Eldorado High School

Disciplinary Procedures

2018-2019

 

Eldorado High School has established the following discipline plan for the progressive discipline of pupils and on-site review of disciplinary decisions. The plan was developed with the input and participation of teachers, other educational personnel (counselors, strategists and specialists), support personnel, and the parents and guardians of pupils who are enrolled in the school.  The plan has been developed in accordance with written rules of behavior prescribed in NRS 392.463, 388.132 and NRS 392.4644.  

 

It includes, without limitation, provisions designed to address the specific disciplinary needs and concerns of the school.  The plan provides for the temporary removal of a pupil from a classroom in accordance with NRS 392.4645. The plan was reviewed and developed by the Discipline Committee.  The plan was reviewed and revised by administration, teachers, other educational personnel, support staff personnel, and parents. The review and revisions were made continually and collaboratively as requested following staff meetings, weekly administrative meetings, and monthly Parent Advisory Committee meetings.  A copy of this plan is located in the main office lobby and posted electronically on the school website for public inspection.  

 

HABITUAL DISCIPLINARY PROBLEM CRITERIA

A student will be considered  a Habitual Disciplinary Problem if written evidence documents that within one school year the student has:

  1. Threatened or extorted, or attempted to threaten or extort, another student or school employee two or more times; or

 

  1. Has a record of five suspensions for any reason. And

 

  1. Has not entered into and participated in a behavior plan

 

A student who is declared a Habitual Disciplinary Problem (NRS 392.4655) will be suspended from school for a period not to exceed one school semester as determined by the seriousness of the acts which were the basis for the discipline or expelled from school under extraordinary circumstances as determined by the principal of the school.

 

Habitual Disciplinary Declaration

 

If two teachers of a pupil enrolled at Eldorado High School request that the principal deem a student a Habitual Disciplinary Problem, the principal will meet with each teacher to review the student’s discipline record. If, after the review, the principal determines the student does not meet the criteria of a Habitual Disciplinary Problem, the teacher(s) submitting the request may appeal that determination to the Board of School Trustees.

 

PROCEDURES FOR CRITERIA # 1

 

Eldorado High School will process threats, extortion incidents, or any attempt thereof using existing expulsion procedures, however, in order to be considered Habitual Disciplinary Problem under current statute, the act of threatening or extorting, or attempting to threaten or extort, must have been documented at least twice during one school year.  Habitual Disciplinary Problem language will be included in addition to identifying the infraction when preparing expulsion paperwork (CCF-571). Eldorado will provide a written notice seven days prior to declaring a student a Habitual Disciplinary Problem to the parent or legal guardian that contains:

1) A description of the act(s).

2) Dates on which the act(s) were committed.

3) An explanation that pursuant to NRS 392.466, a student declared a Habitual Disciplinary Problem may be suspended from school for a period not to exceed one school semester as determined by the seriousness of the acts which were the basis for the discipline or expelled from school under extraordinary circumstances as determined by the principal of the school.

 

A student who is determined to have documented infractions in the progression of those identified under statute relevant to Habitual Disciplinary Problem may enter into a voluntary behavior plan designed to prevent the student from being deemed Habitual Disciplinary Problem and may include, without limitation:

  1. A plan for graduating if the student is credit deficient and not likely to graduate according to schedule;
  2. Information on alternative schools;
  3. A voluntary agreement by the parent/guardian to attend school with the student;
  4. A voluntary agreement by the student and parent/guardian to attend counseling;
  5. A voluntary agreement by the student and the parent/guardian for the student to attend summer school, intersession school, or Saturday School.

If the student commits the same act for which the notice was provided after he/she enters into a plan of behavior, the student shall be deemed to have not successfully completed the plan of behavior and may be deemed a Habitual Disciplinary Problem.

 

HABITUAL DISCIPLINARY PROBLEM PROCEDURES FOR CRITERIA # 2

Following a student’s fourth suspension, Eldorado High School will provide written notice to the parent or legal guardian that contains:

 

1)    Description of the act committed by the pupil.

2)    Date the act was committed.

