Action Levels
Guidance When considering actions, sites strive to implement Restorative Practices and to keep students in their classroom whenever possible.  Disciplinary actions must be non-discriminatory, fair, age-appropriate, and correspond to the severity of the student’s misbehavior.  Principals may exercise reasonable discretion in deciding which violation occurred and may request an elevated consequence based on campus safety concerns. The chart below lists actions that may be taken by school administration as the result of a violation. The Action Level identifies a range of actions for violations assigned to that level.  Multiple actions may be applied to a single violation.

Actions listed in bold are the minimum and mandatory action for that level of violation.
For all violations, parent/guardian notification and student conference are mandatory.
Level 1

Before referring a matter to site administration, classroom teachers are expected to employ at least three classroom-level interventions every semester – with proper documentation – for a Level 1 offense.

  • Parent/Guardian Notification and Conference Request
  • Student Conference
  • Restorative conference and/or Restorative Circle (See Restorative Practices)
  • Verbal/Written Apology
  • Reflective Essay
  • Warning
  • Detention (before/after school; lunch)
  • Saturday School
  • Time Out (not to exceed 30 minutes)
  • Reassignment To Different Class
  • Suspended Privileges
  • Community Service (not work detail)
  • Restitution
  • Teen Court
  • Referred to Outside Agency
  • Meeting With Counselor
  • Peer Mediation
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Behavior Contract
  • Behavior Intervention Group
  • Behavior Learning Packets
  • Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Other Action (consistent w/other Level 1 interventions)

*Some actions may not be available at all sites

Level 2 Any Action from the prior level(s) may also be imposed.
Restorative Conference and/or Restorative Circle. (See Restorative Practices)
• Social Skills Groups and/or Mentoring may be facilitated by a counselor, social worker, or other qualified staff.
Level 3 Any Action from the prior level(s) may also be imposed.
Restorative Conference and/or Restorative Circle. (see Restorative Practices)
• In School Suspension/Intervention or Out-of-School Suspension and/or Abeyance (Short Term 1-10 Days),
but only where student misbehavior is ongoing and escalating, and only after the site has first attempted and
documented the types of intervention(s) used in PBIS or Restorative Practices).
Level 4 Any Action from the prior level(s) may also be imposed.
Restorative Conference and/or Restorative Circle (upon re-entry to school) (See Restorative Practices)
Out-of-School Suspension and/or Abeyance – Long-term (11-30 Days) (except for violations listed below)

Fighting
First offense– Three-day suspension with two days waived if student participates in mediation.
Second offense– Eleven-day suspension with eight days held in abeyance if student participates in mediation.

Possession or Use of Drugs or Alcohol
First offense– Three-day suspension with two days waived if student agrees to attend substance abuse
workshop and, upon return to school, an intake interview and to be searched for drugs or alcohol.
Second offense– Eleven-day suspension with eight days held in abeyance if student agrees to attend drug or
alcohol use workshop and, upon return to school, an intake interview, and to be searched for drugs or alcohol.
Level 5 Any Action from the prior level(s) may also be imposed.
Out-of-School Suspension and/or Abeyance – Long-term (11-180 Days).
Restorative Conference and/or Restorative Circle (upon re-entry to school). (See Restorative Practices)
• Expulsion