PROACTIVE DISCIPLINE PLAN
I. DEFINITION OF DISCIPLINE
The establishment of an environment, whereby a specified pattern of behavior is produced.
II. MISSION STATEMENT
A modern secondary school must provide an atmosphere where safety and learning are enhanced. Students are entitled to a school setting where their right to an education is not infringed upon by the actions of others.
All school personnel must share in the responsibility of providing an appropriate setting for the student to learn and carry on normal activities. The classroom teacher is the backbone of this effort. Inappropriate behavior is most effectively dealt with at the level at which it occurs. When severe/criminal conduct takes place, the action shall be dealt with according to the Discipline Matrix.
The goal of student discipline shall be to develop and promote student self-discipline and effect a positive change in student behavior.
A. All teachers are responsible for providing a suitable learning environment for their students and for dealing with inappropriate behaviors in accordance with the discipline policy. Teachers are responsible for handling their discipline
problems to the best of their abilities in an attempt to change the students' behaviors before submitting properly worded referrals.
B. Administrators are responsible for helping teachers to provide a suitable learning environment for their students and for helping teachers to deal with inappropriate behaviors in accordance with the discipline policy. In addition, administrators are responsible for acting in a timely manner on any and all appropriate referrals submitted by teachers and other staff members. (Items V1, V2, V3, V7 and V8c will be acted upon within 24 hours.)
IV. STRANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS RULES
The Student will...
1. Be in assigned seat, prepared for class when the bell rings.
2. Respect the rights and property of self, others, and the school.
3. Follow teachers' instructions the first time they are given.
4. Exhibit behavior that does not interfere with the teaching or learning process.
5. Bring no food, drink, or any distracting item to class.
6. Adhere to school rules as stated in the Broward County Student Conduct and Code Book.
V. STUDENT ACTIONS FOR IMMEDIATE REMOVAL WHICH A REFERRAL WOULD BE APPROPRIATE
1. Profanity, defiance and/or obscene gesture directed at a staff member.
2. Use or possession of a weapon.
3. Being under the influence of, use, and/or possession of a mood altering substance (including paraphernalia).
4. Use and/or possession of tobacco products.
5. Forgery (altering school or parental documents).
6. Theft or destruction of personal and/or school property.
7. Assault and/or battery.
8. Behavior that significantly disrupts classroom procedures within the class period; including but not limited to:
a. Loud and/or abusive outbursts.
d. Repetitive disruptive behavior.
VI. TEACHER INTERVENTIONS FOR OTHER INAPPROPRIATE
Prior to writing an administrative referral for student misbehavior, other than those behaviors described in Section V, a minimum of three (3) teacher interventions must be completed. Possible interventions include, but are not limited to:
1. Adjust assigned seat.
2. Student conference.
3. Modified environment and/or contact with other teacher/sponsor/coach.
5. Detention, security monitored.
6. Behavior plan with parent signature.
7. Referral to Guidance/Social Worker through BASIS.
8. Parent/Guardian contacted by telephone (Leaving a message does not constitute parent contact).
9. Written parent contact (on appropriate form).
10. Parent conference.
11. CPST recommendation
12. Interventions documented through BASIS.
VII. TEACHER EXPULSION/EXCLUSION OF STUDENTS
FROM THE CLASSROOM
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 232.271 and 232.272 a teacher may expel or exclude a student from class if the student is repeatedly disruptive (as per Section VI); or seriously disruptive (as per Section V).
If a student is expelled or excluded as per this policy the teacher shall report that expulsion/exclusion on the Removal From Class Report. The report shall be submitted the day the expulsion/exclusion takes place.
232.272 Placement review committee.
Each school shall establish a committee to determine placement of a student when a teacher withholds consent to the return of a student to the teacher's class. A notice of intent to remove a student from class form must be filled out and turned into administration before the placement review committee can convene. Committee membership must include at least the following:
(1) Two teachers selected by the school's faculty; and
(2) One member from the school's staff who is selected by the principal.
The teacher who withheld consent to readmitting the student may not serve on the committee. The teacher and the placement review committee must render decisions within five days of the removal of the student from the classroom.
VIII. STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS
All students must have an I.D. card and present it upon request. Students who are unable to present such documentation may be considered trespassers and sent to CAP for the remainder of the school day.
Students who have lost their I.D. must see a media specialist in the media center to obtain a new card. Replacement cards are $5.00. If the barcode is erased or damaged through normal use, a new card will be made without cost, with exchange of the damaged card.
IX. TARDY PROCEDURE
1. Any student tardy unexcused for period one before 7:50AM will be issued a one hour detention.
If a student is tardy after 7:50AM, the student will report to CAP for the remainder of the period and will be marked as present in internal suspension.
2. Any student tardy for up to ten minutes for periods two through seven will be issued a one hour detention.
If a student is tardy after the ten minute late period, the student will report to CAP for the remainder of the period and will be marked as present in internal suspension.