FILE:  JCDA

Cf:  JCD, JD

Cf:  JDD, JDD-R, JDE

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board realizes, as a public agency, the school shares the responsibility with parents, to educate, guide, and when necessary, discipline children.  Fair and impartial discipline will help to ensure that a proper climate for learning will exist, and it will also help students develop the self discipline that is required for learning.

 

The ultimate responsibility for student conduct rests with the student and his/her parent. It is also the daily responsibility of school personnel to see that no single person interferes with the total learning environment of other students.  As prescribed by law, every teacher is authorized to hold every pupil to a strict accountability for any disorderly conduct in school or on the playground of the school or on any street, road, or school bus going to or returning from school, and during intermissions or recesses.  It is the final responsibility of the principal to maintain discipline at each school or any school function.

 

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

 

Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship, as well as stalking.  It can occur in person or electronically and may occur between a current or former dating partner through repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online.  Dating violence may take many forms, such as relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, relationship violence, dating abuse, or domestic violence.

 

Warning Signs:  Symptoms of depression and anxiety, engagement in unhealthy behaviors, like using tobacco, drugs, alcohol, exhibiting antisocial behaviors and think about suicide.

 

Any student who feels he/she may be a victim of teen dating violence or knowledgeable of teen dating violence, should contact the school’s administrator, counselor, resource officer, or teacher representative to make a report.

 

MINOR OFFENSES

 

When students commit minor offenses, it is recommended that the teacher contact, by phone or by sending home a note, the parents and inform them of the problems before referring the student to the principal.  In addition, the teacher may decide to administer punish work to the student.  If punish work is issued, it should be in line with the offense.

 

For minor offenses the principal may counsel with the student; refer student to the guidance counselor, or visiting teacher; or paddling the student.  (If this method is selected the principal shall abide by Pointe Coupee Parish School Board regulations regarding corporal punishment.)

 

The teacher shall refer students to the principal when necessary, using the proper referral procedures.  No student is to be sent into the halls or on the campus from a classroom.

 

Beginning with the 1999-2000 school year in grades K-5, and adding a grade each year thereafter, students shall respond to personnel using respectful terms ("Yes, Ma'am," "Yes, Sir.")  Violations shall be considered a minor offense and disciplined accordingly.

 

STUDENT OFFENSES AND DISCIPLINE REGULATIONS - GRADES K-6

 

Elementary school principals may use, at their own discretion, any of the items under Student Offenses and Discipline Regulations - Grades 7-12 they feel appropriate, except suspending a student for excessive tardiness and/or absence.  However, the following student offenses should call for a conference with the parent and/or visiting teacher, followed by a short-term suspension on the second offense.  Students may be punished for any of the offenses listed, but not limited to, the following:

 

  1. Disrespect for authority.

  2. Disobedience.

  3. Cursing faculty or school personnel.

  4. Threatening faculty.

  5. Vandalism.

  6. Extortion.

  7. Bullying, harassing or intimidating students.

 

STUDENT OFFENSES AND DISCIPLINE REGULATIONS - GRADES 7-12

 

Students may be punished for any offenses including, but not limited to, the following:

 

OFFENSE 

 

DISPOSITION

  1. Cutting class

Counseling, In School Suspension (ISS), or short-term suspension.

 

  1. Leaving campus

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

 

  1. Excessive tardiness

Counseling on first two offenses,notification to parent on third offense, ISS  or short-term suspension thereafter.

 

  1. Horseplaying

Counseling or suspension

 

  1. Hooky

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

 

  1. Possession of tobacco  or tobacco products and/or lighter materials (includes e cigarettes)

 

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

  1. Dress code infraction  

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

 

7a.  Sagging pants  

Zip tie, counseling, parent notification, ISS or short-term suspension

 

  1. Gambling

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

 

  1. Minor disturbance,  classroom/campus

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

 

  1. Possession and/or use of  radios, televisions, tape recorders, and/or electronic  games and/or cell phones (not used instructionally as authorized by teacher)

 

Counseling, ISS, short-term suspension, or expulsion.

  1. Eating in class   

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

 

  1. Not having proper materials supplies, equipment (shorts in P.E., etc) needed for participation.

 

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

  1. Dishonesty - forging signatures or grades,cheating, etc.

Counseling, ISS, or short-term suspension.

 

  1. Theft

Counseling, ISS, or short-term or long-term suspension, or expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Disrespect for authority  

Counseling, ISS, or short-term or long-term suspension.

 

  1. Threatening, bullying, harassing, or intimidating others      

Counseling, ISS, or short-term or long-term suspension, expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Use of profane and/or obscene language (verbal, written, or electronically transmitted)   

 

Counseling, ISS, or short-term or long-term suspension.

  1. Smoking or using tobacco products

Short-term suspension.

 

  1. Possession of, or discharging of fireworks

Short or long term suspension, or expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Fighting 

Suspension or expulsion (unless self-defense is determined)

 

  1. Attacking another student  

Suspension, or expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Instigating 

Long-term suspension or expulsion recommendation

 

  1. Threatening faculty or  personnel 

Suspension pending expulsion hearing decision.

 

  1. Extortion 

Short or long-term suspension, or recommended expulsion.

 

  1. Molesting students/ indecent behavior 

Short or long-term suspension, or recommended expulsion.

 

  1. Arson

Short or long-term suspension.

 

  1. Participating in a riot

Short or long-term suspension or expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Inciting a riot 

Suspension pending expulsion hearing recommendation.

 

  1. Vandalism - School Property

Long-term suspension until reimbursement for damages are made.

 

  1. Possession or use of a dangerous weapon    

Suspension pending expulsion hearing decision.

 

  1. Use of an object as a   weapon  

Long-term suspension, or expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Cursing faculty or school personnel 

Suspension pending expulsion hearing decision.

 

  1. Possession or use of illegal drug or alcohol (includes synthetic drugs)

 

Expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Act assault and battery upon faculty or school personnel

Suspension pending expulsion hearing decision.

 

  1. Possession of a knife  with a blade 2 inches or longer

Expulsion recommendation.

 

  1. Inappropriate computer use/  Internet usage

 

Short-term or long-term suspension or expulsion recommendation.

  1. Dating Violence   

Expulsion recommendation

 

 

NOTE: For Offenses That Allow Counseling as a Disposition:
   
  In addition to counseling session with student, the principal/designee shall contact the parent or legal guardian of the pupil in question and conduct a counseling session, either by phone or in person, to establish a course of action to identify and correct the behavior leading to suspension or expulsion.
   
NOTE: A group of students (more than one) attaching another student will be immediately suspended with an expulsion recommendation.

 

Revised:  September, 1984

Revised:  October, 1998

Revised:  February, 1987

Revised:  July, 1999

Revised:  February, 1989

Revised:  October, 1999

Revised:  June, 1990

Revised:  July, 2001

Revised:  January, 1995

Revised:  November 18, 2010

Revised:  July, 1997

Revised:  July 24, 2014

Revised:  September, 1997

 

 

 

Ref:    Board minutes, 7-26-84, 1-22-87, 11-17-88, 6-28-90, 10-14-94, 10-9-98, 7-22-99, 11-18-10, 7-24-14

 

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board