West Linn-Wilsonville School District Discipline Policy
West Linn-Wilsonville Discipline Policy
The right of students to attend public schools is guaranteed by law. Along with this right is the responsibility to conform to reasonable and basic rules designed to protect the safety and rights of others to receive an education. Although each classroom and school have specific policies and procedures to assist students in improving behavior, the following policy is in place district-wide to help students understand actions and consequences.
DEFINITIONS FOR ACTIONS BY SCHOOL
- A meeting that involves the school administration and student. Parents may be asked to participate in conferences.
- Students are removed from the school and school-sponsored activities. Suspensions may occur as in-school suspensions. Students serve in-school suspensions at the school in a place designated by the school administration. Suspensions may also occur as detentions. During detentions students are removed from the classroom or school-sponsored activities during lunchtime, recess or after school. Parents will always be notified of student suspensions. Suspensions are administered in consideration of what is age-appropriate discipline.
- The School Board may take action to declare a student's attendance at school or school-sponsored activities to be terminated for the duration of an expulsion. Parents will always be notified of student expulsions. Expulsions may extend from a quarter to a full year. Expulsions for possession of weapons will result in a mandatory one year expulsion per federal law, state law and district policy. The following definitions explain the major categories of student discipline.
PROBLEM AREA I: STUDENT CONDUCT
Assault occurs when students intentionally inflict physical harm.
Unauthorized or inappropriate use of vehicles.
Violations of any student discipline rules and/or bus safety regulations.
DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY
Refusal to follow the reasonable requests of school personnel.
Fighting occurs when students have physical contact that may cause harm.
Writing false or misleading information to school officials. Since these problems also violate state law, school officials may need to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Menacing occurs when students participate in either verbal or physical intimidation.
Inappropriate behavior occurs when students engage in language or behavior that interrupts the educational work of the school.
LYING AND CHEATING
Stating false or misleading information to school personnel constitutes lying. Cheating is the violation of any rules regarding testing, assessment, or evaluation.
Weapons are defined as described in District Policy JFCJ and ORS 166-360 to 166-380.
STUDENT CONDUCT ACTION TO BE TAKEN Occurrence Minimum Maximum ASSAULT First Suspension Expulsion Repeated Suspension Expulsion AUTOMOBILE MISUSE First Informal talk / Work duty Permanent loss of parking privileges Repeated Parent involvement Permanent loss of parking privileges BUS MISCONDUCT First Conference Loss of bus riding privilege Repeated Suspension from bus Loss of bus riding privilege DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion FIGHTING First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion FORGERY First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion HARASSMENT/MENACING First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion LYING & CHEATING First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion WEAPONS First and repeated Expulsion Expulsion
PROBLEM AREA II: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
ALCOHOL / DRUGS
The use, possession, sale, distribution or being under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
The use, possession or sale of tobacco in any form on school property.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACTION TO BE TAKEN Occurrence Minimum Maximum ALCOHOL/DRUGS First Suspension Expulsion Repeated Suspension Expulsion TOBACCO First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion
PROBLEM AREA III: PROTECTION OF PROPERTY
Use of fire to destroy or attempt to destroy property; activating a false fire alarm.
Taking, giving, or receiving property belonging to another individual.
Intentional destruction of objects or materials belonging to the school, school officials, or other persons.
PROTECTION OF PROPERTY ACTION TO BE TAKEN Occurrence Minimum Maximum ARSON First Suspension Expulsion Repeated Suspension Expulsion THEFT First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion VANDALISM First Conference Suspension Repeated Suspension Expulsion
PROBLEM AREA IV: ATTENDANCE
Arriving late to class or school.
Any absence that has not been excused by a parent or legal guardian and appropriate school official is in violation of State Law.
ATTENDANCE ACTION TO BE TAKEN Occurrence Minimum Maximum TARDINESS First handled by individual teacher Conference Repeated Handled by individual teacher Suspension UNEXCUSED ABSENCES/TRUANCY First Conference Suspension Repeated Conference Suspension