West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

5610.02 - IN-SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

In-school restriction, Saturday school, 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. (see Form 5610.02 F1)

Students who have violated the Code of Conduct/Student Discipline Code may be assigned to in-school restriction, Saturday school, or detention 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 restriction, Saturday school, or out-of-school suspension.

 B.After-School Detention
  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 can not verify that the parents agree to be responsible for the student's transportation, after-school detention should not be used or should be delayed until verification is received. 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 Restriction/Saturday School

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 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.

Assigned students will attend a continuous three (3) hour period. Each student shall arrive with sufficient educational materials to be busy during this three (3) hour study period.

A student missing any portion of his/her assigned time in may be given additional time at a later date. Failure to timely serve assignment(s) may lead to a suspension from school.

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.

 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 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/Saturday School or to fulfill the assignments properly, s/he may be assigned to out-of-school suspension.

Any assignment to out-of-school suspension requires that due process (notification, hearing, suspension or assignment notice, appeal) be followed.

© Neola 2003