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Discipline Matrix

This Matrix lists unacceptable behaviors and Minimum Mandatory Consequences.

Administrators may impose consequences beyond minimum mandatory, where there is documented evidence of prior intervention and/or progressive discipline; or in the case of extenuating circumstances as determined by the principal. In using a progressive discipline approach, consequences may vary from student to student. Consequences may also vary when a student is covered by provisions of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

Incidents of misbehavior which do not reach the level of administrative attention will continue to be resolved by the classroom teacher/staff member.

Principals must report Sexual Harassment or Discrimination Complaints to the Office of Equal Opportunity Services (OEOS) within 72 hours.

See the Glossary for possible Parent Involvement or Tobacco Intervention Programs. They are imposed when programs are available.

Students are suspended from Extracurricular Activities during the timeframe of any suspension.

Per policy, the suspension from Extracurricular activities extends beyond the school suspension in cases involving tobacco or controlled/illegal substances.

Fighting Violations
Behavior ViolationOccurrenceMinimum Consequence
Assault Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
Assault, Aggravated 1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
Assault, Aggravated 2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
Battery, Aggravated Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
Battery/Fighting Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
Property Violations
Behavior ViolationOccurrenceMinimum Consequences

Arson I
(Damage of less than $200)

Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution

Arson II
(Damage of less than $200 - $999)

Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution
  • Referral for Legal Action

Arson III
(Damage of $1000 damage or more)

Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Expulsion (If greater than $10,000)
  • Seek Restitution
  • Referral for Legal Action

Robbery

1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution

Robbery

2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution
  • Referral for Legal Action

Theft

1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Seek Restitution

Theft

2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution

Trespassing/Unauthorized Presence

Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact

Vandalism I
(Damage of less than $200)

Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution

Vandalism II
(Damage of $200 - $999)

Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution
  • Referral for Legal Action

Vandalism III
(Damage of $1000 or more)

Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Expulsion (If greater than $10,000)
  • Seek Restitution
  • Referral for Legal Action
Social Violations
Behavior ViolationOccurrenceMinimum Consequence
Bullying/Cyberbullying 1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
Bullying/Cyberbullying 2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
Bus Disruption Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
Extortion 1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Seek Restitution
Extortion 2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Seek Restitution
False Accusations Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
Gang Related Activity Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Severe cases may result in greater consequences.
General Disruptive Conduct
and/or Defiance
Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
Harassment 1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
Harassment 2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
Language, Profane,
and/or Abusive
1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
Language, Profane,
and/or Abusive
2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
Materials, Obscene 1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
Materials, Obscene 2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
Threats of Violence Against School and/or False Alarms Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
Substance Violations
See the Glossary for possible Parent Involvement or Tobacco Intervention Programs. They are imposed when programs are available.
Behavior ViolationOccurrenceMinimum Consequence
Controlled Substance Possession
(or Paraphernalia)
1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • ***Parent Involvement Program
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
Controlled Substance Possession
(or Paraphernalia)
2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Long-term Suspension
Controlled Substance Sale or Distribution Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
Controlled Substance Use
or Under the Influence
1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • ***Parent Involvement Program
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
Controlled Substance Use
or Under the Influence
2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Long-term Suspension
Tobacco, Possession, Use, or Distribution
(Including e-cigarettes)
Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • *Tobacco Intervention Program Referral
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
Weapons Violations
Gun with projectile by explosive action is considered a firearm.
Behavior ViolationOccurrenceMinimum Consequence
Firearm Possession/Use Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Expulsion (1 year Expulsion per "Gun-Free Schools Act")
  • Referral for Legal Action
Weapon Possession 1st
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Administrator/Student/Parent Conference
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
Weapon Possession 2nd
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action
Weapon Use Any
  • Staff/Student Contact
  • Administrative/Parent Contact
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Referral for Legal Action