Section VI

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR?

Minimum mandatory consequences have been established and must be expected for any violation. (See Consequences Table p. 23-24) Administrators may impose consequences beyond those identified as minimum mandatory.

The administrative response to the unacceptable behavior may vary as each principal selects from a broad spectrum of actions such as those listed here and/or in each school's sites procedures.

1. STAFF/STUDENT CONTACT (SSC)

Staff member, defined as any school district employee including bus drivers, will contact student.

2. STAFF/PARENT CONTACT (SPC)

Staff member will contact parents by note, telephone, or in person. A conference may be requested

3. ADMINISTRATOR/STUDENT CONTACT (ASC)

Administrator will contact student.

4. ADMINISTRATOR/PARENT CONTACT (APC)

Administrator will contact parent by note, by telephone, or in person. At this time, a conference may be required.

5. ATTENDANCE CONTRACT (ATC)

Student commits in writing to attend classes regularly and on time. The consequences of continued absence are specifically stated in the contract.

6. DETENTION/TIME OUT/COMMUNITY SERVICE (DET)

The removal from setting and/or loss of privileges to an alternative supervised area.

7. IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION (ISS)

The removal from setting and/or loss of privileges to an alternative supervised area. Students are responsible for keeping their class work current.
  • Involves community service on campus
  • 1-10 school days at administrator’s discretion
  • Students will be allowed to make-up all class work, homework, tests, quizzes, etc.
  • Students may or may not be allowed to participate in extracurricular/co-curricular activities/athletics during days of in school suspension, at the discretion of the administrative authority.
  • Parent/administrator contact and disciplinary notice issued.

8. SHORT-TERM SUSPENSION (STS)

Removal of the student from school property and all school-related activities for a period of time ranging from a minimum of one (1) school day to a maximum of ten (10) school days. During suspension, students are remanded to the supervision and responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian.
  • 1-10 school days at administrator’s discretion
  • Students will be allowed to make-up all class work, homework, tests, quizzes, etc.
  • Students may not participate in extracurricular/co-curricular activities/athletics during days of suspension
  • Parent/administrator conference required for student to return to school
  • Student Behavior Contract may be required

9. BEHAVIOR CONTRACT (BEC)

Student commits to more positive behavior in the form of a written contract. Students may be assigned school or community service. Supervision will be determined by the principal/ designee.

10. LONG-TERM SUSPENSION (LTS)

Removal of a student from school property and all school related activities for more than ten (10) days and up to 180 days at the discretion of the administrator. During suspension, students are remanded to the supervision and responsibility of the student's parent(s)/legal guardian(s). A student receiving a long-term suspension will lose credit for the length of the time they are on suspension. Students have the right to a due process hearing. The student may, at his/her own expense, choose to be represented by an attorney during any due process hearing. Seventy-two hours notice must be given to the school if an attorney is to represent the student in order for the school to acquire representation of their own. The student may at his/her own expense, choose to be represented by an attorney during any due process hearing.

Long Term Suspension
  • 11-180 school days out of school
  • Required Long-Term Suspension Hearing within 10 school days of offense.
  • Length of long-term suspension time recommended by school administration, decision by District
  • Hearing Officer, appealed to Superintendent of Schools (see Appeals Process).
  • During interim time of offense to hearing date and subsequent decision by Hearing Officer, student may not be in school, on school grounds, or participate in extracurricular/co-curricular activities/athletics.
  • If a student is long-term suspended, student may not make-up work, homework, tests, quizzes, etc., during long-term suspension.
  • If student is long-term suspended, loss of credit will occur. Retention will occur at discretion of administration.
  • Site administrators will only refer those students to a Long-Term Hearing with the intentions of removing a student from the school site. There shall be no other recommendation by the referring administrator other than removal.

11. EXPULSION (EXP)

Removal of a student from all schools in Los Lunas Schools for a period of at least one calendar year. Expulsion may be a permanent removal from this school system. A student receiving an expulsion will lose credit for the duration of the expulsion.

