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Student Conduct Code
Revised & Approved: 7/20/2011

CLC is committed to providing a learning environment that is conducive to the achievement of academic excellence and the development of age-appropriate social skills and relationships. As members of CLC, students are expected to accept responsibility for contributing to a climate that fosters respect for self, others, and the environment. This helps to set the foundation for meaningful learning and positive relationships. CLC understands and acknowledges the need for a comprehensive and easily understood discipline policy, but we also realize the limitations and problems with a one-size-fits all system. As such, CLC reserves the right to examine each behavioral problem on an individual basis. This includes, but is not limited to, examining the context in which the infraction occurred along with the events that led up to and followed the infraction.

It is expected that our students will follow the rules for student conduct in school, at school activities and during the time spent in travel to and from school. These rules require that students:

· Conform to reasonable standards of socially acceptable behavior.
· Respect the rights, person, and property of others.
· Preserve the degree of order necessary to the educational program in which they are engaged.
· Respond positively and promptly to those adults charged with the responsibility of monitoring student behavior.

To ensure a safe learning environment students are expected to have appropriate behavior and attendance. For each Level II violation and above, a Student Incident Report will be sent to the student's parent(s) or guardian(s) and filed in the Student Incident Report Binder. A second occurrence of a Level II violation and any violation above that level will necessitate a parent and student conference with the ECO and other staff members as appropriate. If a student receives in-school suspension or out-of-school suspension, that student may not participate in any school function or activity. Parent(s)/guardian(s) should be aware that violations of state or federal law would take priority over the CLC Student Conduct Code. Certain violations may require that law enforcement officers be contacted. Note: CLC reserves the right to modify disciplinary action based on individual circumstances and investigation.

Academic Conduct Behavioral Conduct Technology Conduct



Academic Conduct

To include, but not limited to:

Level I Violations
Neglect of academic responsibilities

Consequences
*Assignment to work room during recess
*Teacher/Student Conference
*Parent/Guardian Notification
*Assessment of causal factors and
support/intervention as appropriate
*Modification of activities and privileges
Level II Violations
Continued neglect of academic
responsibilities

Consequences
*Assignment to work room during recess
*Parent/Student/Staff Conference
*Academic contract
*Modification of activities and privileges
*Removal of technology privileges (Note A)

Level III Violations
Chronic neglect of academic
responsibilities

Consequences
*Assignment to work room during recess
*Academic Review Board/ECO/Student Conference
*Support interventions and/or
modifications of activities and
privileges
*Removal of technology privileges (Note A)
Level IV Violations
Unresolved neglect of academic
responsibilities

Consequences
*Assignment to work room during recess
*Academic Review Board/ECO/Parent Conference
*In-school alternative learning
environment
*Support interventions and/or
modifications of activities and
privileges
*Removal of technology privileges (Note A)

Note A (Removal of Technology Privileges)

Removal of technology privileges includes, but is not limited to: removal of applications and/or administrative privileges, restricted reinstallation of software, restricted movement with laptop, restriction of laptop use at home, and loss of laptop privileges.

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Behavioral Conduct

To include, but not limited to:

Level I Violations

Minor class disruption

Minor hall disruption

Dress code violation (Note A)

Loitering

Throwing objects

Violating rules established by
individual classes/teams

Outside assigned area without
staff permission

Consequences
1st Offense:
*Student/Teacher conference
*Warning/reprimand
*Clarification of rules

Further Offenses:
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/Student/Staff conference
*In-school suspension

When appropriate, the student is asked to be involved in reflecting upon his/her own understanding of the situation by writing either about the incident, the consequences and/or the options that could have been used to defuse the situation.
Level II Violations
Disrespect towards staff
Disrespect towards student(s)
Forgery/lying
Unacceptable language, gestures,
or actions
Defacing school property
Plagiarism/Cheating (Note B)
Failing to sign out when leaving with
Parent/Guardian
Unauthorized access to a restricted
area

Consequences
1st Offense:
*Student/Teacher conference
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff
Conference

Further Offenses:
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff conference
*In-school suspension
*Suspension
*Any actions or reporting as required by
law and/or school policy

Level III Violations
Stealing/possession of stolen property
Insubordination
Use of threatening language towards
another student or staff member
Student/student fighting
Destruction of property
Harassment/sexual harassment
Bullying
Accessing, producing or possessing
items with inappropriate content
Indecent exposure
Unintentional self endangerment

Consequences
1st Offense:
*Student/Teacher conference *Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff conference
*Any actions or reporting as
required by law and/or school policy
*In-school suspension
*Suspension

Further Offenses:
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff conference *In-school suspension
*Suspension
*Any actions or reporting as
required by law and/or school policy

Level IV Violations
Violation of Drug & Alcohol Policy -
Use of/possession of/selling of
prescription or nonprescription drugs,
look-a-like substances, controlled
substances, drug paraphernalia, or
alcohol at school (Note C)
Leaving school grounds without
permission
Possession and/or use of weapons or
look-a-like weapons
Physical assault on a student or staff
member
Tampering with fire fighting systems
or alarms
Terroristic threats
Use of any item in a threatening or
dangerous manner
Arson
Extortion
Reckless endangerment (Note D)
Sexual misconduct
Violation of Tobacco Policy -
Use or possession of tobacco, tobacco
products at school, on school
property, on school busses, or during
school sponsored activities
(Note E)

Consequences
1st Offense:
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff
conference
*Suspension
*Any actions or reporting as
required by law and/or school policy

