Code of Conduct

LAMAR COUNTY SCHOOLS CODE OF CONDUCT

PRIMARY AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SY2023

Adopted from the Georgia Department of Education Discipline Matrix

 

01: Alcohol: Violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, beverages or substances represented as alcohol. Students under the or consumption of intoxicating alcoholic influence of alcohol may be included if it results in disciplinary action.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Unintentional possession of alcohol

Under the influence of alcohol without possession

Violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages or substances represented as alcohol

Level 1

1st Offense-Administrative Warning, parent conference

2nd Offense-Parent Conference, referral to the school counselor

3rd Offense-Parent conference, referral to district social worker, referral to community counseling

 

Level 2

1st Offense-1 Days ISS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-2 Days ISS, Parent Conference, Referral to Counselor

3rd Offense-3 Days ISS, Administrative warning of pending chronic disciplinary process, referral to district social worker, referral to community counseling services

4th Offense-Referral to chronic disciplinary process, behavior contract

 

02-Arson: Unlawful and intentional damage or attempted damage to any real or personal property by fire or incendiary devices. (Note: Possession of fireworks or incendiary devices must be reported as "Possession of Unapproved Items". Use of such items should be reported as Arson.)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Unintentional possession of fireworks or incendiary device

Attempt to commit arson or use of matches, lighters or incendiary devices at school; includes but not limited to the use of fireworks

Intentional damage as a result of arson related activity or the use of an incendiary device

Includes but is not limited to trash can fires without damage to school property

Includes but not limited to setting fires to school property

Level 1

1st Offense-Parent Conference, Warning

2nd Offense-1 Days ISS, Parent Conference

3rd Offense-2 Days ISS, parent conference, referral to counselor, administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process

4th Offense-Referral to chronic disciplinary process, referral to district social worker

 

Level 2

1st Offense-3 Days OSS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-5 Days OSS, Parent Conference, Referral to Counselor, Safety Plan

3rd Offense-Consequence to be determined by school administration and district office personnel. May result in a disciplinary hearing.

 

Level 3

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

03-Battery: Intentional touching or striking of another person to intentionally cause bodily harm. (Note: The key difference between battery and fighting is that fighting involves mutual participation.)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Intentional physical attack with the intent to cause bodily harm resulting in no bodily injuries

Intentional physical attack with the intent to cause bodily harm resulting in mild or moderate bodily injuries

Intentional physical attack with the intent to cause bodily harm resulting in severe injuries or any physical attack on school personnel; Physical attack on teachers should be reported as Violence Against a Teacher (44). Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on battery three or more times during the same school year.

Includes but not limited to pushing, hitting, kicking, shoving, pinching, slapping, and other intentional physical confrontations

Includes but not limited to pushing, hitting, kicking, shoving, pinching, slapping, and other physical confrontations that result in mild or moderate injuries

includes but not limited to choking, pushing, hitting, kicking, shoving, pinching, slapping, and other physical confrontations resulting in severe injuries; Includes any physical attack on school personnel; includes incidents serious enough to warrant calling the police or security

Level 1 and Level 2 Offenses

1st Offense-3 Days OSS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-5 Days OSS, Parent Conference, Referral to Counselor, Safety Plan, referral for Tier 2 interventions

3rd Offense-7 Days OSS, parent Conference, referral to district social worker, referral to community counseling services, referral to Tier 3 interventions

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-7 Days OSS, parent conference, referral to school counselor

2nd Offense-10 Days OSS, parent conference, referral to district social worker, referral to community counseling services

3rd Offense-referral for Disciplinary Hearing

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

04-Breaking & Entering – Burglary: Unlawful or unauthorized forceful entry into a school building or vehicle (with or without intent to commit theft). (Note: The key difference between Trespassing and Breaking & Entering-Burglary is that Trespassing does not include forceful entry into the school building.).

Level 3

Unlawful or unauthorized forceful entry into a school building or vehicle (with or without intent to commit theft)

Level 3

1st Offense-OSS pending disciplinary hearing.

 

(05) Computer Trespass: Use of a school computer for anything other than instructional purposes or unauthorized use of a computer or computer network with the intention of deleting, obstructing, interrupting, altering, damaging, or in any way causing the malfunction of the computer, network, program(s) or data.

Level 2

Level 3

Unauthorized use of school computer for anything other than instructional purposes

Unauthorized use of a computer or computer network with the intention of deleting, obstructing, interrupting, altering, damaging, obtaining confidential information or in any way causing the malfunction of the computer, network, program(s) or data; includes disclosure of a number, code, password, or other means of access to school computers or the school system computer network without proper authorization.

