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Student Code of Conduct

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

(LA RS 17:416.13.A)

The LaSalle Parish School Board realizes, as a public agency, the school shares the responsibility with parents to educate, guide, and when necessary, discipline children.  Fair and impartial discipline will help to ensure that a proper climate for learning will exist, and it will also help students develop the self discipline that is required for learning.

 

The ultimate responsibility for student conduct rests with the student and his parent.  It is also the daily responsibility of school personnel to see that no single person interferes with the total learning environment of other students.  As prescribed by law, every teacher is authorized to hold every pupil to a strict accountability for any disorderly conduct in school or on the playground of the school or on any street, road, or school bus going to or returning from school, and during intermissions or recesses.  It is the final responsibility of the principal\designee to maintain discipline at each school or any school function or school-sponsored activities.  Referrals to the Courts, Families in Need of Services (F.I.N.S.), etc. may be m

MINOR OFFENSES        

 

When students commit minor offenses, the teacher should discipline the student according to their school discipline plan.  It is also recommended that the teacher contact, by phone or by sending home a note, the parents and inform them of the problems before referring the student to the Principal. In addition, the teacher may decide to administer punish work to the student. If punish work is issued, it should be in line with the offense.

 

For minor offenses the Principal or his/her designee may, as deemed appropriate, use from a variety of disciplinary measures established by the school including but not limited to counseling with the student, referral to the guidance counselor or other appropriate counselor, or use corporal punishment (If this method is selected the principal shall abide by LaSalle Parish School Board regulations regarding corporal punishment.)

 

For habitual minor offenses, the principal or his/her designee will contact the parent/guardian regarding behavioral concerns.

 

The teacher shall refer students to the principal when necessary, using the School Behavior Report Form established by the State Department of Education.

 

Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year in grades K‑12, students shall respond to personnel using respectful terms ("Yes, Ma'am, Yes, Sir.") Violations shall be considered a minor offense and disciplined accordingly. (LA R.S. 17:416.12)

 

MAJOR OFFENSES

 

The Student Code of Conduct includes but is not limited to the following offenses and dispositions.  A student found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct shall be disciplined according to the disposition set forth for that offense or as deemed appropriate by the Principal or the Principal’s designee.


 

Prior to any suspension, the school principal or the principal’s designee shall advise the student in question of the particular misconduct of which he or she is accused as well as the basis for such accusation, and the student shall be given an opportunity at that time to explain his or her version of the facts to the school principal or his or her designee; however, a student whose presence in or about a school poses a continued danger to any person or property or an ongoing threat of disruption to the academic process shall be immediately removed from the school premises without the benefit of the procedure described above; however, the necessary procedure shall follow as soon as is practicable.

 

Notice in writing using the School Behavior Report Form for Suspensions and Expulsions of the suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion shall be given to the parent or parents of the suspended student. (Bulletin 741, School Administrators Handbook)   

Student Code of Conduct

GRADES Pre-K through 5

 

Elementary school principals, grades PreK‑5 may use, at their own discretion, any of the items under the Student Code of Conduct they feel appropriate. However, serious offenses such as the following should be dealt with decisively and with firmness and may result in suspension or expulsion:

 

1.         Possession or use of weapons.

2.         Act of assault and battery upon faculty, school personnel, school official, or other student.

3.         Possession or use of illegal drug and/or alcohol or drug paraphernalia.

4.         Threatening school personnel/teacher, faculty, school official, or other student.

5.         Extreme Disrespect for authority

6.         Extreme Disobedience      

7.         Cursing faculty or school personnel

8.         Vandalism

9.         Extortion

10.       Inciting a riot

11.       Theft

12.       Sexual acts

13.        Violations that endanger health and safety of others.

 

  

GRADES 6 through 12

 

OFFENSE and ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

 ( *** All administrative action/offenses are cumulative and progressive)

 

1.    WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE

  1. 1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension
  2. 1-3 days suspension
  3.  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court
  4. Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

2.    TREATS AN AUTHORITY WITH DISRESPECT

  1. 1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension
  2. 1-3 days suspension
  3. 3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court
  4.  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

