ERIC Number: ED247342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Discipline Seminar Report.
Seattle Public Schools, WA.
This report, which contains information and observations gathered over a three-week period by participants in a 1981 seminar on discipline, outlines the discipline problems and policies of the Seattle Public Schools. Based on parental, staff, and student concerns that a small percentage of students are engaging in unacceptable behavior, the report asserts the district's obligation to support the good conduct of the vast majority by providing a safe and secure learning environment. The greatest part of the report is devoted to specific issues and aspects of discipline. These include: definitions; philosophy; terminology; discipline responsibility; expectations; legal-educational focus; support; communication; criminal behavior and mandatory sanctions; attendance policy; double standards; corporal punishment; suspension rates by ethnic group; consistency; preventive discipline; school climate; suitable educational programs; training; intervention programs; security and police; and records. The concluding section presents school board policy recommendations: (1) attendance and good behavior are mandatory; (2) students and staff will conduct themselves in keeping with the district's rules and regulations; (3) promotions will occur only when students have achieved a satisfactory level of performance; (4) students suspended or expelled should be readmitted only when they have demonstrated improvement; and (5) restitution is mandatory from students (or parents of students) who have damaged school district property. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers: Seattle Public Schools WA
Note: Prepared by the Office of Policy Planning. Printed on colored paper, so reproducibility may be poor.