4.19 DISCIPLINE

In order for students to return to school after an out-of-school suspension (OSS), they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The student and family must meet with administration. The student may be required to go through peer mediation or conflict resolution upon return and/or review the established social skills plan. Depending on the severity of the incident, appropriate authorities may be notified. The following will be the set disciplinary policy that will be enforced by each school and followed through by the Little Wound School Board.

In School Suspension may be a time that the Deans of Students may require the implementation of an alternative consequence curriculum.

A long-term suspension is defined as a suspension up to ten (10) days, unless the long term suspension falls under IDEA.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):  The School will comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in all disciplinary actions that involves a student with disabilities. (ref. IDEA) 

INFRACTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES - (see infraction Definitions)

Infraction(s):   Bullying Behaviors, Cyber Bullying or Stalking, Hazing

Consequences for Middle & High School

1st Offense: 1 day I.S.S. and a plan must be created outlining how the behavior will change. The plan will be reviewed and signed by all parties involved. The plan will also list supports that student/staff need from the school.

2nd Offense: 3 days O.S.S. Administrator or his/her designee will work with student exhibiting bullying/harassing behavior and the parents/guardians to review, update and modify the behavior plan.

3rd Offense: Any further bullying offenses will result in recommendation for long-term suspension or an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions(s):   Chronic Tardies, Inappropriate Display of Affection, Skipping/Truancy, Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, Vapor Pens

Consequences:  
 
1st Offense: A plan must be created with the student outlining how the behavior will change in the future. The plan will be reviewed and signed by all partied involved. In addition, a verbal warning will be issued. 

2nd Offense: 1 day I.S.S. plus review and modification of plan.

3rd Offense: 3 days I.S.S. with review and modification of the plan. 

4th Offense: 5 days I.S.S. with conference with parent and/or guardian.

Any further offenses will result in recommendation for long-term suspension or placement in alternative school setting.

Infraction:  Leaving Campus without permission
 
Consequences:  
      
1st Offense:  Notify parents and law enforcement.  The plan will be reviewed and signed by all partied involved. In addition, a verbal warning will be issued. 

2nd Offense: Notify parents and law enforcement.  1 day I.S.S. plus review and modification of plan.

3rd Offense:  Notify parents and law enforcement.  3 days I.S.S. with review and modification of the plan.

4th Offense:  Notify parents and law enforcement.  5 days I.S.S. with conference with parent and/or guardian.

Any further offenses will result in recommendation for long-term suspension or placement in alternative school setting.

Infractions: Technology/Electronic Device Violation
 
Consequences:  
 
1st offense: teacher/staff warning to student

2nd offense: PED privileges lost for the day; PED taken and given to security.

3rd offense and beyond: loss to PED privileges; violations will be treated as defiance and insubordination and further disciplinary consequences will be applied using administrative discretion.

Infractions:   Gang Affiliation

Consequences:  
1st offense: 3 days in ISS. Law enforcement will be called.  Time in ISS will be spent going over the Tribal Gang Ordinance & Curriculum of prevention and intervention. Referral to the counselor.  Parents/guardians will be called in to do a behavior plan and contract with the Dean of Students & provided the Gang Ordinance.

2nd offense: 5 days O.S.S..  Law enforcement will be called.  Parents/guardians called.  

If repeat offender and violation of behavior contract, recommendation for long term suspension and/or expulsion.

Infractions(s):  Abusive or Threatening Language, Encouraging a Conflict, Disruption of Learning Environment, Disrespect/ Insubordination/Non-compliance, Harassing Behaviors, Dress Code

Consequences:  
      
1st Offense: 1 day I.S.S. and a plan must be created outlining how the behavior will change. The plan will be reviewed and signed by all parties involved. The plan will also list supports that student/staff need from the school.

2nd Offense: 3 days I.S.S. Parent and/or guardian must accompany the student to school at the completion of the I.S.S. time to create a new student success plan.

3rd Offense: 5 days I.S.S.

4th Offense: Any further offenses will result in the recommendation for long-term suspension or an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions(s):   Assault, Domestic Abuse

Consequences:  

1st Offense:  Result in recommendation for long-term suspension or an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions(s):   Fighting, Robbery
 
Consequences:  
      
1st Offense: 5 days O.S.S. Parent and/or guardian must accompany the student to school at the completion of the O.S.S. time to  create a plan for student success.

