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Intervention System

RESPONSIBILITY CENTERED DISCIPLINE (RCD)

The RCD system is established to help all students achieve self-discipline.  It is therefore expected that rules shall be clear and resolution to problems needs to be immediate. Student issues will be dealt with on an individual basis and consequences will be based on the severity of the offense. In school management, the first line of discipline is the classroom teacher.  The systematic approach to less-than-crisis situations will be documented as follows:

  1.  School/ Classroom Expectations will be posted and reviewed at the beginning of the year.
  2. A teacher/student conference will be held.
  3. Parent or guardian contact is made.
  4. School Counselor is involved. (Optional)
  5. Student is referred to the Administration.

Once a student is referred to the office the following Chart will be used to guide administrative decision making:

Tier 1 Behaviors

Mild (Yellow) 10 RCD Marks

Running in the Hallway, In “Off Limits” area at lunch, students without a hall pass during class, Electronics Violations, Dress Code Infractions, Backpack Violations, Tardies, Littering, Loitering after school, etc.

RCD Program Outline

Tier 1 Interventions: Teacher conference/ consultation, phone call to parents, email notification,

Tier 2 Behaviors

Moderate (Orange) 25 RCD Marks

Repeated Tier 1 behaviors, Assembly/Dance/Field Trip Behavior, Disruptive/ Defiant behavior, Rough Housing, Public Displays of Affection, Truancy, etc.

RCD Program Outline

Tier 2 Interventions:  Lunch and Learn Program, Before and After School Detention

Tier 3 Behaviors

Severe (Red) 50 RCD Marks

Repeated Tier 2 behaviors, Aggressive Behavior, Harassment (all kinds), Fighting, Disruptive/Defiant with a Substitute Teacher, Illegal Substances, Threatening Behavior, Vandalism etc.

RCD Program Outline

Tier 3 Interventions: ISP Program, Out of School Suspension, Shortened/ Modified Class Schedule.

 

 

The RCD system incorporates RCD marks as a way to track the severity and pervasiveness of student behavior problems.  In addition, students may reduce RCD Marks by learning pro-social behaviors, completing problem solving exercises, providing school and community service and assisting with a clean and orderly school.  A typical progression for student behavior is as follows:

  1.  1st offense Student Conference
  2. 2nd offense Lunch and Learn assignment (parent notification)
  3. 3rd offense ISP Room Assignment (parent conference)
  4. 4th offense Classroom closed to student pending conference between parent, student, teacher and administrator.