Levels of Infractions
The CSC outlines the rights and responsibilities of all students attending Alachua County Public Schools. It also outlines behaviors that are not acceptable and the potential consequences for students who engage in those behaviors. Infractions of the CSC are divided into four levels based on the seriousness of the infraction:
Level IV infractions are repeated acts of misconduct which interfere with orderly classroom or school functions or with learning. These offenses have been handled by the teacher or another professional staff member prior to the referral, as outlined in the school’s Discipline Plan for minor infractions, and an opportunity for reteaching the expected behavior has been given. These incidents will be documented as minor offenses.
Level III infractions are acts of misconduct which require administrative action. Such offenses include acts directed against persons or property and repeated Level IV misconduct. These incidents do not endanger the health or safety of the student or others and will be documented as minor offenses.
Level II infractions are more serious acts of misconduct, including repeated Level III misbehavior of the same type, serious disruption of school or threat to health, safety, or property. These incidents are reported to the principal/designee and will be documented as major offenses. Some Level II acts may also require schools to report to a law enforcement agency and to the state SESIR reporting system. Incidents documented in the SESIR reporting system will be included on the student’s permanent transcripts.
Level I infractions are the most serious breaches of misconduct; they must be reported immediately to the principal/designee. Such breaches of conduct includes, but are not limited to: violence against persons or property and any other act which substantially disrupts the orderly conduct of the school or poses a threat to the safety or security of students, staff and/or community. Students committing a Level I offense will be suspended from the regular education program and the principal/designee may recommend alternative placement or expulsion. A Level I act may also require a report to a law enforcement agency, which may result in criminal penalties, as well as documentation in the state SESIR reporting system. Incidents documented in the SESIR reporting system will be included on the student’s permanent transcript.