3.   MAKES AN UNFOUNDED CHARGE AGAINST AUTHORITY

1)   1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)   1-3 days suspension

  1.  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)   Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

4.  USES PROFANE AND /OR OBSCENE LANGUAGE

1)   1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)   1-3 days suspension

           3)    3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)   Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

5.  IS GUILTY OF IMMORAL OR VICIOUS PRACTICES

            1)  1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

            3)  1-3 days suspension

            4)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            5)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

6.  CONDUCT OR HABITS INJURIOUS TO OTHERS

1)   1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)   1-3 days suspension

           3)    3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)   Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

7. USES/POSSESSES CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

  • Possession of illegal drugs, controlled substance, prescription medications, inhalants,  drug paraphernalia, or any mood-altering chemical while on school premises or school bus.
  • Investigate. Notify law enforcement, superintendent, immediate supervisor, drug-free counselor and parents.  Suspend pending hearing. Recommend expulsion (LA R.S. 17:416 applies). Refer to substance abuse clinic and/or counselor.  Re-evaluate prior to re-admittance.  Complete & file documented steps. (Refer to LPSB Substance Abuse Policy for more details

 

 

 

 

 

  • Being under the influence of illegal drugs, controlled substances, inhalants, or prescription medication:

                  1) Investigate, determine if “under the influence” (see criteria in substance

                       abuse policy), if confirmed then:  Notify law enforcement, superintendent,

                        immediate supervisor, drug-free counselor, and parents.  Refer for

                        testing. Suspend pending Substance Abuse Prevention Team meeting

                       (SAPT will determine outcome and final disciplinary disposition).  Refer

                       to substance abuse clinic and/or counselor for assessment and/or

                       counseling, re-evaluate prior to re-admittance.  Refer to Drug-Free

                       Counselor for follow-up upon re-admittance.  Complete and file

                       documented steps. (Refer to Substance Abuse Policy for more details)

                        2)  Investigate, determine if “under the influence”, if confirmed then: Notify

                                          law enforcement, superintendent, immediate supervisor, drug-free

                                          counselor, and parents.  Refer for testing.  Refer to Substance Abuse

                                         Prevention Team.  Suspend and/or Recommend expulsion.  Refer to

                                          substance abuse clinic and/or counselor for assessment and/or

                                       counseling.  Re-evaluate prior to re-admittance.  Refer to Drug-Free

                                       Counselor for follow-up upon re-admittance. Complete and file

                                       documented steps. (Refer to Substance Abuse Policy for more details.)                              

  • Distribution, intent to distribute, or knowledge of either while on school premises or school bus.
    1. Investigate. Notify law enforcement, superintendent, Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance, drug-free counselor, and parents.  Suspend and immediately recommend expulsion (LA. R.S. 17:416 applies). Refer to substance abuse clinic and/or counselor for assessment and/or counseling. Re-evaluate prior to re-admittance. Complete and file documented steps. (Refer to LPSB Substance Abuse Policy for more details)

8.  USES/POSSESSES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES             

  • Possession of alcohol while on school premises or school bus:

                                  1)  Investigate. Notify law enforcement, superintendent, immediate

                                       supervisor, drug - free counselor and parents.  Suspend pending hearing.

                                       Recommend expulsion. Refer to substance abuse clinic and/or

                                       counselor.  Re-evaluate prior to re-admittance.  Complete & file

                                       documented steps. (Refer to LPSB Substance Abuse Policy for more

                                       details)

  • Being under the influence of alcohol while on school premises or school bus:

                        1)  Investigate, determine if “under the influence” (see criteria in substance

                              abuse policy), if confirmed then:  Notify law enforcement, superintendent,

                              immediate supervisor, drug-free counselor, and parents.  Refer for

                              testing. Suspend pending Substance Abuse Prevention Team meeting

                              (SAPT will determine outcome and final disciplinary disposition).  Refer

                             to substance abuse clinic and/or counselor for assessment and/or

                             counseling, re-evaluate prior to re-admittance.  Refer to Drug-Free

                            Counselor for follow-up upon re-admittance.  Complete and file

                            documented steps. (Refer to Substance Abuse Policy for more details)


 

                        2)  Investigate, determine if “under the influence”, if confirmed then: Notify

                               law enforcement, superintendent, immediate supervisor, drug-free

                               counselor, and parents.  Refer for testing.  Refer to Substance Abuse

                                        Prevention Team.  Suspend and/or Recommend expulsion.  Refer to

                                          substance abuse clinic and/or counselor for assessment and/or

                                       counseling.  Re-evaluate prior to re-admittance.  Refer to Drug-Free

                                       Counselor for follow-up upon re-admittance. Complete and file

                                       documented steps. (Refer to Substance Abuse Policy for more details.)                               

