Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct, Discipline Interventions, and Restorative Practices

At CTRA our number one priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment in which scholars can learn and grow. All members of our learning community (scholars, faculty, staff, and parents) are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior at all times. Our code of conduct is based on our core values with the expectation that scholars will make informed and responsible decisions about their behaviors in a way that will have them career and college ready.

 

This jurisdiction includes transportation to and from school, any school-related activity, regardless of time or location, and any off campus school-related activity, regardless of time or location.

 

Scholars are subject to disciplinary interventions, including suspension and expulsion, for conduct that is seriously disruptive to the educational process and is violation of policy, even if such conduct occurs off-school property and during non-school time. When investigating incidents that occur outside school the following may be considered:

(1) whether the incident occurred within close proximity of a school,

(2) whether other scholars were involved, or whether there was gang involvement,

(3) whether the conduct involved violence, threats of violence, or the unlawful use of a weapon and whether any injuries occurred, (4) whether the conduct involved the use of alcohol or illegal drugs.

 

Through Restorative Practices, individuals who may have caused harm to school community and are subjected to a disciplinary intervention can address those affected by their behavior and take responsibility, with the goal of repairing harm done.

 

The Code of Conduct and Discipline Intervention matrix will be updated each quarter as we implement our transition to restorative practices.

 

Reference: PA 95-304, An Act Concerning School Safety and PA 96-214, An Act Concerning Revision to the Education Statutes, permit such action if covered by board policy (5131.8 OUT OF SCHOOL MISCONDUCT). Further revision by PA 98-139, An Act Concerning Scholar Suspensions and Expulsions. (C.G.S. 10-233c)

 

 

Code of Conduct and Discipline Interventions:

1st quarter, 2016-17 (11.30.16)

 

Level

of

Intervention

Conduct 1st Offense Intervention 2nd Offense

Intervention

3rd Offense

Intervention

 

Level 1

 

1 101.

ID not around neck

 

Warning Flex Circle,

·       Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Parent contact

1 102.

Wearing Headphones in inappropriate location.

 

Headphones given to educator, returned at end of the day. Headphones given to educator,

·       parents pick up headphones.

Flex detention,

·       Parent contact,

·       Loss of privilege to use headphones in school.

 

 

1 103.

Tardy to 1st block

Warning, Flex Circle,

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

1 104.

Out of dress code

See handbook page 22

Warning, Flex Circle,

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

1 105. Not returning borrowed dress code or ID at end of the day. Flex Circle,

 

Flex Circle,

·       Admin/Parent Contact

·       Item must be returned

Flex detention

·       Admin/Parent Contact

·       Item must be returned

1 106.

Unauthorized use of elevator

Flex Circle,

 

Flex Circle,

·       Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

1 107.

Not following sign-out procedures: wandering hallways, use of bathroom on different floor, bathroom break more than 10 minutes, not carrying a pass, not signing in and out.

Flex Circle,

 

Flex Circle,

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

1. 108.

Teasing: making fun of or provoking a person.

Warning. Flex Circle,

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Admin/Parent Contact

1. 109.

Using elevator without a pass.

Flex Circle Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Admin/Parent Contact

 

Level 2

 

2. 201.

Skipping/leaving Flex Circle early

Friday Detention

·       Parent contact

2 Friday detentions

·       Parent contact

1 day OSS

·       Parent Contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

2 202.

Leaving class without permission

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

2 203.

Minor disruption to class (scholar does not need to be removed)

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

2 204.

Work not completed for class.

Office hours detention with educator Office hours detention with educator,

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

2 205.

Use of cell phone during class time

Cell phone confiscated, returned end of class.

·       Flex detention

Friday detention

·       Cell phone confiscated and turned in to office.

·       Flex detention,

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Cell phone confiscated,

·       Teacher/Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

2 206.

Computer tech violation, visiting inappropriate site, gaming, watching shows or movies

Flex detention, additional restrictions Flex detention, additional restrictions

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Friday detention

Parent contact

·       Admin/Parent Contact

2 207

Horseplaying, physically fooling around.

Flex detention

Teacher/Parent contact

Flex detention

Teacher/Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Teacher/Parent contact

Admin/Parent Contact

2 208

3 times late to a class in one quarter.

Flex detention

Teacher/Parent contact

Friday detention

(6 times late in a quarter.)

