Dixon Displine Handbook 2017-18

August 2017

 

 

Dear Parents:

 

            We would like to welcome you and your child to the Dixon R-1 Schools.  We realize that you have entrusted us with the most precious gift a parent ever receives.  In that knowledge, we will strive to provide the very best education and safest environment possible.

            The mission of the district is “To create a learning community that maximizes each student’s opportunity for success”.  The staff is dedicated to helping every child reach this goal and we appreciate your efforts in helping us to succeed.

            This letter is designed to introduce you to the Dixon School District’s discipline code, which has been approved by our Board of Education and is available on-line at dixonr1.com. Please take time to share this information with your child so he or she understands the rules that must be followed and what the results will be if the rules are broken.  (Policy 2600, 2610)

            The Board of Education believes that the right of a child to attend free public schools carries with it the responsibility of the child to attend school regularly and to follow the lawful policies of the district. As a result, school administrators can exclude a student from school because of:

  • A violation of school rules and regulations;
  • Behavior that disrupts the right of other students to an education; or
  • Behavior that endangers the student, other students, or school property.

All students will be given due process as guaranteed by constitutional provisions. This process will follow state law, as well as the terms outlined in the Board’s policies on student suspension and expulsion. (Policy 2661, 2662, 2663, 2664, 2671) 

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a safe and orderly climate in each of our buildings and at all school activities. Please join us in our efforts to achieve this goal by encouraging your child to know and follow his or her building discipline code.

Thank you for your cooperation. We need your support to make the Dixon School District the very best it can be and give your child a wonderful place to learn.

 

  Sincerely,

 

 

   Duane Doyle

Superintendent

 

 

                                               

DISCIPLINE HANDBOOK

 

 

 

The Dixon R-1 School District

WELCOMES

You into a new school year!!

 

2017-18

Dixon

Bulldogs

“To create a learning community that maximizes each student’s opportunity for success.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discipline Code Contents

 

Arson.......................................................................................................... 1

Assault....................................................................................................... 1                                       

Assembly Misconduct............................................................................. 1                                       

Attendance................................................................................................ 2

                Building Policies....................................................................... 2

                Leaving without Permission……………………………..3

                Tardies....................................................................................... 3

                Truancy..................................................................................... 3

Bus Misconduct....................................................................................... 4       

Careless Driving........................................................................................ 5       

Cheating.................................................................................................... 5

Computer Misuse..................................................................................... 5

Disrespect, Defiance of Authority......................................................... 6

                Verbal Abuse to Staff……………………………………6

Disruptive Speech or Conduct............................................................... 6

Drugs and Alcohol................................................................................... 7

                Students & Medications......................................................... 7

                Tobacco..................................................................................... 7       

                Use and Possession.................................................................. 8

Electronic Devices/Cell Phone Violations............................................ 8

Excessive Discipline Referrals............................................................... 9

False Alarm............................................................................................... 9

Fighting, Instigating a Fight.................................................................... 9

Fireworks................................................................................................. 10

Forgery .................................................................................................. 10

Gang-Related Activities........................................................................ 10

Harassment

                Extortion................................................................................. 11

                Intimidation of Student........................................................ 12

                Bullying/Threats….......……………………...................12                                                                    

                Sexual Harassment/Misconduct/Assault.......................... 13

Horseplay………………………………………………………...13

Inappropriate Apparel/Dress Code Violations................................. 14

Indecent Exposure................................................................................ 14

Locker room Violations........................................................................ 15

Public Display of Affection (PDA)………………………………15

School Personnel

                Physical Assault of ............................................................... 15

Stealing

                Larceny................................................................................... 16

                Petty Theft.............................................................................. 16

Threats of Terrorism............................................................................. 17

Vandalism............................................................................................... 17

Weapons................................................................................................. 18

               

 

 Arson                                                                  Page 1

Definition

Intentionally causing or attempting to cause a fire or explosion with the intent to damage property or buildings is prohibited.

 

First Offense

All grades                                                10 to 180 days OSS or expulsion; CWP, JA, LA

 

 

Assault

The Safe Schools Act prohibits assault.  For the purposes of the Code of Conduct assault in, on or at school facilities is committed by a student when he/she:

 

                (1)   knowingly causes physical injury to another person; or

                (2)   with criminal negligence, causes physical injury to another person; or

                (3)   recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death or serious physical                            injury to another person

 

Assault while on school property is a CLASS D FELONY.  Note: Within the school setting, school officials may determine that an act of “horseplay” in which one individual strikes, pushes, shoves or verbally confronts another may be considered as a lesser category than assault. 

 

 

                                   First Offense                       Second Offense                      Third Offense

Grades PK-5               ISS or OSS w/                    OSS w/                                   10 days OSS., possible

                                   maximum 10 days,               maximum 10 days,                  LT or expulsion,

                                   CWP, CWS,                         CWP,CWS, JA, LA,               CWP, CWS, JA, LA,

                                   Possible counseling              Possible counseling                 Possible counseling

                                                                               

Grades 6-12               Up to 10 days OSS              10 days OSS, possible            Expulsion;

                                   PC, CWS, JA, LA               LT or expulsion,                      CWP, CWS, JA, LA

                                                                                PC, CWS, JA, LA                                                 

                                                                                   

 

Assembly Misconduct                                        

Students must follow directions of staff at all times, including during school assemblies.  The use of obscene, obnoxious, rude, or loud remarks, making noises, throwing objects, or behavior that detracts from the purpose of the assembly is prohibited.

