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What is the Confined Classroom program? Are there special rules?

This in-school suspension program provides an alternative to out-of-school suspension for certain behavior problems. The student isremoved from classes but retained in a structured setting within the educational environment.

The Confined Classroom Program is meant to provide the school with a more effective means of dealing with student discipline. Traditionally, out-of-school suspension may not improve the attitude or behavior of the student. Further, it is felt that out-of-school suspension may have little direct relationship with the action that resulted in the suspension.

It is our intent that the Confined Classroom Program will promote a more positive attitude in the student and parents by retaining the problem student within the educational environment. One main objective is to instill a sense of responsibility for student actions.

The academic aspect of the program will be emphasized in a very structured and controlled manner. The school‘s efforts will be directed at changing negative attitudes and still keeping the student in school.

When out-of-school suspension is used, it is a signal of serious infractions.

Objectives of the Confined Classroom Program

1. To allow both time and place to focus constructively on the problem.
2. To promote a more positive attitude in the student.
3. To give those students who wish to be in school the opportunity to keep up with academic work.
4. To instill in the student the desire to return to the mainstream of school.
5. To promote good citizenship and responsibility for school and later adult life.

When a student is assigned to Room 214 for the third time, a parent conference will be requested. It is to advise parents that if the student is assigned to Room 214 for a fourth time during the school year, serious consequences may result. An officer of the juvenile court may be in attendance. The student may be kept from returning to classes until this meeting is held. Steps will be recommended to correct the behavior that caused the student to be assigned to Room 214. These recom-mendations may include, but are not limited to, a warning, an out-of-school suspension, counseling, a referral to juvenile probation, or a recommendation of expulsion. Further infractions of school rules will result in increasingly serious disciplinary measure, including a recommendation for expulsion. 

Rules of Confined Classroom:

1. A student will be assigned a seat and he/she is not to move from the seat without permission.
2. Talking with other students is done only with the permission of the supervisor.
3. The hand is to be raised if a student wishes to request permission for any type of activity. 
4. There is to be no eating or chewing gum while assigned to the CC Center except during the lunch period. 5. No work is to be done on anything except assignments made by the student‘s teacher or CC supervisor. 6. Writing materials, such as a pen, paper and pencils, will be furnished by the student. All written assignments are to be done in INK unless specified differently.
7. Assignments must be completed in a neat manner by the end of the student‘s required time at the center before the student is released to his regular schedule.
8. For lunch, all students assigned to the center may bring a sack lunch or one may be purchased from the cafeteria. In any case, the lunch will be eaten in the CC center.
9. A student assigned to the CC center is excluded from participation in any extracurricular activities during the instructional day. 

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