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Minor Infractions; Major Infractions

Minor Infractions:
Minor infractions are those that are commonly handled by teachers in a classroom. Repeated or excessive minor infractions can become major infractions and result in administrative referral. Minor infractions can result in a teacher lowering a citizenship grade, seeking the help of parents or administrators, changing class structure to prevent misbehavior, re-teaching expectations, observing and monitoring more consistently, increasing positive interactions, and correcting without emotion as outlined in the class behavior management plan. Minor infractions may include but are not limited to such things as:
        1. Disrupting class,
        2. Horseplay without malice,
        3. Dress code violations,
        4. Defiance, insolence, insults,
        5. Public displays of affection,
        6. Inappropriate language, gestures and actions,
        7. Tardies,
        8. Leaving school premises without permission,
        9. Truancy,
        10. Cheating or plagiarism,
        11. Chewing gum
        12. Littering,
        13. Bus misconduct,
        14. Noncompliance,

Major Infractions:
Major infractions are those that warrant the intervention of a school administrator. In the event a student’s behavior violates the safety of others, or if the student demonstrates defiance of school staff, or disrupts the learning of others, the student may be dismissed from class and referred to an appropriate administrator. 
Students with knowledge of dangerous or disruptive behavior have a duty to report such behavior to school administration. Students that fail to report such behavior share culpability. No one may make false allegations or engage in retaliation against those who report misbehavior or who are called upon as a witness in an investigation.
Major infractions include but are not limited to:
  • Any behavior that could result in suspension, expulsion, or the involvement of law enforcement (See 53A-11-904)
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon (See 53A-11-1101)
  • Gang related activity (See 53A-15-603)
  • Disruptive behavior (See 53A-11-910)
  • Defacing or injuring school property (See 53A-11-806)
  • Harassment, bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing and retaliation (See 53A-11a-101, 53A-11a-201, 202, 301)