 

                                   1st Offense         2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PreK-5         Remove from    Remove from,                      Remove from      

                                   assembly,           assembly, Loss                     assembly,

                                   CWS, PC            of next assembly,                                suspension from

                                                                CWS, PC                               all assemblies

                                                                                                                CWS, PC              

Grades 6-8            Remove from       Remove from assembly, suspension from all

Assembly and      assemblies and 1-3 days OSS, CWS, PC, JA

                                FND or 1-3 days

                   ISS, CWS, PC

 

Assembly Misconduct (Cont.)                                                Page 2

 

               

Grades 9-12          FND or 1 day                        2-5 days OSS                        6-10 days OSS

                                OSS, CWS, PC                      CWS, PC, JA                         CWS, PC, JA

 

Attendance (Policy 2310)                                                                                                            

Missouri law mandates that children attend school on a regular basis until age 16.  Assuring regular attendance is a parent’s responsibility.  Failure to assure regular student attendance may effect a violation of Missouri Compulsory Attendance Law and result in possible criminal charges.

At all levels, absences will be excused in the following instances:

  • when the student is ill (illness must be verified by a doctor’s note given

to school secretary within two days of the absence, or parent/guardian note on the day student returns to school);

  • when the student becomes ill at school and is sent home by the school nurse;
  • doctor’s appointment verified by a doctor’s note given to the school secretary within two days of the absence;
  • serious illness or death in the family;
  • serious personal or family problem;
  • professional (legal appointments);
  • other prearranged reason approved by principal 24 hours in advance;
  • day of religious observance; or
  • other absences to be considered by the administration on an individual basis.

An attendance review committee will be established to evaluate special cases.  This committee will have the authority to waive maximum days missed if there is sufficient evidence of extenuating circumstance.  The committee will meet as needed. 

Elementary Policy

  1. Students will be allowed ten excused absences each semester for normal circumstances. Days in excess of 10 will be considered unexcused.
  2. Students will have one day for each excused day absent (up to five days) to make up work.

Middle School / High School Policy

  1. Students will be allowed eight excused absences each semester for normal circumstances.  Days in excess of 8 will be considered unexcused absences.
  2. Upon returning to school, the student will bring a note signed by a parent

       or guardian to the principal’s office.  The note needs to contain the student’s full                 name, date of absence, and reason for absence.  Professional documentation    (doctor’s note) needs to be sent to the office within 2 days of absence. 

  1. Student will have one day for each excused day absent (up to five days) to make up work.
  2. Excessive absences/unexcused absences may result in contact with legal authorities and/or loss of credit. 
  3. Alternative methods may be used for students to make up days missed who miss more than 8 days in any hour per semester.

 

Leaving W/Out Permission (Policy 2630, 2340)                    Page 3

Dixon R-1 Schools are closed campuses.  This means students must receive permission from the principal or his/her designee and sign out prior to leaving campus.  Vo-Tech students must ride the bus.  IT IS A MAJOR OFFENSE TO TAKE ANOTHER STUDENT OFF CAMPUS WITHOUT SCHOOL APPROVAL!

 

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                            3rd Offense         

Grades K-12         1 day OSS,                            3 days OSS,                          5 days OSS  

                                PC, CWS, JA, LA PC, CWS, JA ,LA PC, CWS, JA, LA

 

Tardy to Class/Late to School

Students must be in the classroom when the bell rings or they will be considered tardy. If a student arrives late to school, he/she must check in with the office before going to class. Notes or phone calls do not automatically excuse tardiness. All tardies to class are unexcused, unless student is detained by another teacher/administrator, and then the student must provide the classroom teacher with a note. After twenty-five (25) minutes of tardiness at the high school level/twenty-five (25) minutes at the middle school level, student will be counted absent from that class unless he/she has been detained in the office. Tardies will be recorded on a quarterly basis and referrals for excessive tardiness and/or late arrivals to school will be made through the office.

 

                                1st-2nd Offenses                    3rd Offense                          4 + Offenses

Grades  6-12         ASD, PC                                FND or 3 ISS                        FND, 3 ISS

 or 3 OSS                              

Truancy (Move below Attendance)

Unexcused absence from school is considered truancy.  Occurrences of truancy may be reported to the Division of Children Services and/or appropriate legal authorities.  Zero credit will be received. 

 

                                1st Offense                              2nd Offense                         3rd Offense

Grades PK-5         Loss of privilege,                    1-3 days ISS, CWS,           3-5 days ISS, PC                                  CWS, PC                                  PC, JA                                           CWS, JA, LA

Grades 6-12          1-3 days ISS,                           FND, CWS,                        1-3 day OSS

CWS, PC                                  PC, JA                                 CWS, PC, JA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conf. =Conference                       ISS=In-School Suspension                PC=Parent Contact

JA=Juvenile Authorities              LA=Legal Authorities                        PK= Preschool

LT=Long-Term Suspension         OSS=Out-of –School Suspension     Prin=Principal

CWP=Conference with Parent    CWS=Conference with Student          ASD=After School Detention

                                                                   FND=Friday Night Detention

Bus Misconduct (Policy 2652)                                                                          Page 4

Prohibited behaviors as outlined in the Dixon R-1 Discipline Code apply to students while on the school bus, whether the bus is District owned, or contracted.  Due to the unique nature of transporting students, in addition to those behaviors that are prohibited by the Discipline code, there are additional behaviors that are prohibited on the bus.  The following provide examples of the type of behaviors prohibited on the bus.  These examples are not meant to be all-inclusive of prohibited behavior.  The administration reserves the right to discipline students for behavior not specifically listed.  Further, the administration reserves the right to increase or decrease the consequences listed based on the circumstances of the misconduct.

