Corrective Actions

  • Students come to school to learn. Learning involves making mistakes. However, when students make negative choices involving a behavioral violation at school, on school grounds, at a school-sponsored event, or on school-district sponsored transportation, a corrective action may be necessary. Classroom, activity, and/or school level corrective interventions—also called Other Forms of Discipline —may include the areas below.

     

Classroom Level Interventions

    • Student tells their side of the incident
    • Student determines how to repair the harm
    • Self-reflection activity
    • Reteach behavioral expectations
    • Behavior agreement with recognition
    • Change in environment (special seating, providing a distraction, use of break system, removal of triggers)
    • Teacher moves closer to the student
    • Student spends extra time in classroom where harm occurred to repair the relationship(s) with staff/students
    • Loss of classroom privileges
    • Offer leadership opportunities in classroom to highlight strengths
    • Teach replacement skills directly related to behavior of concern
    • Model replacement skills directly related to behavior of concern
    • Teacher or designated staff counsels with student in private
    • School leaders take over instruction, allowing the teacher to step out of the classroom to problem-solve with the student in private
    • Teacher or designated staff notifies parent/guardian
    • Teacher or designated staff counsels with the student and if possible, the parent/guardian
    • Social-emotional check-in

School Level Interventions

    • Family conference with teacher, school staff and administrator
    • Complete a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
    • Create a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
    • Behavior coaching for the student
    • Reevaluate support/safety plans that are currently in place
    • Peer mediation
    • Restorative practices
    • Referral to school support staff (nurse, counselor, mental health associate)
    • Mediation
    • Restitution of damages or stolen property
    • Loss of computer privileges
    • Loss of credit
    • Community/school service
    • Class schedule change
    • Informal/formal check-ins with chosen staff
    • Develop a support, safety or crisis plan
    • Detention (before school, after school, lunch, for a set period of time)
    • Referral to Student Intervention Team
    • If the student has a disability, review and revise the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 Plan
    • Pair student with a mentor
    • Refer to community agency for support with identified needs (housing, food stability, leadership development, mental health counseling, social skill development, drug and alcohol assessment/treatment, etc.)

Exclusionary Interventions

  • Classroom Exclusion, Suspension, Expulsion, or Emergency Expulsion from a class, subject, activity, and/or district transportation, and include a denial of admission to or entry upon real and personal property that is owned, leased, rented, or controlled by the district. Each  corrective action has limitations and due process requirements. These are summarized below.

  • Classroom Exclusion

  • Suspension: In-School or Short-term

  • Suspension: Long-Term

  • Expulsion

  • Emergency Expulsion