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Discipline

Discipline

            One of the most important lessons education should teach is discipline.  It is the training that develops self-control, character, orderliness, and efficiency.  It is the key to good conduct and proper consideration for other people. With an understanding of the purposes of discipline in a school, you may form a correct attitude toward it, and not only do your part in making your school an effective place of learning, but develop the habit of self-restraint which will make you a better person. It is impossible for teaching and learning to take place in a classroom unless good order is maintained.  You are reminded that you must adhere to a code of good behavior not only for your own benefit, but for the benefit of others as well.  Students should behave in a manner that will be a credit to Webb City Junior High School.  Students simply need to remind themselves to Act Right.

 

Consequences

Detention - Students may be assigned after school detention as a consequence for misconduct.  Students are expected to bring homework to detention and will be required to work on their homework.  Detention time is from 2:50 - 3:40.Three days of detention will be assigned for the first missed detention.  Each infraction to follow will result in the choice of a 3-day suspension or corporal punishment.

            Students accumulating consecutive detention assignments in excess of eight days may not be assigned detention as a consequence for inappropriate behavior.  These students will be assigned the choice of a three-day suspension or corporal punishment.

            Suspension/Expulsion - The Webb City R-7 Board of Education authorizes summary suspension or expulsion of pupils by principals of the several schools of the district for a period not to exceed ten days and by the superintendent for a period not to exceed one semester for such conduct which is prejudicial to good order and discipline in schools or which tends to impair the morale or good conduct of the pupils.

In suspension cases the student will be informed either orally or in writing as to why the suspension is being imposed; will have a chance to respond to the charges and impending suspension; and the right to appeal the suspension to the superintendent.  Before the student is reinstated after a suspension, a conference with their parents or guardian may be required.

            In case of a suspension by the superintendent for more than ten days, the pupil or his parents or others having his custodial care may appeal the decision of the superintendent to the Board.  In the event of an appeal to the Board, the superintendent shall promptly transmit to the Board of Education a full report in writing of the facts relating to the suspension, the action taken by him and the reasons therefore.  The Board, upon request, shall grant a hearing to the appealing party as soon as is practicable.

            In case of a proposed expulsion, a hearing will be held at a designated date and time with the Board of Education.  At the hearing, the Board shall consider the evidence and statement which the parties present, and will render a decision based upon the evidence presented.

During any of the above suspensions or expulsion the student may not participate in any school activity or remain on school property during the school day.

Corporal Punishment - The Webb City School District maintains that corporal punishment is permitted where there is reason to believe it will be helpful in maintaining discipline or in the development of the child's character and power of self-control.  Corporal punishment is only used with the approval of a parent or guardian.