BOARD POLICY MANUAL
|G. Student Discipline|
|G. 1. Statement of Purpose|
|G. 1. A. Purpose of Policy on Student Discipline|
|G. 1. B. Guidelines and Board Philosophy|
|G. 2. Legislative and Board Grants of Authority|
|G. 3. Rules of Student Conduct|
|G. 3. A. Grounds for Suspension and Expulsion|
|G. 3. B. Procedures for Suspension|
|G. 3. C. Procedures for Student Expulsion|
|G. 3. D. Parental participation in student conduct actions|
|G. 4. A. Good Standing|
|G. 4. B. Principal. IC 20-8.1-5.1-1|
|G. 4. C. Superintendent. IC 20-8.1-5.1-2|
|G. 4. D. Member of the Administrative Staff. IC 20-8.1-1-6|
|G. 4. E. School Purposes. IC 20-8.1-1-8|
|G. 4. F. Educational Function. IC 20-8.1-1-9|
|G. 4. G. Expulsion defined in IC 20-8.1-1-10|
|G. 4. H. Suspension defined in IC 20-8.1-1-11|
|G. 4. I. Interference with School Purposes or an Educational Function. IC 20-8.1-1-13|
|G. 4. J. School Property|
|G. 4. K. Detention|
|G. 4. L. Firearms|
|G. 4. M. Deadly Weapons|
|G. 8. Personal, Desk, Locker Searches (new page)|
|G. 9. Habitual Truant and Driver's License Privileges (new page)|
|10. Corporal Punishment|
G. Student Discipline (1/4/96)
G 1. Statement of Purpose
G 1 A. Purpose of Policy on Student Discipline
The mission of the school to assist students in the transition to responsible adulthood requires instilling in students those mature habits of behavior required by a democratic society. The board recognizes that the disruptive behavior of an individual student deprives other students of their right to a school climate conducive to learning, and does not promote those habits. The board also understands that children and young adults cannot always be held accountable to the strict standards of behavior demanded of adults.
Just as education must seek innovative methods to meet the educational needs of individual students, so must discipline policies permit those with authority over student behavior to find creative methods to instill those habits, and serve the discipline needs of students. It is with understanding of all of these concerns that the Board of School Trustees adopts specific policies relating to student discipline.
In addition, school handbooks reflect the regulations for individual buildings, and may contain additional rules for student behavior, so long as they do not violate either the letter or the intent of this policy.
G 1 B. Guidelines and Board Philosophy
G 1 B 1. Authority to Require Counseling
The superintendent, principal, or other school official shall be authorized, with parental consent, to require behavioral testing, counseling, or drug or alcohol abuse evaluation by a licensed agency approved by the school corporation if such testing, counseling, or evaluation is necessary to help any student, to further school purposes, or to prevent an interference with school purposes.
The cost of these services shall be the responsibility of the person responsible for the care of the student, and the school corporation may require, with parental consent, release of the results, progress reports, and other information to appropriate school officials.
G 1 B 2. Board Philosophy towards Suspension
It is the premise of the Board of School Trustees that students belong in school. We would be remiss in our responsibility if we allowed in school, without a suitable cooling-off period and appropriate counseling, a student whose activities threaten the safety of others, or the security of the facilities in which school activities take place. Disruptive activities may be dealt with in other ways, both within the school day, and by requirements for additional experiences which may aid the student in learning self-discipline and respect.
G 1 B 3. Purpose for Expulsion Procedure
The expulsion procedure is useful because it removes the student from good standing, allows the procedure to dictate requirements for re-admittance to school, and assures that alternatives which are less disruptive of the educational process have been considered. It is recognized by the Board that viable alternatives to expulsion do not exist in all cases.
G 1 B 4. Reporting Crimes
The Board recognizes that school employees and administrators are obligated to report crimes involving controlled or illegal substances. This Board Policy is intended to aid employees and administrators in complying with this reporting law. (see IC 20-8.1-12(1) through (6))
G 1 B 5. Summary
It is anticipated that the school administration will move for expulsion when warranted by the seriousness of the offense; and that the expulsion examiner will attempt in his or her recommendations to find ways in which the student can successfully return to the educational environment.
G 2. Legislative and Board Grants of Authority
G 2 A. Legislative Intent. IC 20-8.1-5.1-3
b. In all matters relating to the discipline and conduct of students, school corporation personnel stand in the relation of parents and guardians to the students of the school corporation. Therefore, school corporation personnel have the right, subject to this chapter, to take any disciplinary action necessary to promote student conduct that conforms with an orderly and effective educational system.
c. Students must follow responsible directions of school personnel in all educational settings and refrain from disruptive behavior that interferes with the educational environment.