See above. Includes but not limited to computer misuse, using computer to view or send inappropriate material, and violation of school computer use policy

See above. Includes but not limited to hacking.

Level 2 Offense

1st Offense-Admin Warning

2nd Offense-Loss of Computer (24 hours)

3rd Offense-Loss of Computer and Parent Conference

Additional Offenses-Students will not be allowed to use the computer. All assignments with the exception of benchmark assessments will be completed using paper-pencil responses.

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-Loss of Computer for 5 school days, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-Loss of Computer for 10 days, Parent Conference

 

06-Disorderly Conduct: Any act that substantially disrupts the orderly conduct of a school function, substantially disrupts the orderly learning environment, or poses a threat to the health, safety, and/or welfare of students, staff or others. (Includes disruptive behaviors on school buses)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Creating or contributing to a moderate disturbance that substantially disrupts the normal operation of the school environment but doesn't pose a threat to the health or safety of others

Creating or contributing to a severe disturbance that substantially disrupts the normal operation of the school environment but doesn't pose a threat to the health or safety of others; may represent a repeat action

Creating or contributing to a severe disturbance that substantially disrupts the school environment or poses a threat to the health and safety of others. Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on disorderly conduct three or more times during the same school year.

Includes but not limited to general bus misbehavior, spitting on property or persons, encouraging disruptive behavior

Includes but not limited to general bus misbehavior, spitting on property or persons, encouraging disruptive behavior

Includes but not limited to disruptive behavior on school bus, misbehavior during a fire drill or other safety exercise

Level 1 and Level 2 Offense

1st Offense-Administrative Warning, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-Assigned to BIL/LEC for 1 day

3rd Offense-Assigned to BIL/LEC for 2 days, Written Administrative Warning of Chronic Disciplinary Process, Referral to Counselor, referral to community counseling services

4th Offense-OSS, Chronic Disciplinary Meeting, Referral to SST

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-Assigned to BIL/LEC for 1 day, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-Assigned to BIL/LEC for 2 days, Referral to Counselor

3rd Offense-OSS for 1 day, Written Administrative Warning of Chronic Disciplinary Process

4th Offense-OSS, Chronic Disciplinary Meeting, Referral to SST

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Bus Misconduct

***Bus referrals will not follow the resolutions listed above. Bus referrals will result in a bus suspension in lieu of BIL/LEC.

1st Offense-Administrative Warning, Parent Contact

2nd Offense-Assigned to a 1 Day bus suspension.

3rd Offense-Assigned to a 3 Day bus suspension.

4th Offense-Assigned to a 5 Day bus suspension.

5th Offense-Assigned to a 10 Day bus suspension.

*Additional bus referrals will result in loss of bus privileges from all LCSS transportation.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

07- Drugs, Except Alcohol and Tobacco: Unlawful use, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance, or equipment or devices used for preparing or using drugs or narcotics; or any medication prescribed to a student or purchased over the-counter and not brought to the office upon arrival to school

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Unintentional possession of prescribed or over the counter medication. Does not include the possession of narcotics or any illegal drugs

Any medication prescribed to a student or purchased over-the-counter and not brought to the office upon arrival to school

Unlawful use, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance, or equipment or devices used for preparing or using drugs or narcotics

*See above. Does not include auto-injectable epinephrine as properly administered pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-776

Level 1 and Level 2 Offenses

1st Offense-Administrative Warning

2nd/3rd Offense-Parent Contact (Parent must pick up the item from the office).

 

Level 3 Offense

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

08- Fighting: Mutual participation in a fight involving physical violence where there is no one main offender and intent to harm (Note: The key difference between fighting and battery is that fighting involves mutual participation.)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

A physical confrontation between two or more students with the intent to harm resulting in no bodily injuries

A physical confrontation between two or more students with the intent to harm resulting in mild or moderate bodily injuries

A physical confrontation between two or more students with the intent to harm resulting in severe bodily injuries. Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on fighting three or more times during the same school year.

No injuries

Mild or moderate Injuries may include but are not limited to scratches, bloody noses, bruises, black eyes, and other marks on the body

Repeated physical confrontations resulting in severe injuries that require medical attention

Level 1 and Level 2 Offenses

1st Offense-2 Days OSS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-3 Days OSS, Parent Conference

3rd Offense-5 Days OSS, Parent Conference

Additional Offenses-Consequence to be determined by school administration and district office personnel. May result in a disciplinary hearing.