12. ALTERNATIVE TO LONG TERM ACADEMIC SUSPENSION (ATLAS)

This program is for students who have waived their right to a LTS Hearing and would like to continue their education.
  • ATLAS Principal or Superintendent (designee) approval is required before a student will be allowed to enter the program.
  • The length of ATLAS time will be recommended by the school administration, Superintendent (designee) and/or the ATLAS Principal.
  • If a student is removed from the ATLAS program for failure to comply with the ATLAS rules they will serve out the recommended disciplinary action as noted on their LTS notice. No further hearing will be granted.
  • The ATLAS program is a privilege not a right.
Waiver of Hearing:
Parents and students may waive their right to a hearing if they choose not to have the hearing and wish to comply with the recommended disciplinary action. If the parent and student choose to waive the right to the initial hearing and accept the recommended disciplinary action no further hearing or appeal will be granted.

13. REIMBURSEMENT/RESTITUTION (RIM)

Restitution will be sought from anyone for damage or the theft of personal or school property. This includes damage or the theft of personal or school property. This includes damage to the school facilities i.e., bathrooms, lockers, desks, etc.- damage or loss of school textbooks materials, and supplies for which student and parents are responsible; or damage to personal property of school employees or students or school neighborhood residents. Such matter may be referred to the police or other legal authority for further action.

14. REFERRAL FOR LEGAL ACTION (RLA)

Evidence of any illegal act or action by a student will be forwarded to the appropriate authority or law enforcement agency, i.e. police, sheriff, county, city, state or federal ordinance prohibiting all of the following acts. Some of the acts listed below are defined in Section VI of this document. A reference is made after each act to the appropriate ordinance:

Aggravated Assault (SS 30-3-2 NMSA 1978)
Aggravated Battery (SS 30-3-5 NMSA 1978)
Assault on a School Official (SS 22-1-7)
Arson (SS 30-17-5 NMSA 1978)
Assault (SS 30-3-1 NMSA 1978)
Battery (SS 30-3-4 NMSA 1978)
Bomb Threat (SS 30-20-16 NMSA 1978)
Breaking and Entering (SS 30-14-8 NMSA 1978) Burglary (SS 30-16-3 NMSA 1978)
Computer Crimes (SS 30-16A- I NMSA 1978)
Criminal Damage to Property (Vandalism) (SS 30-15-1 (NMSA 1978)
Disorderly Conduct (SS 30-20-1 NMSA 1978)
Disruption of Public Meeting (SS 30-20-13 NMSA 1978)
Extortion (SS 30-16-9 NMSA 1978)
False Alarm (SS 4OA- 1 7-2 NMSA 1978)
Indecent Exposure (SS 30-9-14 NMSA 1978)
Larceny (Theft) (SS 30-16-1 NMSA 1978)
Possession of Alcohol by Minor (SS 60-7B- I NMSA 1978)
Possession of Concealed Deadly Weapon (SS 30-7-2 NMSA1978)
Possession of Controlled Substance (SS 30-31-23 NMSA 1978)
Public Nuisance (SS 3 0-8-1 NMSA 1978)
Robbery (SS 30-16-2 NMSA 1978)
Tobacco(SS30-49-3NMSA 1978)
Unlawful Carrying of a Deadly Weapon (SS 30-7-2, NMSA 1978)

Any, other violation of county, city-state, and/or federal ordinance or law will be communicated to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

15. SUSPENSION OF EXTRA-CURRICULAR PRIVILEGES (SEC)

Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege offered to and earned by students. Because participants are serving as representatives of their school and community, their conduct is expected to exemplify high standards at all times Participants are expected to adhere to higher standards of academics and conduct than established for the general school population in order to maintain their extra-curricular privileges. Participation in extra-curricular activities is not a student right, and suspension of such privileges does not require a due process hearing procedure. Removal of the student will be at the discretion of the principal or designee, of any part, or all, of extra-curricular privileges for time periods up to one full calendar year.

16. REFERRAL FOR MEDIATION/COUNSELING/ASSESSMENT (MED OR RCA)

A school administrator can refer students to a variety of individuals within the school setting for intervention. He/She may require that the student report to mediators for help in resolving conflict(s) with others; he/she can refer the student to the school’s counselors, social worker, nurse, or other appropriate professionals; he/she can refer a student to appropriate departments or individuals for testing/assessment.
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