Discipline at Liberty Middle School
Mr. Rowe, Assistant Principal -- Email
Mr. Brian Newbold, Dean for all 7th grade and 8th grade (Team A) -- Email
Ms. Kayla Palacios, Dean for all 6th grade and 8th grade (Team B) -- Email
Dress & Appearance
Students are expected to dress appropriately and in good taste. Clothing which is excessively revealing, baggy, that might tend to distract other students or teachers, or otherwise interferes with classroom atmosphere is not appropriate and is not allowed. Please click the above link for more detailed information concerning our dress code policy.
LUNCH ROOM CONDUCT
There is no place students reveal their manners or reflect the training they have received at home more conspicuously than in the lunchroom. We urge all students to use the cafeteria as a pleasant place to talk quietly, relax and enjoy their lunch.
LMS takes pride in being a school that focuses on character education as well as academics. The positive actions of students are rewarded and as a result we have a school that often serves as a model for others to follow.
From time to time it becomes necessary to discipline children for misbehavior. All teachers are responsible for putting in place a classroom management procedure that will enhance the opportunity for learning to take place for all students.
The following interventions may be used to correct student behavior:
- Verbal correction
- Private conference with student
- Change seat
- Behavior contract
- Parent contact
- Refer to guidance
- Time out
- Conference with Dean
NOTE: Teachers are not limited to nor required to use all steps before writing a discipline referral.
REFERRAL TO DEAN’S OFFICE
A student’s failure to respond to the attempts by the teacher and parents to change or correct misconduct will result in a discipline referral being written and the student sent to the Student Services office. Liberty Middle will follow the Marion County Code of Student Conduct when a child is sent to the office for disciplinary reasons.
NO TOLERANCE BEHAVIORS
- Blatant disrespect
- Drugs, weapons, alcohol
- Willful disobedience/defiance