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-5 Days OSS

2nd Offense/3rd Offense-Consequence to be determined by school administration and district office personnel. May result in a disciplinary hearing.

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

09-Homicide: Killing of one human being by another

Level 3

Killing of a human being

Includes but is not limited to shooting, stabbing, choking, bludgeoning, etc.

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.







10-Kidnapping: The unlawful and forceful abduction, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will

Level 3

The unlawful and forceful abduction, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will.

See Above

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

11-Larceny/Theft: The unlawful taking of property belonging to another person or entity (e.g., school) without threat, violence or bodily harm. (Note: The key difference between larceny/theft and robbery is that the threat of physical harm or actual physical harm is involved in a robbery.)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

The unlawful taking of property belonging to another person or entity that does not belong to the student with a value between $25 and $100

The unlawful taking of property belonging to another person or entity that does not belong to the student with a value between $100 and $250

The unlawful taking of property belonging to another person or entity that does not belong to the student with a value exceeding $250. Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on larceny/theft three or more times during the same school year.

Includes but not limited to theft by taking, theft by receiving stolen property, and theft by deception

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

12-Motor Vehicle Theft: Theft or attempted theft of any motor vehicle

Level 3

Theft or attempted theft of any motor vehicle

Includes but not limited to cars, trucks, ATVs, golf carts, etc.

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.




13-Robbery: The taking of, or attempting to take, anything of value that is owned by another person or organization under confrontational circumstances by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (Note: The key difference between robbery and larceny/theft is that the threat of physical harm or actual physical harm is involved in a robbery)

Level 2

Level 3

Robbery without the use of a weapon

Robbery without the use of a weapon

Taking something by force or threat of force

Weapons may include but are not limited to guns, knives, clubs, razor blades, etc.

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

14- Sexual Battery: Oral, anal, or vaginal penetration against the person's will or where the victim did not or is incapable of giving consent; touching of private body parts of another person either through human contact or using an object forcibly or against the person's will or where the victim did not or is incapable of giving consent

Level 3

Oral, anal, or vaginal penetration against the person's will or where the victim did not or is incapable of giving consent; touching of private body parts of another person either through human contact or using an object forcibly or against the person's will or where the victim did not or is incapable of giving consent

Includes but is not limited to rape, fondling, child molestation, indecent liberties and sodomy

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

15-Sexual Harassment:

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Comments that perpetuate gender stereotypes or suggestive jokes that are not directed towards specific individuals

Comments that perpetuate gender stereotypes, suggestive jokes or lewd gestures that are directed towards specific individuals or group of individuals

Physical or non-physical sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on sexual harassment three or more times during the same school year.

Includes but not limited to insensitive or sexually suggestive comments or jokes

Includes but not limited to insensitive or sexually suggestive comments or jokes; leering

See above

Level 1

1st Offense-Warning, parent contact

2nd Offense-Referral to school counselor, parent contact

3rd Offense-Parent conference, 1 day ISS, administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process

 

Level 2

1st Offense-Warning, 1 day ISS, parent contact

2n Offense-Parent conference, 2 days ISS, plan of separation is the victim is the same victim in the 1st and 2nd offense, referral to school counselor

3rd Offense-Parent conference, 3 days ISS, parent conference, referral for Tier 3 interventions, administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process

4th Offense-referral to chronic disciplinary process, referral to district social worker

 

Level 3

1st Offense-1 day OSS, referral to school counselor, parent contact

2nd Offense-2 days OSS, parent conference, referral to district social worker, Referral for Tier 3 interventions

3rd Offense-3 days OSS, administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process

4th Offense-Referred to chronic disciplinary process, behavior contract,

 

16-Sexual Offenses: Unlawful sexual behavior, sexual contact without force or threat of force, or possession of sexually explicit images; can be consensual

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Inappropriate sexually-based physical contact including but not limited to public groping, inappropriate bodily contact, or any other sexual contact not covered in levels 2 or 3

Inappropriate sexually-based behavior including but not limited to sexting, lewd behavior, possession of pornographic materials; simulated sex acts

Engaging in sexual activities on school grounds or during school activities

Public groping or inappropriate bodily contact

Sexting; lewd behavior, possession of pornographic materials; simulated sex acts

Oral, anal or vaginal penetration; pimping; prostitution; indecent exposure of private body parts

Level 1 and Level 2

1st Offense-Referral to counselor, parent conference, possible DFCS referral, 1 day ISS

