Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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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 conditions for learning, counseling, and involvement of parents are to be expected. 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 race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status or other prohibited status. 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

Guidelines attached - 8450.1–Administrative Guidelines for 8450

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Revised: 12-1-97
Policy Revised: 09.13.2012
Policy Revised: 01.10.2019
Policy Revised: 11.12.2020
Policy Revised:  05.13.2021

The Grand Island Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that it operates. The District is required by Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement not to discriminate also applies to admission and employment. Any inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the District Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Civil Rights, or both. The GIPS Board of Education designates the following individuals to serve as GIPS Title IX Coordinators for students and staff and serve as Compliance Coordinator:

Title: Dr. Robin R. Dexter, Associate Superintendent
Coordinator for Student Complaints and Compliance Coordinator
Office address:
Kneale Administration Building, 123 S. Webb Road, Grand Island, NE 68802
Email:
Phone number: 308-385-5900

Title: Mr. Wayne Stelk, Chief of Human Capital Management
Coordinator for Staff Complaints
Office address:
Kneale Administration Building, 123 S. Webb Road, Grand Island, NE 68802
Email:
Phone number: 308-385-5900

For information regarding the Grand Island Public Schools procedure for complaints of sexual harassment including the complaint process, how to file a report or a complaint of sexual harassment, how to file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the District will respond to such complaints see Board Policy, 6205 Staff and 8505 Student, located on the GIPS web site.

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8450.1 Administrative Guidelines for 8450

The following is a table describing possible offenses, legal and policy references, and a range of possible consequences. This information should be used as guidance in making decisions with regard to disciplinary actions. This list is not all inclusive and infractions that are indicated might be interpreted in a wide variety of ways. The goal of the table is to provide a measure of consistency in application of consequences from incident to incident and from administrator to administrator. Each infraction carries a minimal consequence for a first and/or minor infractions. The maximal consequence should be applied only when the severity or frequency of the infraction warrant such application. All behavior incidents must be documented and coded appropriately in the GIPS student information system. All schools in GIPS will follow the GIPS Threat Assessment Guidance and Protocols. Further guidance may be provided by referring to Grand Island School Board Policies 8453–Student Suspension, Expulsion, and Mandatory Reassignment and 8470–Weapons in School.

Revised May 5, 2021

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Media Inquiries
Kelli Mayhew, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201227
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

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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 conditions for learning, counseling, and involvement of parents are to be expected. 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 race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status or other prohibited status. 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

Guidelines attached - 8450.1–Administrative Guidelines for 8450

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Revised: 12-1-97
Policy Revised: 09.13.2012
Policy Revised: 01.10.2019
Policy Revised: 11.12.2020
Policy Revised:  05.13.2021

The Grand Island Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that it operates. The District is required by Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement not to discriminate also applies to admission and employment. Any inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the District Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Civil Rights, or both. The GIPS Board of Education designates the following individuals to serve as GIPS Title IX Coordinators for students and staff and serve as Compliance Coordinator:

Title: Dr. Robin R. Dexter, Associate Superintendent
Coordinator for Student Complaints and Compliance Coordinator
Office address:
Kneale Administration Building, 123 S. Webb Road, Grand Island, NE 68802
Email:
Phone number: 308-385-5900

Title: Mr. Wayne Stelk, Chief of Human Capital Management
Coordinator for Staff Complaints
Office address:
Kneale Administration Building, 123 S. Webb Road, Grand Island, NE 68802
Email:
Phone number: 308-385-5900

For information regarding the Grand Island Public Schools procedure for complaints of sexual harassment including the complaint process, how to file a report or a complaint of sexual harassment, how to file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the District will respond to such complaints see Board Policy, 6205 Staff and 8505 Student, located on the GIPS web site.

.pdf version

 

8450.1 Administrative Guidelines for 8450

The following is a table describing possible offenses, legal and policy references, and a range of possible consequences. This information should be used as guidance in making decisions with regard to disciplinary actions. This list is not all inclusive and infractions that are indicated might be interpreted in a wide variety of ways. The goal of the table is to provide a measure of consistency in application of consequences from incident to incident and from administrator to administrator. Each infraction carries a minimal consequence for a first and/or minor infractions. The maximal consequence should be applied only when the severity or frequency of the infraction warrant such application. All behavior incidents must be documented and coded appropriately in the GIPS student information system. All schools in GIPS will follow the GIPS Threat Assessment Guidance and Protocols. Further guidance may be provided by referring to Grand Island School Board Policies 8453–Student Suspension, Expulsion, and Mandatory Reassignment and 8470–Weapons in School.

Revised May 5, 2021

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Kelli Mayhew, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201227
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