Posted: Jun 14, 2013 6:41 PM by Tina Macias
The outcome of a discipline committee formed of educators, parents, students and the community will be introduced to the Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday. The proposed new discipline plan, deemed "Consequences of Behavior Policy," would simplify discipline policies for elementary, middle and high schools.
The current discipline plan, which was adopted in 2008, lists specific punishments for more than 50 separate infractions, and has been criticized for being too complicated.
The new proposed discipline plan lumps infractions into three or four different levels. Each level comes with steps to address the infractions and includes parent contact at every step.
For example, the least serious infractions for middle school students, like habitual tardiness and dress code violations, would lead to detention on the first offense, in school suspension on the second and suspension to N.P. Moss Prep on the third offense.
The more serious infractions, like use of drugs, alcohol, weapons, assault and sexual battery would lead to expulsion.