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Behavior Policy & Its Implications

Decisions related to the 'offence level' of the nature of misbehaviour in question, shall be investigated and earmarked by the School's Disciplinary Committee. Severe level (5-6) shall be applied depending on the seriousness of the offence .For example if a student is absent without information for a day for the first time, you will apply level 1 and encourage the student to get a signed letter by Parent. On the other hand, if a student injures another willfully, School's Disciplinary Committee may apply level 4,5 or 6.

LEVELS

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

1.

Verbal Warning.

2.

Note on Student’s Diary by the Class Teacher and countersigned by the Parents.

3.

Parent/Teacher/Counsellor/Student meeting with Coordinator. Parents and the student apprised of consequences.

4.

Report to Principal for investigative action by the discipline committee and written intimation to parents.

5.

Suspension for a period.

6.

Permanent Expulsion.

7.

Formal Complaint lodged with the Govt. Authorities.

8.

To be counseled to apply for SLC/TC.


Sr No

OFFENCE

DEFINITION

LEVEL

1

Absence from School

Absence from school without written intimation/telephonic intimation/email to the school.

1, 2

2

Bunking Classes

 

Absence from a class or school activity without permission of the concerned teacher.

3, 5

3

Regular ‘Late Arrival’ to School

Late arrival to school for more than two days in a month.

 

3

4

Destruction of School Property

Damage of the school property intentionally like Smart boards, Computers, Fire extinguishers, etc.

4

5

Disruption of Classroom

Behaviour that interferes with safe and orderly environment of the Class or Class Activity.

5

6

Disrespect towards peers and adults and use of abusive language

Inappropriate comment, communication or physical gestures to classmates or any other Staff member. (pointing finger, shouting aloud, use of words like bitch etc.& of swearing or cursing)

4

7

Bullying and teasing

Engaging in actions or statements that makes the individual mentally upset.

5

8

Fighting leading to indiscipline in the school / classroom

A confrontation with physical contact involving two or more students without harm.

4

9

Fighting leading to injury

A confrontation with physical contact involving two or more students with injury like bleeding of nose, fracture, etc.

5, 6

10

Theft

Taking or obtaining property of another student without permission or knowledge of the owner.

4

11

Carrying devices not allowed in the school

Bringing cellphones, i-phones, CD, pendrives

Confiscation and 4 to 6

12

Computer / Electronic Communication misuse

Misusing Website, intranet and internet facilities. Watching inappropriate/ porn films or scenes on computer.

6

13

Carrying cash

More than Rs. 50

3

14

Drug Violation including Alcohol

Possession or use of any inhalants or other intoxicants, alcohol or any other dangerous substance or drug

6

15

Sexual Harassment

Intentional exposure to sight of private parts of body, indecent physical contact anywhere in the school premises or school bus

6

16

Fireworks or Explosives

Possession or use or threat to use firecrackers, smoke, flare, combustible or explosive substances or articles.

6

17

Weapons Violations

Possession of an object capable of causing harm or used in such a way as to cause harm to another. (includes all sharp objects, guns, bullets, knives etc.)

6

18

Fidgeting with another student’s uniform / clothing

Touching / pulling / tearing the uniform of another child.

3 to 6

19

Discouraging touch on body

Touching the body of another child. (other than shoulder, behind shoulder &on upper arm)

4

20

Threat to Staff Members (verbal / physical)

Issuing / asserting comments that threaten stalking / violence / Injury due to assault are considered Criminal intimidation. Leading to the staff member feeling a sense of Apprehension, fear, terror of being alone or that they will be harmed. Expression conveyed by word or action, to a staff member/Aggressive action with physical contact directed at a Staff member in School premises.

5, 6

21

Defamation

False statements or representations about an individual/school that harms the reputation of the individual/school

4

22

Cheating / Academic dishonesty

Copying / altering records.

4, 5

23

Discrimination

 

Use of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, age, gender,physical traits as a basis for treating another in a negative manner.

3

24

Bus Misbehavior

 

Any violation of the behavior policy in the Bus(refer to 6,7,9,10,11,15,16,17,18,19,22,24,26 in behaviour policy)

4 to 6

25

Gambling

 

Wagering money or property, selling or buying articles, paying for any work.

