8450 – Student Discipline


Realizing that appropriate discipline varies from situation to situation, the Grand Island Public Schools recognizes that discipline in the school is extremely important to the school program. Discipline should be positive rather than negative in nature. Discipline should foster student growth while assuring an acceptable environment in which to learn. Discipline should be considered a means of teaching and as such disciplinary efforts should be as positive as is practical. Giving credit or recognition for appropriate behavior, setting appropriate examples for students, application of Well Managed Schools’ principles, counseling, and involvement of parents are to be encouraged. Measures such as exclusion from classes or from the educational setting are to be used only as last alternatives.

Any disciplinary action will be applied fairly and consistently regardless of economic status, intellectual or physical ability, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex or gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or age. Disciplinary action will not conflict with provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

References:
59 Fed. Reg. 11448 et seq. 1994
Policy 1310–NON-DISCRIMINATION
Policy 8470-WEAPONS IN SCHOOLS
Policy 8420-STUDENT DUE PROCESS RIGHTS
Student Discipline Act §79-259 through §79-294

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Revised: 12-1-97
Policy Revised: 09.13.2012

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