G 2 B 1. Authority Granted by IC 20-8.1-5.1-4.
(1) is a teacher or a staff member; and
(2) has students under the person's charge.
b. A person may take any action that is reasonably necessary to carry out or to prevent an interference with an educational function that the person supervises.
c. Subject to the rules of the governing body and the administrative
staff, a person may remove a student for a period that does not exceed
five (5) school days [one (1) school day] from
an educational function supervised by the person or another person who
is a teacher or other staff member.
(1) is a member of the administrative staff, a teacher, or other school staff member; and
(2) has students under the person's charge.
b. A person may take disciplinary action in addition to suspension and expulsion that is necessary to ensure a safe, orderly, and effective educational environment. Disciplinary action under this section may include the following:
(1) Counseling with a student or group of students.
(2) Conferences with a parent or group of parents.
(3) Assigning additional work.
(4) Rearranging class schedules.
(5) Requiring a student to remain in school after regular school hours to do additional school work or for counseling.
(6) Restricting extracurricular activities.
(7) Removal of a student by a teacher from that teacher's class for a period not to exceed:
five (5) class periods [one (1) class
period] for middle, junior high, or high school students; or
(B) one (1) school day for elementary school students;
if the student is assigned regular or additional school work to complete in another school setting.
(8) Assignment by the principal of:
(A) a special course of study;
(B) an alternative educational program; or
(C) an alternative school.
(9) Assignment by the principal of the school where the recipient of the disciplinary action is enrolled of not more than one hundred twenty (120) hours of service with a nonprofit organization operating in or near the community where the school is located or where the student resides. The following apply to service assigned under this subdivision:
(A) A principal may not assign a student under this subdivision unless the student's parent or guardian approves:
(i) the nonprofit organization where the student is assigned; and
(ii) the plan described in clause (B)(i).
A student's parent or guardian may request or suggest that the principal assign the student under this subdivision.
(B) The principal shall make arrangements for the student's service with the nonprofit organization. Arrangements must include the following:
(i) A plan for the service that the student is expected to perform.
(ii) A description of the obligations of the nonprofit organization to the student, the student's parents, and the school corporation where the student is enrolled.
(iii) Monitoring of the student's performance of service by the principal or the principal's designee.
(iv) Periodic reports from the nonprofit organization to the principal and the student's parent or guardian of the student's performance of the service.
(C) The nonprofit organization must obtain liability insurance in the amount and of the type specified by the school corporation where the student is enrolled that is sufficient to cover liabilities that may be incurred by a student who performs service under this subdivision.
(D) Assignment of service under this subdivision suspends the implementation of a student's suspension or expulsion. A student's completion of service assigned under this subdivision to the satisfaction of the principal and the nonprofit organization terminates the student's suspension or expulsion.
(10) Removal of a student from school sponsored transportation.
(11) Referral to the juvenile court having jurisdiction over the student.
c. As used in this subsection, "physical assault" means the knowing or intentional touching of another person in a rude, insolent, or angry manner. When a student physically assaults a person having authority over the student, the principal of the school where the student is enrolled shall make a referral of the student to the juvenile court having jurisdiction over the student. However, a student with disabilities (as defined in IC 20-1-6.1-7) who physically assaults a person having authority over the student is subject to procedural safeguards under 20 USC 1415.
G 2 B 3a. A teacher will have the right to remove a student from his or her class or activity for a period of up to one (1) school day if the student is assigned regular or additional work to be completed in another school setting during that class period.
G 2 B 3b. Other staff members, with approval of the building principal or designee, may remove a student from a school activity or other function which they supervise for a period of up to one (1) school day. If the removal is from an academic class, the student is to be assigned regular or additional work to be complete in another school setting.
G 2 B 3c. Removal from school sponsored transportation shall be subject to the provisions of subsection (F)(6) of this article.
G 2 B 3d. Detention should be dealt to students reasonably and only for discipline purposes. However, in situations where a student consistently fails to produce assigned homework or other required class work, detention may be assigned by the teacher to provide the student an uninterrupted period of time during which such assignments may be completed.
