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School Wide Behavior Management Outcomes

 RPS Plan for Positive & Appropriate Attitudes & Behavior

"Communication, Consistency and Focus to Common Expectations and Standards"

School Name




Richlands, NC

Guidelines for Success

RPS Guidelines for Student Success:


"Be Kind, Be Safe, and Responsible,

 Because the Choice is Yours!"


Richlands Primary School follows all Onslow County Board of Education policies in regard to school and bus discipline.  The student handbook, which describes expected school and bus behavior and states consequences for misbehavior, is given to all parents at the time of enrollment.  These policies are explained to parents and students at the beginning of the school year.  Students are instructed in expected behaviors as part of the curriculum. 


At Richlands Primary, each classroom teacher develops a classroom management plan that begins with teaching positive behaviors to students coupled with rules and procedures that will provide an environment that is conducive to learning and help each child to develop self-discipline. 


Teachers are responsible for properly supervising students and maintaining discipline in their classrooms in order to provide a safe and orderly environment.  In the event that a student exhibits inappropriate behavior and all classroom discipline procedures and consequences have been implemented, a child may then be referred to the administration and escorted to the office. A discipline referral form must accompany the student explaining the incident and prior interventions. The administration will then implement a consequence.

The CARE Center (Center for Academic and Reflective Education) may be utilized for inappropriate behavior that results in administrative action. Students assigned to the CARE Center are given a "time-out" from their classroom peers to reflect on the inappropriate behaviors, discuss positive behavior choices, and complete assignments.  A staff member monitors the student(s) and provides individualized instruction during the assigned time period.

Common Areas Identified

  •  Cafeteria
  •  Playground
  •  Halls, Breezeways, Sidewalks
  •  Bathrooms
  •  Arrival & Dismissal
  •  Bus Area
  •  Special Events & Assemblies
  •  Learning Corridors
  •  Office & Health Room

Levels of Discipline

Level I Behaviors


Level I behavior consists of minor misbehavior on the part of the student which impedes orderly classroom procedures or interferes with the orderly operation of the school. Classroom teachers are responsible for dealing with Level I behaviors which include: general classroom disturbances, simple physical aggression, safety risks to self and others, lack of cooperation, cheating and lying, abusive language, simple stealing, hall misbehavior,   disrespect/defiance, and failure to do assignment or carry out directions.


Options to be utilized by the classroom teacher in dealing with Level I behavior may include the following but not in any particular order: verbal reprimand, loss of privileges (not to include any part of NC Curriculum program - PE, Art, Music, etc), individual conference with student, time out or isolation, conference or contact with parent, behavioral contract or token system, and behavior modification. If Level I behaviors continue, principal, parents, and professional assistance should be sought. If academic problems persist, parents should be contacted.


Level II Behaviors


Level II behaviors consist of misbehavior whose frequency or seriousness tends to disrupt the learning climate of the school. These infractions, which usually result from the continuation of Level I misbehaviors, require the intervention of personnel on the administrative level because the execution of Level I disciplinary options has failed to correct the situation.


Additional Level II behaviors include: fighting, threats to others, throwing dangerous objects, destruction of school property, bullying/harassment, leaving area without permission, and offensive touching.


Options to be utilized with Level II behaviors may include, but not in any specific order: student-teacher conference to discuss documented misbehaviors and the expected behaviors that must be maintained, and, when necessary, develop a behavioral contract; parent-student-teacher conference; CARE Center, parent-student-teacher-principal conference; and loss of privileges.


Level III Behaviors


Level III behaviors consist of repeated Level II behaviors or acts directed against persons or property. Level III behaviors are handled by the principal and include: possession and/or use of tobacco products, bus misbehaviors, fighting, possession and/or use of unauthorized substances, conduct prejudicial to good order or discipline, threats, vandalism, language (vulgar, obscene, or profane), repeated Level II behaviors.


The consequences for Level III are varied depending on the occurrence and the age of the child, but include: parent conference, out of school suspension, suspension from school, and expulsion.


Level IV Behaviors


Level IV behaviors are acts which result in violence to another's person or property or which pose a threat to the safety of others in the schools. These acts are clearly criminal and are so serious that they always require administrative actions which result in immediate removal of the student from the school, the intervention of law enforcement authorities and action by the local school board. Level IV behaviors are handled by the principal with the parents being notified immediately. Level IV behaviors include the following: unmodified Level III misconduct; possession, use, transfer of dangerous weapons assault, theft, vandalism; arson; and possession of unauthorized substances.


Other Behaviors

The consequence of the following behaviors is one year expulsion: possession of gun, possession of weapon with intent to harm, possession or use of alcohol and/or illegal drug.

Celebrations for students

and staff

  •  Students are rewarded in their individual classrooms based on their success.
  •  When necessary students are recognized by administration in regards to special cases.
  •  Students are also rewarded for showing good character traits by participating in the "Andy's Character Ed" events monthly with a trip to the restaurant for ice cream.