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Discipline Plan

The School Discipline Plan outlines the rights of students and faculty, rules to be followed, and consequences for breaking the rules.  We believe, that in order to have a safe and orderly school environment, a student needs to be accountable for his or her actions at all times in all places.

Crossroads Elementary School recognizes that discipline includes training children to make appropriate choices in a climate of warmth and support.  Our School Discipline Plan defines rules and classroom limits with incremental incentives and consequences that are consistently carried out. 

Our philosophy
¨           All children have human dignity and worth.
¨           Persuasion is more powerful than fear.
¨           Influence is greater than control.
¨           Children want to and can behave appropriately.
¨           Behavior is maintained by consequences.

¨           Students have the right to learn.
¨           Teachers have the right to teach.
¨           Both have the right to a safe and orderly environment.

¨           Respect adults, peers and self.
¨           Respect school and personal property.
¨           Play fairly and safely.
¨           Use appropriate language.

Our goal is to assist students in leaning to be responsible for their behavior.  We believe in giving students an opportunity to discuss problems and conflicts, and in helping children become “problem solvers” and “managers of conflict”.  Part of the process of accepting responsibility for one’s actions is learning that there are consequences for inappropriate behavior.  These consequences may include one or more of the following:

uwarning                                    ustaff counseling                    ucall to parent                          uloss of privilege

utime out from an activity          utime out in another class      ureferral to the principal           udetention

usending student home            ususpension                           uwriting about behavior             uexpulsion and the consequences

                                                        (Some actions may result in the immediate removal from the classroom or the campus.)

As necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of students and staff, school officials may search students, their property and/or district property under their control, and may seize illegal, unsafe and prohibited items.  The Governing Board requires that discretion, good judgment and common sense be exercised in all cases of search and seizure.