Stratton’s Discipline Code is written on levels, according to the severity of the offense or frequency of offenses. The discipline will be given out by the administrator, assistant administrator, superintendent, or their designee. The administrators have the right to suspend students. For more serious violations administrators have the right to move the offense to a more serious level or consequence. Since it is not possible to foresee every problem, consequences may be given for offenses not listed below, according to the severity of the offense. The discipline code applies to the regular school day, any school sponsored event, or to other circumstances that threaten the well being of students or employees of the district.
Students that are in ISS (in school suspension) can earn up to 75% on class work for the days suspension is served and will lose all daily points.
Students that receive OSS (out of school suspension) can earn up to 50% on assignments during the suspension and will lose all daily points.
The administrator may suspend or recommend expulsion of a student who engages in one or more of the following activities while in school buildings, on school grounds, in school vehicles or during a school-sponsored activity and in certain cases when the behavior occurs off of school property:
(1) Causing/attempting to cause damage to school property or stealing/attempting to steal school property of value
(2) Causing/attempting to cause damage to private property or stealing/attempting to steal private property
(3) Commission of any act which if committed by an adult would be robbery or assault as defined by state law. Expulsion shall be mandatory in accordance with state law except for commission of third degree assault
(4) Violation of criminal law that has an immediate effect on the school or on the general safety or welfare of students or staff
(5) Violation of district policy or building regulations
(6) Violation of the district’s policy on dangerous weapons in the schools. Expulsion shall be mandatory for carrying, bringing, using or possessing a dangerous weapon without the authorization of the school district, unless the student has delivered the firearm or weapon to a teacher, administrator or other authorized person in the district as soon as possible upon discovering it, in accordance with state law.
(7) Violation of the district’s alcohol use/drug abuse policy. Expulsion shall be mandatory for sale of drugs or controlled substances, in accordance with state law.
(8) Violation of the district’s violent and aggressive behavior policy
(9) Violation of the district’s tobacco-free schools policy
(10) Violation of the district’s policy on sexual harassment
(11) Throwing objects, unless part of a supervised school activity, that can cause bodily injury or damage property
(12) Directing profanity, vulgar language or obscene gestures toward other students, school personnel or visitors to the school
(13) Engaging in verbal abuse, i.e., name calling, ethnic or racial slurs, or derogatory statements addressed publicly to others that precipitate disruption of the school program or incite violence
(14) Committing extortion, coercion or blackmail, i.e., obtaining money or other objects of value from an unwilling person or forcing an individual to act through the use of force or threat of force
(15) Lying or giving false information, either verbally or in writing, to a school employee
(16) Scholastic dishonesty that includes but is not limited to cheating on a test, plagiarism or unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work
(17) Continued willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of proper authority including deliberate refusal to obey a member of the school staff
(18) Behavior on or off school property which is detrimental to the welfare or safety of other students or school personnel
(19) Repeated interference with the school’s ability to provide educational opportunities to other students
(20) Engaging in “hazing” activities, i.e., forcing prolonged physical activity, forcing excessive consumption of any substance, forcing prolonged deprivation of sleep, food, or drink, or any other behavior which recklessly endangers the health or safety of an individual for purposes of initiation into any student group.
(21) Violation of the district’s dress code policy
(22) Violation of the district’s policy on student expression