Further Offenses:
*Consideration of expulsion

Note A (Dress Code):

CLC promotes proper attire in a public educational facility. We have a general expectation regarding the way students present themselves. CLC expects that students will follow the guidelines listed below:

· Dress must comply with all health and safety regulations.
· Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.
· Any clothing or jewelry with printed material that may be considered obscene, offensive, or inappropriate is prohibited.
· Sharp, studded apparel is not permitted in light of the potential danger to others and to property.
· Since we are drug, alcohol, and tobacco free, we do not permit the wearing of items that advertise or promote the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products.
· Any clothing that exposes ones midriff, back, cleavage, or undergarments is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: bare midriff tops, tube tops, low cut tops, backless tops, spaghetti straps or any straps that expose undergarments or are less than one inch in width, short shorts and short skirts (must extend beyond the length of the fingertips), and/or sagging pants.

If the CLC staff decides that a student is dressed inappropriately, that student will have the opportunity to change clothing or to call home for a change of clothes. Teachers will contact parents to address the situation.

Note B (Plagiarism/Cheating):

Redo assignment or complete alternative assignment.

Note C (Drug and Alcohol Policy):

Violations Consequences
Possession of drug/alcohol related paraphernalia. Not under the influence. Three day out-of-school suspension. D&A assessment required, at parent cost. Police notification.
Possesses, uses, or is under influence of drugs and/or alcohol, including look-a-likes. First offense. Cooperative.
Five day out-of-school suspension. D&A assessment required, at parent cost. Police notification.
Possesses, uses, or is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, including look-a-likes. Uncooperative or second offense.

Distributing, sharing, selling,and/or attempting to deliver drugs and/or alcohol.
Ten day out-of-school suspension. D & A assessment required, at parent cost. Police notification. Board hearing for possible expulsion.


Note D (Reckless Endangerment):

Reckless endangerment includes any actions that could seriously injure another person, whether intentional or not.

Note E (Tobacco Policy):

Smoking, chewing or the possession of tobacco products warrants an automatic in-school suspension. Students found smoking or in possession of tobacco products will be given a choice of either enrolling in a cessation program (at parent cost) or having the matter referred immediately to the District Magistrate. A second offense and each subsequent offense will result in a referral to the District Magistrate.

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Technology Conduct

The Centre Learning Community Charter School believes that computers and other technologies are important to enhance student learning. All technology provided by CLC remains the property of CLC. CLC has the right to inspect and restrict content and usage as needed. Please refer to the "Acceptable Use of Internet and Other Electronic Resources" Policy and the "Centre Learning Community Charter School Internet Use Agreement" regarding student and parent/guardian responsibilities.

To include, but not limited to:

Level I Violations
Electronic device use (Note A)
Laptop Endangerment (Note B)
Downloading or playing Internet games without teacher approval
Downloading any items without teacher
approval
Using AOL or other instant messaging
during the school day
Plagiarism
Altering technology in a way that
impedes learning
Sharing personal or confidential infor-
mation over the Internet
Not maintaining security of computer
account passwords, such as sharing

Consequences
1st Offense:
*Student/Teacher conference
*Warning/reprimand
*Clarification of rules

Further Offenses:
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Removal of Technology Privileges (Note D)

 

Level II Violations
Not immediately leaving inappropriate or explicit websites or Internet locations (Note C)

Not respecting electronic files, computers,
settings of others

Dumping items on the server
(community) causing viruses to be transferred to the server

Inappropriate content stored or viewed on computer (Note C)

Consequences
1st Offense:
*Student/Teacher conference
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Removal of technology privileges (Note D)

Further Offenses:
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff conference
*Removal of technology privileges (Note D)

Level III Violations
Inappropriate use of the computers,
Internet, and other technologies
(Note C)

Tampering with other's files
causing work to be lost or destroyed

Not respecting the CLC network and/or
other private and public networks

Extended browsing and/or drawing
attention to inappropriate or explicit
web sites

Altering technology in a way that
maliciously impedes learning

Consequences
1st Offense:
*Student/Teacher conference
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff conference
*Removal of technology privileges (Note D)

Further Offenses:
*Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contacted
*Parent/ECO/Student/Staff conference
*In-school suspension
*Removal of technology privileges (Note D)



Note A (Electronic Device Use):

Beepers, telephones, pagers, cellular phones, MP3 players, gaming devices, and all other electronic devices are not permitted to be used or openly displayed on school property during the regular school day or ESP. Violation of this policy will result in these devices being confiscated until a parent or guardian is contacted. CLC is not responsible for the loss, theft, or destruction of such property.

Note B (Laptop Endangerment):

Laptop endangerment includes, but is not limited to: leaving a laptop on an unstable surface, slamming laptops shut, walking with or picking up an open laptop, using or leaving a laptop on the floor, eating or drinking near a laptop, or carrying a laptop in haphazard manner.

Note C (Inappropriate Use/Content):

Inappropriate content/use includes, but is not limited to explicit or obscene language or content that is violent, illegal, or sexual in nature. CLC students are also strictly prohibited from using CLC resources to access social networking websites such as MySpace.com and/or Facebook, Additionally, file sharing programs such as Limewire may not be used to listen to or download music. Also, the use of anonymizers is strictly prohibited.

Note D (Removal of Technology Privileges)

Removal of technology privileges includes, but is not limited to: removal of applications and/or administrative privileges, restricted reinstallation of software, restricted movement with laptop, restriction of laptop use at home, and loss of laptop privileges.

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