List of Forms and Figures
About the Author
1. Fair Schoolwide Discipline
Defining the Goals of School Discipline
Providing Leadership for Fair and Just Discipline Practices
Using a Justice Issues School Checklist
2. Developing Good School Rules and a Student Code of Conduct
Legal Requirement for Local School Rules
What Makes a Good School Rule?
What to Include in a Student Code of Conduct
A Model Student Code of Conduct
3. Setting Consequences for Breaking Rules
Teachers' Responsibility for Classroom Discipline
Violations of Federal and State Laws and School Discipline
Consequences for Violating School Rules Outlined in the Student Code of Conduct
Prescriptive Discipline Strategies
Conducting Your Own Research on Discipline Strategies
4. Procedural Justice and Effective School Discipline
Landmark Due Process School Discipline Cases
Legal Authority for Administering Schools
Developing Fair Procedures for All
Linking Community Services, Law Enforcement, and Schools for High-Risk Youth
5. Suspension and Expulsion as Consequences
Long-Term Suspension or Expulsion
6. Disciplining Students With Disabilities
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Why Are There Special Rules About Discipline for Children With Disabilities?
Does IDEA Contain Provisions That Promote Proactive Up-Front Measures That Will Help Prevent Discipline Problems?
Can a Child With a Disability Who Is Experiencing Significant Disciplinary Problems Be Removed to Another Placement?
Can a Child With a Disablilty Be Removed From Placement for More Than Ten Days in a School Year?
After the Tenth School Day Then What?
Expulsion of Students With Disabilities
Weapons Possession by Students With Disabilities
7. Best Strategies to Keep Your School Safe
Remedies, Consequences, and Deterrents as Strategies
8. School Climate and Its Relation to School Discipline
The School as a Friendly Place
Promote Respect for Staff and Students
Promoting Classroom Management Skills
School Climate and Communication
School Climate and School Safety
9. Mental Health and Anger Control as Prevention Strategies
Anger Control as a Prevention Strategy
Anger Control and High-Risk Students
Relations With the Community as a Prevention Strategy
The School Administrator as Employment Counselor