Action Levels

Guidance

When considering actions, schools strive to implement Restorative Practices and to keep students in their classrooms 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 request for student conference are mandatory.

Level 1

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

  • Detention (before/after school/lunch)
  • Saturday School
  • Delayed Departure from 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 schools

Level 2

Any Action from the prior level(s) may also be imposed.

Level 3

Any Action from the prior level(s) may also be imposed.

  • Restorative Conference and/or Restorative Circle.
  • 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 school 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.

Fighting*
First offense–Three day suspension with two days waived if student participates in mediation.
Second offense–Ten day suspension with seven days held in abeyance if student participates in mediation.
*Administrators may assign a two-day “cooling off period” where safety is a concern and after consulting Student Relations.

Possession or Use of Drugs or Alcohol**
First offense–three day suspension with two days waived if student agrees to attend substance abuse workshop.
Second offense–ten day suspension with seven days held in abeyance if student agrees to attend a substance abuse workshop.

**In both cases, upon return to school, the student must agree to 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)
  • Expulsion (181+ Days) Expulsion is the permanent withdrawal of the privilege of attending any school in the District unless the Governing Board reinstates the privilege.