Code of Consequences For Minor Offenses:
These consequences are designed to be fair and consistent for all students in the Indus School.
- 1st offense:30 minutes of lunch detention
- 2nd offense:One hour of lunch detention
- 3rd offense:One hour of lunch detention and a parent conference
- 4th offense: One day of ISS
Detention: This is make-up time assigned by the office or by individual teachers to curb minor discipline problems, poor student attendance patterns, or lack of completed class work. While all cases of discipline are handled on an individual basis, in general the policy of progressive discipline will be followed.
- Students receiving a detention will be required to serve their detention with the teacher who gave it. Tardy detentions will be served in the office.
- Detentions for discipline problems in the classroom must be served either the day they are received or the following day. If a student does not serve their detention within this time, the detention becomes an automatic two-hour detention to be served with the principal. If the two-hour detention is not served within two days, the detention becomes an in-school suspension, to be served the next day.
- The ACTIVITY BUS IS NOT TO BE USED BY STUDENTS ON DETENTION. They must either be picked up by a parent or guardian or have driven themselves. Students serving detention must leave the school ground after their detention is finished.
- A detention will be served in the ISS room during lunch with an supervisor assigned. Tardy and two-hour detentions will be served in the office. Students serving a two-hour detention must bring sufficient homework and/or appropriate reading material (recreational catalogs or magazines will not be considered appropriate reading material) to the detention room. If a student does not work or read the entire twohours, they will be required to serve ISS again the following week.
Classroom Suspension: If a student’s behavior becomes unmanageable and disruptive to the educational process for other students, the teacher has the authority to have the student removed from their classroom for the remainder of the hour. If this happens, a discipline report must be filed with the following consequences.
- Step One: The first time a student is sent to the office from a classroom, the teacher must confer with the student individually, the teacher must phone the parents, and the teacher will file a report with the administration on the incident.
- Step Two: The second time a student is sent to the office from a classroom, the teacher must confer with the student individually, the teacher must phone the parents, and the teacher will file a report with administration on the incident. A meeting will be held with the student, teacher and administration the next school day at 8:00 a.m. The student will not be allowed to attend this class until this meeting has taken place and it will be considered unexcused.
- Step Three: The third time a student is sent to the office from a classroom, the teacher must confer with the student individually, the teacher will file a report with the administration on the incident, SST will be notified, administration will set up a meeting with the student, parents, and teacher to create a contract for the student’s behavior in the class. Students will not normally be readmitted to the class until the conference has taken place and correctives are in place.
- Step Four: The fourth time a student is sent to the office from a classroom, the teacher will confer with the student, the teacher will file a report with the administration, the SST will be notified, the student and the parent will be notified by phone and letter that the student has been dropped from the class and will receive no credit for it, regardless of the work that has been done or turned in.
In School or Out of School Suspensions
- The administration may suspend a student from school for up to 10 days. Written notification will be sent to the parent.
- A suspended student cannot participate in or attend any school activities during his/her period of suspension. If the student is found to be on school property, it will be turned over to authorities as trespassing.
Expulsion: The Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the administration, has the authority to expel a student from school, if necessary.
- Any student considered for expulsion will be offered a chance for a hearing before the board. A parent or guardian should attend the hearing if the student’s continued attendance in school is desired. The student may also request others to attend in his/her behalf in order to assure due process under the law.
Reasons for Suspension, Detention, or Expulsion would include some of the following:
- Truancy or irregular attendance including unexcused absences, unexcused tardies, cuts, or excessive excused absences.
- Intentional disregard of school regulations or ignoring the penalties.
- Deliberate damage to school property or property not belonging to the student.
- Insubordination or challenging the authority of the school.
- Continued poor grades or poor attitude; not doing homework.
- Safety hazard to school, school employees or student.
- Weapons, Explosives and Dangerous objects violation
- Multiple repeat offenses.
- Physical attacks or verbal harassment.
- Use and/or possession of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs or paraphernalia.
Right of Appeal: Any student who feels he/she has been unjustly disciplined may make written appeal to the next higher authority than the one who initiated the disciplinary action. Example: A teacher suspends you from class – you may appeal to the principal/administrative assistant. If the principal/administrative assistant has disciplined you, you may appeal to the superintendent.