ERIC Number: ED236790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Police Your Policies on Student Discipline.
Updating School Board Policies, v14 n8 p1-3 Sep 1983
"Lack of discipline" heads the list of major school problems in annual polls on public education. Studies show a major factor distinguishing effective schools is an "orderly climate." The school board must have a firm discipline policy that reflects its goals and relates discipline to the total learning process. In establishing policies the school board should (1) set a general framework for a fair, firm, and consistent set of discipline procedures; (2) conform with school system policy and develop a plan with local administrators, students, teachers, and parent input; (3) provide inservice training for all school personnel that develops a team approach to discipline; (4) use a variety of creative strategies to deal with discipline problems (alternative classrooms and programs and schools, inschool suspension); and (5) consider ways to promote good behavior by accentuating the positive. (MD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC. Educational Policies Service.