Discipline Office

  • Welcome to Mr. Carter's Office!

    Mr. Carter, our dean, comes to us from Liberty Middle school where he was an Agriscience Teacher, Dean Intern, FFA Advisor and Athletic Director.


    Welcome to a new school year here at East Marion Elementary. This is going to be a great year ! You can contact me by email at Michael.Carter@marion.k12.fl.us or by phone at 671-4810.


    East Marion Elementary takes pride in being a school that focuses on character education as well as academics. We focus on the positive behavior rather than the negative. 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. East Marion uses PBS as our behavior intervention plan. Students that earn BOB bucks earn the right to participate in special activities throughout the year. We focus on Be Responsible, Own your Behavior, Be Safe. Students following these guidelines will be successful here at East Marion.


    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.


    We believe the following guidelines will help:

    1. Raise your hand if you need something.
    2. Talk softly to others at your table.
    3. Absolutely no talking when the lights are off.
    4. Follow dismissal direction.
    5. Always obey the lunchroom assistants.
    6. For health reasons, food may not be shared.
    7. Students who bring lunch from home are encouraged to bring a nutritious and filling meal. Our cafeteria does not provide candy or carbonated drinks for students and parents are asked not to include these items in their child’s lunchbox.
    8. Please pay for lunches, extra milk, or juice in the morning before classes begin. No money is accepted in the lunch line.


    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.


    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. East Marion Elementary will follow the Marion County Code of Student Conduct for Elementary Schools when a child is sent to the office for disciplinary reasons.


    1. Fighting
    2. Blatant disrespect
    3. Drugs, weapons, alcohol
    4. Willful disobedience/defiance