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208.01 The Administration recognizes its responsibility to
give all reasonable support and assistance to teachers
with respect to the maintenance of control and discipline
in the classroom. It is the responsibility of the teachers
and Administration to provide an atmosphere within the
classroom and within the school building that is conducive
to learning. Administrators are to administer the
discipline policy for their school or program and are to
provide appropriate administrative support to teachers
that is legal and consistent with Board policy (currently
including the Guide to Positive Student Behavior). Teachers
and administrators are to abide by such specific
Board-adopted disciplinary policy as may now be in existence
or may be replaced or modified.
208.02 Teachers shall not administer corporal punishment.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to abridge the
rights of teachers provided in Section 3319.41(G) of the
Ohio Revised Code.
208.03 The principal, in consultation with his/her
Association Building Council, will establish procedures
for the administration of all forms of discipline within
the school. Such will include procedures related to suspension
and recommendation for expulsion. Written
building discipline plans shall be in place at the beginning
of the school year. Failure of a principal to establish
a building discipline plan by the first day of student
attendance is grievable at Step 2 of the grievance procedure.
In the event the principal is newly appointed, transferred
or assigned, such failure must first be brought to
his/her attention in writing at least ten (10) calendar
days before the grievance is filed in order for the principal
to develop or finalize a building plan. Nothing in this
paragraph shall be interpreted as a restriction on the
right of the Board or Superintendent to establish future
policy or guidelines related to disciplinary procedures,
provided such right is exercised without specific violation
of this Agreement or law.
208.04 The removal of a student from a curricular or
extracurricular activity by a teacher shall be processed
according to the provisions set forth in Section 3313.66
of the Ohio Revised Code. A teacher removing a student
according to this provision shall communicate such
action on a mutually developed form.
208.05 Teachers shall be given released time as required for
appearances at administrative hearings and court proceedings
arising out of their professional activities, upon
as much advance notice as possible to the supervisor or
208.06 When a pupil is initially assigned to a class as a
result of a central office decision to change the building
assignment of a pupil for disciplinary reasons, teachers
who will be regularly assigned to instruct such pupil shall
be so advised.
208.07 If a student inflicts bodily injury on a teacher, the
student, after required due process, will be expelled and
may, if proper circumstances exist, be permanently
excluded from school under Section 3313.662 of the
Ohio Revised Code, except as provided in federal and
state special education laws. However, expulsion is not
required in cases of incidental or accidental physical contact.
“Bodily injury” for the purposes of this section
means physical injury requiring treatment by a medical
doctor for a broken bone or sprain, laceration with
stitches or other serious bodily injury. The teacher must
promptly report his/her injuries in writing to the Office
of Human Resources, if possible, and upon request
release his/her medical records of the injury(ies) to that
office. Nothing in this article alters the rights of the
Administration, Board of Education, parents or
guardians under federal or state law.
208.08 If a teacher initiates student discipline which results
in a legally required hearing, the teacher shall be sent a
copy of all written notices sent to the student’s parent or
guardian with respect to the hearing and appeal process.
208.09 Generally, students will not be transferred to a different
building more than once in a school year for disciplinary
reasons. Exceptions are unusual circumstances,
such as threat of personal injury or damage to a person;
or physical injury to a person, as a result of an assault or
battery; or where the best interests of the pupil and
schools compel a transfer in unusual circumstances.
Completion of an assignment to the I-PASS Center is
not considered a transfer to a different building.
208.10 Each principal shall keep a copy of the 190–
Corrective Measures Forms that he/she deems to involve
Level 3 behaviors separate from other 190 forms. Upon
request, such copies shall be made available in a timely
manner for the Senior Faculty Representative for review.
208.11 The parties have studied and agree to recommend
implementation of an alternative educational program
for chronically disruptive students. This program will be
refined and finalized by further joint review, including
consideration of alternatives including, but not limited
to, possible creation of a community school, and be
implemented no later than the beginning of 2006-07
school year, or earlier when feasible.