 

Safe Schools Act of 1996

Note: Bus ridership is a privilege not a right. All provisions of the Safe Schools Act of 1996 apply to bus transportation. Students and their families will be responsible for restitution for property damage caused by the student.

 

Consequences come into effect after warning by driver.

 

 

Level 1 offenses                  1st Consequence      2nd Consequence       3rd Consequence

a) leaving seat/standing     Pre-K-5 Loss of        Pre-K-5 ½-2 days       Pre-K-5 loss of riding while bus is in motion.        Privilege, PC              ISS                                     privilege, CWS, PC

b) Placing body parts                                                                                     

    outside windows.             Grades 6-12              Grades 6-12                 Grades 6-12

c) Talking loud/                    FND, 1-3 days          1-3 days ISS,               5-10 days loss of

    excessive noise.                ISS, PC                      1-5 days loss                riding privilege,         

d) Littering.                                                              of riding privilege,      CWS, PC

e) Disobedient to driver.                                         CWS, PC     

                                                                                               

 

Level 2 offenses                  1st Consequence      2nd Consequence       3rd Consequence

a) Throwing objects            1-3 days ISS, 1-5     5-10 days loss of         Long-term loss of

    out windows/on bus.       days loss of               riding privilege,          riding privilege,           

b) Obscene language.          riding privilege,       CWS, PC, JA, LA      CWS, PC, JA, LA

c) Vandalism                        CWS, PC,                             

e) Fighting or scuffling.       possible JA, LA                                   

f) Disrespectful/defiant     

    to the driver.

 

 

 

 

 

Conf. =Conference                         ISS=In-School Suspension                 PC=Parent Contact

JA=Juvenile Authorities                LA=Legal Authorities                         PK= Preschool

LT=Long-Term Suspension          OSS=Out-of –School Suspension       Prin=Principal

CWP=Conference with Parent     CWS=Conference with Student            ASD=After School Detention

                                                                             FND=Friday Night Detention

Careless Driving (Policy 2650)                                           Page  5

High school students are permitted to drive to school when circumstances allow it.  The ability to drive to school and park in the school parking lot is a privilege and not a right.  Students who drive to school must park only in designated areas and must obey all Missouri laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles.  Driving on school property carelessly or without due caution endangers persons and property and is prohibited.  Students driving carelessly, as determined by school personnel, will be disciplined accordingly.  *If violation is a severe safety issue, 3rd offense can be first option

 

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades 9-12          1-5 days loss                         5-10 days loss of                 Loss of parking 

                                of parking privileges,           parking privileges,                privileges for rest

                                1-5 days ISS, CWS,             1-5 days OSS, CWS,           of year, 5-10 days

                                PC                                           PC, JA, LA                            OSS, CWS, PC,

                                                                                                                                JA, LA

Cheating

In order for teachers to make a fair assessment of students in their classes and for the students to accurately chart their acquisition of knowledge, it is important that students do their own work.  Therefore, any form of plagiarism or academic dishonesty (i.e. copying, providing answers to others, utilizing resources other than those authorized to complete a task, etc.) is prohibited.  Plagiarism is considered to be presenting the exact ideas or thoughts of someone else as your own.

 

                                1st Offense                      2nd Offense        3rd Offense

Pre-K-2                  CWS, PC                         Time in office                    1 day ISS, CWS,

                                                                          CWS, PC                            PC

Grades 3-5            Zero on assignment;      Zero on assignment,      Zero on assignment

                                CWS, PC                         1 day ISS, CWS, PC      2-4 days ISS, CWS, PC

 

Grades 6-12          Zero on assignment,      Zero on assignment,       Zero on assignment,

                                1-5 day ISS, CWS, PC  1-3 days OSS or               3-5 days OSS, CWS,                                                                             FND (HS only)             PC                                    

 
Computer/Technology Misuse or Misconduct

Vandalism to, Defacing or misuse of computer hardware, software, networks, email accounts, or looking through unauthorized files/websites, including sending unauthorized messages on the network, getting into software not authorized by the instructor, violation of copyright laws, and unauthorized or inappropriate entry or use of the Internet is prohibited.  Additionally, students are reminded that they must comply with all provisions of the District Acceptable Use Policy as outlined in School Board Policy and Regulation 6320.

                                1st Offense                                            2nd Offense

All Grades             FND, 1-5 days ISS, Loss of               1-5 days ISS or OSS, permanent loss

                                privileges on computers                      of privileges on computers and/or   

                                and/or Internet,  restitution for         Internet, restitution for damages,  

                                damages, CWS, PC                             possible removal from class, CWS,

                                                                                                PC

               

Disrespect, Defiance of Authority or                                    page 6 
Insubordination to Staff

Open defiance, refusal to follow instructions or insubordination of school personnel is prohibited.  Teachers are encouraged to attempt to initially resolve this type of behavior within the classroom through the use of interventions, such as warnings, time outs, parent contacts or detentions. However, when the severity of the behavior warrants it, an immediate referral to the office for administrative action may be appropriate.  If the offense occurs elsewhere in, on or at school facilities, before, during, or after school hours, the teacher may, depending on the severity of the offense, issue a warning or refer for administrative action. 

