Class I Behaviors and Violations (Minor)

  • Class I Behaviors

    Disciplinary actions appropriate for Class I violations shall include but are not limited to: in-school suspension (between classes, at recess or lunch time, after school); extra written work; warnings; written and/or oral reprimands; student-teacher conferences; time-out/isolation; lower conduct grades; parent-teacher conferences; parent-teacher phone conference; loss of classroom, playground, co-curricula activities, or extra-curricula activities; restoration of facilities to original condition; referral to SBLC; referral to school Guidance Counselors; and any reasonable action that has been approved by the principal.

    Each classroom/duty teacher shall seek to correct general classroom/school disruption by taking appropriate suggested disciplinary action.  Only when the actions taken by the teacher are ineffective or the disruption is sufficiently severe should a student be referred to the principal.

    Under no circumstances should academic grades be used for maintaining order in a classroom, nor shall student behavior be included in calculating academic grades.  An academic grade shall reflect the teacher's most objective assessment of the student's academic achievement.

    Class I Violations (Minor)

    1. Any conduct and/or behavior that is disruptive to the orderly educational process in the classroom or any similar grouping for instruction.
    2. Gambling: Any participation in games of chance for money and/or other things of value
    3. Unexcused absences and unexcused tardiness: After all reasonable efforts by the principal and the teacher have failed to correct the habitual absences or tardiness by the student, the following shall take place:
      • After the fifth unexcused absence or the fifth unexcused occurrence  of being tardy within one month or if a pattern of five absences a month is established, the principal or designee, with the aid of the aid of the teachers, shall file a written report showing dates of absences or tardies, dates and results of school contacts with the home, and such other information as may be needed by the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. Child Welfare and Attendance shall report the student to the family or juvenile court of the parish as a truant child pursuant to the Louisiana children's code relative to families in need of services.
    4. Non-conformity to dress code
    5. Minor disruption on a school bus
    6. Inappropriate public displays of affection
    7. Intentionally providing false information to a School Board employee including, but not limited to, giving false student information, forgery of school notes (including report cards), and concealment of information directly relating to school business. 
    8. Any other violation that the principal (or designee)/teacher may reasonably deem to fall within this category. (Failure to do class work, lack of necessary supplies, littering, loitering and/or sitting in parked cars, failure to return required forms/report cards, parking in prohibited areas, "Horse playing," not participating in class, sleeping in class, and any act judged by school personnel to be unsafe to self or others, any behavior judged by school personnel to be disruptive or destructive, failure to follow any class or school rules.)

    Reviewed 07/14/2021
    Kenneth Holmes