All students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and to follow all school and program rulesAppropriate behavior includes proper language and respect for all people and propertyDisruption of the program may result in subsequent dismissal from the SOAR or RAAP programIf equipment is destroyed or damaged due to inappropriate behavior, the Parent/Guardian will be held responsible for all costs incurred. 


    Staff utilizes positive discipline procedures to correct inappropriate behaviorThey are designed to be fair, consistent, and effective. These include a problem-solving approach, redirection, reflection, warning, and assertive discipline. 

    The following progressive steps will be followed by SOAR or RAAP staff to respond to inappropriate behavior: 

    Step 1 Problem Solving: Staff will listen to the students involved to clarify the problem and discuss   ideas for solutions, and, if needed, offer follow-up support. 

    Step 2 Warning  One verbal warning will be given, specifically informing the student of inappropriate behavior that needs to change and/or stop and the consequences if inappropriate behavior continues. Follow-up support will be provided.  

    Step 3 Parent/Guardian NotificationAfter the second verbal warning is given to the student, the Parent/Guardian will be notified of the student's inappropriate behavior verbally and in writing through use of the Student Conduct Notice form. 

    Step 4 Behavior Support Plan: After the second Student Conduct Notice form, the parent, SOAR or RAAP Specialist, Program Manager and/or Coordinator will hold a meeting to create a written agreement requiring specific behavior for the student to continue in the program.  

    Step 5 Suspension: A continuation of inappropriate behavior will result in a suspension. The    

    amount of days suspended will be decided at the discretion of the Program Manager and/or Coordinator. Parents/guardians are    expected to pick up their students immediately. 


    Step 6 Termination: When a student presents a real danger, as deemed by the Program Manager and/or Coordinator, to other students and/or staff, there 

    will be an immediate termination from the programA third suspension may also result in termination from the SOAR or RAAP program. 


    Please Note: One or more steps in the progressive discipline process may be skipped at the discretion of the Program Manager and/or Coordinator in situations considered an emergency or extreme disruption to the program. 

    The following inappropriate behavior may result in an immediate suspension from the SOAR or RAAP Program as determined by the Program Manager and/or Coordinator. 

    • Willful defiance of staff’s authority 

    • Conduct that disrupts the orderly classroom or school environment 

    • Damage to or theft of property belonging to the district, staff, or students 

    • Possession and/or usage of objects as weapons 

    • Assaults, fighting, hitting, and aggressive behavior 

    • Leaving designated areas without program staff permission 

    • Humiliation of others, put-downs, name calling, bullying and harassment 

    NOTE: All incidents of alleged bullying and harassment will be addressed using the District’s formal complaint process