Category II-Serious Misconduct Infractions

  • Being on school property or attending a school activity during suspension

    No student is permitted to be on school property or attend a school activity while under suspension.  This includes all school district buildings and grounds, any school activity or school bus.

    Bullying and cyberbullying

    Bullying and cyberbullying are prohibited. Bullying is defined within MCL §380.1310b. Bullying is any written, verbal, or physical act, or any electronic communication, including, but not limited to, cyberbullying, that is intended, or that a reasonable person would know is likely to harm, one or more students either directly or indirectly by doing any of the following:

    1. Substantially interfering with education opportunities, benefits, or programs of one or more students.
    2. Adversely affecting the ability of a student to participate in or benefit from the school district’s or public school’s educational programs or activities by placing the student in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing substantial emotional distress.
    3. Having an actual and substantial detrimental effect on a student’s physical or mental health.
    4. Causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.

     Cyberbullying means any electronic communication that is intended or that a   reasonable person would know is likely to harm one or more pupils either directly or 

               indirectly by doing any of the elements listed above (1-4). 


     Bullying and cyberbullying that does not occur at school, may be subject to 

               disciplinary action if it causes a substantial disruption to the educational environment.  

    Defiance of school personnel

    Deliberately and/or repeatedly refusing to follow appropriate and reasonable requests by school staff and school authorized personnel.

    Failure to accept assigned consequences

    The act of non-compliance with a consequence assigned by an administrator or staff member for violating a school rule.

    Fighting

    The act of hitting, punching, kicking and/or having physical contact in an aggressive manner with another person.

    Forgery

    The act of changing grades or falsifying other school district records.

    Gambling

    Playing any game of chance or skill for anything of value.  Students are not to bring gambling objects like cards or dice to school unless they are used for approved activities.  Previous authorization must be given before these items are to be brought to school.

    Harassment

    The use of profanity, degrading racial or ethnic words, insults, intimidation, or name calling.

    Hazing

    Hazing means any intentional, knowing, or reckless act by a person that is directed against an individual and that the person knew or should have known endangers the physical health or safety of the individual, and that is done for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, participating in, or maintaining membership in any organization.

    Inappropriate physical contact 

                The act of touching others inappropriately unwanted, and/or harmful nature.

    Inappropriate sexual comments/gestures

    The act of touching others or oneself in a sexual manner or making sexually inappropriate remarks or gestures to another person.

    Inciting others to break school rules

    The act of talking or provoking another student into doing something that is against school rules.

    Intentional damage, destruction of property

    The act of intentionally damaging property belonging to the school, staff, school visitors or students. In addition to the appropriate disciplinary response, parents/guardians will be responsible to replace damaged or lost property belonging to the school, staff, school visitors or other students.

    Interference with school staff

    The intentional act by a student to prevent a staff member from completing his/her supervisory responsibilities.  An example would include a student who refuses to get out of the way when a staff member is trying to respond to a disturbance.

    Intimidation

    Intimidating another person to create fear or concern for personal safety.  Intimidation with the means to carry out such threats may also be classified as assault under Category III.

    Leaving classroom or building 

    The act of walking out of the classroom or the school building without permission and/or without a designated plan associated therewith.

    Participating in disruptive gatherings

    The act of gathering with students in a school building or on school grounds for the purpose of, or having the effect of, disrupting normal school activities.

    Refusing to identify oneself

    The act of refusing to give a correct name when asked by a school staff member or school authorized person.

    Refusing to report to the office

    Failure to report to the office of the principal or assistant principal or designated area as directed by a staff member.

    Repeated disruptive behavior

    Continuing to commit inappropriate acts after being warned and/or reprimanded for the same or similar misconduct.

    Tobacco usage and possession

    Smoking or chewing any tobacco product, use of vapor/E-cigarette type products.

    Visiting other schools

    The act of visiting other schools during school hours without proper authorization.

    Weapons and “look-alike/replica/toys”

               Possession, use, sale, or distribution of a replica weapon, including BB guns, knives     under three (3) inches, or “look-alike” weapons.                                                  

    Any other offenses not specifically listed, which are similar to the above violations, may be subject to classification as Category II Infractions by school authorities.