DETENTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES
In order to offer outstanding learning experiences for all students at F.E. Burleson Elementary, students are to follow their teacher’s classroom rules as well as the Hartselle City Schools Code of Conduct. The school recognizes that students need to grow and mature. Part of growth involves making positive academic and lifestyle choices. In the event that students’ choices are contrary to Burleson’s expectations and standards, students will be held accountable and consequences will be imposed. Assignment of time spent after school serving a detention may be one of the consequences.
The purpose of detention is to impress upon students the fact they are responsible for their behavior and completion of their work.
Reasons for After School Detention include but are not limited to:
Grade K, 1st, and 2nd: Late homework or incomplete work.
A detention will be assigned when a fourth incomplete or late assignment occurs and for each subsequent late or incomplete assignment.
Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th: Late homework or incomplete work.
A detention will be assigned when a fourth incomplete or late assignment occurs in any subject and for each subsequent late or incomplete assignment. (Example: 1 math, 1 spelling, 1 science, and 1 reading incomplete assignment
All students in K through 5th: Disruptive behavior that interferes with school purposes or educational processes may result in an assigned detention.
Under normal circumstances, a student will be given a warning, receive a consequence in the classroom, be assigned time-out, or possible other in-school consequences before being assigned a detention due to poor behavior. However, if the behavior is severe enough or a pattern of poor behavior has been established, the student may be assigned a detention without a prior warning.
- A Detention Notice will be sent home to inform the parent of the problem. Parents are to sign the notice and send it back to school the next day.
- If a student is asked to take a Detention Notice home and the student fails to return the signed form the next day, an additional day of detention may be assigned. If the form is not returned signed, the Time-Out Aide will call the parents and arrange the dates for the detention to be served.
- Students will be assigned to detention from 2:45 P.M. to 3:45 P.M.
- Detention will be held in the Extended Day room.
- If a student skips an assigned detention period for any reason other than illness, an additional detention will be assigned. After two skipped detentions, in-school suspension may be assigned. Additional skipped days may result in out of school suspension.
- All students must pre-arrange transportation home.
- Students are to report to detention with assignments and/or study materials.
- Students are to be quiet and on task during the entire hour.
- Students are not allowed to go to their classrooms during detention.
- Misbehaving during detention may result in In-School Suspension.
After-School Detention Notification:
- Teachers should complete After-School Detention Forms, make a copy for their files, and make one for the Time-Out Aide.
- Teachers should also email Lisa Halbrooks, Sherry Harrison, and Sherry Calvert the names of students that will be in detention the day before the detention takes place.