Teacher/Parent/

admin contact

Friday detention

(9 times late to class)

Teacher/Parent meeting

2. 209

Bus write-up

Flex detention

Parent contact

Friday detention

Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Admin/Parent Contact

 

Level 3

 

3 301.

Leaving school grounds

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 302.

Making a threat verbally, or online through social media.

Friday detention

·       Sent home.

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

Up to 5 days of ISS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

5 days of ISS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 303.

Destruction of property

Friday detention to 5 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

·       Reimbursement

·       Up to 5 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Reimbursement

Up to 10 days 0ss

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Reimbursement

3 304.

Inappropriate location

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

1 day OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

2 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 305.

Disruption to learning environment:

·       Aggressive yelling, screaming, or verbal confrontation

Sent home,

·       Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

Sent home

1 day of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

Sent home.

2 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 306.

Recording and/or distribution of a fight.

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

1 day ISS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

1 day OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 307.

Profane language

Warning Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

2 Friday detentions

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 308.

Class cut

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

1 day ISS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 309.

Reckless operation of motor vehicle

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

Loss of driving privileges.

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

 
3 310.

Plagiarism, defined as representing someone else’s work as your own.

·       This includes copying of homework, papers, or labs.

This may be a warning, or up to a Friday detention depending on the case.

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact

·       (see handbook for additional consequences)

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       (see handbook for additional consequences)

Friday detention

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       (see handbook for additional consequences)

3 311.

Insubordination, defiance, or disrespect.

Some examples:

·       Failure to identify self to educator,

·       Failure to stop when asked,

·       Failure to get into dress code,

·       Failure to wear ID

·       Failure to leave elevator.

·       Failure to leave café when requested.

·       Questioning or arguing with educator when being redirected.

Friday detention

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent Contact

2 Friday detentions

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

1 day OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 312.

Physical aggression without contact

Friday detention

·       Sent home.

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

1 day OSS

·       Sent home.

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 days OSS

·       Sent home.

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 313

Taunting.

Provoking or challenging a person with insulting remarks.

Friday detention

·       Admin/Counselor/Parent contact

2 Friday detentions

Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

1 day OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

3 313. Betting and/or minor gambling Friday detention

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent Contact

1 day OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent meeting

2 day OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent meeting

3 314

Minor theft

Friday detention

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent Contact

1 day OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent meeting

2 day OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent meeting

3. 315

Throwing things

Friday detention

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent Contact

Friday detention

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent Contact

1 day OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent meeting

 

Level 4

 

4 401.

Skipping Friday Detention

1 day OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent Contact

2 day OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

Up to 5 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

4 402.

Accumulation of minor offenses like tardiness, cutting classes, or detention.

1 day of OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/ Parent Contact

2 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

4 403.

3 or more instances of defiance, disrespect, insubordination to educators.

1 day of OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/Parent Contact

2 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

Uo to 10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

4 404.

Bullying, Harassment

(see handbook page 10)

Up to 5 days OSS

·       Admin/Counselor/Parent Contact

·       Parent meeting

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

4 405.

Physical Fight

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Police notified

·       Recommended for Expulsion

4 405 B

Physical aggression with contact

·       Bumping, yelling, threatening, posturing or any combination of the above.

5 to 10 day OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Police notified

Recommended for Expulsion

4 406.

Sexual Misconduct

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

Up to 10 days of

OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 407.

Tobacco products and/or vapors

1 day OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent contact.

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

3 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

5 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

4 408.

Possession of drugs, illegal or prescription without doctor’s note.

5 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

7 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent Pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

10 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent Pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

4 409.

Possession of drug paraphernalia used with drugs or tobacco

1 days of OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

 

3 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

5 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting Parent pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

4 410.

Possession of alcohol

3 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

5 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

10 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

4 411.

Possession of marijuana

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Counseling

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 412.

Major theft

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 413.

Threat to safety of scholars, educators, or the school.

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

5 to 10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 414.

Possession of fireworks

3 days OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Items confiscated

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 415.

Trespassing on school property after a suspension

Up to 3 day OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 5 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 416.

Blackmail, threatening, or intimidating staff.

·       Including yelling and cursing at educator/staff.

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 417.

Bomb threat

10 days of OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Recommended for Expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days of OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Recommended for Expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days of OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Recommended for Expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 418.

