SECTION .0400 ‑ DISCIPLINE
16 NCAC 06I .0401 DEFINITIONS OF DISCIPLINARY TERMS
(a) "Discipline Team" means a committee that is chaired by the Director of Comprehensive Clinic and including Building Principal, Director of Residential Life or Dorm Director, Houseparent, Student's Classroom Teacher, and the Counselor or School Psychologist.
(b) "Due Process" means the student has the right to tell his or her side of an incident to the Discipline Committee before disciplinary decisions are made regarding an incident. No matter what decision is made, the student or his parent or guardian have the right to talk to the administrative staff.
(c) "Expulsion" means any action removing a student from the right to attend school for a designated period of time.
(d) "Home Suspension" means removal of a student from the Governor Morehead School campus and exclusion (cannot participate) from all school‑sponsored activities. This suspension by the administration is for a period of not more than ten school days per school year.
(e) "Immediate Family" means spouse, parents, children, brother, sister, grandparents and legal guardians. Also included are the step, half, and in‑law relationships.
(f) "Isolation" means separating a student for up to two hours from activity in classroom or dorm into a quiet area within same room or in a separate room.
(g) "In‑Cottage Suspension" means removal of a student from the normal cottage activities and privileges and assignment to a specific area and staff member. Included is the loss of all privileges during dormitory hours.
(h) "In‑School Suspension" means removal of a student from the normal school day activities including school related extracurricular activities and assignment to a specific area and staff member. Included is the loss of all privileges during school hours.
(i) "On‑Campus Total Suspension" means removal of a student from normal classroom, cottage and after school activities with assignment to a specific area and staff member with loss of all privileges.
(j) "Required Parent Conference" means conferences intended to prevent future incidents. Mandatory after suspension to reinstate student.
(k) "Search and Seizure" means school personnel, with the approval of the Superintendent may conduct a reasonable search of students, student's personal property, or school property being used by a student when there is a reasonable suspicion that a student is concealing illegal contraband such as drugs, weapons, alcohol, or fireworks, or that a search is necessary to protect other students and staff.
(l) "Time‑Out" means separating a student up to 30 minutes from the activity in the classroom or dormitory into a quiet area within the same room or in a separate room. This may be done by the houseparent or teacher to calm a student who is upset.
History Note: Authority G.S. 115C‑228; 143B‑173(b);
Eff. August 25, 1980;
Amended Eff. September 1, 1990;
Transferred from 10A NCAC 93 .0401 Eff. June 1, 2011.