3) An explanation that if the student is suspended five times within one school year, the student will be deemed a Habitual Disciplinary Problem.

4) An explanation that pursuant to NRS 392.466, a student declared a Habitual Disciplinary Problem may be suspended from school for a period not to exceed one school semester as determined by the seriousness of the acts which were the basis for the discipline or expelled from school under extraordinary circumstances as determined by the principal of the school.

 

If the referral is contested, due process will occur prior to submitting the packet to Education Services Division. The last level of appeal for these students is the CCSD Board of Trustees.

 

BEHAVIOR PLAN PRIOR TO DECLARATION

 

Before a student is deemed a Habitual Disciplinary Problem, if within one school year, a student is suspended one time for threatening or extortion, or attempting to threaten or extort, another student or school employee; or if the student has been suspended four times, a plan of behavior will  be developed with the parent and student. A student may enter into one behavior plan per school year. The plan, without limitation, may include a voluntary agreement for:

  1. A plan for graduating if the student is credit deficient and not likely to graduate according to schedule;
  2. Information on alternative schools;
  3. A voluntary agreement by the parent/guardian to attend school with the student;
  4. A voluntary agreement by the student and parent/guardian to attend counseling;
  5. A voluntary agreement by the student and the parent/guardian for the student to attend summer school, intersession school, or Saturday School.

 

If the student violates the conditions of the plan or commits the same act for which notice was provided (i.e. commits a second extortion or attempted extortion; or receives a fifth suspension) after he/she enters into a plan of behavior, the student shall be deemed a Habitual Disciplinary Problem.

 

The parent/legal guardian of a student who has entered into a plan of behavior may appeal the contents of the behavior plan to the Board of School Trustees.

 

DUE PROCESS NOTIFICATION— Eldorado High School will provide due process notification to each parent at least seven days before the school deems the student a Habitual Disciplinary Problem.

 

STEPS TEACHERS MUST TAKE PRIOR TO AB 521 REFERRAL

 

AB 521 is an option teachers have for a student who has engaged in behavior that seriously interferes with the ability of the teacher to teach and the other students to learn. Before a student’s behavior reaches this level of severity, the teacher must attempt to correct the student’s behavior through progressive discipline. According to AB 521, progressive discipline must be followed in the classroom before requesting that a student be temporarily removed. Teachers will complete the following interventions before submitting an AB 521 referral:

 

  1.    Conference with student.
  2.   Parent contact by phone.
  3.   If the student’s family has no phone, a copy of the parent contact form must be mailed home.   
  4.   Assign teacher detention.
  5.   Counselor referral.
  6.    Referral to Dean for disruptive behavior.

 

These steps must be documented, and documentation must be submitted with an AB 521 referral.

 

Assembly Bill 521 (Temporary removal of student)

 

The Eldorado High School Discipline Plan provides for the temporary removal of a student from a classroom if, in the judgment of the teacher, the student has engaged in behavior that seriously interferes with the ability of the teacher to teach the other students in the classroom and with the ability of the other students to learn.

 

Progressive Discipline will be followed within the classroom as explained, and may include such things as: verbal warning, parent contact, detention, counselor referral, and Dean’s referral.  If a student is removed by teacher, the administrator will explain to the student the reason for the removal and the student will have an opportunity to respond. The administrator will contact the parent within 24 hours.  A temporary, alternative placement will be given to the student unless the student is suspended or expelled for disciplinary action.

A conference with the student, parent, administrator, and teacher will be held within three days of the incident. Since it was the teacher that ordered the removal of the student, not the administrator, during the conference, the teacher must provide an explanation of the reasons for the removal and the parent must be given an opportunity to respond.  Upon completion of the conference, the administrator will recommend whether the student returns to the classroom or remains in alternative placement for additional time. If the administrator recommends that a student be returned to the classroom from which he/she was removed and the teacher who removed the student does not agree with the recommendation, the administrator shall continue with the temporary alternative placement and will immediately convene a meeting of the AB 521 Committee. The parent will be informed of the meeting.

