Responses to Student Behavior

  • The Gwinnett County Board of Education is committed to equitably utilizing restorative practices and behavioral intervention strategies.

    The decision to provide a behavioral response for a violation of a school rule shall be made by the administration of the local school using the established guidelines of this policy. The range of behavioral responses that can be assigned by a local school administrator may include:

Examples of Classroom and Teacher-led Responses

  • Note: Bus suspensions (when the student is still allowed to attend school) are defined by the following levels:

    • Level III: Bus suspension 1 to 5 days.
    • Level IV: Bus suspension 6 or more days.
    • Level V: Disciplinary Tribunal.

    In order for bus suspensions to count toward the 7- Step Plan toward a Behavioral Correction Plan and Rule 12 Notification, the bus suspension must be combined with in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, or Opportunity Room (four hours or more).