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10.42.P.1 Student Discipline
The discipline procedures and best practices in Behavior Management and Discipline of all Students adopted by the Governing Board are incorporated by this reference.  The discipline procedures encompass disciplinary infractions, and permissible consequences.

Involving Staff Members

The Principal is responsible for involving staff members of the school in the development of a positive plan for student discipline.  All staff members are responsible for implementing the plan of student discipline for the school.

Any teacher, administrator, Board member, parent, or other person may report a violation of student disciplinary rules to an administrator.  The administrator will then make an investigation of the charges as deemed appropriate and will institute appropriate proceedings.

Refusal to readmit per A.R.S. 15-841:
  • Upon discussion, by the administrator with the teacher, of disciplinary action implemented in conjunction with a temporary removal in accord with the rules established by the Board, the teacher will be required to state an intent to readmit or refuse to readmit the removed student.  If the teacher refuses to readmit the student, the reason shall be written by the teacher, explaining the conditions used to determine the removal, and shall be provided to the administrator by the next business day following the temporary removal.
  • Either of the following conditions must exist for a temporary removal per A.R.S. 15-841:
    • The teacher has documented that the pupil has repeatedly interfered with the teacher's ability to communicate effectively with the other pupils in the class or with the ability of the other pupils to learn.
    • The teacher has determined that the pupil's behavior is so unruly, disruptive, or abusive that it seriously interferes with the teacher's ability to communicate effectively with the other pupils in the classroom or with the ability of the other pupils to learn.
  • The matter will be referred to the school placement review committee (SPRC) constituted in accord with statute if the conditions are consistent with those stated in A.R.S. 15-841.  Within three (3) business days following the date of temporary removal, the SPRC shall determine to either place the student in a new class or return the student to the existing class if that is the best or only practicable alternative.
  • If the student is qualified for educational services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), any change in the student's individualized education program (IEP) shall be determined by the IEP team in accord with federal regulations.