Booker T. Washington High School School-wide Discipline Plan 2008-09. 715 S. Lauderdale Memphis, Tennessee 38126 Alisha Kiner, Principal Dr. Tracy Brittmon, Assistant Principal Cassandra Spearman, Assistant Principal. Guiding Principles. Beliefs
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715 S. Lauderdale
Memphis, Tennessee 38126
Alisha Kiner, Principal
Dr. Tracy Brittmon, Assistant Principal
Cassandra Spearman, Assistant Principal
Student learning is our CHIEF priority.
ALL students can achieve higher levels of academic success.
A safe, supportive, and challenging environment will allow students to share responsibility for their own academic achievement.
A safe, supportive environment promotes self-disciple,
motivation, and excellence.
Intellectual, technological, and social skills will produce responsible citizens and life-long learners in a diverse society.
The entire school community, including faculty, staff, parents, community members, and students, are responsible for academic success.
Booker T. Washington High School will provide each student with an education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation and excellence. The entire school community will be fully committed to utilizing the academic, technological, and social resources necessary to develop self-sufficient life-long learners.
Booker T. Washington High School graduates will be equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will enable them to be responsible citizens and life-long learners in a diverse society.
A challenging and engaging learning environment results in higher levels of achievement for all students. We – parents, students, faculty, and staff – must create within the total school community a sense of ownership of the school’s beliefs and policies that relate to student behavior and self-discipline.
Name of School:
Booker T. Washington
Discipline Committee is representative of the school faculty and includes an administrator.
*Indicates members mandated by MEA contract
Data should be entered promptly to enable review of accurate data.
Deadline for data entry is the Friday following the end of the reporting period.
Principal should identify person responsible for entering behavior data.
Name and title of data entry designee: Allacy Pickett, Secretary
Committee should meet within one week of final data entry for reporting period.
Enter projected meeting dates in this column.
Identify team member responsible for data summary to report to Discipline Committee.
Name and title: Dr. Tracy Brittmon, Assistant Principal
Determine how you wish to examine your data: by location, by student, by infraction, by time of day, number of referrals per day per month. Also consider office referral procedures and data integrity.
Faculty meeting to discuss behavior should be held within a week of the Discipline Committee meeting.
Enter projected dates in this column.
Identify persons responsible for sharing data trends for previous reporting period with the faculty.
Name and title: Steven McKinney, Temu, Rutherford, Latarra Rallings, Adrian Hampton
Entering the Building
assignment with the 2nd period teacher
Closing of School
Booker T. Washington High School
CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE PLAN
2008 – 2009
Conference with student
One Behavior Intervention Manual Strategy
Observe Problem Behavior
2. Verbal Warning
3. Conference with Student
Use Classroom Consequences
Think About It Sheet
Phone call to Parent
Meet Teacher After School
Request Parent Conference
Write referral to the office
9th grade – see Mrs. Turner
10th - 12th grade – see Mrs. Brittmon
Should the behavior be office managed?
Minor Incident Report (MIR)
Complete (MIR) be sure to include intervention used.
Any student sent to the office without a referral or for a behavior that should be classroom managed will be sent back to the classroom.
Length and severity will be determined by Administrator and Board Policy.
Referral to an Administrator
Student has 3 completed MIR sheets which include 3 different interventions.
Administrator provides feedback to teacher.
Students who follow the rules would be rewarded by:
Warrior Traits in the B.T.W. Community Student Name __________________________________Displayed the Warrior trait of:Respect SelfRespect PropertyRespect Others (Circle the trait you observed)Signature _____________________________________________If you would like to write on the back the details of what you observed feel free! Thank you for supporting our youth.
Grade-level assemblies were held for each class during the week of August 11-15, 2008. These assemblies were conducted by school administration with assistance from faculty and staff. The training included defining bullying, recognizing early stages, and providing students with resolution strategies.
During the 2008-2009Teacher In-Service, teachers were presented with training regarding bullying and intimidation. This training teachers with definitions for bullying, as well as, ways to identify and address bullying in the classroom.
Booker T. Washington’s safety plan will be submitted for approval in October 2008.
September 26, 2008
October 30, 2008
May 2009School Safety PlanFireDrill Schedule 2008-2009
In order to fully implement the School Wide Discipline plan, monitoring will be on-going. The SWDC team will meet monthly, along with provide the faculty and staff with monthly reports. During monthly meetings, current trends, procedures, action steps, modifications, and district updates are discussed.
