The Board of Education believes that the pupils of this district are entitled to an education free from undue disruption. Pupils who willfully disrupt the educational program shall be subject to the discipline procedures of this district. Every reasonable effort shall be made to determine and remediate the cause or causes of a chronically disruptive pupil’s unacceptable conduct.

For the purposes of this policy, “disruptive pupil” means the pupil who has difficulty establishing good relationships with peers and adult authority figures and who exhibits a pattern of conduct which is in defiance of school rules or regulations and which hinders academic success for other pupils as well as for himself or herself.

Disruptive pupils may be disciplined in accordance with Policy No. 5600.

A disruptive pupil who does not appear to be disabled may be referred to the Intervention Referral Team (IRT) in accordance with Policy No. 2417.

A disruptive pupil who may have disabilities shall be referred to the Child Study Team for evaluation in accordance with Policy and Regulation Nos. 2460 et seq.

The Superintendent shall report regularly to the Board the incidence of acts of violence and vandalism in the school district and shall prepare a remedial plan whenever the report shows a significant increase in the number of such acts.

N.J.S.A. 18A:17-46 et seq.; 18A:37-1 et seq. N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.1 et seq.

Adopted: 21 April 2005