(Board Policy 7-190)

    The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to promulgate such Administrative Procedures as may be necessary to effectuate this Policy in accordance with State and federal laws.

    The goals and objectives of this policy are to provide effective discipline practices that: (1) ensure the safety and dignity of students and staff; (2) maintain a positive, weapons-free, and drug-free learning environment; (3) keep school property and the property of others secure; (4) address the causes of a student’s misbehavior and provide opportunities for all individuals involved in an incident to participate in its resolution; and (5) teach students positive behavioral skills to become independent, self-disciplined citizens in the school community and society.

    When and Where Conduct Rules Apply

    A student is subject to disciplinary action for engaging in prohibited student conduct, as described in the section with that name below, whenever the student’s conduct is reasonably related to school or school activities, including, but not limited to:

    1. On, or within sight of, school grounds before, during, or after school hours or at any time;
    2. Off school grounds at a school-sponsored activity or event, or any activity or event that bears a reasonable relationship to school;
    3. Traveling to or from school or a school activity, function, or event; or
    4. Anywhere, if the conduct interferes with, disrupts, or adversely affects the school environment, school operations, or an educational function, including, but not limited to, conduct that may reasonably be considered to: (a) be a threat or an attempted intimidation of a staff member; or (b) endanger the health or safety of students, staff, or school property.



    Interventions and Supports - Table 1.2

    Internal Supports

    • HPHS Drop-in Center/ DHS Reaching Out
    • Guided Study
    • SRO
    • HPHS Homework Club
    • Study Hall
    • Edgenuity/Illinois Virtual HS
    • Regular (set) teacher meetings
    • Intervention Team
    • Homebound Instruction
    • Home visits
    • Mediation
    • Restorative Interventions
    • PBIS
    • Check in/ Check outs
    • Behavior Contracts
    • Homeless liaison
    • Parental/Guardian support handouts for attendance
    • Student activities director meetings for increased involvement and improved attendance

    External Supports

    • Educational programming through professional substance abuse facilities
    • Nicasa
    • Social Work Services through Police Department
    • City/Village/Township/County Resources
      • Family Services
      • Department of Health
      • Northshore Health
      • Fenix Clinic
      • Regional Alternative High School
      • Regional Office of Education(ROE) - Division of Truancy
    • Tipline- (847) 262-3363 or Dist113.org/tipline
    • Community the Anti-Drug (CTAD)
    • Lake County Health Department
    • Illinois Youth Survey

    Behavioral Interventions

    • Connecting students with support groups 
    • Connecting students with clubs, activities and sports.
    • Regular meeting times to discuss current progress (academic, behavioral, attendance).
    • Mediations
    • Safety Plan
    • No Contact Contracts
    • Attend students' athletic or club events.
    • Social restrictions (ie: non-attendance at school events)
    • SRO student and family connection--building relationships
    • Home visits with Deans,  SRO, Counselor, and/or Case Manager
    • Family meeting intervention 
    • Continue Text-A-Tip initiative and connections
    • PBIS
    • Perfect Attendance
    • Restorative Practices

    High School and Police Department Collaboration

    • SRO classroom educational presentations (drugs, alcohol, DUI, curfew, sexual assault, traffic accidents, etc)
    • SRO classroom educational presentations (drugs, alcohol, DUI, curfew, sexual assault, traffic accidents, etc)
    • Community collaboration--receive  information about student use and house parties.
    • Home visits with Deans,  SRO, Counselor, and/or Case Manager
    • PD Station Adjustments--use of Restorative Justice by means of non-reportable arrest (not reported to state, use of community service hours,  letter of apology, essays, phone restrictions, connect to social services, etc)
    • Increase building safety and security