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Policies for Elementary Student Behavior

Rationale

Our entire elementary program reflects the following principle:  “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Our program incorporates these very important concepts:

1.   Elementary school provides the foundation on which future learning and academic success depends.

2.   Elementary school provides the foundation on which attitudes, study habits, and student behavior are developed.

Policies

1.   Each elementary teacher provides his or her own set of approved, written, disciplinary standards.

2.   Each elementary teacher keeps written, disciplinary records for each child.

3.   Elementary teachers handle most disciplinary infractions themselves and refer only serious infractions or accumulated infractions to the administration.

4.   When corrective classroom measures seem ineffective, parental conferences are requested.

5.   If all corrective measures fail to effect appropriate changes in behavior, the student may be asked to leave A.C.A.

Behaviors worthy of suspension/expulsion

1.   Fighting on school property

2.   Flagrantly abusive language, bullying, racial disrespect

3.   Possession of weapons, including knives

4.   Leaving school without permission

5.   Failure of parents to cooperate with the school in discipline measures

6.   Harassment, threats related to the school environment and/or people, assault or battery of a teacher

7.   Moral misconduct:  inappropriate contact or conversations of a sexual nature 8. Other serious infractions or behaviors deemed by the administration

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