 

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-5         Loss of privileges                 1/2-2 days ISS                     2-3 days ISS

                                CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                

 

Grades 6-8            ASD, FND, 1-3 days            1-5 days ISS                         1-5 days OSS

ISS, CWS, PC                       CWS. PC                               CWS, PC              

 

Grades 9-12          1-3 days ISS                         1-3 days OSS.                       5-10 days OSS.

CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                               CWS, PC              

                 

Verbal Abuse to Staff 

Excessive disrespect or obscene language/behavior towards staff.

 

 All Grades              Up to 10 days OSS, PC, JA, LA

 

 Disparaging Language

Words or actions in verbal, written or symbolic form, which are meant to harass or injure other people such as, but not limited to, threats of violence or criticism of a person’s race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin, are prohibited.

               

Disruptive Speech or Conduct                                    

Use of conduct or speech, be it verbal, written or symbolic, which materially or substantially disrupts classroom work, school activities, or school functions, is prohibited.  Teachers are encouraged to attempt to initially resolve this type of problem within the classroom through the use of interventions such as warnings, time outs, parent contacts or detentions; however, if the severity of the offense warrants, a student may be referred to the office for administrative action. 

 

Use of Obscene Speech or Conduct

Use of conduct or speech, be it verbal, written or symbolic, which describes sexual conduct and which, considered as a whole, appeals to a prurient interest in sex, portrays sex in a manner offensive to school and/or community standards, and does not have a serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value, is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action based on the severity

 

Disparaging Language, Disruptive                                                 page 7

Speech or Conduct, Use of Obscene Speech or Conduct:

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense       

Grades PK-5         Time in office,                      1/2-3 days ISS                     1-3 days OSS                                        CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                               CWS, PC, JA

 

Grades 6-8            FND or 1-3 days ISS           3-5 days ISS                         1-10 days OSS

                                CWS, PC                               CWS, PC, JA                         CWS, PC, JA,

 

Grades 9-12          FND or 1 day                        2-5 days OSS                        6-10 days OSS

                                OSS, CWS, PC                      CWS, PC, JA                         CWS, PC, JA

 

Drugs and Alcohol (Policy 2640, 2641)

The Dixon R-1 Board of Education recognizes that the use of illicit drugs and alcohol by students constitutes a hazard to their physical, mental, and social development. Because of the complexity of drug and alcohol abuse, school personnel may actively involve law enforcement officials, community organizations, and support groups in order to maintain a realistic, meaningful prevention and intervention drug free program in the Dixon R-1 Schools.

All alcohol/substance abuse offenses are accumulative for students while attending the Dixon R-1 School District.

 

Students and Medications

Students requiring any type of medication must have parent permission or a written physician’s order on file with the school building nurse, before any medication will be administered. Students are not allowed to carry medications with them unless directed to by a physician’s written order and school nurse’s permission.  Medications are to be left in the nurse’s office at all  times and must be in the original container.  Students are prohibited from dispensing any type of medications to other students.  Medication authorization forms must be renewed each school year.  Parents must bring all medications to school.  Medication will be destroyed if not picked up within 2 weeks after school ends.  Failure to follow these procedures may result in disciplinary consequences.

 

Tobacco, Tobacco Imitations, and Tobacco Paraphernalia

District policy prohibits the possession or use of tobacco, tobacco imitations, or paraphernalia (not prescribed by a physician) in, on or at school facilities by any student. This includes cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, lighter, and imitations (not prescribed by a physician). Students caught in possession of or using tobacco in any form or possession of tobacco paraphernalia, are subject to the following actions. The consequences for Elementary students may include suspension at the principal’s discretion.

                              1st Offense                              2nd Offense                           3rd Offense  

Grades 6-12         1-3 days ISS                          3-5 days ISS                         1-3 days OSS      

                             1 page report*                         2 page report*

*All reports will be original reports on the dangers of tobacco use.

Drugs and Alcohol (Continued) (Policy 2640, 2641)                    page 8
Possession of Controlled Substances

The use, possession, distribution or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medications WITHOUT A MEDICAL NEED (medical needs must be logged with nurse), inhalants, imitations or drug paraphernalia in, on, or at school facilities is prohibited.  Any student in violation of this provision shall be subject to the following disciplinary actions:

 

Pre-K-5                  Referred to Department of Children Services, PC

                               

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades 2-5            4 days OSS, CWP,               8 days OSS, CWP,               LT, CWP, PC

                                PC, JA, LA, pro-                   PC, JA, LA, pro-                   JA, LA, pro-

                                vision for reduction             vision for reduction             vision for

                                to 2 days*                             to 4 days*                             reduction*            

Grades 6-12          10 days OSS, CWP,             LT, CWP, PC, JA,                Expulsion, CWS,

                                PC, JA, LA, pro-                   LA, provision for                 PC, JA, LA, pro-

                                vision for reduction             reduction*                             vision for

                                to 5 days*                                                                             reduction*

Following the first offense suspension, a student may apply for re-admission to school prior to the end of the suspension if there is evidence of the completion of a state certified evaluation and the student agrees to attend post-care group sessions if recommended, following the evaluation. Following the second offense suspension, a possible referral to the Board of Education for expulsion may be recommended based on the investigation by the superintendent.  A student may apply for re-admission prior to end of the suspension with evidence of the completion of a recommended state certified out-patient or in-patient treatment program and be enrolled in post-care group sessions which they are attending on a regular basis. If a 3rd Offense occurs, the superintendent will recommend expulsion to the Board of Education. The student will only be considered for re-admission if the student elects to be evaluated and, if necessary, attend a recommended treatment program. Post-care group sessions are mandatory as well as regular attendance.       

