A school administrator's job in the realm of student discipline is much like the combination of judge and jury. Each school administrator listens to all the evidence and makes the best possible decision that he or she can make in handing out a reasonable consequence.   there isn't always a clear cut answer to what may be the best way to handle a certain student discipline case, unfortunately. A good school administrator will weigh all evidence and make what they feel like is the best possible way to deter the student from making the same mistake twice. There are cases of student discipline where a simple verbal warning could be issued to rectify the problem.  In case it is a student who never or rarely gets into trouble, this could be for minor violations of school policy.  A verbal warning should include what your expectations are concerning that behavior and the next step of action should they violate the same policy a second time. A conference between teachers and parents can be used to include the parent in the process of disciplinary action, because involving parents lets both the student and parent s know that poor choices will not be tolerated. It also allows a school administrator to present all evidence to the parents with the student present so that facts are not distorted.

Strategies for student discipline

Detention is a staple in many school discipline plans. The terrific thing about detention is that it is variable in many aspects including time the time of day, days spent serving, and tasks they are required to complete. Committed by the student, a lot of schools use a combination of detention variables depending on the policy infraction. Possible detention times include before school detention, recess detention, lunch detention, PE detention, and after school detention. asks could include but are not limited to writing sentences, picking up trash, working on network, reading a book, or simply sitting quietly for the required time. Detention is mostly used for smaller policy infractions, and the time spent in detention is often representative of what policy was violated. Saturday school can be used as slightly harsher form of detention. Saturday school can be used as both a disciplinary consequence and academic assistance for struggling students. Having this as a possible consequence could significantly deter a targeted set of actions that are problematic for your school so no student wants to come to school on a Saturday. An obvious drawback for holding Saturday school is that it requires an administrator or teacher to be there to run it. Saturday school could be used similar to community service where the student or students do particular work like picking up trash, cleaning up storage space, etc in case it is a disciplinary consequence. The amount of time spent at Saturday school is up to the individual school but four hours from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. would be ideal. One way to offset that is to offer the person volunteering to monitor Saturday school compensation time for their time spent.