Tupelo High School Discipline Ladder

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

Students begin at various points on this ladder, depending upon their violation. The district is developing a new discipline matrix that would be more precise and, in some cases, carry stricter punishments.
Step 1
1. 50 minutes detention after school
2. Failure to report 1st time, move to Step 2
3. Contact parent or guardian


Step 2
1. Two 50 minute detentions after school
2. Contact parent or guardian
3. Failure to report will move to Step 3
4. Must serve any previous assigned punishment


Step 3
1. Saturday School. Failure to report will move to Step 5
2. Contact parent or guardian
3. Must serve any previous assigned punishment


Step 4
1. Saturday school for two Saturdays. Failure to report moving to Step 5
2. Contact parent or guardian
3. Must serve any previous assigned punishment


Step 5
1. In-school suspension up to three (3) days. Failure to report will result in moving to Step 7. Suspension notice given to student and parent or guardian contacted; all forms must be signed and returned; assignment must be completed during time of suspension or extra days or assignments may be added – Follow ISS rules
2. Loss of privileges during time of suspension
3. Must serve all previous assigned punishment


Step 6
1. In-school suspension for up to ten days; suspension notices given to student and mailed to parent; all assignments must be correctly completed during time of suspension; additional ISS days may be added as necessary until all work is completed
2. Follow all ISS rules
3. Loss of privileges during time of suspension
4. Must serve all previous assigned punishment


Step 7
1. Out-of-school suspension up to three days
2. Contact parent or legal guardian; parent or guardian must return student to school
3. Loss of privileges during time of suspension
4. Must serve all previous assigned punishment


Step 8
1. Out-of-school suspension up to ten days or OSS pending a hearing
a. Loss of privileges during time of suspension
b. Must serve all previous assigned punishment
OR
2. Alternative Assignment
3. Contact parent or guardian


Step 9
1. Alternative Assignment
2. Contact parent or guardian


Step 10
1. Strict probation
2. Automatic referral back to Alternative Program in the event of a violation of probation without further process except normal appeal


Step 11
Expulsion

See The Discipline Question by Chris Kieffer for more.