Glossary of Discipline Terms

  • AWOL

    Refers to a student’s unauthorized absence and/or leave from class, school, activity or event.

  • Behavioral Correction Plan

    Refers to a set of behavioral intervention strategies devised for students who have been identified as chronic disciplinary problem students. (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-765)

  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

    A set of strategies to support special education students with inappropriate classroom behaviors.

  • Bullying

    State law defines "bullying" as: 1) any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person, when accompanied by an apparent present ability to do so; 2) any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily injury or harm; or 3) any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, which a reasonable person would perceive as being intended to threaten, harass, or intimidate that: a) causes substantial physical harm or visible harm; b) substantially interferes with a student's education; c) is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating/threatening educational environment; or d) substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school. Upon finding that a student in grades 6-12 has committed the offense of bullying for the third time in a school year, such student shall be assigned to an alternative school. (O.C.G.A. 20-2-751.4) Retaliation for reports of bullying will not be tolerated and will be subject to independent disciplinary action.

  • Bus Suspension

    The student is suspended from the bus for a specified period of time by the local school administrator. The student is expected to attend school, but the parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from school.

  • Detention

    Keeping a student before or after school for a reasonable time or during school hours, such as lunch time.

  • Disability

    A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of an individual.

  • District

    Gwinnett County Public Schools 

  • Drug/Alcohol Program (CLFC Program)

    This drug/alcohol education program is for 1st time offenders of Level II violations in Rule 7 of the Student Conduct Behavior Code. At least one parent must accompany the student at each of the four sessions (lasting two hours each). Not all Rule 7 violations will qualify for this program.

  • Due Process

    A student is afforded oral or written notice of charges against them and is given an opportunity for a review, tribunal, or other procedural rights in accordance with state and federal laws.

  • Felony Drug Charge

    It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, distribute, dispense, or possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance or marijuana in, on, or within 1,000 feet of any real property owned by or leased to any public or private elementary school, middle school, secondary school, or school board used for elementary, middle, or secondary education. (O.C.G.A.16-13-32.4)

  • IEP

    An Individualized Education Program (IEP) supports a student with disabilities who requires specially designed instruction and related services.

  • In-School Suspension (ISS)

    A disciplinary measure that permits the student to attend school but prohibits them from attending their regular classes. Students assigned to ISS are not permitted to participate in extracurricular activities on the date of their ISS assignment.

  • Interim Alternative Program

    Any educational setting that is designed to accommodate the delivery of a special education student’s IEP during a period of suspension from school.

  • Long-Term Suspension

    The removal of a student from school for more than 10 days because the student has violated this Code.