Golden Hill Elementary Guidelines

For atypical situations for an elementary school-aged child, the principal may use “Infractions with Penalty References.”

Interventions will be given based on the following guidelines and is at the discretion of the principal within the parameters of district policy.  Alternative intervention may be decided by the principal and parents.

Intervention: When an adult tries to stop something from happening or help to resolve something that already is happening, like if someone is bothering you or worse, bullying you. They will try to help you learn ways to stop problems like bullying from happening, and skills to help you if problems do happen.  An intervention will include activities that will teach you the right way to do things and will teach you skills to use in a situation.

Sometimes, an intervention may involve remediation. Remediation is when an adult or school official (like your teacher or principal) shows you the correct way to do something, so a similar situation won’t happen again.  Remediation might be with one student, or the school might decide to have all the students listen to and learn how to prevent disagreements and problems like bullying from happening.

The intervention will focus on safety, of the person or group who feels bullied, and of the safety of the whole school. If you see someone getting bothered, bullied or treated the wrong way, tell an adult or teacher in school right away so they can get everyone the help that they need.

The intervention for bullying will be based on what happened during the incident of the bullying.  Some things that will be considered when deciding on a consequence will include- what happened during the bullying, how old the involved students are, and if they have a history of making wrong choices.

Possible Interventions are listed below, and may be utilized by the principal and his/her designee:

  • Behavior Assessment Plan-A plan developed specifically for the student detailing strategies for improving his/her behavior and consequences if the negative behavior continues.  It also will include positive reinforcement for positive behavior.
  • Reflection- (before school, after school, and/or while eating lunch) – In a quiet area, the student will write and reflect on his/her behaviors. This period of time may be during lunch or after school hours.
  • Parent conference – A meeting scheduled with principal, parent, and /or staff members.
  • Intervention – When an adult tries to stop something from happening or help to resolve something that is already happening, like someone bothering you or more serious problem, like bullying.
  • Student conference/Corrective Instruction/Other Learning Experience/Mediation – A meeting between the student and teacher, school counselor/psychologist and/or principal/designee to discuss why the behavior is unacceptable and make a plan or other learning experience so that it doesn’t happen again.
  • Time out – Student will be removed from the activity.
  • Loss of recess – Student will miss recess.
  • Restitution – Replace or repair damage
  • In-School suspension – Student is removed from the daily routine of school, but remains in the building. Students are expected to be engaged in school work.
  • Out of school suspension – Student’s rights and privileges of attending school are suspended up to 5 days.

Enforcement

The Superintendent of Schools shall be responsible for the enforcement of these rules, and s/he shall designate the other personnel who are authorized to take action in accordance with such rules when required or appropriate to carry them into effect.

In the case of any apparent violation of these rules by such persons, which, in the judgment of the Superintendent or his/her designee, does not pose any immediate threat of injury to person or property, such officer may make reasonable effort to learn the cause of the conduct in question and to persuade those engaged therein to desist and to resort to permissible methods for resolution of any issues which may be presented.  In doing so such officer shall warn such persons of the consequences or persistence in the prohibited conduct, including their ejection from any district properties where their continued presence and conduct is in violation of these rules.

In any case where violation of these rules does not cease after such warning and in other cases of willful violation of such rules, the Superintendent or his/her designee shall cause the ejection of the violator from any premises which s/he occupies in such violation and shall initiate disciplinary action herein before provided.

The Superintendent or his/her designee may apply to the public authorities for any aid which s/he deems necessary in causing the ejection of any violator of these rules and s/he may request the Board’s Counsel to apply to any court of appropriate jurisdiction for any injunction to restrain the violation or threatened violation of such rules.

This code and the penalties set forth herein are not considered to be inclusive or to preclude in any way the prosecution and conviction of any person for the violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance and the imposition of a fine or penalty provided for therein.