A key component of this school’s positive discipline program is teaching about and using logical consequences to address behavioural problems. A logical consequence is based on goodwill and not retaliation. It is concerned with present and future behaviour and differs from punishment in that logical consequences are:
- Related to the behaviour.
- Respectful of all parties.
- Reasonable expectations.
Ongoing behaviour of a more serious nature will involve the use of a range of strategies, as set out in the school’s program.
These may include
- Discussing the behaviour problems with the student and reaching an agreement for
- Future behaviour.
- Monitoring and providing feedback to students on their behaviour.
- Allowing the student for a “cooling off” period using a non-judgemental approach.
- Providing counseling and training sessions for individuals to modify inappropriate behaviour.
- Involving parents/caregivers to assist with modifying behaviour.
- Seeking support and guidance from relevant departments and agencies.
- Implementing procedures set out in the TCEO’s School Administrative Handbook, Section 211.4
- Suspension and Expulsion.
For more severe cases the following sequence of actions will be implemented
- Referral to Assistant Principal or Principal involving parent contact and interview.
- Counselling including assistance from support agencies.
- Suspension and/or expulsion in accordance with TCEO Guidelines (see School’s Administrative Handbook, 211.4).