Student Handbooks

Behavioral Interventions and Consequences

In compliance with Public Act 99-456 behavioral interventions will be implemented on a case by case basis.  Interventions may include, but are not limited to behavior contracts, detentions, social probation, in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, police referrals, restitution, community service, or other restorative discipline opportunities.

Note: If a student has any outstanding disciplinary consequences he or she may be excluded from social events including, but not limited to, the following: athletic events, all school dances (or be an approved guest for another school’s dance), receive parking permits, senior breakfast, etc.

Teacher Detentions

Teacher detentions are assigned at the discretion of the teacher. Students are expected to follow the rules and regulations set by the assigning teacher. Failure to serve a teacher detention will result in an after-school detention. 

After-School Detention

After-school detentions are assigned at the discretion of both the teachers and the Student Services Office.  Detentions begin five minutes after the end of the school day and last for approximately thirty minutes. Students who are tardy will not be admitted into the detention. Once a student arrives, they must stay in the room until they are dismissed.  No transportation will be available after detentions.

Detention Rules

  1. Students must cooperate and show respect for the detention supervisor at all times.
  2. No talking is permitted in detention unless the student raises his/her hand and is granted permission.   
  3. Students are to bring homework to complete.
  4. No food or drink of any kind will be permitted in detention.

Students who fail to serve and comply with any of the detention regulations may receive an alternative consequence..

Detention Times

Single detention

  • Monday through Thursday 2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. in Room B102
  • Tuesday morning 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. in Student Services
  • Thursday morning 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. in Gym
  • Late start detention 7:35 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. in Gym

Two-hour detention

  • Tuesday & Thursday 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. in Room B102

Two-Hour After-School Dentention Rules

  1. Two-Hour detention begins at 2:45 p.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m. Any student arriving late or failing to attend Two-Hour Detention will be subject to alternative discipline.
  2. Students are to bring their necessary textbooks, assigned reading material, paper, pens, pencils, and supplies to detention. They are to work on assignments that are directly related to school.
  3. Students will sit in seats assigned by the supervisors and may not leave them without permission. Students must remain seated at all times in an upright position. Sleeping is not permitted.
  4. A restroom break will take place around 3:30 p.m. No other visits to the restroom, lockers, etc. will be permitted.
  5. No food or drink of any kind (aside from water) will be permitted.
  6. No talking is permitted unless the student raises his/her hand and is granted permission to ask a question of the supervisor.
  7. The student is responsible for his/her own transportation from Two Hour Detention. All students must clear the building immediately after 4:45 p.m. and leave the campus. If a student refuses to leave the premises, the Batavia Police will be notified.
  8. The District’s regular discipline policies will apply while the students are on campus for Two-Hour Detention.
  9. Should a student be requested to leave Two-Hour Detention for inappropriate behavior, the parents will be notified as soon as possible.

Failure to comply with rules listed above will result in an alternative consequence. 

In-School Suspension

In School Suspension is a behavioral intervention intended to allow students to regain a proper learning mindset. Full day In School Suspension lasts from 7:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students may be given an ISS for a portion or an entire school day depending on the severity of the infraction. Students will be supervised in the ISS room at all times. No passes to lockers, class, laboratory, group, or the like will be given. Washroom breaks will be given twice daily—one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Students are expected to comply with the rules given below.

  1. Students must cooperate and show respect for the ISS supervisor at all times.
  2. Students will sit in seats assigned by the ISS supervisor and may not leave them without the supervisor’s permission. Students must remain seated at all times in a proper upright position and may not move desks in the room. Students may not place their head on the desk. Failure to comply will result in removal from ISS.
  3. No talking is permitted in ISS unless a student raises his/her hand and is granted permission to ask a question of the ISS supervisor.
  4. Students are to bring ALL of the necessary textbooks, assigned reading materials, paper, pens, pencils and supplies to the ISS room.  
  5. Assignments, tests, quizzes, and other work will be delivered to the ISS room for students to complete. Students must be working on these assignments
  6. Food and drinks (other than water) of any kind will not be permitted except during the lunch break. Any unauthorized eating or drinking will result in removal from ISS.
  7. No iPods, Mp3 players, cellphones, or any other electronic device will be allowed in ISS.  Such items will be confiscated and returned according to school policy. Chromebooks are allowed at the supervisor’s discretion. Earbuds and headphones are not permitted unless necessary for academic purposes. Supervisor permission must be obtained.
  8. Using Chromebooks for non-academic purposes (Facebook, Netflix, etc.) will result in the Chromebook being confiscated.
  9. The ISS room will be checked periodically for graffiti on desks and surrounding areas. Students will be held accountable for any marks or damage to school property.

Students who fail to comply with the above regulations will be removed from ISS and issued additional disciplinary consequences, including but not limited to Out of School Suspension or additional ISS time.

Suspension and Expulsion

The Superintendent, or any building administrator, may suspend students if their continued presence in school would pose a threat to school safety or a disruption to other students’ learning opportunities (105 ILSC 5/10-22.6 (b15)) for a period not to exceed ten (10) school days for each incident of such behavior. If a weekend or a vacation occurs during the time of the suspension, the student is not allowed on school property or to participate in school activities until the day they return to school from their suspension. (Board Policy 7:200)  

Only the Board of Education may expel students guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Board Policy Manual and the Illinois School Code. Board Policy 7:210)

Students who are suspended out-of-school for longer than four school days will be provided appropriate and available support services during the period of their suspension. 105 ILCS 5/10-22.6(b-25)

Students who are suspended will be given the opportunity to make up work for equivalent academic credit. This includes students suspended from the school bus who do not have alternate transportation to school so long as the student’s parent/guardians notify school officials that the student does not have alternate transportation to school. 105 ILCS 5/10-22.6(b-25). However, if a student is on suspension and awaiting a determination about expulsion by the school board, work completed may not count for credit if the student is expelled by the Board of Education.  Suspended and expelled students may not participate in any extra-curricular activities, practices, etc., during the suspension or expulsion period. Suspended and expelled students are not to be on the school grounds and are subject to more severe penalties, which may include criminal trespass charges, if this occurs.

Students may be given the opportunity to reduce suspension days through participation in community service opportunities and/or character education programs.

School board policy gives parents the right to have a third party review facts of a suspension within ten (10) days of the suspension.  The suspension will remain in effect during the appeal process.

Social Probation

Probation may be imposed when deemed appropriate by the school administration for infractions at athletic contests, dances, or other school-sponsored events. The terms and duration of probation will be determined by the circumstances of the incident.