4

26

Dress Code Violation

Wearing clothing or Mode of dress that attracts undue attention.

 

5

27

Obstinate Behaviour

Showing unpleasant gesture/turning back on teacher.

 

5

28.

Harassment

Making drawings/caricatures of teachers, students.

5

29

Willful Absence from School

Any instance/incident of Parent or Guardian willfully/forcefully taking away student in uniform without written permission after the child enters the school gate.

4 to 6

30

 

Indulging in any unauthorized use of Social Media platforms

Indulging in any Social Media platform other than the official platformmade available by the School, by making a reference to the School, itsstaff, employees in a derogatory for eg. On Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat, Twitter, etc./ use of Platform Tinder or any other such sites.

4 to 6

31

Indecent Exposure and Physical Harassment

Fidgeting with or touching or trying to remove clothing/uniform of other students anywhere in the Campus or inthe Bus.

 

6

32

Hooliganism and gross misbehavior

Spitting on paper and throwing towards teachers or fellow students.

 

6

33

Wearing of Mask Mandatory

Student/Students arriving at School without wearing mask shall not be allowed entry into School. Student taking off masks while interacting with others is prohibited.

 

4 & 5

34

Indulging in any unauthorised sharing of information related to Online Classes with others or on any social media platform

Indulging in taking screenshots of the ongoing classes, sharing or posting pictures of online classes with unknown people or any social media platform.

 

4 to 6

35

Sharing the passwords of online classes

Indulging in sharing the passwords of online classes with people who are not authorised to attend the classes.

 

4 to 6

36

Usage of offensive or abusive language

Using offensive or abusive language verbally or through chat with other students/staff during online classes.

 

4 to 6

37

Overlooking road safety

Crossing the roads/highways without following safety rules or road etiquettes.

 

4 to 6

38

Answering back to Teachers / Staff from a Distance

Indulging in answering back to teachers/staff from a distance intentionally.

 

4 to 6

39

Unauthorized Riding of Two Wheels

Without License / Without Vehicle Registration /Without Helmet / Without Parent Consent

 

5

40

Eve Teasing (Under Section 509 of the IPC)

obscene gestures, indecent body language and negative comments directed at any woman or girl which intrudes upon the privacy of a woman, carries a penalty of imprisonment for one year or a fine or both when complaint lodged with City Police

 

6

41

Intimidating School Employees

Intimidating any employee of the School with the threat of force or violence by any person whether singly or in concert with others, is unlawful.

 

7

42

Repetition of offences

Indulging in repeated violation of the School's behavior policy.

 

8

43

Indulging in any unauthorized sharing of messages/information through papers or by using any Social Media Platforms.

Students are cautioned against indulging or engaging or participating or being associated with creating/creation of in any way in any physical online activities that can increase the possibility and probability of indecency / inappropriateness such as, a) Writing letters, Joining social networks before reaching the minimum age, b) Playing games and using apps which are not age-appropriate, c) Watching live streams which may show inappropriate content or taking part in them and unconsciously being exploited. Any application of Photos cropped Pictures, videos or games which show images or names (even nick names) of other students - this shall be treated as serious misbehavior/misconduct of School's behavior policy.

 

5

44

Causing inconvenience to others

Stalking — offences such as stalking, voyeurism, threats, ultimatums and eve-teasing are perceived as misconduct / serious misbehavior - an offence in violation of School's Behavior Policy. Stalking Physical or electronic via phone calls, text messages or emails or on Social Media platforms (even by use of nick names hinting at any student) — is now a criminal offence, punishable by law.

 

5

45

Sharing of false and misleading information deliberately

Misinformation, false or misleading information that is deliberately created and shared with Parent/Teacher/Students.

 

4



NOTE:

  • The above policy will stand applicable in School premises and School bus.
  • A motivational nudge / pat in the school is required sometimes for increasing the confidence of the student. It may be considered appropriate for the benefit of the child.
  • Unsolicited calls or messages or communication on any platform / devices, also use of un-parliamentary speech while interaction with (other than official communication without use of any un-parliamentary words) made to any employee of the school, gratification/ bribe offered to any employee of the school in cash, kind or quid pro quo will not be accepted by the school authorities.


 
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