Distribution of drugs, alcohol, or marijuana (including prescription drugs)

10 days of OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Recommended for Expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days of OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Recommended for Expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days of OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Recommended for Expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 419.

Possession of a weapon

10 days OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Recommended for expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Recommended for expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Police notified

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Recommended for expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 420

Major disruption to the learning environment

(Security involved)

Up to 10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days of OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting

·       Police notified

·       Recommended for Expulsion

4 421

Profane/abusive use of language towards educator.

Sent home..

·       Parent pickup

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

1 day OSS

·       Sent home.

·       Parent pickup

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

Up to 5 days of OSS

·       Sent home.

·       Parent pickup

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

4 422

Physical aggression and/or contact with an educator or staff member.

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Referred for expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Referred for expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

10 days OSS

·       Admin, Counselor, Parent meeting,

·       Parent pickup

·       Police notified

·       Referred for expulsion

·       Parent meeting upon return

 

 

 

 

Flex Circle

The Flex Circle is assigned by an educator or administrator as a result of minor infractions of school rules. Scholars will participate in a circle to address the issues. Headphones, cell phones, and computers for personal use are not allowed.

Flex Detention

A scholar must report to the detention room by the start of flex block. If a scholar is late, he/she must remain for the entire period, and will be given an additional flex detention. Scholars must bring enough work for the entire period. Cell phones, headphones, and computers for personal use are not allowed.

 

Friday Detention

A scholar reports to the lecture hall by 12:00 PM and remains there until 3:00 PM on half day Fridays. Scholars must arrive before 12:00 PM. Those arriving after 12:00 PM will not be admitted. The scholar is required to bring and complete academic work during the three hours. Unsuccessful completion of the Friday detention will result in an additional Friday detention. Scholars are responsible for providing their own transportation. Cell phones, headphone, and other electronic equipment other than computers must be left at the front desk. Parents and scholars must provide their own transportation home.

Scholars who skip Friday Detentions will be issued a Monday suspension and can only return to school with their parents.

Saturday Detention

A scholar reports to the lecture hall by 8:30 AM and remains there until 11:30 am on Saturday. Scholars must arrive before 8:30. Those arriving after 8:30 will not be admitted. The scholar is required to bring and complete academic work during the three hours. Unsuccessful completion of the Saturday Detention will result in suspension. Scholars are responsible for providing their own transportation. Cell phones, headphone, and other electronic equipment other than computers must be left at the front desk. Parents and scholars must provide their own transportation to and from school.

In School Suspension

In School Suspension (I.S.S.) will be held each Monday – Friday that school is in session from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ISS may be assigned for the day, or part of the day. A specific classroom will be designated to serve as the I.S.S. room. Students and/or parents will be given prior notice. The Behavior Intervention Coordinator will give directions and review the scholar expectations for ISS:

Out of School Suspension:

Scholars are excluded from all school privileges for disciplinary reasons. This includes all school and after school activities and transportation services. This suspension period shall not extend beyond ten (10) consecutive days or beyond the end of the school year in which the suspension imposed.

 

Restorative Practices

Restorative practices is a system whereby individuals who may have caused harm to school community can address those affected by their behavior and take responsibility, with the goal of repairing harm done. It requires the individual acknowledges how the behavior affected others, accept the behavior was harmful, and make changes to avoid such behavior in the future. Any scholar who has been given a discipline intervention listed above can ask to go to a circle and have their case heard. For level 1 or 2 offenses, the issue can be addressed in a classroom circle. Level 3, and 4 interventions will be addressed through the Behavior Intervention Specialist.

  • Circle Process: Circles provide scholars an opportunity to speak and listen to one another in a safe atmosphere and allow educators and scholars to be heard and offer their own perspectives.
  • Restorative Community Service: Community service allows for individuals to restore a harm they may have committed to the school community by providing a meaningful service that contributes to their individual improvement.
  • Peer Juries: Peer juries allow students, who have broken a school rule, and trained student jurors to collectively discuss why the rule was broken, who was affected, and how the referred student can repair the harm caused.
  • Peer Mediation: Mediation – Some behavioral issues can be addressed through peer mediation or a mediation between a scholar and an educator. The objective of these mediations is to build empathy and mutual respect.