G 2 C. Authority Granted the Principal by IC 20-8.1-5.1-5
2. Subsection (a) allows a principal to write regulations to govern student conduct.
G 2 D 1. Authority under IC 20-8.1-5.1-6
G 2 E. Authority Granted the Board
G 2 E 1. Authority and Duties under IC 20-8.1-5.1-1-7
1. Establish written discipline rules, which may include appropriate dress codes, for the school corporation.
2. Give general publicity to the discipline rules within a school where the discipline rules apply by actions such as:
A. making a copy of the discipline rules available to students and students' parents; or
B. delivering a copy of the discipline rules to students or the parents of students.
This publicity requirement may not be construed technically and is satisfied in any case when the school corporation makes a good faith effort to disseminate to students or parents generally the text or substance of a discipline rule.
b. The superintendent of a school corporation and the principals of each school in a school corporation may adopt regulations establishing lines of responsibility and related guidelines in compliance with the discipline policies of the governing body.
c. The governing body of a school corporation may delegate rule making, disciplinary, and other authority as reasonably necessary to carry out the school purposes of the school corporation.
d. Subsection (a) does not apply to rules or directions concerning the following:
1. Movement of students.
2. Movement or parking of vehicles.
3. Day-to-day instructions concerning the operation of a classroom or teaching station.
4. Time for commencement of school.
5. Other standards or regulations relating to the manner in which an educational function must be administered.
However, this subsection does not prohibit the governing body from regulating the areas listed in this subsection.
G 2 E 3a. Unless a serious emergency exists, the superintendent shall present any such rule to the board at least one week prior to the board meeting at which the rule will be considered by the board.
G 2 E 3b. At the board meeting designated by the superintendent and board president for consideration of such rule, the superintendent, or his designee, shall explain in public session the proposed rule, the reasons requiring adoption of such rule, and the purposes such rule shall serve, and shall indicate formally his approval of the rule.
G 2 E 3c. After approval by the superintendent, the board may:
G 2 E 3c 1. Table its decision until the next public meeting of the board, if it feels further clarification of the rule is needed; however, it must act at that following meeting; or
G 2 E 3c 2. by majority vote remand the rule for revision; or
G 2 E 3c 3. by majority vote adopt any change it feels necessary to the rule unless IC 20-7.5-1-5 (collective bargaining) requires further discussion of the rule; or
G 2 E 3c 4. by refusing to take the actions specified in (1), (2), or (3) indicate its acceptance of the rule.
G 2 E 3d. Upon adoption of the rule, the school administration shall be responsible for giving general publicity of it to students and/or parents.
G 3. Rules of Student Conduct
G 3 A. Grounds for Suspension and Expulsion.
G 3 A 1. Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion under IC 20-8.1-5.1-8
1. Student misconduct.
2. Substantial disobedience.
(1) on school grounds immediately before or during school hours, or immediately after school hours, or at any other time when the school is being used by a school group;
(2) off school grounds at a school activity, function, or event; or
(3) traveling to or from school or a school activity, function, or event.
G 3 A 3a. Using violence, force, noise, coercion, threat, intimidation, fear, passive resistance, or other comparable conduct constituting an interference with school purposes, or urging other students to engage in such conduct. The following enumeration is illustrative of the type of conduct prohibited by this subdivision:
G 3 A 3a 1. Occupying any school building, school grounds, or part thereof with intent to deprive others of its use.
G 3 A 3a 2. Blocking the entrance or exits of any school building or corridor or room therein with intent to deprive others of lawful access to or from, or use of the building, corridor, or room.
G 3 A 3a 3. Setting, or attempting to set fire to, any school building or property.
G 3 A 3a 4. Prevention of or attempting to prevent by physical act the convening or continued functioning of any school or educational function, or of any lawful meeting or assembly on school property.
G 3 A 3a 5. Continuously and intentionally making noise or acting in any manner so as to interfere seriously with the ability of any teacher or any of the other school personnel to conduct the educational function under his supervision.
This subdivision shall not, however, be construed to make any particular student conduct a ground for expulsion where such conduct is constitutionally protected as an exercise of free speech or assembly or other right under the Constitution of Indiana or the United States.
G 3 A 3b. Trespassing, vandalizing school property, causing or attempting to cause substantial damage to school property, stealing or attempting to steal school property of substantial value, or repeatedly damaging or stealing school property of small value.
G 3 A 3c. Intentionally causing or attempting to cause substantial damage to valuable private property, stealing or attempting to steal valuable private property, or repeatedly damaging or stealing private property.
G 3 A 3d. Intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical injury or intentionally behaving in such a way as could reasonably cause physical injury to any person. It is the Board's position that students must learn to deal with conflict in a mature manner. This includes learning alternative responses to physical confrontation.