 

9.  USES/POSSESSES TOBACCO AND/OR LIGHTER

  • Possession:
  •  Confiscate, 1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension
  •  Confiscate, 1-3 days suspension
  •  Confiscate, 3-5 days, suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)   Confiscate, Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

  • Smoking or use of Tobacco in any form:

1)   Refer to Counselor, 1-3 days suspension

2)   3-5 days, suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            3)   Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

10. DISTURBS THE SCHOOL/ HABITUALLY VIOLATES SCHOOL RULES

            1)  1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)  1-3 days suspension

3)   3-5 days, suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

4)   Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

11.  CUTS, DEFACES, INJURES SCHOOL/VANDALISM

  1. Suspend and/or recommend expulsion, Refer to law enforcement; Restitution before re-entering; Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

12.  WRITES OR DRAWS OBSCENE/PROFANE LANGUAGE/PICTURES

            1)  1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)  1-3 days suspension

3)  3-5 days, suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

13.  POSSESSION/USE  OF WEAPONS PROHIBITED UNDER FEDERAL LAW

1)  Notify parents, Contact Law Enforcement and superintendent.  Arrange Crisis 

      Management  Team Meeting if deemed necessary.  Suspend and refer to

      LA. R.S.17:416  for disciplinary action (see attached chart).

14.  POSSESSION/USE OF *DANGEROUS WEAPONS OR AN OBJECT AS A WEAPON

1)  Notify parents, Contact Law Enforcement and superintendent.  Arrange Crisis 

      Management Team Meeting if deemed necessary.  Suspend and refer to

      LA. R.S. 17:416  for disciplinary action (see attached chart).

15.  THROWS MISSILES LIABLE TO INJURE OTHERS

            1)  1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)  1-3 days suspension

3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion


 

16.  INSTIGATES OR PARTICIPATES IN FIGHTS

1)  1-3 days suspension, Refer to Law Enforcement if deemed necessary

2)  3-5 days suspension

3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

17. VIOLATES TRAFFIC AND SAFTEY REGULATIONS

           1)  1-5 days loss of driving privileges on school premises

2)  5-15 days loss of driving privileges on school premises

3)  Loss of driving privileges on school premises for the remainder of the school year.

18.  LEAVES SCHOOL OR CLASSROOM WITHOUT PERMISSION

            1)  1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)  1-3 days suspension

3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

19.  UNEXCUSED ABSENCES and/or TARDINESS (includes check-outs) (2008 Act 745)

  • Unexcused Absences

            1)  (a) At 2 consecutive days, contact Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance

                 (b) Upon the 3rdunexcused absence within a semester, notify & hold

                        conference with the parent or guardian.  Parent signs a receipt for such notification.

                 (c) Upon the 5thunexcused absence within a semester refer to Truancy/Discipline

                        Court 

                 (d)Notify Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance for continued absences or concerns

  • Unexcused Tardies and/or Early Checkouts (Cumulative per semester)

            1)  Verbal Warning

            2)  1 day detention

            3)   2 days detention

                 (a)  Upon the 3rdunexcused occurrence of being tardy within a semester, notify in

                        writing & hold conference with the parent or guardian.  Parent signs a receipt for

                        such notification.

            4)  1 day suspension

            5)  2 days suspension

                 (a) Upon the 5thunexcused occurrence of being tardy within a semester

                         refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            6)  3 days suspension

            7)  Notify Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance for continued tardiness or concerns

20. IS GUILTY OF STEALING

            1)  1-3 days suspension, Refer to Counselor, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court, Restitution

2)  3-5 days suspension, Restitution

3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

*21.  COMMITS ANY OTHER SERIOUS OFFENSE

            1)  Discretion of the Principal or his/her Designee.