 

Electronic Devices/Cell Phones                                                                                       

Students are prohibited from using any electronic devices during school hours, without the consent of the building administrator. Pornography is not permitted on any electronic device.  Use of a cell phone in a restroom or locker room are strictly prohibited at any time on school grounds and/or at any school event.  Taking photos/videos in a locker room or restroom will be handled as Sexual Harassment.

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-5         Confiscate device and        Loss of privilege,                  1-3 day ISS

                                parent picks up, CWS,        confiscate device and         confiscate device

                                PC                                           parent picks up, CWS,        parent picks up,

                                                                                PC                                           CWS, PC

Grades 6-8            ASD, parent picks                FND or 1-3 days ISS           3-5 days ISS

up, CWS, PC                         parent picks up,                   parent picks up,

CWS, PC                               CWS, PC

                                                                                                                                                page 9

Grades 9-12          FND or 1 day OSS               3 days OSS,                          5-10 days OSS

                   confiscate device,                confiscate device,                                confiscate device

                   parent picks up                    parent picks up                    parent picks up

 

Excessive Discipline Referrals                                            

A student who amasses an excessive amount of discipline referrals is not conforming to the desired behavior requirements in the Dixon R-I School District.  Continued poor behavior shows a student’s lack of cooperation.  In order to maintain an effective learning environment, a non-disruptive climate must be maintained in the building.  As referrals continue to be written on an individual student, the administrator will have the discretion of determining the appropriate action.  Additional interventions for excessive referrals can be punishable by In-School-Suspension, 10 days Out-of-School Suspension, possible notification of law enforcement or juvenile officials, and/or recommendation to the Superintendent for up to 180 days out-of-school suspension and/or recommendation to Board of Education for expulsion.   

 

False Alarm

Students are prohibited from activating an alarm when there is no emergency.  This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, setting off fire alarms, making 911 calls, putting out messages over School Messenger, or other acts that cause the evacuation of the building or endangers the welfare of students and/or school personnel.  Some student actions in this area may cross over to the Threats of Terrorism section of this handbook.

 

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-12       1-5 days OSS, CWS,           up to 10 days OSS               180 days OSS,

                                PC, JA, LA                            CWS, PC, JA, LA CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

Fighting, Instigating a Fight                                                       

Students are prohibited from fighting at school.  Fighting is considered to be a confrontation between students in which both parties have contributed to the conflict either verbally or by physical action.  Additionally, students are prohibited from instigating fights by actively encouraging others to fight, carrying messages or taking part in any other activity, which results in a fight.  Note: Within the school setting, school officials may determine that an act of “horseplay” in which one individual strikes, pushes, shoves, or verbally confronts another may be considered as a lesser category than fighting.

If a student remains at school after a fight, the student will be isolated for the remainder of the day, resulting in loss of credit for missed classes.

 

                          1st Offense                                  2nd Offense                           3rd Offense                  

Grades PK-5   ½-1 day ISS, CWS, PC             2-3 days ISS, CWS, PC      3+ days OSS,                                                                                                                                       CWS,  PC, JA, LA

 

Grades 6-8      5 days ISS, CWS, PC                3 days OSS, CWS, PC       up to 10 days OSS,

                                                                                JA, LA                                    CWS, PC, JA, LA    

                                                                                                                               

Grades 9-12        3 days OSS, CWS, PC           5 days OSS, CWS, PC         up to 10 days OSS,

Fireworks                                                                      page 10

Possession or use of fireworks, firecrackers, smoke bombs, or stink bombs in, on or at school facilities is prohibited. 

 

                                1st Offense                                            2nd Offense

Grades PK-5         3-10 days ISS based on                     5-10 days OSS based on

                                severity/damage, CWS, PC               severity/damage, CWS, PC, JA        

 

Grades 6-12          5-10 days ISS based on                     5-10 days OSS based on severity/

                                severity/damage, CWP, PC               damage, CWS, PC. JA, LA                               

Forgery

Possessing or presenting to school staff a fake note or pass with an improper signature is prohibited.

 

                                1st Offense                           2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-5         Loss of privileges,                1-3 days ISS, CWS              1-3 days OSS,      

                                CWS, PC                               PC                                           CWS, PC

 

Grades 6-8            FND or 1-3 day ISS,            1-5 days ISS,  CWS             1-3 days OSS,

                                CWS, PC                               PC                                           CWS, PC

 

Grades 9-12          3-5 days ISS, CWS,             1-3 days OSS, CWS,           5-10 OSS,             

                                PC                                     PC                          CWS, PC       

Gang-Related Activities         (Policy 2653)

Participation in gangs, while in, on or at school facilities is prohibited.  A “gang” is considered to be any group of two or more persons whose purpose include the commission of illegal acts.  The types of behavior prohibited in, on or at school facilities include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying, or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, or other things which are evidence of membership or affiliation in a gang or other secret association.
  • Committing any act or omission or using any speech, either verbal or non-verbal, (i.e., gestures, handshakes, etc.), showing membership or affiliation in a gang.
  • Using any speech or committing any act or omission in furtherance of the interests of any gang or gang activity, including but not limited to:
    • Soliciting others for membership in any gangs,
    • Requesting any person to pay protection or otherwise intimidating or threatening any person,
    • Committing any other illegal act or other violation of school district policies,
    • Inciting other students to act with physical violence upon any other person.

