After exhausting all known techniques to modify behavior problems, the question becomes, “What do I do with the child now?” In some cases, it is time for sterner measures to solve the problem. These measures are found under Board Policy FO.
Under Board Policy FO a teacher has the right to send any student to the principal’s office in order to maintain effective discipline in the classroom. A student in a highly agitated state may be removed from regular classes or district premises for non-disciplinary health, safety, and welfare reasons when the Board or its designee determines that an emergency exists. Reasons that may be considered an emergency include the following:
- Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Being highly agitated
- Suffering from any other condition that temporarily threatens the student’s welfare, other individuals’ welfare, or the efficient operation of the school
When sending a student to the office, also send a written referral. Request a written response from the administrator stating the action that he/she took toward the student. If a written response from the office is not forthcoming, send a memo. (See sample memo.) Notice of what action was taken should be given to the teacher before the student is allowed back in the classroom