G 3 A 3d 1. Self-defense or reasonable action undertaken on the reasonable belief that it was necessary to protect some other person does not, therefore, constitute a violation of this provision.
G 3 A 3d 2. For the purpose of this policy and code, "reasonable action" shall mean the course of action which:
G 3 A 3d 2a. Utilizes physical force only when non-physical alternatives (e.g. retreat, or notification of supervisory personnel) are not available.
G 3 A 3d 2b. Does not constitute the initiation of a physical confrontation.
G 3 A 3d 2c. Does not utilize excessive force.
G 3 A 3d 3. For the purpose of this policy and code, "reasonable belief" shall be:
G 3 A 3d 3a. Belief that no non-physical alternatives were available;
G 3 A 3d 3b. In response to unanticipated use of physical force.
G 3 A 3e. Threatening or intimidating any student for the purpose of, or with the intent of, obtaining money or anything of value from the student.
G 3 A 3f. Knowingly possessing, handling, or transmitting a knife or any other object that can reasonably be considered a weapon. A student who must use a knife as part of an organized activity held by an organization that has been approved by the principal of the school is exempt from application of this subsection so long as the knife is used as a part of or in accordance with the approved organized activity.
G 3 A 3g. Knowingly possessing, using, transmitting, or being under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind. Use of a drug authorized by a medical prescription from a physician is not a violation of this subdivision.
G 3 A 3h. Engaging in the unlawful selling of a controlled substance or engaging in a criminal law violation that constitutes a danger to other students or constitutes an interference with school purposes or an educational function.
G 3 A 3i. Failing in a substantial number of instances to comply with directions of teachers or other school personnel during any period of time when the student is properly under their supervision, where the failure constitutes an interference with school purposes or an educational function.
G 3 A 3j. Engaging in any activity forbidden by the laws of Indiana that constitutes an interference with school purposes or an educational function.
G 3 A 3k. Violating or repeatedly violating any rules that are reasonably necessary in carrying out school purposes or an educational function.
G 3 A 3l. Knowingly possessing or using on school grounds during school hours an electronic paging device or a handheld portable telephone in a situation not related to a school purpose or an educational function.
G 3 A 3m. Engaging in conduct or in speech that threatens, intimidates or coerces a teacher, administrator, supervisory employee, or adult volunteer who is in the performance of his or her duties.
G 3 A 3n. Engaging in speech or conduct, including clothing, jewelry, or hair style, which is profane, indecent, lewd, or offensive to school purposes.
G 3 A 3o. Engaging in sexual misconduct in any form whether by word or action, inclusive of sexual harassment.
G 3 A 3p. Wearing any type of apparel or grooming style that interferes with the educational process, creates an actual or potential health or safety hazard, or causes, or threatens to cause damage to school property.
G 3 A 4. Additional Grounds. IC 20-8.1-5.1-9
1. the unlawful activity may reasonably be considered to be an interference with school purposes or an educational function; or
2. the student's removal is necessary to restore order or protect persons on school property;
including an unlawful activity during weekends, holidays, other school breaks, and the summer period when a student may not be attending classes or other school functions.
G 3 A 6a. Expulsion for firearms. Under IC 20-8.1-5.1-10 (c), a student who is:
2. in possession of a firearm on school property;
must be expelled for a period of at least one (1) calendar year, with the return of the student to be at the beginning of the first school semester after the end of the one (1) year period.
2. in possession of a deadly weapon on school property;
may be expelled for a period of not more than one (1) calendar year. [under IC 20-8.1-5.1-10 (b) a firearm is not considered a deadly weapon for this purpose.]
G 3 B. Procedures for Suspension.
G 3 B 1. Authority of the principal. IC 20-8.1-5.1-12
b. A principal may not suspend a student before the principal affords the student an opportunity for a meeting during which the student is entitled to the following:
1. A written or oral statement of the charges against the student.
2. If the student denies the charges, a summary of the evidence against the student.
3. An opportunity for the student to explain the student's conduct.
c. When misconduct requires immediate removal of a student, the meeting under subsection (b) shall commence as soon as reasonably possible after the student's suspension.
d. Following a suspension, the principal shall send a written statement to the parent of the suspended student describing the following:
1. The student's misconduct.
2. The action taken by the principal.
G 3 C. Procedures for Student Expulsion.
