JLDBA – Behavior Management And Intervention

It is the policy of the Board to promote an environment that is safe and conducive to learning for all students and staff. To ensure that our students and staff have an environment that is safe and conducive to learning, the Board directs the
Superintendent or designee to set forth procedures for behavior management and interventions that are designed to maintain a positive environment.

Student conduct that disrupts class work, involves disorder, or invades the rights of others will not be tolerated and may be cause for disciplinary action which may include suspension.

The administration of disciplinary action will focus both on consequences and on changing or managing inappropriate behavior.

It is important that there be careful evaluation of the individual situation so that the school’s response to the student is appropriate.

If the student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), the process will follow federal and state laws governing special education.

All available resources should be utilized, including preventive and positive interventions and supports to support student needs. These interventions should include psychological, curricular, and behavioral services, which should take place within
classrooms, schools, and alternative settings. Exclusion from the classroom should be the disciplinary action of last resort.

The Superintendent or designee will also ensure that positive classroom behavior management skills are addressed through professional development, and that there is an adequate system of recordkeeping regarding disciplinary infractions and

The use of corporal punishment is prohibited in District schools.

This policy will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the Board’s policy
review process.

Legal Reference:

NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(16), Behavior Management and Intervention for Students

Category: P

1st Reading: May 19, 2009
2nd Reading: June 16, 2009
Adopted: June 16, 2009