2nd Offense-Referral to district social worker, 1 day OSS, referral to community counseling services, Referral for Tier 2 interventions

3rd Offense, Administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process, referral for Tier 3 interventions, parent conference, 2 days OSS

4th Offense-Referred to Chronic Disciplinary Process, behavior contract , 3 days OSS

 

Level 3

1st Offense-OSS pending disciplinary hearing, DFCS referral, referral to district social worker

 

18-Tobacco: Possession, use, distribution, or sale of tobacco products on school grounds, at school-sponsored events, and on transportation to and from school. (Does not include eBIL/LECtronic smoking devices; See (42) EBIL/LECtronic Smoking Device )

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Unintentional possession of tobacco products

Use of or knowledgeable possession of tobacco products

Distribution and/or selling of tobacco products; Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on tobacco three or more times during the same school year.

Unintentional possession of tobacco products on school property

Intentional use or possession of tobacco products on school property

Distribution and/or selling of tobacco products on school property

Level 1 Offense

1st/2nd/3rd Offense-Administrative Warning, Parent Contact,

 

Level 2 Offense

1st Offense-1 Day ISS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-2 Days ISS, Parent Conference, Referral to Counselor

3rd Offense-3 Days ISS, Administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process, referral to district social worker

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-3 Days OSS, Parent Conference, referral to school social worker

2nd Offense-4 Days OSS, Parent Conference, referral to school counselor, referral to community counseling services

3rd Offense-5 Days OSS, Administrative Warning of chronic disciplinary process, parent conference

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

19-Trespassing: Entering or remaining on a public school campus or school board facility without authorization or invitation and with no lawful purpose for entry. (Note: The key difference between Trespassing and Breaking & Entering-Burglary is that Trespassing does not include forceful entry into the school building.)

Level 2

Level 3

Entering or remaining on school grounds or facilities without authorization and with no lawful purpose

Entering or remaining on school grounds or facilities without authorization and with no lawful purpose. Refusing to leave school grounds after a request from school personnel; Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on trespassing three or more times during the same school year.

See above

See above

Level 2

1st Offense-Warning, parent Contact

2nd Offense-Parent Contact, referral to school counselor

3rd Offense-Parent conference, referral to district social worker

 

Level 3

1st Offense-Parent Contact

2nd Offense-Parent Conference, 1 day ISS

3rd Offense-Parent Conference, 2 days ISS, referral to school counselor, may result in DFCS referral

 

20-Vandalism: The willful and/or malicious destruction, damage, or defacement of public or private property without consent

Level 2

Level 3

 

Participating in the minor destruction, damage or defacement of school property or private property without permission

Participation in the willful/malicious destruction, damage or defacement of school property or private property without permission; Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on vandalism three or more times during the same school year.

See above.

See above.

Level 1 Offense

1st Offense-Administrative Warning, Parent Contact

2nd Offense-Parent Conference, 1 day ISS

3rd Offense-Parent Conference, 2 days ISS, referral to school counselor

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-1 Day ISS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-2 Days ISS, Parent Conference, Referral to Counselor

3rd Offense-3 Days ISS, Administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process, referral to district social worker

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

22-Weapons (KNIFE): The possession, use, or intention to use any type of knife.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Unintentional possession of a knife or knifelike item without intent to harm or intimidate.

Intentional possession of a knife or knife-like item without intent to harm or intimidate

Participation in the willful/malicious destruction, damage or defacement of school property or private property without permission; Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on vandalism three or more times during the same school year.

Unintentional possession of a knife or knife like item on school property without the intent to harm or intimidate

Intentional possession of a knife or knife-like item on school property without the intent to harm or intimidate

Intentional possession, use or intention to use a knife or knife-like item on school property with the intent to harm or intimidate


Level 2

1st Offense-Student will be assigned to In School Suspension until a parent conference is scheduled, executed and documented.

2nd Offense-2 days In School Suspension, parent conference, referral to school counselor

3rd Offense-3 days In School Suspension, parent conference, referral to district social worker

Level 3-Out of School Suspension pending disciplinary hearing.

23-Weapons (other): The possession, use, or intention to use any instrument or object that is used or intended to be used in a manner that may inflict bodily harm (does not include knives or firearms).

Level 2

Level 3

Unintentional possession of a weapon, other than a knife or firearm, or simile of a weapon that could produce bodily harm or fear of harm

Intentional possession and/or use of any weapon, other than a knife or firearm, in a manner that could produce bodily harm or fear of harm

Includes but is not limited to razor blades, straight-edge razors, brass knuckles, blackjacks, bats, clubs, nun chucks, throwing stars, stun guns, tasers, etc.

