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 Class Cuts
The Class Cut Policy provides for cumulative accounting in each class. It does not begin anew with each nine-week grading period. ​In all cases, a zero is recorded for the class and students are not permitted to make up graded work or tests.
Offense Steps
➢ First - Administrative Detention, administrative letter and/or phone call
➢ Second - In-School Suspension and administrative letter /phone call
➢ Third – In-School Suspension (3 days), conference with parent, counselor, administrator, and
➢ Fourth - Out-of-School Suspension, conference with parent, counselor, administrator, and student
Continued violations of the policy beyond the fifth level are dealt with on an individual basis as is the case of chronic discipline. When warranted, students may also be referred to the Student Assistance Program. NOTE: ​Questions regarding the Attendance Policy should be addressed to an administrator.
Disorderly Conduct
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he/she:
1. Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior.
2. Makes unreasonable noise.
3. Uses obscene language or makes an obscene gesture.
4. Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act, which serves no legitimate
purpose of the actor.
To convey the negative, degrading, and dangerous aspects of this behavior, those involved in a fight will receive a ​minimum t​hree-day out-of-school suspension, ​and will be referred to authorities for charges of disorderly conduct, harassment or assault. ​Students experiencing problems with other students that could eventually end in physical confrontations should take steps to settle differences by seeking the assistance of a counselor, an administrator, or peer mediation.
Terrorist Acts and Threats​ ​Board Policy 218.2
For more information please review the ​Code of Conduct​ by clicking the link provided.
DRESS CODE​ ​Board Policy 221
The clothing a student wears to school can affect the safety, academic focus, and integrity of that student and the student’s surrounding. Discretion is advised on the part of the students and parents. For more information please review the ​Code of Conduct​ by clicking the link provided.
The Plum Borough School District recognizes and affirms the individual value and potential of each member of the school community. The Board intends to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students with due consideration for their legal rights and responsibilities. The Board reserves the right to use any extraordinary measures deemed necessary to control substance abuse even if those measures are not provided for in any rule or regulation enumerated herein. We recognize that chemical abuse and dependence seriously impair the abilities of many individuals to develop their full potential. We firmly believe that problems created by chemical abuse and dependence are not conducive to an environment in which all members of the school community can achieve personal and district educational goals.
For more information please review the ​Code of Conduct​ by clicking the link provided.
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