The goal of the Responsibility Training and Time Out concept is to provide atmosphere that allows the students to evaluate the behavior(s) they have chosen, to learn that they are responsible for their choices, and to develop the skills to make more effective choices. The primary purpose of Time Out is not to punish the students, but to remove them temporarily from the situation where the problem has occurred.
The Time Out Room is for Time Out III offenses, a place for the student to calm down, think about the behavior, and develop a plan for more appropriate behavior before returning to class. It also provides the classroom teacher and the other students with an opportunity to be separated from the disruptive behavior.
TIME-OUT I: The teacher handles discipline problems one-on-one. After a conversation, the student must verbally commit to follow the classroom rules. The teacher is expected to make the rules clear so students know what is expected from the first day of class.
TIME-OUT II: The teacher isolates the student by moving him/her to another supervised location in the regular classroom. This allows the student to plan alternative behavior. The student writes a plan, which must be completed and accepted by the teacher by the end of the period.
1. The student is sent to the Time Out Room after efforts to change behavior are exhausted, the plan has not been completed, or another rule has been broken.
2. The student will be sent to the Time-Out Room with a Time-Out III referral form.
3. In the Time-Out Room the student develops a plan with the help of the Time-Out teacher.
4. At this time the students parent/guardian will be notified about the Time-Out.
5. The student is responsible to make up all class work missed while in Time-Out III.
6. A student must remain in the Time-Out Room for the entire period unless specified by the sending teacher. (Time-Out Room is in the In-School Suspension room).
TIME-OUT IV: The fourth and any subsequent Time-Out III offense will result in Time-Out IV as detailed below:
1. 1st Time-Out IV-one (1) detention
2. 2nd Time-Out IV-two (2) detentions
3. 3rd Time-Out IV-three (3) detentions
4. 4th Time-Out IV-one (1) day ISS
5. 5th Time-Out IV-two (2) days ISS
6. 6th Time-Out IV-one (1) day ASA
7. 7th Time-Out IV-two (2) days ASA
8. 8th Time-Out IV-three (3) days ASA
Normal suspension procedures will be followed. Any subsequent visits to Time-Out could result in charges being filed with the District Magistrate and possible expulsion from school.
· The above procedure is a recommended procedure. If the teacher feels that the student needs to be removed from the classroom immediately, the teacher can send the student directly to Time-Out III.
· Any self-referral to Time-Out will count as a Time-Out III offense, requiring a written plan.
· Any student who spends two (2) full periods in Time-Out without completing an acceptable plan will be referred to the Principal for disciplinary action of the appropriate step on the time out process.