Elementary Code of Conduct

Level I Infractions

Level I Misbehaviors classified in this level represent relatively minor infractions of established procedures, which regulate the orderly operation of the school and its educational process.  The frequency of their occurrence shall determine the appropriate disciplinary response and their reclassification at a higher level.  In most cases an individual teacher, staff member, or team will handle these infractions.

Level I infractions include, but are not limited to:

  • Littering
  • Tardiness to school or class
  • Failure to be prepared for class
  • Failure to complete assignments or directions
  • Abuse of hall or lavatory privileges
  • Careless or unauthorized use of school property/facilities
  • Disruptive behavior in school, on campus, or on bus
  • Loss of or damage to school property
  • Unauthorized use of electronics or cell phones
  • Being in unauthorized areas
  • Use of inappropriate language
  • Unauthorized playing with toys in the school building
  • Throwing dirt, stones, snowballs or any inappropriate object

Consequences may include:

  • Verbal reprimand with immediate adult counsel
  • Seat change
  • Parental contact
  • Behavioral contract
  • Strict supervised study
  • Restriction of privileges
  • Temporary removal from class
  • Referral to Social Worker/Counselor/Child Study Team
  • Payment for damages
  • Developing a behavioral contract
  • Written apology

Level II Infractions

This level includes misbehaviors whose frequency or seriousness tends to disrupt the learning climate of the school and to affect seriously the student’s own education.  Infractions at this level include Level I infractions committed by a student who continues or repeats the infraction after being disciplined at Level I for that infraction.  Teachers usually have made a home contact before repeated Level I offenses are turned into Level II offenses.  Because of their frequency or seriousness, the principal assumes the major responsibility for corrective action.

Level II infractions include, but are not limited to:

  • Unmodified Level I misbehavior
  • Harassment
  • Chronic misbehavior on school bus
  • Use of profanity or obscenity
  • Leaving classroom or school without permission or a legitimate reason
  • Truancy
  • Serious acts of defiance
  • Forgery
  • Cheating
  • Bullying

Consequences may include:

  • Continuation of the more stringent Level I options
  • Parental conference
  • Temporary withdrawal of certain participation or privileges in school activities
  • Temporary removal from class
  • Suspension of school bus transportation
  • Temporary out-of-school suspension

Level III Infractions

These acts are more serious because their consequences may have a lasting effect on the individual or may pose a threat to the health and safety of others in the school.  While some might be considered criminal acts, for the most part their remediation can be undertaken through the disciplinary mechanism of the school.  However, in some cases law enforcement officials may have to be contacted or notified and criminal charges may be filed when appropriate.

Level III infractions include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuation of Level II misbehavior
  • Chronic truancy
  • Stealing
  • Assault
  • Vandalism
  • Possessing, using or being under the influence of unauthorized substances (e.g. drugs, alcohol) on school property or at school functions
  • Starting a fire in school
  • Extortion of other students
  • Tampering with the fire alarm or pulling false alarm
  • Possession and/or use of fireworks
  • Use of tobacco on school property
  • Providing, selling and use of illegal chemical substances and/or alcohol on school property or at school sponsored activities
  • Bomb threat
  • Possession of weapons on school property or at school-sponsored activities
  • Threats of bodily harm made to students and/or staff

Consequences may include:

  • Continuation of the more stringent Level II options
  • Parental conference
  • Temporary withdrawal of certain participation privileges in school activities
  • Temporary removal from class
  • Suspension of school bus transportation
  • Temporary out-of-school suspension
  • Police report filed