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Uinta County School District #1 is striving to provide an educational environment of the highest quality, an environment that is safe and orderly, and one in which all students can learn and grow. To accomplish this we must maintain proper discipline. Our plan is to reward positive behavior and to modify negative behavior. An essential element of this plan is that behavioral expectations are established and clearly understood by all students. The focus of student discipline is to have students accept the responsibility and the consequences of their actions.

 

DISCIPLINE PLAN

Classroom Rules: The following are general policies for appropriate behavior in the classroom and throughout the school. Each school will modify these policies to meet their needs.

 

BE RESPECTFUL

  • Students will follow the teacher’s directions immediately.
  • Students will show respect for others and their possessions.

 

BE RESPONSIBLE

  • Students will make-up lost time due to inappropriate classroom behavior.

 

BE SAFE 

  • Any activity that may harm self or others will not be allowed at school.
  • Students that break the law will deal with the law.

 

Violation of Classroom Rules: Methods of discipline will vary slightly with individual teachers. Generally teachers will follow these guidelines:

  • Establish behavioral expectations (modeling, warnings).
  • First Offense: Informal Student/Teacher Conference (Inappropriate behavior discussed and future consequences identified if behavior continues).
  • Second Offense: Parent Contact (Inappropriate behavior discussed with student and parent, future consequences identified if behavior continues).
  • Third Offense: Administrative Intervention – office referral.
  • Severe Clause: Administrative Intervention – office referral.
    • When a student commits any Category II or III offense

 

 

DISCIPLINE INFRACTIONS: Offenses will be categorized either as minor, major, or violation of law.

CATEGORY I - MINOR OFFENSE: Violation of classroom rules, rules of common courtesy, and violation of another’s rights.

·         Violation of Classroom Rules

·         Throwing objects

·         Leaving class without permission

·         Dress Code Violation

·         Rowdiness in the Halls

·         Disruptive Behavior

  • Inappropriate Display of Affection
  • Obscene Behavior/Profanity
  • Not checking out of school = TRUANCY
  • Possession of nuisance items (lighters, water balloons, water pistols, electronic items, cell phones, head phones, etc)

 

CATEGORY II - MAJOR OFFENSE: Actions, which have a high potential for personal injury, defiance of school authority, and violation of ethics.

·         Insubordination/Defiance of Authority

·         Provoking a fight

·         Cheating

·         Destruction of property

·         Threatening another student

·         Chronic Minor Offenses

·         Harassment/hazing/intimidation (bullying) of a another student

  • Verbal abuse/profanity, disrespectful remarks or gestures towards teacher or staff member
  • Misuse of Computers (Includes downloading games/programs, inappropriate email, pornographic material visiting pornographic sites, and unauthorized chat rooms.)
  • Sexual harassment (Includes derogatory or offensive comments, jokes, gestures, slurs, sexual remarks about one’s own or another’s body, sexually suggestive pictures, cartoons, photographs, objects and vulgar language.)

 

CATEGORY III - VIOLATION OF LAW: Violation of public law.

·         Computer hacking

·         Theft

·         Extortion

·         Vandalism

·         Gambling

·         Trespassing

·         Graffiti, Tagging

·         Threatening a staff member

·         Use/possession or distribution of drugs or alcohol, drug paraphernalia

·         Use or possession of Tobacco in any form

·         Arson, false fire alarm, bomb threat, fireworks of any kind

·         Possession, threats, or use of a weapon

·         Fighting/Assault of a student or staff member