Discipline Program Overview
The goal of the Discipline Program is to encourage students to develop into responsible Christian adults, good citizens through self-discipline. In order for the school community to function properly, there are rules, regulations and policies. Guidelines exist to promote and reinforce Gospel values and Christian virtues, allow for safety, individual and community welfare, and to build character; others exist to guide and direct conduct.When a student enrolls, it is understood that the individual and the family agree to comply with the school rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
A well-educated citizen always makes good choices and exercises ethical conduct. Where the student is not yet able to exercise self-discipline and makes poor choices, he or she will enter into the Discipline Program at the appropriate level. At the end of each semester, each student’s discipline file will be reviewed by the Dean of Students. St.Anthony High School reserves the right to ask any student not to return to St. Anthony High School if that student has failed to follow the rules of the school and its attempts to correct negative behavior.
Dean of Boys/Girls
-The Dean(s) oversee and directs all aspects of the Discipline Program and maintains a discipline file on each student.
-The Deans investigate any reported incidents pertaining to rule violations. The Dean(s)
may resolve the matter personally or refer it to the:
1. Teacher involved
2. Parent or Guardian
3. Discipline Review Board
5. Local public authorities in accordance with the established school policy and the law
The Dean(s) assigns cases to the Discipline Review Board (when necessary) and ensures the timely
disposition of each. He or she will provide Board members with the relevant case data. The Dean(s) will convene Discipline Review Board conferences. He or she will document conversations, meetings and conferences relative to involved students.
-The Dean(s) will make reports, referrals and/or recommendations to the Principal whenever applicable.
-The Dean(s) may authorize the immediate suspension of a student pending the investigation of a Major Violation.
Discipline Review Board
The Discipline Review Board is composed of the appropriate Dean, the Vice-Principal, two elected full time members and two appointed faculty members. The Principal will be present. The Board meets when the Dean deems it necessary to assign the case or at the parent(s) request to allow a hearing for students and parents when there is a Major or Severe Violation.
The purpose of the Board is to make a recommendation to the Principal as to the disposition of the case. This could be either a Behavioral Contract or termination of enrollment by withdrawal or expulsion. Legal counsel is not permitted at Discipline Review Board hearings.
Archdiocesan Grievance Process
If a student or family wishes to contest the decision of the Discipline Review Board/Principal, they may appeal through the Archdiocesan Grievance Process. Forms are available from the Dean.
* For additional information about the SAHS Discipline Program and Guidelines, please refer to the Student/ Parent Handbook.