1st Offense - Removal of Gang identifying items, up to 10 days OSS, CWS, PC, JA, LA,

2nd Offense – Recommendation for expulsion, CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

Harassment                                                                   page 11

Extortion                                                                                     

Students are prohibited from threatening or intimidating any student for the purpose or intent of obtaining money or anything of value from the student.

                               

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-2         Return item of value           Return item or make           Return item or     

                                or make restitution,             restitution, 3 days ISS,        make restitution,

                                loss of privileges,                  CWS, PC                              6 days ISS, CWS,

                                CWS, PC                                                                               PC, JA, LA           

 

Grades 3-5            Return item or make           Return item or make           Return item or

                                restitution, 3 days ISS,        restitution, 6 days ISS,        make restitution,

                                CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                               3 days OSS, CWS,

                                                                                                                                PC, JA, LA

 

Grades 6-8            Return item or make           Return item or make           Return item or

                                Restitution, 5 days ISS,     restitution, 3 days OSS,       make restitution,

                                CWS, PC                               CWS, PC, JA, LA 10 days OSS,

                                                                                                                                CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

Grades 9-12          Return item or make           Return item or make,          Return item or

                                restitution, 3 days                OSS,      10 days OSS, CWP,             make restitution,

                                CWS. PC, JA,. LA                PC, JA, LA                            180 day OSS,

                                                                            CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conf. =Conference                       ISS=In-School Suspension                PC=Parent Contact

JA=Juvenile Authorities              LA=Legal Authorities                        PK= Preschool

LT=Long-Term Suspension         OSS=Out-of –School Suspension     Prin=Principal

CWP=Conference with Parent    CWS=Conference with Student          ASD=After School Detention

                                                                                                                FND=Friday Night Detention

 

 

 

Harassment,                                                                     page 12

Intimidation of Student         (Policy 2130)

Students are prohibited from intentionally placing a student in a situation where mental or physical harm can take place.  This includes, but is not limited to, verbal, written or physical aggression, racial remarks and hazing.

 

                                1st Offense                             2nd Offense         

 

Grades PK-5         1 day ISS, CWS,                    2 days OSS, CWS,            

                                PC                                             PC, JA, LA                         

 

Grades 6-8            5 days ISS, CWS,                                 3 days OSS, CWS,                             

                                PC, JA, LA                             PC, JA, LA                          

                                                                                                                 

 

Grades 9-12          3 days OSS, CWS,                5 days OSS, CWS,             

                                PC, JA, LA                              PC, JA, LA                         

 

 

Bullying/Threats (Policy 2655)

Bullying/Threats is not tolerated.  Three documented offenses of harassment constitutes bullying/threats. Documented harassment offenses are not required to start over each school year.

 

                   1st Offense                            2nd Offense

 

All Grades             10 to 30 days OSS,              180 days OSS to expulsion

                                CWS, PC, JA, LA CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conf. =Conference                       ISS=In-School Suspension                PC=Parent Contact

JA=Juvenile Authorities              LA=Legal Authorities                        PK= Preschool

LT=Long-Term Suspension         OSS=Out-of –School Suspension     Prin=Principal

CWP=Conference with Parent    CWS=Conference with Student          ASD=After School Detention

                                                                   FND=Friday Night Detention

 

Harassment                                                                   page 13

Sexual Harassment/Misconduct/Assault

Verbal, written, physical or symbolic communication or behavior of a hostile or offensive sexual nature, whether it is welcome, unwelcome, intimidating or assaults, shall be considered sexual harassment/misconduct/assault and is strictly prohibited.

                               

1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-2         2 days ISS, CWS, PC          5 days ISS, CWS, PC          5 days OSS, CWS,                                                                                                                               PC, JA, LA           

 

Grades 3-5            5 days ISS, CWS, PC             5 days OSS, CWS, PC           10 days OSS, CWS,

                                                                                JA, LA                                    PC, JA, LA

               

Grades 6-12          5 days OSS, CWS, PC           10 days OSS, CWS, PC         LT, CWS, PC, JA,

                                JA, LA                                   JA, LA                                    LA

 

 

 

Horseplay

Striking, pushing, shoving, or verbal confrontations that occur between two students who are not angry can lead to injury and therefore is not permitted.

 

                                1st Offense                            2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-5         Loss of privilege,                  1/2-2 days ISS,                    3-5 day ISS,

                                CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                               CWS, PC

 

Grades 6-8            ASD/FND,                             FND/1-3 days ISS,              3-5 days ISS,

CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                               CWS, PC, JA

                                                                                                                               

Grades 9-12          3-5 days ISS,                        1-3 days OSS,                       3-5 days OSS,

                                CWS, PC                               CWS, PC                               CWS, PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inappropriate Apparel/Dress Code Violations                    page 14

Inappropriate apparel is defined as clothing, accessories or personal appearance, which disrupts the learning process. Examples of what may be considered inappropriate apparel includes, but is not limited to, clothing that advertises alcohol, drugs, tobacco and inappropriate language or slogans, backless and midriff garments, half shirts, halter tops,  bandanas or hats, shorts which are revealing, oversized pants, lack of undergarments, or any clothing which allows undergarments to show. The administration retains the right to make decisions to determine which student dress is disruptive to a positive educational atmosphere.

