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Fort White Elementary School Discipline Plan 2019-2020



This Discipline Plan applies to any student who is:

· on school property, including school, school buses and designated school bus stops;

·  at any school sponsored activity; or

·  whose conduct at any other time or place, including via social media, has a direct and immediate effect on maintaining order and discipline or protecting the safety and welfare of the students or staff in the schools. 


The Discipline Plan creates a school environment conducive to the learning process, by eliminating distractions, frictions and disturbances which interfere with the learning opportunities of others. The Plan promotes a calm, friendly and business-like atmosphere conducive to learning. Corrective actions are not intended as punishment, but rather, to lead to improvements in the student’s attitude, behavior, and conduct. Informal disciplinary efforts are administered by teachers during routine classroom management. Formal disciplinary measures are carried out by administrators in the case of more serious infractions, or when classroom management methods have not resulted in responsible behavior by the student

Informal Discipline

· Student/Teacher Conferences

· Student/Counselor Conferences

· Student/Principal Conferences

· Student Schedule Change

· Time out to another teacher’s room

· Other

Formal Discipline

· Loss of recess or Special Areas

· Loss of privilege for field trips and/or extra-curricular activities

· Work assignment on campus

· Corporal punishment (in accordance with board policy)

· Temporary removal from class or classes

· Alternative School (Pathways Academy)

· Expulsion

· Other

Corporal Punishment

Paddling is carried out by the Principal or the Assistant Principal following Florida Law and Columbia County School board policy. Parents have the right to refuse Corporal Punishment, however, the parent may be required to take the child home from school if his/her behavior warrants removal for the day.

Positive Behavior Support Plan

The Indian Pride plan is a school wide plan intended to instill responsible citizenship and teach appropriate student behavior.

Recognition for positive behavior

FWES rewards students school wide for positive behavior with public recognition and tangible rewards:

· Perfect Attendance Brag Tag day each month for students with no absence, tardy, nor early dismissal

· Honor Roll parties each grading period

· AR parties by grade level and school wide

· Shout Out’s on the Morning Announcements

· Membership in Safety Patrol

· Membership on the Robotics Team

· Membership in the Morning News Team

Classroom Color Charts

Classroom teachers use color charts to monitor student behavior and communicate to the student the extent to which his/her behavior is consistent with classroom expectations. Teachers should communicate with parents using the student planner to show the child’s behavior at the end of the day. 

Cafeteria PBS

· Red/yellow/green cups and marking chart for lunchroom behavior by class.

· Tiwahe dolls visit the one classroom in each grade level that had the best lunchtime behavior the preceding month.

· Timers at each table regulate the first portion of lunch for silence, to encourage children to eat, and the second portion of lunch for conversation at the table.

[1] Based on the Columbia County School District Code of Student Conduct, which is available from CCSD in print and on-line.

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Fort White Elementary School

18119 SW STATE RD 47


(386) 497-4684

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