Discipline and support

  • Northley’s administration, teachers, and other authorized staff members will discipline students in accordance with this policy. Any disciplinary intervention MAY include a referral to the Student Assistance Program at the discretion of the Administration. The discipline policy is sequential and cumulative and it should be noted that in the implementation of the discipline policy, consideration will be given to age, developmental stage and documented exceptionality.

    Types of Discipline 

    • Classroom or Team Detention: Detention before, during (lunch) or after school assigned by a teacher (maximum of 45 minutes).
    • After School Office Detention: After-school detention assigned by an administrator 3-3:45pm (Late Bus provided)
    • After School Extended Office Detention: After-school detention assigned by an administrator 3:00-4:30pm (No Late Bus available).
    • Saturday Detention: Saturday detention assigned by an administrator (3 hours).
    • Suspension: Exclusion from school for a period of one to ten consecutive school days.
    • Expulsion: Exclusion from school by the Board of School Directors for a period exceeding ten school days, which may be permanent expulsion from the school rolls.

     

    Disciplinary Offenses Defined

    The following offenses will lead to disciplinary action, which may include a student’s exclusion from school by suspension or expulsion. Note: The following is not an all-inclusive list and students who violate school or district rules or policies will receive disciplinary action. Please read the following carefully:

    The below Code of Conduct relates to the following Board Policies: 204, 210, 218, 218.1, 218.2, 221, 222, 224, 226, 227, 233, 247, 248, and 249.

Code of Conduct 2021 - 2022

Level I Offenses: The following Classroom Misconduct offenses will result in a selection of a teacher consequence.

Misbehaviors/Actions

    1. Failure to complete assignment after teacher’s prompting

    2. Physically boisterous behavior, including horseplay

    3. Disturbing the learning environment

    4. Failure to follow the directions of a teacher or authorized staff member

      (minor)

    5. Lateness to class or activity by less than 5 minutes

    6. Public displays of affection

    7. Profanity or other abusive language which is not directed at an administrator,

      teacher, staff member, or student

    8. Having food or drinks other than water in the classroom.

    9. First cell phone violation

Consequences

    1. Classroom or team lunch detention

    2. Classroom or team morning detention; 7:30 to 8:05 AM

    3. Classroom or team after school detention; 3:00 to 3:45 PM (late bus provided)

    4. Confiscation of cell phone returned to student in office at end of school day.

    5. Verbal Reprimand

Level II Offenses: The following Classroom Misconduct or School wide offenses will result in a selection of the following consequences.

Misbehaviors/Actions

    1. Failure to correct Level I offense that has been addressed by a classroom teacher or authorized staff member

    2. Failure to sign in at the designated attendance office when arriving late to school

    3. Causing a disturbance in the hallway, lobby, lavatory, or other common area

    4. Unauthorized riding of the elevator or failure to return elevator key to front

      office

    5. Unauthorized use of technology, whether school-owned or personal

      (exceptions allowed by Section 1371.1 of the School Code)

    6. Violation of Cafeteria Expectations (failure to clean table, leaving before

      dismissed, throwing food, etc.)

    7. Failure to sit and remain at assigned table in the cafeteria

    8. Out of Bounds – loitering in bathrooms, hallways, lobbies, or other areas

      during a time period where student is assigned a class

    9. Failure to serve a detention assigned from a Level I offense

    10. First offense of a dress code violation

    11. First offense of misbehavior for a substitute teacher

    12. Misbehavior on District transportation

    13. Profanity or other abusive language which is directed at a student

    14. Cell phone violation (more than one offense)

Consequences

    1. Classroom or team detentions

    2. After school office detention from3:00 to 3:45 PM (Late Bus provided)

    3. Extended after school office detention from 3:00 to 4:30 PM (No Late Bus available)

    4. Office lunch detention

    5. Student relocated to main office

    6. Reassignment of cafeteria seat

    7. Removal from cafeteria

    8. Confiscation of cell phone and returned to parent/guardian in office

    9. Loss of Bus priviledge

Level III Offenses: The following Classroom Misconduct or School-wide offenses will result in a selection of the following consequences.

Misbehaviors/Actions

    1. Commission or repetition of repeated Level I or Level II offense that has been addressed by a classroom teacher or authorized staff member

    2. Disrespect or Direct refusal to follow the direction of a teacher or staff member (major)

    3. Vandalism causing damage that can be repaired for $100 or less

    4. Forging signatures on any school document

    5. Making obscene or threatening gestures

    6. Destruction of a person’s property or violating a person’s right to privacy

    7. Failure to serve an extended detention

    8. Gambling (participating in any game or activity involving chance and the payment of money)

    9. Violation of the District Acceptable Use Policy

    10. Harassment/Bullying, not including religious/racial/gender identity/sexual

      harassment, or threats of harm

    11. Violation of academic honesty guidelines

    12. Unauthorized use of school communication systems

    13. Inappropriate Physical Contact

Consequences

    1. Saturday detention(s): 8:30-11:30

    2. Re-training of behavior

      expectations

    3. Loss of extracurricular privilege

    4. Repayment for damage

    5. Grade of 0%

    6. Confiscation of cell phone and

      returned to parent/guardian in office

Level IV Offenses: The following Classroom Misconduct or School-wide offenses will result in a selection of the following consequences.

Misbehaviors/Actions

    1. Commission or repetition of repeated Level I, II, or III offense that has been addressed by a classroom teacher or authorized staff member

    2. Aggressive Physical Contact (Fighting, Fake/Play Fighting, Pushing, Shoving, Slapping, Punching, etc.) that requires teacher/staff intervention

    3. V erbal altercation that requires teacher/staff intervention

    4. Harassment/Bullying including religious/racial/gender identity/sexual harassment, or threats of harm

    5. Leaving the school building or grounds without permission

    6. Possession, use, or distribution of any tobacco product, lighter, matches, or e-cigarette product

    7. Theft or possession of stolen property

    8. Possession, distribution, or exhibition of sexually provocative materials

    9. Lewd behavior (exposure, mooning, or depantsing)

    10. Extortion (obtaining or attempting to obtain something of value by force or intimidation

    11. Failure to serve a Level III consequence

    12. Disrespect or Direct refusal to follow the direction of an administrator

    13. Profanity or other abusive language directed at an administrator, teacher, or staff member (Including transportation, event, maintenance, and cafeteria staff)

    14. Possession or use of a weapon

    15. Setting off a fire alarm, making a false 9-1-1 call, a bomb threat, or a similar terroristic threat

    16. Threatening, striking or assaulting a teacher, administrator, or staff member

    17. Vandalism causing damage in excess of $100

    18. Possession or detonation of fireworks, smoke bombs, stink bombs, and similar devices

    19. Arson or attempted arson

    20. Possession, use, distribution, or solicitation to use drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol

    21. Criminal Behavior

    22. Failure to cooperate with a search

Consequences

    1. Suspensions of one to ten days in length

    2. Removal from extracurricular or school related events, activity, privileges

    3. Expulsion by the Board of Directors

    4. Involvement of local law enforcement

    5. Repayment for damage