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Student Discipline Policy

       The entire staff at Bushnell Way Elementary School has the goal of establishing and maintaining a school environment in which students have the opportunity to learn and feel safe, secure and happy. To accomplish this goal, a school-wide discipline plan has been developed and specifies expected student behavior and procedures for discipline.  The plan specifically states when an administrator is directed to suspend a student based on District Policy.

Encouraged Behaviors

1.  Be Proactive. You're in Charge - I am a responsible person. 
2.  Begin with the End in Mind...Set goals and work towards them.
3.  Put First Things First. ... Prioritize your tasks.
4. Think Win-Win... How can we work together, so we all win.
5.  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. ... Listen to different perspectives without judgement.
6. Synergize. ... Work Together.
7. Sharpen The Saw... Take time to reflect and work on personal growth.


Teachers will follow these procedures in maintaining a positive school culture.

1. Use Second Step Materials to develop social-emotional skills.
2. Acknowledge students who display leadership in their own lives.
3. Intervene and redirect when necessary to teach students how to improve.
4. Contact parent/guardian to discuss support and solutions.
5. Have a parent/student/teacher meeting at school.
6. Principal/student/parent/teacher conference.

LAUSD District Policy directs School Administrators to suspend a student if she/he has:

1. Possessed or sold any firearm, knife, explosive or any other dangerous weapon.
2. Possessed, used, or sold any type of drug or alcoholic substance.
3. Possessed or used tobacco on the school premises
4. Caused, attempted or threatened to cause injury to another person; i.e. fighting
5. Stolen or attempted to steal school or private property
6. Committed any type of obscene or profane act.
7. Disrupted school activities or willfully defied authority or school personnel.