John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5610.02 - IN-SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

In-school suspension, Saturday school, and/or 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, Saturday school, and/or detention.

Students who violate the drug abuse section of the Code of Conduct may be assigned to in-school suspension, and/or Saturday school 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 report to or remain in the area may lead to in-school suspension, Saturday school, or out-of-school suspension.

 B.After-School Detention and/or Early Arrival
  The principal (or faculty member) may require a student to come to school early or 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. Early arrival and after-school detention should not be used for students who have transportation listed as a related service in their IEP unless alternative transportation is provided. The principal also shall ensure that there is adequate supervision of the student until such time as transportation arrives and during an early arrival. 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:

  1.an in-school restriction;

  2.assignment to Saturday school;

  3.an out-of-school suspension.

In-School Suspension/Saturday School

Assignment to in-school suspension means that the student is removed from the classroom but not from the educational program. S/He will report to the assigned location where the student will work on classroom tasks assigned by the teacher(s) all of which are 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.

A student with an IEP may be placed in Saturday school without a change in placement. If the student is assigned to in-school suspension, it will not count toward the allowable ten (10) cumulative days of suspension in a school year if the following criteria are met:

 A.Services are provided to allow the student to make progress in the general education curriculum.

 B.The student receives the special education services in his/her IEP.

 C.The student participates with non-disabled students as in his/her current placement.

See AG 5605A.

The Saturday school will be in session from 8:00 to 12:00.

Assigned students will attend a continuous four (4) hour period during which time they will be permitted one five (5) minute break at 10:00 a.m. Each student shall arrive with sufficient educational materials to be busy during this four (4) hour study period.

A student missing any portion of his/her assigned time in in-school suspension and/or Saturday school may be given an additional four (4) hour period. Failure to timely serve in-school suspension and/or Saturday school assignment(s) may lead to a suspension from school for a period not to exceed five (5) 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 or such an accommodation is provided in the student's IEP or Section 504 plan.

 D.Students shall not be allowed to use the telephone or to go to their lockers unless permission is given to retrieve other class materials.

 E.Students shall not be allowed to put their heads down or sleep unless such an accommodation is provided in the student's IEP or Section 504 plan.

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

 G.No food or beverage shall be consumed unless such an accommodation is provided in the student's IEP or Section 504 plan.

 H.Students are required to have class assignments with them when they attend the Saturday school.

Transportation to and from Saturday school shall be the responsibility of the parent/guardian of the student.

The Saturday school shall be held in a school building as determined by the Superintendent.

Since there has been no denial of the right 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 suspension/Saturday School or to fulfill the assignments properly, s/he may be assigned to the in-school suspension program; and/or out-of-school suspension.

Any assignment to out-of-school suspension or an alternative program requires that due process (notification, hearing, suspension or assignment notice, appeal) be followed. All due process rights accorded to students with IEPs and students with Section 504 plans must be provided before out-of-school suspension or an alternative program can be assigned. See AG 5605A and AG 5605B.

Revised 8/4/15

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