Includes but is not limited to razor blades, straight-edge razors, brass knuckles, blackjacks, bats, clubs, nunchucks, throwing stars, stun guns, tasers, etc.

Level 2

1st Offense-Student will be assigned to In School Suspension until a parent conference is scheduled, executed and documented.

2nd Offense-2 days In School Suspension, parent conference, referral to school counselor

3rd Offense-3 days In School Suspension, parent conference, referral to district social worker

Level 3-Out of School Suspension pending disciplinary hearing.

 

(24) Other Incident for a State-Reported Discipline Action: Any other discipline incident for which a student is administered corporal punishment, detention, in-school or out of school suspension, expelled, suspended for riding the bus, assigned to an alternative school, referred to court or juvenile system authorities, or removed from class at the teacher's request (pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2738)

Level 1

Level 2

Any other discipline incident for which a student is administered corporal punishment, detention, in-school or out-of-school suspension, expelled, suspended for riding the bus, assigned to an alternative school, referred to court or juvenile system authorities, or removed from class at the teacher's request (pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2738)

Level 2 should be used for students who display a pattern of violating local school policies not listed among the state incident types.

Includes but is not limited to parking violations, etc.

Consequence to be determined by school administration and district office personnel. May result in a disciplinary hearing.

 

(25) Weapons – Handgun: Possession of a firearm that has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand; and any combination of parts from which a firearm described above can be assembled. NOTE: This definition does not apply to items such as toy guns, cap guns, bb guns and pellet gun [Pursuant to Gun-Free Schools Act - Public Law 107-110, Section 4141]

Level 3

Intentional or unintentional possession or use of a handgun in a manner that could produce bodily harm or fear of harm

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.













26) Weapons – Rifle/Shotgun: The term ''rifle'' means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of an explosive to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger. The term ''shotgun'' means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of an explosive to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger. [Pursuant to Gun-Free Schools Act - Public Law 107-110, Section 4141]

Level 3

Intentional or unintentional possession or use of a rifle or shotgun in a manner that could produce bodily harm or fear of harm

Example: Rifle, shotgun

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

27- Serious Bodily Injury: The term “serious bodily injury” means bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, protracted and obvious disfigurement; or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty

Level 3

Infliction of "bodily harm" that dismembers, disfigures, causes permanent loss of a limb or function of an organ and causes substantial risk of death

Any behavior that dismembers, disfigures, causes permanent loss of a limb or function of an organ and causes substantial risk of death

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

28-Other Firearms: Firearms other than handguns, rifles, or shotguns as defined in 18 USC 921. Includes any weapon (including started gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile. Intentional or unintentional possession or use of any firearms other than rifle, shotgun, or handguns (including starter pistols) and any other destructive device which includes explosives; the frame or receiver of any weapon described above; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; any destructive device, which includes any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas (i.e. bomb, grenade, rocket having a propellant charge more than 4 ounces, missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than ¼ ounce, mine, or similar device); any weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than ½ inch in diameter; any combination or parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described above, and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. (NOTE: This does not include toy guns, cap guns, BB guns, pellet guns, or ClassC common fireworks). [Pursuant to Gun Schools Act Public Law 107-- Free 110, Section 4141

Level 3

 

Intentional or unintentional possession or use of any firearms other than rifle, shotgun, or handguns (including starter pistols) and any other destructive device which includes explosives

Example: Includes any weapon (including started gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of any explosive; the frame or receiver of any weapon described above; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; any destructive device, which includes any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas (i.e. bomb, grenade, rocket having a propellant charge more than 4 ounces, missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than ¼ ounce, mine, or similar device); any weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than ½ inch in diameter; any combination or parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described above, and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. (NOTE: This does not include toy guns, cap guns, BB guns, pellet guns, or Class C common fireworks). [Pursuant to Gun Schools Act Public Law 107-- Free 110, Section 4141]

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.