 

The committee will convene to review temporary alternative placement. If the committee membership includes the teacher who removed the student, that teacher shall not participate in the deliberation on that case. The AB 521 Committee will review the circumstances of the student’s removal and behavior. Based upon its review, the committee shall assess the best placement available for the student and shall, without limitation 1) Direct that the student be returned to the classroom from which he was removed; 2) Assign the student to another classroom; 3) Assign the student to an alternative school of education (Behavior School) if available or appropriate; 4) Recommend suspension or expulsion in accordance with NRS 392.467; or 5) Take any other appropriate disciplinary action against the student that the committee deems necessary.

 

AB521 Committee Members 2018-2019

AP Atwell

Mrs. Manning

Mr. Ostler

Members of this committee were selected based on their diverse, educational backgrounds and willingness to volunteer their time. Members were elected by Eldorado Teachers.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS –Assembly Bill 14

 

If a student has a disability and is participating in special education, the student may be suspended or expelled from school in the same manner as a student without a disability if the behavior is not a manifestation of his/her disability. Part B of the Individual With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and established disciplinary procedures will be met when declaring a special education student a Habitual Disciplinary Problem.

 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, any other federal law applicable to children with disabilities, and the procedures adopted by the CCSD board of trustees will be reviewed for students with disabilities and/or participating in special education pursuant to NRS 388.440 to 388.520 to be removed under AB 521.

 

Event Type 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense 4th Offense
Acceptable Use Policy – Minor Conference with student 1 week device suspension 2 week device suspension Lose device/Short-Term Star On/Social Work Referral
Acceptable Use Policy – Major (pornography) Lose device/Short-Term Star On/Social Work Referral No access to school computers & electronic devices
Aggressive Behavior In-house In-house / Social Work Referral RPC Short-Term Star On
Alcohol Possession SAAP Class/Social Work Referral/ Short-Term Star On SAAP Class/Social Work Referral/ Long-Term Star On SAAP Class/RPC/SUS/EXP
Arson Star On/Social Work Referral RPC/SUS/EXP
Assault-Staff RPC/SUS/EXP
Assault-Student In-House In-House / Social Work Referral RPC Short-Term Star On
Battery Staff RPC/SUS/EXP
Battery Student *Long-Term Star On/Social Work Referral

*SUS/Social Work Referral

* RPC/SUS/EXP

*Long-Term Star On/Social Work Referral

*SUS/Social Work Referral

* RPC/SUS/EXP

*Long-Term Star On/Social Work Referral

*SUS/Social Work Referral

* RPC/SUS/EXP

*Long-Term Star On/Social Work Referral

*SUS/Social Work Referral

* RPC/SUS/EXP

Bullying – Minor In-house/Contract In-house /Social Work Referral RPC Short-Term Star On
Bullying – Major (sexual bullying, sexual assault, battery with bodily harm) RPC/SUS/EXP
Bus Infraction Follow Bus Form
Campus Disruption Long- Term Star On SUS (3) /Social Work Referral SUS(5) RPC/SUS/EXP
Cheating/Plagiarism Conference with Student Dean’s Detention In-House RPC
Classroom Disruption – Minor In-house In-house /Social Work Referral/ RPC RPC/ SUS (3) Short-Term Star On
Classroom Disruption – Major RPC/Social Work Referral Short-Term Star On Long-Term Star On SUS (3)
Closed Campus Detention/Admin. Search In-house/Admin. Search In-house /Social Work Referral/ Admin. Search RPC/ Admin. Search
Cyber Bullying – Minor In-house/Contract In-house /Social Work Referral RPC Short-Term Star On
Cyber Bullying – Major Possible RPC/SUS/EXP Possible RPC/SUS/EXP Possible RPC/SUS/EXP Possible RPC/SUS/EXP
Dishonesty/Forgery Conference with Student Dean’s Detention In-House/ Social Work Referral In-House /RPC
Disregard to Rules/Regulations In-House In-House /Social Work Referral RPC Short-Term Star On
Distribution of a Controlled Substance SAAP Class/RPC/SUS/EXP
Dress Code Conference with Student/ Provide clothing as needed Dean’s Detention In-House RPC