22.  DRESS CODE VIOLATION (grades K-12)

            1)  Warning, Notify parents, change dress, unexcused tardy/absence

            2)  Notify parents, change dress, unexcused tardy/absence, 1-3 days detention

            3)  Notify parents, change dress, unexcused tardy/absence, 3-5 days detention

            4)  Notify parents, change dress, unexcused tardy/absence, 1-3 days suspension

            5)  Notify parents, change dress, unexcused tardy/absence, 3-5 days suspension

            6)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

 

23.  CHEATING

            1)   Teacher gives “0” on test/assignment

            2)   3-5 days detention, Teacher gives “0” on test/assignment

            3)  1-3 days suspension, Teacher gives “0” on test/assignment

            4)  3-5 days suspension, Teacher gives “0” on test/assignment, Refer to Truancy/

                  Discipline Court

            5)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

24.  THREATENING STUDENTS/FACULTY/SCHOOL PERSONNEL

  • All threats or threatening remarks will be taken seriously and shall be dealt

              with  accordingly.

1)  Notify parents, Contact Law Enforcement and Superintendent,  Arrange Crisis 

      Management  Team Meeting, Suspend pending Crisis Management meeting. 

      (Crisis Management Team will follow Crisis Procedure and determine outcome and

      final disposition.)

25.  SEXUAL HARRASSMENT (Student to Student or Student to Teacher)

  • Sexual harassment will be taken seriously and shall be dealt with     

             accordingly.

  1. Principal or Designee will investigate in a discreet yet thorough basis and appropriate

      disciplinary  action shall be taken when violations of the policy have been determined. 

     This may  range anywhere from counseling to exclusion from school and may include

      other forms of disciplinary action as deemed appropriate under the circumstances.                 

      Referrals to the Law Enforcement and/or to the Crisis Management Team should be

      made as deemed appropriate and/or necessary.

26.  BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, HARASSMENT, AND/OR HAZING

  • All forms of harassment will be taken seriously and shall be dealt with     

             accordingly.

  1.  Principal or Designee will investigate in a discreet yet thorough basis and appropriate

      disciplinary  action shall be taken when violations of the policy have been determined. 

     This may range anywhere from counseling to exclusion from school and may include

      other forms of disciplinary action as deemed appropriate under the circumstances.                  

      Referrals to the Law Enforcement and/or to the Crisis Management Team should be

                 made as deemed appropriate and/or necessary.

27.  ASSAULT and/or BATTERY ON SCHOOL PERSONNEL or ANOTHER STUDENT

             1)  Notify Law Enforcement, parents, superintendent; Immediately suspend and

                  recommend expulsion. 

28.  RIOTS

  • Inciting a riot

            1)  Notify parents, Refer to Counselor, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court, Refer to Law

                 Enforcement, Suspend and/or recommend expulsion.

  • Participating in a riot

            1)  5-9 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            2)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion       

29.  SKIPPING SCHOOL(Never came on school grounds during normal school hours)

            1) Refer to Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance for truancy.

 

 

 

 

30.  INAPPROPRIATE OBJECTS POSSESSION and/or USE

 Including ipods, MP3 players, beeper, laser light, or other unauthorized electronic device    such as cameras, walkman, radios, tape recorders, etc. (not being used as instructional aids under supervision and with knowledge of the teacher and/or principal). 

  • In all cases, Confiscate & notify parents to pick up at school

            1)  1-3 days detention

            2)  1-3 days suspension

            3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

31.  POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT DRUGS and/or DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

            1)  Confiscate, Notify Parents, 3 days suspension

            2)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

32.  PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

            1)  Warning

            2)  1-3 days detention

            3)  1-3 days suspension

            4)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            5)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

33.  INTIMACY BETWEEN STUDENTS

            1)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

34.  INDECENT BEHAVIOR

            1)  1-3 days suspension, Refer to Counselor

2)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

35.    TECHNOLOGY/INTERNET MISUSE

  • Unauthorized, inappropriate, or illegal use of Technology/Internet

            1)  1-3 days detention

            2)  1-3 days suspension

            3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

  • Any unauthorized change or modifications to computer/technology equipment

            1)  1-3 days suspension, restitution to restore or replace equipment to original condition

            2)  3-5 days suspension, restitution to restore or replace equipment to original condition,

                  Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion.

