Discipline Pyramid of Intervention
Tier 1 - Productive Classroom Environment (Teacher Responsibility)
Behaviours that occur in the classroom and interfere with the learning of self and/or others.
- Not having appropriate equipment and materials
- Being off task but not disrupting others
- Failure to turn in homework/failing to complete assignments
- Failure to bring signed materials from home
- Agenda notebooks not completely filled in daily
- Wearing caps and/or outer garments in school
- Failing to follow the reasonable request of a teacher
- Talking out
- Disturbing another student in any way
- Being out of seat without permission
- Showing disrespect/defiance
- Improper use of equipment and/or materials
CONSEQUENCES – Consequences for Tier 1 misbehaviour can range from a minimum of a “look” in the vicinity of the problem to a maximum of a parent conference and/or detention administered by the student’s classroom teacher. Time out can occur either before or after school, during the noon hour, or during recess.
Tier 2 - Orderly Environment… (Teacher and Principal jointly share responsibility)
Orderly environment – Behaviours that occur outside the classroom that are not intended to cause physical or mental harm to another individual, are not illegal, but do negatively affect an orderly environment.
- Disruptive behaviours in the hallway
- Disruptive behaviours at a school activity
- Disruptive behaviours before and after school
- Disruptive behaviours while at recess
- Solicitation (selling unauthorized items at school)
- Inappropriate use of the internet
- Destruction o\or defacement of school property or property of others
- Inappropriate display of affection
- Inappropriate clothing
- Repeated failure to report for teacher initiated detention
- Inappropriate language and gestures
- Disrespect of classmates, teachers, and other school staff
- Verbal arguments/name calling
- Disruptive and/or disrespectful behaviour when a substitute teacher is present
CONSEQUENCES – Consequences for Tier 2 misbehaviour can range from a detention with the teacher to a conference with the principal and/or parent to suspension from school. Referral to outside agencies may also occur.
Tier 3 - Safe Environment… Highest Priority (Principal Responsibility)
Safe Environment – Behaviours that are intended to cause another individual physical or mental harm and/or are illegal. Examples are:
- Weapons (possession or use of)
- Fighting – Assault or battery of any kind
- Gross disrespect and/or defiance toward and adult (cursing, name calling)
- Alcohol/drugs/tobacco (possession, sale, or use of)
- Sexual harassment of any kind
CONSEQUENCES – Consequences for Tier 3 misbehaviour can range from a minimum of a one-day suspension from school to a maximum of an expulsion from school. Referral to outside agencies will also occur.