2nd Offense: 7 days O.S.S.  Parent and/or guardian must accompany the student to school at the completion of the O.S.S. time to update plan for success.

3rd Offense: Result in recommendation for long-term suspension or an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions(s):   Possession or Use of Alcohol, Possession or Use of Drugs, Possession or Use of Inhalants
 
Consequences:  
      
1st Offense: 5 days O.S.S and referral to local law enforcement.  Student must return with parent/guardian with a drug and alcohol assessment plan in order to be re-admitted back to school.  A behavior plan and assessment plan will be followed up with counseling team.  

*Any subsequent violations will result in long-term suspension or an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions(s):   Possession or Use of Weapons, including tasers, knives, or other weapons
 
Consequences:  
      
1st Offense: Any violation may result in a long-term suspension or an expulsion.  Referrals may be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions:   False Fire Alarm
 
Consequences:  
      
1st Offense: Referral to counselors

2nd Offense: 3 days O.S.S

3rd Offense: 5 days I.S.S.

4th Offense: Any further offenses will result in the recommendation for long-term suspension or an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions(s):   Bomb Threat, Arson

Consequences:  
      
1st Offense: Result in an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement.

Infractions(s):   Forgery, Larceny, Vandalism, Robbery/Theft

Consequences:
      
1st Offense: 5 days O.S.S. Parent and/or guardian must accompany the student to school at the completion of the O.S.S. time to create a plan for student success.
 
*Any subsequent violations will result in a long-term suspension or an expulsion hearing. Referrals will be filed with local law enforcement. 

Infractions(s):  Indecent Exposure
 
Consequences:  
      
1st offense – 5 day O.S.S. Parent is required to meet with dean of students with their student prior to student returning from O.S.S. to develop a plan on how the behavior will change.  
 
Any further offenses will result in a recommendation for long term suspension/expulsion pending a board hearing.  Referrals will be done to appropriate agencies including, law enforcement and LOWO.

The Little Wound School Board reserves the right to suspend or expel a student as per Policy.

The Dean of Students or Principal may refer students to the counselor at any point during the disciplinary process for the above offenses.

When a student is referred to a counselor for any of the above behavior offenses:

- Dean of Students or Principal will notify parent/guardian of counseling referral
 - Counselor may make any of the following recommendations according to the student’s individual needs:
 - Students may be sent home for the rest of the day for self-care 
 - Counselors will recommend self-care days anywhere for 1-5 days depending on students individual needs
 - Students may be referred to Indian Health Service (IHS) Behavior Health 
 - A plan will be created and signed by student, parent/guardian, counselor, and an administrator

 

Emergency Referrals/Walk-ins to Indian Health Service (IHS) Behavior Health 

When a student is referred to IHS Behavior Health* for an emergency referral/walk-in the following actions will take place: 

- A counselor will inform the parent/guardian 
- Parent/guardian will be required to meet the student and counselor at IHS Behavior Health 

Suicide Ideation:

The student will be referred to the IHS Behavior Health in Kyle for Suicidal Ideation.  In the event that IHS Behavior Health in Kyle is unavailable, the student will be transported to the emergency room at Pine Ridge Indian Health Service.

In the event of hospitalization: Parent/guardian will have the option to sign an Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information.

- This will allow IHS to collaborate with Little Wound School on treatment plans, student transport to appointments, etc.

- If the parent/guardian does not wish to disclose this information to Little Wound School parent/guardian will assume all responsibility for student’s mental health care in relation to Indian Health Service including transportation 

When hospitalization is not required: Student will be required to go home for the remainder of the school day and for a period of time for no less than 3 days.

Medication:  If a student is prescribed psychotropic, mood altering, or any other medications for any reason: 

- A 72hr home period will be required before the student can return to school
- The student and parent/guardian will meet with the school nurse and administrator to document the medications and set up a medication plan if medications will need to be administered during school hours 

Self-Harm/Cutting:
 
Step 1: Nurse will assess severity of wounds and take appropriate actions

Step 2: Parents/Guardian will be notified

Step 3: Referral will be made to counselor where a good health agreement and plan will be created based on student’s individual needs 

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