G 3 C 1. Extension of suspension pending expulsion meeting. Under IC 20-8.1-5.1-16:
1. interference with an educational function or school purposes; or
2. a physical injury to the student, other students, school employees, or visitors to the school.
However, a student may not be suspended from school pending a meeting on a student's proposed expulsion if the expulsion is ordered under section 11 of this chapter. (Section 11 of Indiana code deals with the legal settlement of the student.)
G 3 C 2. Conduct of the Expulsion Meeting. IC 20-8.1-5.1-13
1. legal counsel.
2. A member of the administrative staff if the member:
a. has not expelled the student; and
b. was not involved in the events giving rise to the expulsion.
The superintendent or a person designated under this subsection may issue subpoenas, compel the attendance of witnesses, and administer oaths to persons giving testimony at an expulsion meeting.
b. An expulsion may take place only after the student and the student's parents are asked to appear at an expulsion meeting with the superintendent or a person designated under subsection (a). The request to appear at an expulsion meeting shall:
1. be made by certified mail or by personal delivery;
2. contain the reasons for the expulsion; and
3. contain the date, time, place, and purpose of the meeting.
c. The person conducting an expulsion meeting:
1. shall make a written summary of the evidence heard at the expulsion meeting;
2. may take action that the person finds appropriate; and
3. must give notice of the action taken under subdivision (2) to the student and the student's parents.
1. shall hold a meeting to consider:
a. the written summary of evidence prepared under subsection (c)(1); and
b. the arguments of the principal and the student or the student's parents
unless the governing body has voted under subsection (f) not to hear appeals of actions taken under subsection (c); and
2. may take action that the governing body finds appropriate. The decision of the governing body may be appealed only under section 15 of this chapter
1. the court grants a temporary restraining order under the Indiana Rules of Civil Procedure; and
2. the school corporation was given the opportunity to appear at the hearing regarding the temporary restraining order.
c. An expulsion that will remain in effect during the first semester of the following school year must be reviewed before the beginning of the school year. The review shall be conducted by the superintendent or a person designated under section 13(a) of this chapter and after notice of the review has been given to the student and the student's parent. The review is limited to newly discovered evidence or evidence of changes in the student's circumstances occurring since the original meeting. The review may lead to a recommendation by the person conducting the review that the student be reinstated for the upcoming school year.
G 3 C 10a. Authority to require. IC 20-8.1-5.1-17
(1) is at least sixteen (16) years of age; and
(2) wishes to reenroll after an expulsion.
(b) A principal may require a student to attend one (1) or more of the following:
(1) An alternative school or alternative educational program.
(2) Evening classes.
(3) Classes established for students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age.
Also see IC 20-8.1-5.1-14 (a) in paragraph 3(C)(8) above of this policy, which gives the same authority to the "appropriate authorities" of the school corporation.
G 3 C 10b 1. state the reasons why attendance in the regular educational program is not in the best interests of the student, or of the school corporation; and
G 3 C 10b 2. the length of time it is estimated the student must remain in the alternative setting before returning to the regular educational program.
G 3 D. Parental participation in student conduct actions
G 3 D 1. Authority to require parental participation. IC 20-8.1-5.1-19
1. Procedures for giving actual notice to the person having care of the dependent student.
2. A description of the steps that the person must take to participate in the school corporation's action.
3. A description of the additional actions in connection with the student's behavior that are justified in part or in full if the person does not participate in the school corporation's action.
G 3 D 2a. The administrator shall notify the parents by certified or registered mail or personal service that they are directed to attend a school conference or hearing.
G 3 D 2b. The parent shall be given at least twenty-four hours notice prior to such conference or hearing unless an emergency situation necessitates less than such notice.
G 3 D 2c. The student who is the subject of the conference will also be given written notice of such conference or hearing and the direction of parental attendance.
G 3 D 2d. The foregoing rules will not be construed to interfere with the powers of the superintendent or designee conducting a expulsion meeting under IC 20-8.1-5.1-13 to compel attendance through the use of subpoena powers.
G 3 D 2e. Non-compliance of the responsible person(s) with the provisions of this policy shall be considered educational neglect and the child shall be considered a "child in need of services" in accordance with IC 31-6-4-3(a)(7), and the matter shall be referred to the Child Protective Services Division of Public Welfare. Such complaint process will be terminated in the event that the parents are willing to subsequently attend a re-scheduled hearing unless the conference or hearing has been required to be held. The foregoing provisions shall not apply to expulsion meetings where non-attendance will constitute waiver.
