Classroom Behavior Expectations & Discipline Policy
Teachers will set specific classroom rules and expectations, which will be clearly communicated to the students, and made available for the parents as well. If a teacher believes a student is behaving in an inappropriate manner, there is a three-step process to follow:
1. The teacher will address the student directly about the problem in as private a manner as possible.
2. If the problem behavior continues, the student will be asked to leave the class for the day, and be escorted to his or her parent/responsible adult.
3. If the problem behavior occurs again, the teacher will request a meeting with the child’s parent and a member of the steering committee. All efforts will be made to resolve the problem in a manner satisfactory to all involved. If, however, it cannot be resolved, the child may be asked to permanently leave the class.
If problems occur consistently across various classes, a member of the steering committee will meet with the child and his or her parent to attempt to resolve the issue. If a solution cannot be reached, for the safety and benefit of all of the children in co-op, the steering committee reserves the right to remove this child from co-op.