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Code of Conduct

 

In an effort to establish a discipline plan which reflects the philosophy of St. Elizabeth School, and which recognizes the special and unique characteristics of each child, the School Advisory Council has adopted the following policy:

 

All adults and students at St. Elizabeth School will endeavor to live up to the following standards:

 

  • Be truthful
  • Be trustworthy
  • No put-downs
  • Active listening
  • Personal best
 

Corporal punishment is not allowed in Texas Catholic Schools. Any touching that can be construed as punitive is corporal punishment.

 

The principal will handle extraordinary discipline problems. The teacher in charge will handle ordinary discipline problems at the time. Teachers and administrators shall be authorized to take just and reasonable measures to establish effective school discipline and to develop in all students self-disciplined, emotionally mature behavior. Disciplinary measures may be taken by authorized school personnel to control the behavior of students not meeting the accepted norms of school behavior and to prevent individual students from disrupting school activities and other activities.

 

Each student is responsible for his/her own actions. The children need to realize that they are judged for what they are as well as for what they know. Almost every instance of misbehavior in school detracts from someone's education. Therefore, since misconduct becomes costly to people other than the guilty person, the school takes the following position:

 

A student will be referred to by an administrator for the following reasons:

  1. Fighting
  2. Severe disruption
  3. Any action which puts the child and/or other children in danger
  4. Disrespect or defiance
  5. Repeated occurrences of minor infractions