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Middle & High School Consequences

Level One Offenses - Disciplinary Actions

First Offense

  • In-school conference and parent contact when warranted. 
  • Special circumstances may warrant disciplinary action as outlined under Subsequent Offenses below.

Subsequent Offenses

In-school disciplinary action such as probation, detention, corporal punishment, in-school suspension, suspension at the discretion of the principal or his/her designee, or suspension from bus transportation for up to ten school days for bus related offenses. Special circumstances may warrant a recommendation for an alternative educational program apart from the normal school setting.

Level Two Offenses - Disciplinary Actions

First Offense

  • In-school suspension and/or suspension from the bus for ten days or longer for bus related offenses. 
  • Special circumstances may warrant disciplinary action as outlined under Subsequent Offenses below.

Subsequent Offenses

This may include long-term suspension and/or recommendation for an alternative educational program. The third documented offense of bullying in a school year, at a minimum shall result in the student being allowed to apply to the alternative school program.

Level Three - Disciplinary Actions

  • The disciplinary actions for these offenses will be out of school suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion by the principal as authorized in the procedures previously stated and/or suspension from bus transportation for up to the remainder of the semester or year for bus related offenses. The third documented offense of bullying in a school year, at a minimum shall result in the student being assigned to an alternative school or other alternative education program.
  • The principal shall suspend the student whose expulsion is recommended during the interim between the time the recommendation is made and the date of the disciplinary hearing, but such interim suspension shall not be for a period exceeding 10 days.
  • At the hearing, the hearing officer will determine whether or not a violation of the policy has occurred and whether or not the student should be expelled or some other appropriate punishment be imposed. If, after the hearing, the hearing officer determines not to expel the student or impose some other punishment, which includes the interim suspension, the interim suspension shall be considered void.
    • The student shall be shown as present and the days absent will not show on the record.
    • The student will be allowed to make up all work missed.

If the hearing officer finds a student guilty of a drug or alcohol offense, the student and his/her parent or legal guardian must satisfactorily complete a substance abuse program approved by the Bulloch County Board of Education and must submit written documentation of the completion or of continuing satisfactory involvement in said program to the principal of his/her school within 90 days after the date of the disciplinary hearing.