29-Bullying: Behavior, which may include written, verbal, physical acts, or through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other eBIL/LECtronic technology occurring on school property, on school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive so as to have the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education, threatening the educational environment, or causing substantial physical harm or visibly bodily harm

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

First Offense of bullying as defined in Georgia Code Section 20-2-751.4

Second incident of bullying as defined in Georgia Code Section 20-2-751.4

Repeated acts, as defined in Georgia Code Section 20-2-751.4, occurring on school property or school possession that is a willful attempt or threat to inflict injury, or apparent means to do so, any display of force that puts victim at fear of harm, any written, verbal or physical act that threatens, harasses, or intimidates; causes another person physical harm; interferes with a student's education; so severe and pervasive intimidated or threatens educational environment

Includes but is not limited to unwanted teasing, threats, name-calling, intimidation, harassment, humiliation, hazing, physical attacks, extortion, social exclusion, coercion, spreading of rumors or falsehoods, gossip, stalking, or using any type of eBIL/LECtronic means to harass or intimidate

Includes but is not limited to unwanted teasing, threats, name-calling, intimidation, harassment, humiliation, hazing, physical attacks, extortion, social exclusion, coercion, spreading of rumors or falsehoods, gossip, stalking, or the use of eBIL/LECtronic equipment on school property or using school equipment to harass or intimidate

Includes but is not limited to unwanted teasing, threats, name-calling, intimidation, harassment, humiliation, hazing, physical attacks, extortion, social exclusion, coercion, spreading of rumors or falsehoods, gossip, stalking, or the use of eBIL/LECtronic equipment on school property or using school equipment to harass or intimidate

Level 1

1st Offense-1 Days OSS, Parent Conference

 

Level 2

2nd Offense-2 Days OSS, Parent Conference, Referral to Counselor, Create Plan of Separation if the victim is the same as the victim in the 1st Offense, referral for Tier 2 interventions, plan of separation if this victim is the same victim in 1st offense rule violation

 

Level 3

Multiple Offenses of Bullying-3 Days OSS, Parent Conference, referral for Tier 3 interventions, Referral to district social worker, Referral to community counseling services, administrative warning, may result in class or team change

 

Additional Offenses:

Referral to chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense.

 

30 Other - Attendance Related: Repeated or excessive unexcused absences or tardiness; including failure to report to class, skipping class, leaving school without authorization, or failure to comply with disciplinary sanctions

Level 1

Repeated or excessive unexcused absences or tardiness; including failure to report to class, skipping class, leaving school without authorization, or failure to comply with disciplinary sanctions

Repeated or excessive unexcused absences or tardiness; including failure to report to class, skipping class, leaving school without authorization, or failure to comply with disciplinary sanctions

Consequence to be determined by school administration and district office personnel. Student will be referred to the school social worker for an attendance task force meeting based on Lamar County Board of Education protocols.

 

31- Other -Dress Code Violation: Violation of school dress code that includes standards for appropriate school attire

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Noninvasive and nonsuggestive clothing, jewelry, book bags or other articles of personal appearance.

Invasive or suggestive clothing, jewelry, book bags or other articles of personal appearance.

Invasive or suggestive clothing, jewelry, book bags or other articles of personal appearance.

Pursuant to local dress codes , dress code violations for Level 1 may Include but are not limited to bare feet; trousers, slacks, shorts worn below waist level; no belt; clothing that is excessively baggy or tight; skirts or shorts that are shorter than mid-thigh; sunglasses worn inside the building; hats, caps, hoods, sweatbands and bandanas or other headwear worn inside school building

Pursuant to local dress codes, dress code violations for Level 2 may include but are not limited to depiction of profanity, vulgarity, obscenity or vi olence; promote the use or abuse of tobacco, alcohol or drugs; creates a threat to the health and safety of other students; creates a significant risk of disruption to the school environment; clothing worn in such a manner so as to reveal underwear, cleavage or bare skin; spaghetti straps, strapless tops, halter tops, see through or mesh garments or other clothing that is physically revealing, provocative or contains sexually suggestive comments

Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school dress code policy three or more times during the same school year.

Level 1 Offense

1st Offense-Admin Warning

2nd Offense-Parent Contact-Parent will bring appropriate clothing.

3rd Offense Parent Contact-Parent will bring appropriate clothing. The student will be assigned to BIL/LEC until the parent arrives.

 

Level 2 Offense

1st/2nd/3rd Offense-Parent Contact-Parent will bring appropriate clothing. The student will be assigned to BIL/LEC until the parent arrives.

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense/2nd/3rd Offense--Parent Contact-Parent will bring appropriate clothing. The student will be assigned to BIL/LEC until the parent arrives, Parent Conference.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment if a Level 3 Offense occurs without a parent conference.

