 2- Verbal warning with personal parent contact by the instructor; teacher should conference with the student and make personal contact with the parent/guardian. If, after a reasonable number of attempts (three or four) at contacting a parent/guardian by phone or in person, no contact has been made, a letter may be sent. If a letter is sent, the teacher should keep a record of attempts to contact the parent/guardian.
  3. Step 3- First referral by teacher: At the teacher's convenience, a teacher/student/parent/administrator contact made; student advised that the next step will involve a one (1) day reassignment/ suspension.
  4. Step 4- Second referral by teacher: Teacher/parent/administrator conference; one (1) day student reassignment/suspension.
  5. Step 5- Third referral by teacher: Two to three (2-3) day student reassignment/suspension.
  6. Step 6- Fourth referral: Five (5) day student reassignment/suspension; parent/administrative review of and possible adjustment to student's educational program.
  7. Step 7- Fifth referral: Five (5) day student reassignment/suspension; Administrative Review Board hearing, recommended expulsion.
    (a) A teacher may suspend from class per Education Code for extreme behavior at any step of the process.
    (b) Any classroom referral resulting in student reassignment/suspension may also require mandatory classroom attendance by the parent or guardian.
    (c) Disruptive Behavior "B" and "C" infractions will be referred immediately to the administrator.

Disruptive Behavior "A"

  • Class or school disruption (e.g. note passing, talking)
  • Littering
  • Unauthorized attendance at school activity
  • Over affection (anything more than holding hands)
  • Nuisance item on campus (e.g. radio, tape player, water gun, electronic signaling device)
  • Refusal to give name when asked
  • Obscene material possession
  • Dress code violation
  • Parking/driving car/motorcycle in unauthorized areas
  • Student in unauthorized area
  • Lying
  • Bike/skateboard riding on campus
  • Defiance of authority

Behavior "A" Sequence of Actions

  1. Step 1- Teacher/student conference;
  2. Step 2- Teacher/student/parent contact;
  3. Step 3- REFERRAL: teacher and/or administrator/student/parent contact, warning of reassignment;
  4. Step 4- SECOND REFERRAL: teacher/student/parent/administrator conference or contact, behavior contract written, one (1) day reassignment/suspension;
  5. Step 5- THIRD REFERRAL: two to three (2-3) day reassignment/suspension;
  6. Step 6- FOURTH REFERRAL: five (5) day reassignment/suspension, Administrative Review Board hearing, recommended expulsion.
    • A teacher may suspend from class per Education Code for extreme behavior at any step of the process.
    • Any classroom referral resulting in student reassignment/suspension may also require mandatory classroom attendance by the parent/guardian.

Disruptive Behavior "B"

  • Hazing
  • Fighting
  • Gambling
  • Forgery
  • Profanity or vulgarity
  • Cutting detention
  • False fire alarm
  • Reckless driving
  • Cheating
  • Behavior dangerous to students or staff
  • Fireworks possession/use
  • Tobacco possession/use
  • Defiance of authority (blatant/flagrant)

Behavior "B" Sequence of Actions

  1. Step 1- REFERRAL: teacher/student/parent/administrator contact, possible suspension;
  2. Step 2- SECOND REFERRAL: one to five (1-5) day suspension, student/parent/administrator contact;
  3. Step 3- THIRD REFERRAL: three to five (3-5) day suspension, student/parent/administrator contact;
  4. Step 4- FOURTH REFERRAL: five (5) day suspension, student/parent/administrator contact; Administrative Review Board hearing, recommended expulsion.
  5. Any classroom referral resulting in student suspension may also require mandatory classroom attendance by the parent/guardian.

Disruptive Behavior "C"

  • Alcohol possession/use
  • Theft
  • Weapon or dangerous object possession/use
  • Extortion
  • Physical attack/threat of attack to student or staff
  • Sexual assault
  • Arson
  • Vandalizing school property (payment for property required)
  • Controlled substance possession/use
  • Bomb threat
  • Any felony not listed herein

Behavior "C" Sequence of Actions

  1. Step 1- REFERRAL: three to five (3-5) day suspension, student/parent/administrator conference, law enforcement agency notified, possible Administrative Review Board hearing, possible expulsion;
  2. Step 2- SECOND REFERRAL: five (5) day suspension, student/parent/administrator conference, law enforcement agency notified, Administrative Review Board hearing, recommended expulsion
  3. Step 3- THIRD REFERRAL: five (5) day suspension, student/parent/administrator conference, law enforcement agency notified, other appropriate agency(s) notified, Administrative Review Board hearing, recommended expulsion.

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(Former BP 5415)

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