Gang Membership & Paraphernalia Policy

  • For the overall safety and general welfare of our students, the St. Mary Parish School Board explicitly discourages and strongly recommends that our students not become members of any school or community-related gang.

     

    Students who participate in school-related gangs or who display gang-related symbols or paraphernalia will be subject to the following disciplinary procedures. The administrator will:

    • Conduct a thorough investigation to verify the gang membership or association.
    • Contact the parent-guardian to make them aware.
    • Depending on the nature/ severity of the incident, the parent/guardian will be required to come to the school and the student will be referred to our SRO or law enforcement officials.

     

    The administrator will have the authority to implement the following:

    Elementary Grades (K-5)

    • After a thorough investigation and based on the severity of the incident assign students to ISS/OSS or suspend pending a hearing if necessary.
    • The student may be referred to the SRO or Law Enforcement officials for additional investigation.

    Jr./Sr. High (6-12)

    • After a thorough investigation and based on the severity of the incident assign students to ISS/OSS or suspend pending a hearing if necessary.
    • The student will be referred to the SRO or Law Enforcement officials for additional investigation.

     

    Updated 07/06/2023
    Kenneth Holmes