PDES Discipline Procedures
Peace Dale students are expected to demonstrate good citizenship and appropriate social behavior at all times. Behavior is never to infringe upon the rights of other students or adults, thereby disrupting the learning process or school environment. A teacher or supervisory adult may remove a student from the classroom or playground area when the student deliberately caused a discipline offense that violates the safety or civil respect of others. (Please refer to Policy #5146 for additional information.)
Peace Dale Elementary School Discipline
Minor infractions will be handled using the following protocol.
1. Fill out Minor Infractions form by making a checkmark next to the infraction that occurred.
2. Fill in the bottom of the form and add any additional comments that would describe the infraction with more detail (if necessary).
3. Classroom teachers put the Minor Infraction form in their PBIS folder. Non-classroom staff will give the Minor Infraction form to the classroom teacher.
4. Minor Infraction forms will be collected routinely throughout the month by the PBIS team so that the data can be entered into our system.
5. The PBIS team will meet monthly to discuss the data and then will present it to staff.
6. Make sure that you keep track of 3-peats. This occurs when one student has had 3 of THE SAME minor infractions (e.g. The child was asked 3 times not to chew gum). Once a 3-peat occurs the teacher will fill out a MAJOR Infraction form. 3-Peats are considered a MAJOR INFRACTION.
7. Remember, a Minor Infraction should be dealt with in this manner: quickly, privately, neutrally, follow up with a positive acknowledgment of a behavior, re-teach positive behavior.
Major Infractions will be handled using the following protocol:
1. Staff person identifies behavior.
2. Staff person tells child in private what behavior expectation was not followed, then restates it.
3. Staff person fills out Major referral form.
4. Child takes form to the office.
5. Child meets with Principal or Assistant Principal.
6. Principal or Assistant Principal gives a consequence.
7. Referral filled out by Principal.
8. Child returns signed form to the office.
9. Principal or Assistant Principal will contact referring staff person with information about the consequences that the child will receive.
Suspensions and Expulsions
Suspension means an exclusion of a student from attendance at school, school property, and all school sponsored activities for disciplinary reasons, by an authorized member of the administrative staff, for not more than ten consecutive days, provided such suspension shall not extend beyond the end of the school year in which it is imposed.
Listed are some examples of breaches of conduct that may lead to suspension/expulsion:
- striking or assaulting a student or member of the staff
- use of obscene or profane language
- deliberate refusal to obey a member of the school staff
- truancy and unauthorized leave from school property
- blackmailing, threatening, intimidating staff or students
- possession of a weapon or alcohol, or dangerous drugs or narcotics
- destruction of school property
- disruption of school day by bomb threats or false alarms
There is a more complete list of examples of behavior which could lead to suspension/expulsion in the district policy. The policy states that building administrators will forward to the police information of a violation of the law, involving a felony, taking place on school property. (Please refer to policy #5114 for additional information.)