JK Student Discipline


File:  JK






Discipline is the dual responsibility of the home and school.


The M. G. L. require the School Committee to adopt written policies, rules and regulations not inconsistent with law, which may relate to study, discipline, conduct, safety and welfare of all students enrolled in the Leverett Elementary School.


The implementation of the general rules of conduct is the responsibility of the Principal and the professional staff of the building. In order to do this, these school staff shall develop specific rules, not inconsistent with the law nor in conflict with Leverett Elementary School policy.


The purpose of disciplinary action is to restore acceptable behavior. When disciplinary action is necessary, it shall be administered fairly and shall relate to the individual needs and individual circumstances.


Students violating any of the policies on student conduct and control will be subject to disciplinary action. The degree, frequency, and circumstances surrounding each incident shall determine the method used in enforcing these policies. Most of the situations which require disciplinary action can be resolved within the confines of the classroom or as they occur by reasonable but firm reprimand, and/or by teacher conferences with the student and/or parents or guardians.


If a situation should arise in which there is no applicable written policy, the staff member shall be expected to exercise reasonable and professional judgment.



LEGAL REFS.:          M.G.L. Chapter 71, S. 37H and 37L

                                    M.G.L. Chapter 76, S. 16 and 17

                                    Chapter 380 of the Acts of 1993

                                    Chapter 766 Regulations, S. 338.0

Mass. Dept, Of Education, Advisory Opinion on Student Discipline, January 27, 1994


First Reading: 11/01/05

Second Reading, First Vote: 12/06/05

Final Vote: 01/03/06