Behaviors are defined in two categories: MINOR OFFENSES and MAJOR INFRACTIONS
Minor Offenses are addressed and handled by staff within the educational setting. A minor offense is the failure to demonstrate a school-wide expectation, social skill, or procedure. The person who witnesses a Minor Offense is expected to intervene “on the spot” (i.e., immediately or as soon as possible) within the environment in which the misbehavior occurred.
Major Infractions are serious safety violations and require a written office referral and are addressed and handled by administration.
*The main office should be contacted immediately following any MAJOR Infraction. If there are safety concerns, the student should be sent to the office immediately and/or the crisis team should be contacted.
Unacceptable school behaviors are defined below with corresponding guidelines on appropriate interventions in order to provide the safest and most optimal learning environment for all students. While administration will follow the guidelines outlined below, there are certain circumstances that will require administration discretion towards the outcome of events. It is important to note that Ashford School aligns with federal and state law and regulations regarding school discipline.