Students at BMS are expected to make responsible choices for their behavior as well as their academic performance. The Discipline Committee developed a plan for successful student behavior in our school community. Students demonstrating positive choices are rewarded with incentives while those students who choose unwisely receive consequences. Cooperation of all individuals creates a learning environment where education for every student is the priority.
Additional Disciplinary Considerations
The following types of misconduct are some of the actions that will lead to disciplinary actions:
- The use of obscene or profane language or gestures
- Refusal to obey a teacher
- An unauthorized walk-out from a classroom, school building, or campus
- Intimidating, threatening, or physically abusing another student
- Blackmail of other students or school personnel
- Possession of a weapon on school property, including a knife with a blade less than two inches in length
- Distribution of materials unauthorized by the principal
- Willful destruction of school property or property on school ground
- Failure to attend classes
- Violation of school bus regulations
- Other disruptive acts which interfere with the educational process
- Commission of crimes
- Gross misbehavior
- Possession on school property of any alcoholic beverage, illegal drugs or narcotics, or toxic or controlled substance (except as Board Policy JGCD permits) including tobacco and/or tobacco products
- Violation of any written rules or regulations
- Threatening to inflict or inflicting any bodily harm on any district staff member
- Gross immorality
- "Ganging" or participation as a member of a gang in inflicting harm or threatening to inflict harm on another person
- Arrival on school property after using any alcoholic beverage, illegal drug or narcotic, or toxic substance
- Conduct away from school that is detrimental to the best interest of the school
- Sexual harassment
- Inappropriate display of affection; holding hands is NOT allowed.
- Possession of a paging device on school property or at any school-related activity unless specifically permitted by law
Students may be subject to suspension and/or expulsion when they are guilty of repeating offenses that would not result in such sanctions for the first offense.
Destruction of Property
Students who deface or destroy school property, or the property of others in the school, either intentionally or accidentally, will be required to replace, repair, or pay for the item(s). Intentional damage will warrant disciplinary action.
Students with Weapons, Drugs, Alcohol, etc.
Breaches of conduct that, if they occur on school grounds, school buses, or school property or at any school-related function at any time, will result in the principal's recommendation for expulsion:
- Possession of any kind of weapon: "Weapon" includes, but is not limited to, guns, blackjacks, brass knuckles, razors, box openers, knives with a blade over two inches long, or any other device or object that is possessed or used with the intention of inflicting bodily injury or death.
- Possession, sale, or distribution of an alcoholic beverage, illegal drugs or narcotics, toxic substances, or drug paraphernalia
- Unauthorized possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance or medication
- Threatening to inflict or inflicting any bodily harm, however slight, upon any school employee.
- "Ganging" or participating as a member of a gang in threats to inflict or the infliction of bodily harm, however slight, upon another person. A "gang" shall consist of two or more persons acting together.
- "Participation" may include any act that interferes with or hinders a staff member from stopping threats or the infliction of bodily injury that was taking place.
The rules on alcohol, drugs, and weapons also apply to those students who may have passed their items to other students. These rules also apply while students are on the school bus.
The police will be notified when a law has been broken.
Assault and Battery Against School Officials
Any student who commits a non-aggravated assault and battery on school grounds or at a school-sponsored event against any person affiliated with the school in an official capacity is guilty of the misdemeanor of assault and battery against school personnel and may be fined not more than $1,000.00, imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. Judicial, law enforcement, or corrections officials must notify the principal of any conviction of this crime, of the crime of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature against a school official, and of other "violent crimes". Information concerning convictions of these crimes will be included in the student's permanent record. The student's teachers will be notified annually of conviction of these crimes. Any school official who reports a school-related crime in good faith is immune from criminal and civil liability arising from the report.
STEP/Consequence Plan for Minor Offenses at all Grade Levels
- Conference with student
- Parent contact
- Referral to administrator
Serious offenses will result in severe consequences and will be handled on an individual basis.