16 NCAC 06i .0405            DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

The Disciplinary Team may implement any of the following:

(1)           "Time Out" or "Isolation".  A teacher or houseparent may use time out as a method of allowing student to gain control of his or her own behavior.  Isolation will require the approval of the appropriate supervisor.

(2)           "In‑Program Suspension".  In‑Program Suspension such as the In‑School Suspension from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the in‑cottage suspension from 3:30 p.m. to bedtime may last from one to five days.  This procedure can only be implemented on the recommendation of the Discipline Team.  Students are required to work on classroom assignments during In‑School Suspension for credit in classes.

(3)           "On‑Campus Total Suspension".  On‑Campus Total Suspension involves removing a student from both academic classes and cottage activities and placing that student in a designated suspension room.  This procedure will be used to enable the student to continue academic progress and reflect upon his or her conduct.  On‑Campus Total Suspension may last more than one program day and up to 48 hours.  This procedure can only be implemented by the recommendation of the Discipline Team.

(4)           "Home Suspension".  Home Suspension is temporarily removing students from school by sending them home for a period not to exceed ten days per school year for the most serious infractions.  Suspension is recommended to the Superintendent by the Discipline Team.  The Superintendent or his designee is the only person who can suspend a student from school.  Parents must attend the required parent conference to reinstate their child.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 114‑374; 143B‑173(b);

Eff. August 25, 1980;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; March 9, 1981;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 93 .0405 Eff. June 1, 2011.