Disciplinary Removal from the Classroom

It is the belief of the Board to maintain classrooms in which student behavior does not interfere with the ability of the teacher to teach effectively or the ability of other students to participate in classroom learning activities. Any student who violates the code of conduct or other classroom rules may be subject to removal from class and/or disciplinary action.

Student removal from class is a serious measure and should not be imposed in an arbitrary, casual or inconsistent manner. However, it is neither possible nor necessary to specify every type of improper or inappropriate behavior, or every circumstance that would justify removal from class under this policy. Teachers are expected to remove a student from class in any particular circumstance. All instances of formal removal from class shall be documented.

Consequences – All consequences will be assigned at the teacher’s discretion. The teacher decides which level of punishment is appropriate.

(1) A warning

(2) One or two 30 minute detention(s)

(3) Office referral

A teacher is authorized to immediately remove a student from the teacher’s classroom if the student’s behavior:

(1) violates the code of conduct adopted by the Board.

(2) is dangerous, unruly, or disruptive; or

(3) seriously interferes with the ability of the teacher to teach the class or other students to learn.

These Levels are given as samples and each event is case specific and may move from Level I to V or Suspension based on individual case specifics.