36.  POSSESSION OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

            1)  3-5 days detention

            2)  1-3 days suspension

            3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

37.  FAILURE TO ATTEND ANY FORM OF DETENTION (Saturday,EMD, Lunch,etc.)

            1)  1 day suspension

            2)  2-3 days suspension

            3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

 

38.  LOITERING and/or SITTING IN PARKED CARS

            1)  1-3 days detention

            2)  1-3 days suspension

            3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

39.  MEDICATION POLICY VIOLATION

            1)  Warning

            2)  1-3 days suspension

            3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

40.  POSSESSION/USE OF FIREWORKS

            1)  1-3 days suspension

            2)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

41.  FIRE-ALARM VIOLATION

  • Intentional/unauthorized activation of fire alarm

            1)  1-3 days suspension, Notify Law Enforcement

            2)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

42.  GANGS

  • Promoting gang membership and/or activities

            1)  1-3 days suspension

            2)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

43.  GAMBLING

            1)  1-3 days detention or 1-3 days suspension

2)  1-3 days suspension

3)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

4)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion

44.  EXTORTION

            1)  1-3 days suspension

            2)  3-5 days suspension, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            3)  Suspend and/or recommend expulsion       

45.  LEAVING BUS WITHOUT PERMISSION

            1) Warning by driver (parent contacted by driver, document in log)

            2)  Parent conference and/or 2 days off the bus

            3)  5 days off the bus

            4)  1-3 days suspension,

            5)  3-5 days suspension and/or Removal from bus, Refer to School Building  

                Transportation Committee

46.  BOARDING BUS AT INCORRECT STOP

            1) Warning by driver (parent contacted by driver, document in log)

            2)  Parent conference and/or 2 days off the bus

            3)  5 days off the bus

            4)  1-3 days suspension

            5)  3-5 days suspension and/or Removal from bus, Refer to School Building  

                Transportation Committee

 

47.  DEFACING BUS OR DESTROYING PROPERTY

            1) Warning by driver (parent contacted by driver, document in log), Restitution

            2)  Parent conference and/or 2 days off the bus, Restitution

            3)  5 days off the bus, Restitution, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)  1-3 days suspension, Restitution

            5)  3-5 days suspension and/or Removal from bus, Restitution, Refer to School Building  

                Transportation Committee

48.  EATING/DRINKING/LITTERING ON SCHOOL BUS

            1) Warning by driver (parent contacted by driver, document in log)

            2)  Parent conference and/or 2 days off the bus

            3)  5 days off the bus

            4)  1-3 days suspension

            5)  3-5 days suspension and/or Removal from bus, Refer to School Building  

                Transportation Committee

49.  REFUSING TO SIT IN ASSIGNED SEAT ON THE BUS

            1) Warning by driver (parent contacted by driver, document in log)

            2)  Parent conference and/or 2 days off the bus

            3)  5 days off the bus

            4)  1-3 days suspension

            5)  3-5 days suspension and/or Removal from bus, Refer to School Building  

                Transportation Committee

50.  SCHOOL BUS DISRUPTON THAT VIOLATES TRAFFIC AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

            1) Warning by driver (parent contacted by driver, document in log)

            2)  Parent conference and/or 2 days off the bus

            3)  5 days off the bus

            4)  1-3 days suspension

            5)  3-5 days suspension and/or Removal from bus, Refer to School Building  

                Transportation Committee

51UNAUTHORIZED USE/POSSESSION OF CELL PHONES

NOTE:   LaSalle Parish Schools are NOT responsible nor liable if confiscated phones   and/ or SIM cards are lost, damaged, or stolen as a result of the violation of this policy.

            1)  Confiscate, 1-3 days suspension, parent to pick up the following day.

