Lorane Elementary School-wide Discipline Plan
Beginning in January of 2006, the staff of Lorane Elementary School decided to undertake designing a school-wide behavior management system. A committee was formed to research and design a system that would meet the needs of our students, parents, and staff. The committee met three full days during the school year and then all of the Lorane staff met a full day in June to design and implement the program.
The committee members were:
• Susie Hayden, kindergarten teacher
• Lisa Lewis, multiage teacher
• Marian Cain, third grade teacher
• Jen Ohlinger, learning support teacher
• Mark Ricketts, physical education teacher
• Ginny Eisenhuth, guidance counselor
• Peg Gumpert, IST teacher
• Deb Dawson, principal
The program at Lorane is designed to create a caring community dedicated to the guidance and education of young students. The principles of respect and responsibility are foundational beliefs that should motivate all interactions within our school community. To that end our school staff has been involved in the creation of a systematic school behavior management system that creates a welcoming climate that is physically and psychologically safe for all.
From the process comes a set of consistent rules and consequences that will be used throughout the building and are included in this handbook. The rules and consequences will be posted and enforced throughout the building. The book, The First Six Weeks of School, will be used by classroom teachers as a basis for:
• Teaching the schedule and routine of the dayAnother key component of Lorane’s school-wide behavior management system is the teaching of social skills. The social skills that we believe students need in order to be successful academically and socially are:
• Teach our expectations for each student’s behavior
• Introduce and teach students how to use and care for the materials of the classroom and the school
• Establish expectations of learning together throughout the school year
C ooperationIt is our belief that by working together, we can create an even better learning environment for our students, parents and staff.
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