Britton Deerfield School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

5610.02 - IN-SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

In-school suspension and detention are progressive discipline options that the principal may use to improve attendance and/or to modify student behavior and to monitor the student's behavior during the disciplinary process.

Students who have violated any section of the Code of Conduct may be assigned to in-school suspension and/or detention at the principal's sole discretion.

Students who violate the drug abuse section of the Code of Conduct may be assigned to in-school suspension in total or in part, if they agree to participate in a voluntary alcohol/drug education program approved by the principal.

Detention

 A.Lunch-Time Detention
  The principal (or faculty member) may designate an area in which the student must remain during the lunch period. Failure to timely report to or remain in the area may lead to in-school suspension.

 B.After-School Detention and Early Arrival
  The principal (or faculty member) may require a student to remain after school providing the parents have been given at least one (1) day's notice and have agreed to be responsible for their child's transportation at the end of the detention period. If the student is a bus rider and the principal cannot verify that the parents agree to be responsible for the student's transportation, after-school detention should not be used. The principal shall also ensure that there is adequate supervision of the student until such time as transportation arrives. The student is to be given definite assignments or duties to complete during the detention period. Failure to report for or to complete the detention may result in an in-school restriction; a Saturday school assignment; or an out-of-school suspension.

In-School Restriction

Assignment to in-school restriction means that the student is removed from the classroom but not from the educational program. S/He will report to the assigned location at the designated time where the student will work on classroom tasks assigned by the teacher(s) all of which should be related to a course of study in which the student is currently enrolled. When completed, the assignments are to be turned in to the teacher(s) for review and grading. Thus, the student continues his/her academic program albeit in a different setting and receives full credit for the completed work.

Attendance is to be taken from the attendance sheet and recorded by the supervising personnel. Any discrepancy noted should be promptly reported to the administrative personnel.

If the student is assigned to in-school restriction, it will be considered part of the allowable ten (10) cumulative days of suspension without creating a change in placement. Special education students assigned to in-school restriction beyond the ten (10) days must be taught by a staff member certified in the student's disability unless the I.E.P. provides for more days in this program.

A student missing any portion of his/her assigned time in in-school restriction may be given an additional one (1) hour period. Failure to timely serve in-school restriction assignment(s) may lead to a suspension from school for a period not to exceed ten (10) days.

The rules and procedures regarding participation are to be published in the student handbooks. Rules should include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:

 A.Students are to have sufficient learning activities and materials for the period of their restriction.

 B.Students are not to communicate with each other unless given special permission to do so.

 C.Students are to remain in their designated seats at all times unless permission is granted to do otherwise.

 D.Students shall not be allowed to use the telephone or to go to their lockers.

 E.Students shall not be allowed to put their heads down or sleep.

 F.No radios, cards, magazines, or other recreational articles shall be allowed in the room.

 G.No food or beverages shall be consumed.

Since the student has not been denied any rights to an education, due process can be limited to notification of the student's parents (see Form 5610.02 F1) with no right of appeal.

If the student fails to obey the rules established for in-school restriction or to fulfill the assignments properly, s/he may be assigned to:

 A.the in-school suspension program;

 B.out-of-school suspension.

Any suspension or assignment to an alternative program requires that due process (notification, hearing, suspension or assignment notice, appeal) be followed.

In-School Suspension

As a means for keeping a student in school rather than suspending him/her to a potentially-unsupervised, out-of-school situation, the District has established an in-school suspension program. The student is not only removed from the classroom and assigned to a designated work area, s/he is also denied participation in any school activity for the length of the suspension. The same due process provided for out-of-school suspension shall apply.

The student's regular teacher(s) is to assign work related to a course of study for which the student will receive partial credit.

The student's regular teacher(s) is to assign some type of work that will benefit the student but does not have to be directly related to the student's current course of study. The student will receive partial credit for completing the work but will be recorded as attending school for completing the work and will be recorded as attending school.

The same rules of conduct established for in-school restriction shall apply to in-school suspension and any violation of these rules will result in the student's removal from school through out-of-school suspension.