 

                           1st Offense            2nd Offense                        3rd Offense

Grades PK-5    Change offensive                Change offensive            Change offensive

                           apparel,  CWS, PC             apparel, loss of                  apparel, 2 days ISS,

                                                                           privilege, CWS, PC          CWS,  PC

 

Grades 6-8       Change offensive                Change offensive            Change offensive

                          apparel, CWS, PC,                apparel, ASD/FND,         apparel, 1-3 days ISS,

                          violation letter home           CWS, PC, violation       CWS, PC, violation

                          for parent to sign                  letter home for                 letter home for

                                                                           parent to sign                    parent to sign

 

Grades 9-12     Change offensive                Change offensive            Change offensive

                           apparel, CWS, PC                apparel, 3 days ISS,        apparel, 5 days ISS,

                           violation letter home          CWS, PC, violation          CWS, PC, violation

                           for parent to sign                 letter home for parent     letter home for parent

                                                                           to sign                                 to sign

 

Students are not allowed to wear hats in the buildings.  Students wearing hats will be asked once during the year to remove their hat and not wear a hat back into the building. 

Subsequent offenses will result in the hat being confiscated from the student and picked up

in the office by a parent/guardian.

 

Indecent Exposure

Any act where body parts that are normally covered are exposed intentionally to disrupt the educational process or to disturb others.  This includes removal of another person’s or one’s own attire, exposing any private area of the body or undergarments.  Certain incidents may/will be considered Sexual Harassment and handled accordingly.

 

                                1st Offense                                                            2nd Offense

PK-5                       ½-1 day ISS, CWS,  PC                                      2 days ISS, CWS, PC

                                                               

Grades 6-12          1-4 days ISS or OSS, CWS, PC, LA 5 days OSS, CWS, PC

 

 

 

 

Locker Room Violation                                                         Page 15

Any student, not participating in a physical education class, is prohibited from being in the locker rooms.  A student that needs to be in the locker room during a time other than his/her physical education class shall get permission from the physical education teacher or office personnel.  Use of a cell phone in a restroom or locker room are strictly prohibited at any time on school grounds and/or at any school event. Taking photos/videos in a locker room or restroom will be handled as Sexual Harassment.

               

                1st Offense            2nd Offense           3rd Offense

Grades 6-12          2 days ISS             5 days ISS             5 days OSS

 

 

Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Physical contact or touching which in the opinion of school officials is inappropriate for the school setting is prohibited.  Examples include, but are not limited to, kissing, sexually suggestive touching or gestures, and inappropriate contact between students that is considered sexual in nature by school officials.

 

                                1st Offense            2nd Offense           3rd Offense

Grades 6-8            CWS, PC               ASD/FND              1-3 days ISS, CWS, PC

CWS, PC              

 

Grades 9-12          CWS, PC               FND, CWS,           1-3 ISS or 1 day OSS,

                                                                PC                                           CWS, PC

 

Physical Assault of School Personnel

Aggressive physical contact with a staff member or intentionally placing school personnel in a reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury is prohibited.  Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to, pushing, striking, biting, clawing, kicking, aggressive gestures, and aggressive verbal or written communication.

 

                                1st Offense

Grades PK-5         Up to 10 days OSS, possible recommendation for LT

                                CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

Grades 6-12          10 days OSS, possible recommendation for LT

                                or expulsion, CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

 

Conf. =Conference                         ISS=In-School Suspension                 PC=Parent Contact

JA=Juvenile Authorities                LA=Legal Authorities                         PK= Preschool

LT=Long-Term Suspension          OSS=Out-of –School Suspension       Prin=Principal

CWP=Conference with Parent     CWS=Conference with Student            ASD=After School Detention

                                                                      FND=Friday Night Detention

Stealing/Larceny (Policy 2654)                                 Page 16

Students are prohibited from taking or attempting to take property that does not belong to them.  Taking or attempting to take private or school property valued at $50 or more is considered stealing.  The school will attempt to make arrangements for return or replacement of the property.  Regardless of whether the property is returned, the school administration reserves the right to turn over any violations of this policy to law enforcement officials.

                               

                                1st Offense                        2nd Offense                   3rd Offense

Grades PK-5         Restitution, loss of           Restitution, loss of       Restitution, loss of          

                                privileges, 2 days             privileges, 5 days         privileges, 5 days

                                ISS, CWS, PC                   ISS, CWS, PC, JA        OSS, CWS, PC,

                                                                            LA                                  JA, LA

 

Grades 6-8            Restitution, 5 days          Restitution, 5 days      Restitution, 10 days

                                ISS, conference with       OSS, CWS, PC,             OSS, CWS, PC,

                                Counselor, CWS, PC,      JA, LA                            JA, LA

                                JA, LA

 

Grades 9-12          1st and subsequent Offenses:  Restitution, 10 days OSS, CWS, PC, JA,                                                                          LA, possible recommendation for LT

 

Stealing/Petty Theft (Policy 2654)

Students are prohibited from taking or attempting to take property that does not belong to them.  Taking or attempting to take private, or school property valued at $50 or less is considered petty theft.  The school will attempt to arrange for return or replacement of the property.  Regardless of whether the property is returned, the school administration reserves the right to turn over any violations of this policy to law enforcement officials.

