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How does your school discipline?

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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We're having multiple issues with multiple kids spanning 3 months now. 1 child in particular has done quite a few things.  Hitting, pushing, name calling have occurred..  Just wondering what your school does on the first offense of hitting or pushing or when there are multiple offenses over a period of time?  The school won't tell us what, if any punishment will be given.


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by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

It is an invasion of privacy for the school to tell yu what kind of discipline has been issued.

Generally a first offense is a warning and possibly a note home. Repeat offenses result in ISS (in school suspension) or After School detention.  Severe infractions may result in home suspension and eventually expulsion.

We use a homeschool program where DD only goes on Mondays. She had issues with a child a few times last year but mostly, "he is annoying." This year she came home saying he was constantly bumping into her, pushing her and actually hit her once. I told her that not only does she have every right to protect herself but I EXPECT her to. She has two years of martial arts training.

I followed that up with a call to the principal of the resource center. She stated that she had complaints from other famillies and that he had been warned last year that if the behavior continued, he would not be allowed to attend the classes.  He has not been back.

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by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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Warning, detention, spanking,and for major offenses they get expelled.
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by Ruby Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

 It varies depending on the issue, but in general, there is a warning given/some of recess lost, contact parents, contact parents and counselor/principal, in-school suspension, out of school suspension, expulsion.

Unless it is your own child, you will never be told what disciplinary actions are taken for any infractions.







by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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Warnings, standing/walking at recess, going to the principal, calls home, ISS, OSS, paddling.
by Max on Nov. 4, 2014 at 7:02 PM

The school shouldn't tell you what punishments have been given. Would you want them discussing your child with other parents?

Warning for the first offense and contact with the parents. After that loss of privilege. If it's a constant problem possible suspension, but that is a last resort.

by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Warning, sitting in the office, sitting with the principal in her office, suspension, and expulsion. 

It is a crime for someone other than the parents or guardian of the child to administer physical punishment. Also, it is counterproductive.

by Emerald Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 8:56 PM

It is illegal for the school to discuss anyone with you other than your own child, so you will never be told what discipline another child receives.

Here they typically give a warning for the first offense and the parents get called for the second offense as well as a loss of recess or another special privilege like attending an assembly.  Third offense is after school detention.  If things continue the child would lose all special privileges for the remainder of the year and serve several after school detentions, and eventually be suspended.  Obviously expulsion is the last resort.

by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 9:17 PM

First offense, they are sent to the time out room where they sit until the counselor goes to talk to them. Repeated offenses can lead to suspension. 

by Lorelai on Nov. 5, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Any physical violence is grounds for suspension or expulsion, depending on the situation. (Self-defense is not included in this.) Bullying--including online--is also punishable by suspension/expulsion, but that's usually for ongoing bullying. Single instances of name-calling or similar offenses are usually handled by the teacher: missing recess, detention, etc.

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by Silver Member on Nov. 5, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Our girls are in elementary.  The teacher/school can give the child a warning, note or phone call to the parents, an in-school suspension (ISS), Out-of-school suspension (OSS), expelling for the most serious of cases.

They are not allowed to use any type of corporal punishment (anywhere in Canada), although the Criminal Code still does allow for it and they are not allowed to give an ISS at recess or after school.  ISS are done during lunch break.

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