G 3 D 2f. In the event that a parent fails or refuses to attend a conference or hearing, notice will also be given to the Superintendent or designee.
G 3 D 2g. In those instances where it appears the custodial parents of a student are not fulfilling their legal obligation with regard to their children's school attendance, referral to the county prosecuting attorney for investigation of possible criminal charges against said parents may be made.
G 3 D 3. Waiver of rights by student or parent. IC 20-81.-5.1-21
The waiver is valid if made voluntarily and with the knowledge of the procedures available under this chapter and of the consequences of the waiver.
G 4. Definitions.
G 4 A. Good Standing.
A student in good standing has full rights with respect to participation in activities of the school, both academic and extra-curricular, subject to any restrictions which apply to all students. A student is not in good standing during the period of time they under suspension or expulsion, regardless of whether they may be allowed to attend school. A student not in good standing may not participate in any school activity, inclusive of but not limited to contests, practices, ceremonies, dances, or trips, whether academic, co-curricular or extra-curricular, except as agreed to as part of an alternative educational program.
G 4 B. Principal. IC 20-8.1-5.1-1.
G 4 C. Superintendent. IC 20-8.1-5.1-2.
G 4 D. Member of the Administrative Staff. IC 20-8.1-1-6.
G 4 E. School Purposes. IC 20-8.1-1-8.
(1) to promote knowledge and learning generally;
(2) to maintain an orderly and efficient educational system; and
(3) to take any action under the authority granted to school corporations and their governing bodies by IC 20-5-2 or by any other statute.
G 4 F. Educational Function. IC 20-8.1-1-9.
G 4 G. Expulsion defined in IC 20-8.1-1-10
1. is separated from school attendance for a period in excess of
ten (10) school days[five (5) school days];
2. is separated from school attendance for the balance of the current semester or current year unless a student is permitted to complete required examinations in order to receive credit for courses taken in the current semester or current year; or
3. is separated from school attendance for the period prescribed under IC 20-8.1-5.1-10, which may include an assignment to attend an alternative school, an alternative educational program, or a homebound educational program.
b. The term does not include situations when a student is:
1. disciplined under IC 20-8.1-5.1-18; [general discipline]
2. removed from school in accordance with IC 20-8.1-7-8; [illness, communicable disease, parasites] or
3. removed from school for failure to comply with the immunization requirements of IC 20-8.1-7-10.1.
G 4 H. Suspension defined in IC 20-8.1-1-11
b. The term does not include situations in which a student is:
1. disciplined under IC 20-8.1-5.1-1-18; [general discipline]
2. removed from school in accordance with IC 20-8.1-7-8; [illness, communicable disease, parasites] or
3. removed from school for failure to comply with the immunization requirements of IC 20-8.1-7-10.1.
G 4 I. Interference with School Purposes or an Educational Function. IC 20-8.1-1-13.
Undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance, disruption or interference do not alone constitute sufficient grounds to support a determination that this conduct exists.
G 4 J. School Property. IC 20-8.1-1-18.
1. A building or other structure owned or rented by a school corporation.
2. The grounds adjacent to and owned or rented in common with a building or other structure owned or rented by a school corporation.
G 4 K. Detention. The requirement that a student remain in school after the end of the regular school day, attend school on a day when regular classes are not in session, or arrive at school prior to the beginning of the regular school day, as a result of a minor violation of school rules or regulations.
G 4 L. Firearm. IC 35-47-1-5.
G 4 M. Deadly Weapons. IC 35-41-1-8.
(1) A loaded or unloaded firearm.
(2) A weapon, device, taser (as defined in IC 35-47-8-3) or electronic stun weapon (as defined in IC 35-47-8-1), equipment, chemical substance, or other material that in the manner it is used, or could ordinarily be used, or is intended to be used, is readily capable of causing serious bodily injury.
(3) An animal (as defined in IC 35-46-3-3) that is:
(A) readily capable of causing serious bodily injury; and
(B) used in the commission or attempted commission of a crime.
G 10. Corporal Punishment (modified 9/21/95)
The Board of School Trustees authorizes the use of corporal punishment, subject to such provisions as may be established by the superintendent.
Corporal punishment should be used only when other methods of seeking a child's cooperation have been exhausted.
The teacher is interested in the guidance and improvement of the pupil. If corporal punishment seems necessary, it must be reasonable. In severity it should fit the child, not the offense. It must be administered by a school administrator, or by the teacher in the presence of an administrator, or as a last resort in the presence of another teacher, but never in the presence of other children.