Teachers-School Administrators should...

Teachers-School Administrators should study Louisiana State Laws on Discipline!

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MARK TRAINA
#1 Aug 16, 2012
Teachers-School Administrators should study Louisiana State Laws on Discipline! 2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 17:416 — Discipline of pupils; suspension; expulsion Share |§416. Discipline of pupils; suspension; expulsion A.(1)(a) Every teacher shall endeavor to hold every pupil to a strict accountability for any disorderly conduct in school or on the playgrounds of the school, on the street or road while going to or returning from school, or during intermission or recess.(b)(i) Each teacher may take disciplinary action to correct a pupil who disrupts normal classroom activities, who is disrespectful to a teacher, who willfully disobeys a teacher, who uses abusive or foul language directed at a teacher or another pupil, who violates school rules, or who interferes with an orderly education process.(ii) Disciplinary action may include but is not limited to:(aa) Oral or written reprimands.(bb) Referral for a counseling session which shall include but shall not be limited to conflict resolution, social responsibility, family responsibility, peer mediation, and stress management.(cc) Written notification to parents of disruptive or unacceptable behavior, a copy of which shall be provided to the principal.(dd) Other disciplinary measures approved by the principal and faculty of the school and in compliance with school board policy.(c)(i) When a pupil's behavior prevents the orderly instruction of other pupils, or poses an immediate threat to the safety or physical well being of any pupil or teacher, or when a pupil exhibits disrespectful behavior toward the teacher such as using foul or abusive language directed at a teacher or threatening a teacher, the teacher may have the pupil immediately removed from his classroom and placed in the custody of the principal or his designee. A pupil removed from the classroom pursuant to this Subparagraph shall not receive credit for school work missed.(ii) Upon being sent to the principal's office pursuant to the provisions of this Subparagraph, the principal or his designee shall advise the pupil of the particular misconduct of which he is accused as well as the basis for such accusation, and the pupil shall be given an opportunity at that time to explain his version of the facts. The principal or his designee then shall conduct a counseling session with the pupil as may be appropriate to establish a course of action, consistent with school board policy to identify and correct the behavior for which the pupil is being disciplined.

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