Policy JK-R Student Discipline

File: JK-R

Student Discipline

Remedial discipline plans

  1. The principal may develop a plan for any student who causes a material and substantial disruption in the classroom, on school grounds, in school vehicles or at school activities or events. The goal of the remedial discipline plan shall be to address the student’s disruptive behavior and educational needs while keeping the child in school.
  1. To develop the plan, the principal will arrange for a meeting with the student, the student’s parent/guardian and any members of the staff whom the principal believes should attend.
  1. The purpose of the meeting will be to address the reasons for the student’s disruptive behavior and to establish goals, objectives and timelines to modify such behavior. A written plan will be prepared which addresses the student’s disruptive behavior, educational needs and what steps are necessary to keep the child in school. The plan will include incentives for good behavior and consequences if the student violates the plan.
  1. The plan may be written in the form of a contract which the student and the parent/guardian will sign and date.
  1. The parent/guardian will be provided a copy of the remedial discipline plan and it will be placed in the student’s cumulative file.

Habitually disruptive students

A student may be declared “habitually disruptive” if three or more times during the course of the school year the student causes a material and substantial disruption on school grounds, in a school vehicle or at a school activity or sanctioned event.

  1. The principal will inform the superintendent when a student causes a second material and substantial disruption.
  1. The student and the parent/guardian will be notified in writing of each disruption which counts toward declaring the student habitually disruptive. The student and parent/guardian will also be notified in writing and by telephone or other oral communication of the definition of “habitually disruptive student.”

3. A student who has been declared habitually disruptive shall be suspended and/or expelled in accordance with Board policy concerning student suspensions, expulsions and other disciplinary interventions.

Adopted: December 14, 1993

Revised: November 26, 1996

Revised: August 9, 2005

Revised: December 9, 2009

Revised: September 23, 2014

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado