It is our intention to provide each student at McLane High School with a safe educational environment. The Discipline Policy for McLane High School is a work in progress created from several concepts and trainings past and present. McLane High School is part of a Pilot Region of the Fresno Unified School District which is charged with developing and applying Restorative Practices. Our Restorative Practices is a hybrid of Restorative Justice and traditional Assertive/Progressive Discipline Models. While discipline models of the past have been based on punitive ideals and practices, McLane's procedures of Restorative Practices are based on Restorative Justice, which operates from the ideal of Restoring Relationships as well as addressing and changing undesired behaviors. This is in contrast to punitive policies which often repeatedly punish the offender, resulting in little or no change. Consequences for misbehavior and poor choices are a part of the Restorative Practices system as well, however the prime objective of McLane's policy is to restore relationships and address misbehavior to achieve the goal of permanent, positive change.
McLane's Restorative Response System is a procedure designed with many levels of support, intended to address the needs of both students and staff. As teachers are the best sources of student observation and are those who are most familiar with the needs, behaviors and whims of our students, there have been two channels of response created for teachers to access our Restorative Response System. There is a pathway for Teachers needing immediate intervention and assistance, i.e. removal of a student from the classroom, and a pathway for a teacher to request Restorative Action for a student whom they notice to be in need. (These Restorative pathways or channels are access points to the Restorative Response System, but are only a part of McLane's array of options for students, which include SAP, School Psych, etc.)
Restorative Response System Procedure for students needing immediate action:
Regulations regarding the temporary removal of students from class and/or school:
Suspension is the temporary removal of students from class (In-school Suspension, Out-of-School Suspension) or from school sponsored activities (Co-curricular Suspension). Students may be suspended for the following reasons:
The primary purpose of suspension is to give the student, his or her parents/guardians, and the school the time needed to resolve the problem. The duration of suspension is related to a course of action designed to resolve the problem.
Special Conditions of Suspension:
ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Students who fail to appropriately utilize the computer network will be subject to consequences. Students are not allowed to be on district computers unless authorized by the teacher or librarian. All work must be part of the classroom curriculum assigned by the teacher.
First Offense - Student is assigned loss of computer privileges for five school days and subject to pay for the fixing of the system.
Second Offense - Student is assigned loss of computer privileges for the semester and subject to pay for all costs of fixing the system or computer.
Third Offense - Student is assigned loss of computer privileges for the school year and subject to pay for all costs of fixing the system or computer.