ERIC Number: ED250425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Discipline: Policies and Guidelines. Turning the Tide.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
This manual, an update of the 1979 publication, "Pennsylvania Guidelines for Student Discipline," is intended for use by Pennsylvania school districts as they review or revise their student discipline codes. It presents a structure for responses to student misconduct, which lists student misbehaviors by type and assigns appropriate disciplinary responses to each. Next, several discipline-related issues are reviewed, including suspensions, repeated infractions, dealing with criminal violations, expulsion, restriction on extracurricular activities, responsibility and discipline for students beyond compulsory school age, and consistency and fairness in discipline. Recommendations are given for appropriate responses to each of these issues. Finally, six appendices provide: (1) a summary of changes in Chapter 12, Students' Rights and Responsibilities, of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education Regulations; (2) the text of Chapter 12; (3) suggestions for developing a local student discipline and conduct code; (4) a discipline code checklist; (5) notes on establishing alternatives education programs; and (6) a planning inventory for alternative discipline programs. (KH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Note: For related documents, see UD 023 889 and ED 238 572.