Discipline at Fort King Middle School
Mrs. Rometha Gilmore, Assistant Principal of Discipline - Rometha.Gilmore@marion.k12.fl.us
Mr. Robert Runnels - Dean, All 7th grade - Robert.Runnels@marion.k12.fl.us
Mr. Robert Kissane - Dean, All 8th grade and 6th grade boys - Robert.Kissane@marion.k12.fl.us
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year here at Fort King Middle School.
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.
FKMS 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 will 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 Dean’s office. Fort King 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