 

32- Academic Dishonesty: Receiving or providing unauthorized assistance on classroom projects, assignments or exams

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Intentional receiving or providing of unauthorized assistance on classroom projects, assessments and assignments

Intentional plagiarism or cheating on a minor classroom assignment or project

Intentional plagiarism or cheating on a major exam, statewide assessment or project or the falsification of school records (including forgery)

May include but is not limited to failure to cite source

Includes but is not limited to Intentional dishonesty on minor classroom projects, assignments, homework, etc.

Includes but is not limited to cheating on major exams, statewide assessments or other state mandated academic work; Includes the falsification of school records; forgery; Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on academic dishonesty three or more times during the same school year.

Level 1 and Level 2 Offenses

1st Offense-Admin Warning

2nd Offense-1 Day BIL/LEC, referral to school counselor

3rd Offense-2 Days BIL/LEC, referral for Tier 2 interventions, parent conference

 

Level 3 Offense

1st/2nd/3rd Offense-2 Days BIL/LEC, Parent Conference, Referral to school counselor

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment if a Level 3 Offense occurs without a parent conference.






33- Other Student Incivility: Insubordination or disrespect to staff members or other students; includes but is not limited to refusal to follow school staff member instructions, use of vulgar or inappropriate language, and misrepresentation of the truth.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Failure to comply with instructions or the inadvertent use of inappropriate language.

Blatant insubordination or the use of inappropriate language directed towards school staff or peers; intentional misrepresentation of the truth

Blatant and repeated insubordination or intentional misrepresentation of the truth; Level 3 should be used for students who display a pattern of violating the school policy related to student incivility.

May include but is not limited to general disrespect for school staff or students; profanity; failure to follow instructions

Profanity or obscene language directed towards school staff; issuing false reports on other students; insubordination

Issuing false reports on school staff; Level 3 may be used for students that violate the school policy on student incivility three or more times during the same school year.

Level 1 and Level 2 Offense

1st Offense-Administrative Warning

2nd Offense-Assigned to BIL/LEC for 1 day, parent conference

3rd Offense-Assigned to BIL/LEC for 2 days, Administrative Warning of Chronic Disciplinary Process, Referral to counselor, referral for Tier 2 interventions

 

Level 3 Offense

4th Offense-Assigned to BIL/LEC for 3 days, Chronic Disciplinary Process, referral to district social worker, referral to community counseling services, parent conference, administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process, referral for Tier 3 interventions

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

34 Other - Possession of Unapproved Items : The use or possession of any unauthorized item disruptive to the school environment. (Note: The use of fireworks or incendiary devices must be coded as Arson.)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

The possession of any unauthorized item. Does not include the possession of fireworks, matches, toy weapons, or other items that can be construed as dangerous

The possession of any unauthorized item. Does not include the possession of fireworks, matches, toy weapons, or other items that can be construed as dangerous

The use or possession of unauthorized items including but not limited to toy guns or other items that can be construed as dangerous or harmful to the learning environment; Includes the possession of matches, lighters, incendiary devices or fireworks. The use of matches, lighters, incendiary devices or fireworks should be coded as Arson; Level 3 should be used for students who display a pattern of violating the school policy related to unapproved items.

Includes but is not limited to possession of toys, mobile devices, gadgets, personal items, gum, candy, etc.; includes possession of pepper spray

Includes but is not limited to use of toys, mobile devices, gadgets, personal items, , etc.; includes the use of pepper spray without injury

Includes but are not limited to matches, lighters, or the possession of fireworks, bullets, stink bombs, CO2 cartridges; includes the use of pepper spray with injury

Level 1 and Level 2 Offenses

1st Offense-Administrative Warning

2nd/3rd Offense-Parent Contact (Parent must pick up the item from the office).

 

Level 3 Offense

1st/2nd/3rd Offenses-Parent Contact (Items may be confiscated as determined appropriate by school administrators. Confiscated items will be turned over to the School Resource Officer).

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

35-Gang Related: Any group of three or more students with a common name or common identifying signs, symbols, tattoos, graffiti, or attire which engage in criminal gang activity (O.C.G.A. § 16-15-3)

Level 2

Level 3

Wearing or possessing gang-related apparel; communicating either verbally or nonverbally to convey membership or affiliation with a gang

The solicitation of others for gang membership, the defacing of school or personal property with gang-related symbols or slogans, threatening or intimidating on behalf of a gang, the requirement or payment for protection or insurance through a gang. Level 3 should be used for students who display a pattern of violating the school policy related to gang activity

Possession or wearing of gang-related clothing, jewelry, emblems, badges, symbols, signs, or using colors to convey gang membership or affiliation; gestures, handshakes, slogans, drawings, etc. to convey gang membership or affiliation; committing any other illegal act or other violation of school policies in connection with gang related activity

Soliciting students for gang membership; tagging or defacing school or personal property with symbols or slogans intended to convey or promote membership or affiliation in any gang; requiring payment for protection, insurance, otherwise intimidating or threatening any person related to gang activity; inciting other students to intimidate or to act with physical violence upon any other person related to gang activity.