            2)  3-5 days suspension, Confiscate phone & SIM card for the remainder of the

                  school year          

            3)  3-5 days suspension, Confiscate phone & SIM card for the remainder of the

                  school year, Refer to Truancy/Discipline Court

            4)   Suspend and/or recommend expulsion            

52.  END OF YEAR INFRACTIONS

            1)  Violation which occur on the last day of school shall be carried over into the next

                  school term.

            2)  In the event the student transfers to another school district, notification of such

                 infraction will be forwardable to the transferring school.

53. WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL PRIOR TO GRADUATION (AGES 14-18), LONG-TERM  

       SUSPENSION, EXPULSION , and/or CASES OF HABITUAL UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

       OR TARDINESS (2003 Act 732 & 2008 Act 688)

1)  Notify the Department of Public Safety and Corrections within 5 school days for the  

     denial or suspension of the student’s driving privileges in accordance with the

     provisions of  R.S. 32:431.1

                                   

 

NOTES

  • Offenses listed are not inclusive of offenses that occur in a school setting.  When an offense occurs that is not listed herein, disposition will be determined as per applicable LaSalle Parish School Board policies and/or state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations.

 

  • Offenses 1 through 21 are “reasons for suspension and expulsion” designated by the State Department of Education (SDE) for disciplinary reporting purposes. Infractions listed past number 21 are reported to the SDE as “Any Other Serious Offense”.  All suspensions and expulsions are reported to the SDE.

 

  • Discipline offenses/infractions shall be reviewed by school personnel and, if deemed necessary, a referral regarding the student shall be made to an agency of appropriate jurisdiction and or Truancy/Discipline Court.

 

  • *Dangerous Weapons: A dangerous weapon means any gas, liquid, or other substance or instrumentality which in the manner used is likely to produce death or great bodily harm. By way of illustration, but not limited to, a dangerous weapon includes: pistols, revolvers, other firearms, switchblades, or spring knives, any other knife, brass knuckles or blackjacks.

 

  • The Principal or his/her designee administers the form of detention and/or suspensions used in each disposition set forth at their discretion.  Forms of detention may include the following:  Saturday, Early Morning, After School, In-School, Lunch, etc.   Forms of suspension may include Alternative School referral, In-School Suspension and/or Out-of School Suspension

 

  • Any student, after being suspended for committing any of the offenses listed above, may be expelled upon recommendation by the Principal; however, any student after being suspended on three occasions for committing any of the offenses listed above, within the same school session, shall on committing the fourth offense, be recommended for expulsion by the Principal or his/her designee. 

 

  • Students will be referred to Truancy/Discipline Court after the 3rdsuspension within the same school session or as deemed necessary by the Principal or his/her designee.  Serious offenses that warrant an immediate recommendation for expulsion will be referred to Truancy/Discipline Court.

 

  • Corporal punishment may be used according to School Board policy at any level of disciplinary action if deemed appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURATION OF SUSPENSION

Refer to LaSalle Parish Alternative School policy.

FOR OFFENSES THAT ALLOW COUNSELING AS A DISPOSITION:

A counseling session could be simply a conference between the student, the principal/designee, and/or parent, or legal guardian, or it could be a referral to the school counselor, social worker, licensed mental health professional, or other appropriate counselor deemed necessary to aide in alleviating student disciplinary problems.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBERS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:        

Superintendent; Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance; Families in Need of Services Officer; School Social Worker; School Principal or Designee; and Juvenile Officer (if deemed necessary)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION TEAM MEMBERS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Drug-Free Coordinator/Counselor, Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance;

School Social Worker, School Principal or Designee, and/or others as deemed necessary.

SCHOOLBUILDINGTRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Central OfficeTransportation Coordinator; School Principal or Designee; Bus Driver; and/or others as deemed necessary.

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:416.13; La. Rev. Stat. 17:416; Bulletin 741, School Administrators Handbook; LPSB Policy Manual, La. R.S. 17:233, La. R.S. 221, La R.S. 32:407, 414, and 431.1; 2008 Act 688, 2003 Act 732, 2008 Act 745

 

Adopted: LaSalle Parish School Board – September 18, 2006 Regular Session

 

Adopted:  LaSalle Parish School Board – October 6, 2008 Regular Session

 

Adopted:  LaSalle Parish School Board – July 13, 2009 Regular Session

 

  

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