List of Minor Infractions and Definitions
Failure to adhere to parish and campus uniform policy.
Low intensity, inappropriate disruptions which result in disruption of learning environment
Low intensity pushing or shoving which does not result in physical conflict/fighting as described in major infractions. Example: “play fighting,” shoulder punching, unintentional pushing in line
Low intensity use of inappropriate language. Example: accidental slip, poor word choice
Use of obscene language or profanity toward an adult or authority figure is considered a major infraction.
Minor damage to property
Low intensity damage to school property or property belonging to others. This would include damages that the student is able to “repair” such as cleaning writing on a desk or a wall. Serious damage to any property is considered a major infraction.
Sleeping in class
Sleeping during times of instruction or independent work
Minor disrespect and/or defiance (to adults)
Brief and low intensity failure to comply/respond to adults in an appropriate manner. Example: off-task, ignoring, not following directions
Teasing or harassment
Minor physical contact and/or verbal aggression which is not serious in nature. This does not include physical contact such as hitting or punching or other actions described in major infractions. This also does NOT include bullying, which is when a person is REPEATEDLY harmed by another person.
Any behavior not described above which is minor in nature.
List of Major Infractions and Definitions
High intensity, willful refusal by student to comply with teacher/adult requests
Disrespect for authority
High intensity disrespect including, but not limited to, profanity or obscenity directed at an authority figure
False charge against authority
Student falsely accuses an authority figure of an infraction
Use of profane/obscene language
High intensity use of inappropriate language (verbal and/or gestures) by student
Immoral or vicious practices
High intensity infractions which are outside of the accepted rules and expectations of the school
Conduct injurious to others
Any action by student which causes someone to be hurt or could cause someone to be hurt (physical or emotional injuries)
Use/Possess controlled substance
Use or possession of any substances considered ‘CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES’ such as paint thinner, airplane glue, aerosols, etc., that are not “drugs”
Use/Possess tobacco or lighter
Use or possession of a lighter, matches, cigarettes, cigar, chewing tobacco, snuff, etc.
Use or possession of alcohol
Disturbs school/violates rules (habitual violations)
An accumulation of multiple minor infractions or a major occurrence of disruption
Actions by student resulting in substantial destruction, disfigurement, or damage of property
Written profanity/obscenities, including words or drawings, of a severe nature
Possess weapons (firearms)
Possession of specific weapons prohibited by Federal law
Possess weapons (others)
Possession of any item which may be used as a weapon such as knives, razors, brass knuckles, etc.
Throws missiles liable to injure others
High intensity occurrence of throwing any object which could or does cause substantial injury to a person
Actions involving serious physical contact during which injury could occur such as hitting, kicking, punching, pulling hair, hitting with an object, etc.
Violates traffic/safety regulations
High intensity violation of safety or traffic rules which could result in injury or major disruptions
Leaves campus/bus/cuts class
Deliberately leaving an authorized area or deliberately entering an unauthorized area
Is guilty of stealing
Possession of, having passed on to another person, or being responsible for the removal of another person’s property
Any other serious offense
Any other high intensity problem behaviors which do not fit in any other category described above. When this is the selected infraction, the referring teacher must specify the behavior.
High intensity behavior, physical or verbal, which is considered a threat to another person