Virtual Discipline

Dillon School District Four Virtual Discipline Plan

Level 1 Violations

Include but are not limited to: repeated uncharged device, unprepared for class, careless or irresponsible use, off task behavior
1st offense – teacher-­‐based discipline 2nd offense – teacher-­‐based discipline
3rd offense – teacher-­‐based discipline with parent contact 4th offense – refer to administration (Principal discretion)
Examples of teacher-­‐based discipline include:
• verbal redirection
• student/teacher conference
• restricted use in the classroom
• alternate assignments
• teacher assigned detention
• parent/teacher communication/conference

Level 2 Violations

Include but are not limited to: acceptable use policy violations, photographing/filming others without permission or against their will, bullying with the device, harmful or malicious activities, accessing and/or sharing inappropriate websites, materials, videos or photos
Examples of administrator discipline include:
• Student/administrator conference
• Restricted use of device/restricted user
• In-­‐School Suspension (1-­‐5 days)
• Out of School Suspension (1-­‐5 days)
• Principal discretion

Any offense classified as level 2, a major classroom disruption, or criminal conduct will be referred immediately to an administrator and/or the School Resource Officer. The administrator will notify parents and determine discipline. Only an administrator can assign ISS or OSS.

Level 3 Violations

Include criminal offenses that require the involvement of law enforcement and may require arrest and/or a recommendation for expulsion.
Possession and use of personal and/or school issued electronic devices on school property acknowledges consent to search the contents of the device in a school or criminal investigation. In such investigations, students will provide necessary login information as needed. Misuse of technology outside of school that impacts the people or environment on campus may also necessitate similar disciplinary consequences and searches.


Tech-related Behavior Violations

Equivalent “traditional” Classroom Violations

Email, instant messaging, Internet surfing, computer games (off-task behavior)

Passing notes, looking at magazines, games (off-task behavior)

Missing bag/case

No binder/missing supplies

Cutting and pasting without citing sources (Plagiarism)



Bullying, harassment

Damaging, defacing, or endangering tablet or accessories

Vandalism, property damage

Using profanity, obscenity, racist terms

Inappropriate language

Accessing pornographic material, inappropriate files, or files dangerous to the integrity of the network

Bringing pornographic or other inappropriate content to school in print form

Using an electronic resources account authorized for another person

Breaking into or using someone else’s belongings


Behavior unique to the digital environment without a “traditional” behavioral equivalent

• Chronic, tech-related behavior violations (see above)
• Deleting browser history
• Using electronic resources for individual profit or gain; for product advertisement; for political action or political activities; or for excessive personal use
• Making use of the electronic resources in a manner that serves to disrupt the use of the network by others
• Unauthorized downloading or installing software
• Attempts to defeat or bypass the district’s Internet filter
• Modification to district browser settings or any other techniques, designed to avoid being blocked from inappropriate content or to conceal Internet activity

Unacceptable conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Using the network for illegal activities, including copyright, license or contract violations
2. Unauthorized downloading or installation of any software including shareware and freeware
3. Using the network for financial or commercial gain, advertising, or political lobbying
4. Accessing or exploring online locations or materials that do not support the curriculum and/or are inappropriate for school assignments
The student may be placed in “electronic timeout” which results in restrictions to digital resources available.
The district may remove a user’s access to the network without notice at any time if the user is engaged in any unauthorized activity.

The administration reserves the right to handle any of the above actions or any other action determined to be a misuse of technology in the manner they feel is the most appropriate for all concerned. For additional information on acceptable use of technology, please refer to the DSD4 Technology Acceptable Use Policy.

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