  • After this dress code violations are considered insubordination
Extortion Possible RPC/SUS/EXP Possible RPC/SUS/EXP Possible RPC/SUS/EXP Possible RPC/SUS/EXP
Fighting Star On/SUS(3)/SUS(5) Star On/SUS(3)/SUS(5)

Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Star On/SUS(5)/SUS(10)

Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Star On/SUS(5)/SUS(10)

Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Fire Alarm Pull Short-Term Star On/Social Work Referral Long-Term Star On/Social Work Referral Possible RPC/SUS/EXP Possible RPC/SUS/EXP
Gambling Conference with Student Dean’s Detention In-House RPC
Gang Involvement Short-Term Star On/Social Work Referral

Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Star On

Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*SUS (3)

Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Graffiti *Conference with student

*Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*Conference with student

*Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*Conference with student

*Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*Conference with student

*Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Habitual Truancy Citation Habitual Truancy Citation Ed. Neglect Citation
Hazing *RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short – Term Star On

*Long –Term Star On

* SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short – Term Star On

*Long –Term Star On

* SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short – Term Star On

*Long –Term Star On

* SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short – Term Star On

*Long –Term Star On

* SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Hitting Conference with Student Dean’s Detention In-House RPC
Immoral Conduct SUS/Social Work RPC/SUS/EXP
Inappropriate Touching *Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

*In-house

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Insubordinate Dean’s Detention/ in-house In-House In-house /Social Work Referral / RPC RPC
No Show to Detention In-House In-House RPC Short – Term Star On
No Show to Office Dean’s Detention In-House In-House RPC
Non-Dress PE Dean’s Detention In-House In-House RPC
Nuisance Item Dean’s Detention In-House In-House RPC
Outbursts Dean’s Detention In-House In-House RPC
Personal Communication Device Pick up after school In-house  or guardian pick up In-house or guardian pick up In-house  or guardian pick up
Possession of a Controlled Substance SAAP Class/Social Work/ Short-Term Star On SAAP Class/Social Work Referral/ Long-Term Star On SAAP Class/RPC/SUS/EXP
Possession of Weapons – Minor (not on list and not used as a threat) Short- Term Star On/Social Work Referral/ Long- Term Star On/Social Work Referral RPC/SUS/EXP
Possession of Weapons – Major (list from ESD or used as a threat) RPC/SUS/EXP
Possession of Tobacco SAAP Class/Dean’s Detention/ SAAP Class/ In-House SAAP Class/In-House SAAP Class/RPC
Public Display of Affection Conference with Student/ Dean’s Detention In-House RPC
Tardies Dean’s Detention In-House In-House RPC
Tardy Lockout Dean’s Detention/ In-House In-House RPC
Theft *RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Threat to Staff RPC/SUS/EXP
Threat to Student – Minor Conference with Student Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

In-House RPC
Threat to Student – Major *RPC/ Social Work Referral/ Threat Assessment

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral/ Threat Assessment

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral/ Threat Assessment

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral/ Threat Assessment

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Trespassing Warning Citation
Truancy Dean’s Detention In-House In-House RPC
Unacceptable Language Conference with Student Dean’s Detention In-House In-House
Unacceptable School Behavior Conference with Student Dean’s Detention In-House RPC/Social Work Referral
Use of Alcohol SAAP Class/Short- Term Star On/Social Work Referral / SAAP Class/RPC/SUS/EXP
Use of a controlled substance SAAP Class/Short- Term Star On/Social Work Referral SAAP Class/RPC/SUS/EXP
Use of Tobacco RPC/Social Work Referral/ Short-Term Star On Long-Term Star On SUS (3)
Vandalism *RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC/ Social Work Referral

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

*RPC

*Short- Term Star On

*Long-Term Star On

*SUS

*Possible RPC/SUS/EXP

Verbal Abuse In-house/Contract Social Work Referral RPC Short-Term Star On
Verbal Confrontation Conference with Student Dean’s Detention

Social Work Referral

In-House RPC

 

If more than 4 offenses
RPC
Short-Term Star On
Long-Term Star On
SUS (3, 5, 7, 10)