 

                                1st Offense                        2nd Offense                   3rd Offense

Grades PK-5         Restitution, loss of           Restitution, loss of       Restitution, 5 days ISS,

                                privileges, CWS, PC         privileges, 2 days         CWS, PC, JA, LA

                                                                            ISS, CWS, PC

 

Grades 6-8            Restitution, 2 days          Restitution, 5 days      Restitution, 5 days

                                ISS, CWS, PC                   ISS, CWS, PC, JA        OSS, CWS, PC, JA,

                                                                            LA                                  LA

 

Grades 9-12          Restitution, 1-3 days       Restitution, 5 days      Restitution, up to 10 days

                                OSS, CWS, PC, JA           OSS, CWS, PC, JA,      OSS, CWS, PC, JA,

                                LA                                      LA                                 LA

 

Conf. =Conference                         ISS=In-School Suspension                 PC=Parent Contact

JA=Juvenile Authorities                LA=Legal Authorities                         PK= Preschool

LT=Long-Term Suspension          OSS=Out-of –School Suspension       Prin=Principal

CWP=Conference with Parent     CWS=Conference with Student            ASD=After School Detention

                                                                     FND=Friday Night Detention

Threats of Terrorism                                                    Page 17

Students are prohibited from engaging in conduct that: 1) creates an apprehension of the risk of death or serious physical injury to a school’s staff or student population and/or

2) creates a threat of serious damage to school facilities or property.  Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, bomb threats and threats of widespread violence.

 

                                1st Offense

All Grades             10 days OSS, possible recommendation for LT, CWS, PC, JA, LA

 

 

Vandalism (Policy 2654)                                                                            

Willful or inappropriate behavior that results in damage or attempts to damage any property, real or personal, belonging to the school, staff or students is prohibited.  In addition to disciplinary consequences, students will be required to pay restitution.  Student use privileges may be affected by vandalism in certain situations.

 

                                1st Offense                         2nd Offense                           3rd Offense

Grades PK-2         Restitution, loss of             Restitution, 2 days             Restitution, 5

                                privileges, CWS, PC          ISS, CWS, PC                       days ISS, CWS,

                                                                                                                             PC, JA

 

Grades 3-5            Restitution, 2 days ISS,     Restitution, 5 days           Restitution, 3 days

                                 CWS, PC                          ISS, CWS, PC, JA                 OSS, CWS, PC

                                                                                                                             JA, LA

 

Grades 6-12          Restitution, 5 days ISS,     Restitution, 3 days           Restitution, 5 days

                                CWS, PC, JA                    OSS, CWS, PC, LA,              OSS, CWS, PC, LA

                                                                          JA                                             JA

 

 

 

Definition of Restitution:  Students (parents) are responsible to the District for the costs associated with materials and labor to make necessary repairs resulting from misbehavior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conf. =Conference                       ISS=In-School Suspension                PC=Parent Contact

JA=Juvenile Authorities              LA=Legal Authorities                        PK= Preschool

LT=Long-Term Suspension         OSS=Out-of –School Suspension     Prin=Principal

CWP=Conference with Parent    CWS=Conference with Student          ASD=After School Detention

                                                                                                                FND=Friday Night Detention

 

Weapons (Policy 1432, 2160, 2620)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Page 18

By law, Missouri school districts’ discipline policies shall provide for a suspension for a period of not less than one year, or expulsion, for a student who is determined to have brought a weapon or firearm to school facilities.  For the purpose of this Discipline Code the terms weapon and firearm will be defined through § 571.010 RSMo., 18 U.S.C.  § 921, and by the Dixon R-1 School District Discipline Policy.

 

Firearms or weapons of any type are prohibited on school property. Any student who brings a weapon to school will be subject to suspension and possibly expulsion. In addition to statutory definitions, the Dixon R-1 School District prohibits other dangerous items that may be used as weapons.  Examples of weapons prohibited include blackjack, bow and arrows, a concealable firearm, an explosive weapon, a firearm, a firearm silencer, a gas gun, a knife, knuckles, a machine gun, a projectile weapon, a rifle, a shotgun, a spring gun, a switchblade knife, martial arts items, stun guns, night stick, live bullet, mace, pepper spray, look-alike weapons represented to be weapons, and all guns regardless of whether operable, or any other dangerous instrument that has no other necessary use by the student.  Any student who brings a prohibited item to school will be subject to one calendar year suspension, beginning on the date of the offense.

 

The District’s superintendent of schools may modify the expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis. The U.S. Department of Education interprets the exception provision to permit school districts to discipline students with disabilities* in accordance with the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and thereby maintain eligibility for federal financial assistance.

 

The school must submit an annual report to the state department of the circumstances surrounding any expulsions imposed under the policy, including the name of the school, the number of students expelled, and the types of weapons involved, to continue to be eligible to receive all federal funds.

 

Pursuant to Missouri Statutes, exemptions are granted to peace officers, military personnel or students participating in military training while performing official duties, school district-approved firearm safety courses, school district-approved possession and use of dangerous weapons by a ceremonial color guard, and/or school district-approved and possession and use of starter guns for athletic contests.

 

This policy will be submitted annually to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education along with a report indicating any suspensions or expulsions resulting from the possession or use of a firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921. The report will include the name of the school in which the incidents occurred, the number of students suspended or expelled and the types of weapons involved.

 

 

 

                                               

*NOTE: Behavior support plans for students with disabilities may be included in their individualized education plans, and consequences may vary from those stated in the Dixon R-1 Discipline Code. The provisions for changes in placement for students with disabilities who are found to carry a weapon to school or cause serious physical injury to another at school or who knowingly possess, use, sell or solicit illegal drugs or controlled substances at school or at a school function are outlined in the Procedural Safeguards for children and Parents.   These safeguards are available from the Special Services office.  (Policy 2672)

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