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Student Behavior Management Process

Student Behavior Management Process


When a student displays an unexpected behavior:

  • The teacher determines if the behavior is minor (teacher-managed) or major/chronic minor (office-managed) behavior.

  • For minor behavior, the teacher provides teaching/conference/warning with student and/or parent contact as needed.  Major behaviors and chronic minor behaviors with documentation and referrals are completed in our revised referral system in Google.

  • Students may NOT be sent to the office.  If a referral is entered in our referral system, call the office, and an administrator or safety officer will come to the classroom.



Who should manage the behavior?



Teacher/Staff Managed

Office Managed

  • Calling out

  • Cheating on assignments

  • Electronic devices

  • Food or drink

  • Inappropriate comments

  • Inappropriate language

  • Minor dishonesty

  • Minor disruption

  • Open defiance

  • Plagiarism

  • Preparedness

  • Put-downs

  • Refusing to work

  • Talking

  • Tardy

  • Tone/attitude

  • Touching (non-sexual)

  • Aggressive physical contact

  • Alcohol

  • Bullying (repeated and unwanted aggressive behaviors with an imbalance of power)

  • Chronic classroom-managed

  • Directed profanity

  • Drugs

  • Fighting

  • Fire-arm look-alike

  • Gambling

  • Harassment

  • Skipping/leaving the classroom

  • Theft

  • Threats

  • Tobacco - smoking/vaping

  • Vandalism

  • Weapons (or look-alike)

**Dress Code Violations - defined by BOE policy - school administration determines the appropriateness of student dress and grooming.



Teacher Managed Actions

Office Managed Actions

  • Reteach kindness expectations

  • If the incident, requires a referral, enter the referral in the Google form.

  • An administrator determines the next steps, plan, and/or consequences.  This may include teacher participation, parent contact, and loss of privilege.

  • The administrator communicates with the teacher the outcome or plan.




Possible Classroom Managed Interventions

  • Pre-correct student before entering the room

  • Re-teach and reinforce skills as needed

  • Increase kind interactions with adults

  • Increase kind interactions with peers

  • Change/re-assign seat

  • Conference with the student outside of the room

  • Contact family member or guardian 

  • Meet with the student after school

  • Conference with other staff members to find out what works

  • Provide the student with a break

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