Level 2 Offense

1st Offense- Parent Contact, Assigned to BIL/LEC for 1 Day

2nd Offense- Assigned to BIL/LEC for 2 Days, Parent Conference, referral to school counselor

3rd Offense-Assigned to ISS for 3 days, parent conference, referral for Tier 3 interventions

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-1 Day OSS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-2 Days OSS, Parent Conference

3rd Offense-3 Days OSS, referred to school counselor, administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

36 Repeated Offenses: ColBIL/LECtion of offenses not previously assigned a state reportable action that occurs on a single or across multiple school days that leads to a state reportable disciplinary action.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

 

ColBIL/LECtion of minor incidents

ColBIL/LECtion of moderate incidents

ColBIL/LECtion of severe incidents

Any student who accumulates 7 or more Level 1 and Level 2 offenses will enter the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Any student who accumulates 4 or more Level 2 and Level 3 offenses will enter the chronic disciplinary process. Some Level 3 Offenses will result in automatic referral for disciplinary hearing.

 

40 Other - NonDisciplinary Incident: This code is used exclusively for the reporting Physical Restraint. When the INCIDENT TYPE = ‘40’, then the ACTION CODE must = ‘95’ for Physical Restraint. Do not report a Teacher ID when the Incident Code is “Other NonDisciplinary Incident.”

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Can only be used to report "Physical Restraint" with Action "95" ( no teacher name)

Can only be used to report "Physical Restraint" with Action "95" ( no teacher name)

Can only be used to report "Physical Restraint" with Action "95" ( no teacher name)

SEE ABOVE

 

42 EBIL/LECtronic Smoking Device: Any device used to deliver nicotine or any other substance intended for human consumption that may be used by a person to simulate smoking through inhalation of vapor or aerosol from the device. Such devices include those manufactured, distributed, marketed or sold as an eBIL/LECtronic cigarette, eBIL/LECtronic cigar, eBIL/LECtronic cigarillo, eBIL/LECtronic pipe, eBIL/LECtronic hookah, vape pen, eBIL/LECtronic nicotine delivery system or any cartridge or other component of the device or related product.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Unintentional possession of an eBIL/LECtronic smoking device

Use or knowledgeable possession of an eBIL/LECtronic smoking device

Distribution and/or selling of eBIL/LECtronic smoking devices: Level 3 may be used for students that violate school policy on eBIL/LECtronic smoking devices three or more times during the same school year.

***EBIL/LECtronic smoking devices will be confiscated as determined appropriate by school administrators. Confiscated items will be turned over to the School Resource Officer.***

 

Level 1 Offense

1st/2nd/3rd Offense-Administrative Warning, Parent Contact,

Level 2 Offense

1st Offense-1 Days ISS, Parent Conference

2nd Offense-2 Days ISS, Parent Conference, Referral to Counselor

3rd Offense-3 Days ISS, Administrative warning of chronic disciplinary process, referral to district social worker

 

Level 3 Offense

1st Offense-3 Days OSS, Parent Conference, referral to school social worker

2nd Offense-4 Days OSS, Parent Conference, referral to school counselor, referral to community counseling services

3rd Offense-5 Days OSS, Administrative Warning of chronic disciplinary process, parent conference

 

***Repeated Level 1 and Level 2 violations will be addressed as a Level 3 offense and referred to the chronic disciplinary process.

 

Students will not be re-admitted into the learning environment after completing an out of school suspension without a parent conference. The conference is required for each offense where OSS is the assigned resolution.

 

44 Violence Against a Teacher: Intentional physical attack against a teacher with the intent to cause bodily harm resulting in severe injuries or any physical attack against a teacher. Violence against other school personnel should be reported as Battery (03) – Level 3

Level 3

Intentional physical attack against a teacher with the intent to cause bodily harm resulting in severe injuries or any physical attack against a teacher. Violence against other school personnel should be reported as Battery (03) – Level 3.

The student will be assigned OSS pending a disciplinary hearing.

 

If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct outlined in this student handbook, please contact Dr. Jonathon Roberts, LCS Assistant Superintendent, 770-358-5891.



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