Students will by-pass minor infraction consequences to serious ones depending upon the severity of the violation. Pastoral and/or
Archdiocesan guidance will be sought in serious incidents.
PROBATION: formal warning that more serious action will occur unless certain conditions are met.
SUSPENSION: denial of school attendance for a student. Long term is 3 days or longer.
EXPULSION: permanent denial of school attendance at St. Joseph School.
In taking the above serious disciplinary action, school officials will afford students their right to fair consideration.
- When an alleged offense occurs, the following action is appropriate:
1. The student will be informed of the violation involved and will be given an opportunity to present his/her view of the occurrence to the Principal.
2. If disciplinary action is to follow, the student will be informed of the immediate action, reason for its administration and subsequent procedures to be followed.
3. When a student is suspended or when stronger disciplinary action is contemplated, the student’s parents will be notified as soon as possible. A conference is normally sufficient in determining a suitable course of action.
APPEAL: In cases of dismissal from St. Joseph School, parents have the right to an appeal. Decision of the Parish Pastor is final.