Summer Bridges, a four week program facilitated by ninth grade academy faculty to assist students in their transition from 8th grade to 9th grade.
Young Men, Social Responsibility,
a mentoring program created and managed by Coach Fred Horton. This program encourages young men to make responsible decisions in school and out of school.
WIN, an after school program designed to provide students with life skills to improve their quality of life. This program, managed by Ms. Veda Turner and facilitated by several faculty members, gives students real life opportunities to make decisions that will impact their entire lives.
STREETS Ministries,a mentoring program created, organized and managed by Mr. Delvin Lane. This program creates a social outlet for students in their community. Mr. Lane also implements STREETS Ministries strategies within the school daily. These strategies include conflict resolution, anger management, and bullying prevention.
Interventions for inappropriate behavior will progress in the following manner:
IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION PROGRAM
Student Intervention and Behavior
Goal:To create an educational environment where students are held accountable for their actions, learn the skills and attitudes necessary to prevent misbehavior and act appropriately when they return to the regular classroom.
10% reduction in the amount of suspensions as compared to the previous school year.
Each six weeks there will be a 2% decrease in the number of repeat offenders, resulting in a 10% decrease by the final six weeks period.
Academics – Students will complete academic assignments while assigned to ISS to ensure continued academic progress.
Social Skills – Students will receive social skills/character education training by ISS teacher, professional counselor and/or other mental health professionals. All ISS teachers will receive training in the MCS Character Education Model.
Service Learning – Students will participate as resources are available in their school community.
Alternative Student Transition – Student will spend a specified period in the ISS program upon their return from the Alternative Program. This period will allow students to receive orientation regarding policies/procedures, strengthen pro-social skills, and form a positive relationship with school staff. This will afford administrators, teachers and counselors the opportunity to plan appropriate interventions for students and integrate them back into the school community.
Reconnection – Students will have an opportunity to reconcile with the adult and/or student with whom they had conflict. This can be facilitated through written communication and/or a mediation session.
Evaluation – The following areas will be formally evaluated: recidivism rate, ISS teacher/administration satisfaction, individual teacher referral rate, and suspension rate. MCS Research and Evaluation will assist with the design of this component.
Students will be assigned to an In-School Suspension for an infraction that warrants an out of school suspension. Only administrators can refer students to the ISS program. ISS should be utilized as one of the interventions available in the disciplinary continuum. Students should be assigned for a period of 1-3 days.
Administrators have the discretion to increase the length of stay or utilize other disciplinary actions if a student does not adhere to ISS rules and regulations.
ISS capacity should not exceed 15-20 students per day.
The Memphis City Schools ISS Program is an extension of the classroom/school discipline plan which seeks to help students improve behavior while remaining in an educational setting. This strategy provides a specific disciplinary action a school can utilize to assist with students displaying inappropriate behavior. ISS is a positive approach that prioritizes the needs and long-term goals of students.
Students are referred to In-School Suspension as a result of inappropriate behavior. Administrators issue In-School Suspension as an alternative to home suspension.
ISS PROGRAM SCHEDULE
(ISS Teacher takes lunch)
Throughout the school year, the following resources will be used to evaluate progress of secondary interventions:
Students who have not responded well to teacher-initiated interventions will be referred to the school S-Team. The referring teacher will be responsible for completing the S-Team Referral Form. Upon completion of this form, the referring teacher or team will begin the following process:
1. observe behavior problems;
2. complete checklist of concerns;
3. select 1-3 priority concerns;
4. review intervention ideas in Behavior Intervention Manual (BIM) for priority concerns;
5. develop intervention plans; then
6. document response to interventions.
Once intervention plan is complete, the referring teacher or team will maintain a file on student to monitor his or her progress. Each file will include the student’s BIM goal, BIM objective, and measurable goal for corrective behavior. These components will be managed in chart form and monitored for a period of 3-4 weeks.
Upon the close of the 3-4 week monitoring period, the referring teacher and team will evaluate the student’s progress in the following steps:
1. Review chart of data
2. Ask questions:
1. Is the student progressing?
2. Is the student meeting goals at a satisfactory rate?
3. Goals met? Success
4. Goals unmet? Begin 2nd BIM intervention
Although the number of students being expelled remained the same (39), our overall discipline plan still has areas that need improvement. There has been an increase in office referrals, in-school suspension, and home suspensions. The need for improvement in the effectiveness of our discipline strategies is our major focus for this school year.
Ongoing training for Team Leaders and others will be provided throughout the school year
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