A. Level 1 Offenses: Disciplinary Actions
a. First Offense - In-school conference and parent contact when warranted; correction and/or replacement of defaced/damaged school property; other appropriate consequences.
i. Some offenses may warrant disciplinary action, such as detention, time-out, bus suspension, in-school suspension, or out of school suspension.
b. Subsequent Offenses - In-school disciplinary action such as detention, time-out, bus suspension, in-school suspension, or out of school suspension.
B. Level 2 Offenses: Disciplinary Actions
a. First Offense and Subsequent Offenses - Extended time-out, detention, bus suspension, in-school suspension, or out of school suspension.
C. Level 3 Offenses: Disciplinary Actions
a. The disciplinary actions for these offenses will be in-school suspension and/or out of school suspension and/or recommendation for long-term suspension or expulsion and/or suspension from bus transportation for up to the remainder of the semester or year for bus related offenses.
b. The third documented offense of bullying in a school year, at a minimum, shall result in the student being assigned to an alternative school or served educationally through alternative means.
c. The principal shall suspend the student whose expulsion is recommended during the interim between the time the recommendation is made and the date of the disciplinary hearing, but such interim suspension shall not be for a period exceeding ten (10) days.
i. At the hearing, the student disciplinary hearing officer/panel will determine whether or not a violation of the policy has occurred and whether or not the student should be expelled or some other appropriate punishment be imposed.
ii. If, after the hearing, the student disciplinary hearing officer/panel determines not to expel the student or impose some other punishment, which includes the interim suspension, the interim suspension shall be considered void. The student shall be shown as present and the days absent will not show on the record. The student will be allowed to make up all work missed.
iii. If the student disciplinary hearing officer/panel finds a student guilty of a drug or alcohol offense, the student and his/her parent or legal guardian must satisfactorily complete a substance abuse program approved by the Bulloch County Board of Education and must submit written documentation of the completion or of continuing satisfactory involvement in said program to the principal of his/her school.