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Policies and Procedures

Parent/Student Handbook

Weapons Policy

Students found using, possessing and/or concealing a knife, a firearm or a weapon which may discharge a projectile, or other dangerous instrument which may cause bodily harm shall be immediately suspended and recommended for expulsion.  Police notification shall be made immediately.  Upon the recommendation for the expulsion, a hearing shall be conducted by the Superintendent or his/her designee. Students in grade five or lower who have been found in the hearing process, of using, possessing and/or concealing a weapon, or look alike weapon shall be disciplined in accordance with the decision made by the Superintendent or his/her designee. Any case involving a student grade five or lower found in possession of a firearm on school property shall be referred to the School Board through a recommendation for action from the Superintendent.

Anti-Bullying Policy

Everyone at Abita Springs Elementary School promises to make our school a safe and caring place for all students. We will treat each other with respect, and we will not allow bullying in any form at our school.  

Bullying is considered a major behavior offense. It will be handled as defined in the discipline procedure below.

  1. Student reports an incident of bullying to an adult.
  2. Adult assesses the situation and determines if the incident is a major or minor offense.
  3. If minor, the teacher provides coaching and/or replacement behaviors.
  4. If major, adult fills out top section of reporting form and refers it to the counselor/administrator.
  5. Appropriate action is then taken.

District Responsibility

  • Involve families in developing and reviewing the district's PFE Plan.
  • Hold yearly Federal Programs, PFE Stakeholders', and PFE activity planning meetings.
  • Support STPPS Title I schools in planning and carrying out their PFE  activities.
  • Annually review and monitor PFE activities and school-wide  programs outlined in the School Improvement Plans.
  • Provide a Title I PFE resource page and presentations for school personnel use.
  • Develop Title I PFE survey to evaluate PFE plans and use results to plan future PFE programs and adjust FE policies and procedures.

School Responsibility

  • Invite parents to a school meeting highlighting their school's educational programs, curriculum, and PFE opportunities.
  • Offer PFE activities at various times which support learning goals at home.
  • Involve parents in the planning, review, and implementation of PFE programs.
  • Provide parents with timely information about the school PFE  policy.
  • Provide families with opportunities to volunteer, participate, and observe in the school and classroom.
  • Maintain 2-way communication with families.
  • Provide each student with the Compact for Student Success outlining responsibilities of students, parents, and teachers in the Educational process.
  • Support all students in their effort to achieve success.