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Student Discipline

PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE POLICY

Students at Grant High School are responsible for maintaining appropriate behavior at all times and becoming responsible adults and citizens. Students who willfully disregard school policy will be subject to progressive discipline sanctions.

Depending on the infraction, student misconduct will be labeled and handled as follows:

LEVEL 1 MISCONDUCT- MINOR OFFENSES AND CLASSROOM DISRUPTIONS (Examples: electronic devices, Gum chewing, forgetting school supplies, classroom disruptions, failure to complete assignments, excessive talking, care of supplies, minor pupil-pupil conflicts, and other classroom infractions.)
  • Level 1 Misconduct will be handled and documented primarily by the classroom teacher. (Change of seat, time out/isolation, teacher-student conference, peer mediation, confiscation of electronic devises, parent contact, and/or teacher-student-parent conference)
 
LEVEL 2 MISCONDUCT- SCHOOL POLICY INFRACTIONS
(Examples: Pervasive Level 1 Misconduct, forgery, smoking, theft, excessive tardiness, truancy, dress code infractions, defiance, willful disrespect, and other infractions to any school policies.)
  • Level 2 Misconduct will be referred to the Dean of Discipline and/or Counselor for proper handling and documentation.
 
LEVEL 3 MISCONDUCT- EDUCATION CODE INFRACTIONS
(Examples: Pervasive level 2 Misconduct, physical fighting, possession of any weapon, possession of graffiti and/or tagging materials, destruction of school property, possession of any controlled substance, act of physical force, criminal or terrorist threats, others as applicable.)
  • Level 3 Misconduct will be referred to the Dean of Discipline and/or School Police for proper handling and documentation.

Depending on the level of misconduct and pervasiveness:
  1. Uncooperative students could be disciplined by any staff member and referred to the Dean for proper handling and documentation.
  2. Students could be disciplined by any of the following disciplinary actions (in a progressive sequence): Student Conference, Call Home, Parent Conference, Counseling Session, Detention, In-School Suspension, Home Suspension, Opportunity Transfer, or Recommendation for Expulsion. Additionally, students involved in criminal activities or in violation to the Education Code may be subject to police arrest and judicial disciplinary action.
ACTIVITIES THAT MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION, EXPULSION,
AND/ OR POLICE INVOLVEMENT
  • Defacing school property. (Student and parent are responsible to pay for damages)
  • Defiance or disobedience.
  • Fighting.
  • Vandalism, damage to school property.
  • Habitual profanity.
  • Forgery.
  • Stealing or extortion.
  • Possession of weapons including any type of knife, stun gun, tasers, pepper spray or mace.
  • Crimes of violence.
  • Publication or distribution of unauthorized materials.
  • Possession of stolen property.
  • Climbing of fences or gates.
  • Assault or battery upon another person.
  • Gambling.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Any activity, which is a violation of a law.
  • Possession of any marking devise including spray cans, paint, pens and markers.
  • Persistent use of degrading language or hazing.
  • Any type of gang activity.
  • Any type of hate crimes.
  • Use or possession of drugs and/or alcohol