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Andrew_hi_5_4.jpgPositive Discipline


  1. Show respect and consideration to others.
  2. Show respect and consideration to  yourself.
  3. Show respect and consideration to the environment.


  1. The teacher practices positive discipline daily with all children, reinforcing positive behavior and applying immediate natural consequences to misbehavior in an individual, quiet, non-threatening and non-humiliating way.
  2. The teacher informs the administration when a pattern of mis-behavior begins to occur.
  3. The teacher documents the behavior for a week or two looking for patterns, strategies, solutions, etc. and coming up with a Positive Behavior Plan with the assistance of the Individual Needs Coordinator.
  4. The teacher meets with both parents and the administrator offering a Positive Behavior Plan for the student including a specific desired outcome or target behavior and specific rewards for reaching goals. This plan is administered for 3-4 weeks by both the teacher and the parents.
  5. The teacher, the administrator and both parents meet again in approximately one month  to discuss the outcome.
  6. During this process, the parents are expected to obtain the help their child needs outside of the resources of the school, ie assessment, counseling, therapy, etc. to support the successful participation of the student at school.
  7. When there is a diagnosis which indicates that ongoing intervention will be needed, the school expects to receive ongoing written reports from the specialist on a monthly basis.


    If a student is a threat to the safety or well-being of others, the parents will be asked to pick up their child from school and keep their child home the following day,or perhaps longer.  During that time, the parents are expected to find the outside support needed to help their child succeed when returning to school.