The Delay Middle School Story
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"The Discipline Manager system has worked very well for us at DeLay. We get rapid feedback on matters involving the office and it is great for teachers logging in discipline matters and we get a list of who is in ISS, detentions and everything. I feel this is a very valuable tool for educators. Keep up the good work on a great product!!"
How can Discipline Manager improve your discipline process while making it easy?
Our Web-based Discipline Manager system:
The discipline process with Discipline ManagerRoll over red text for details
Student discipline histories and schoolwide discipline statistics are a by-product of using the online Discipline Manager system. In addition, using Discipline Manager makes the process of handling discipline easier.
The process typically starts when a teacher refers a discipline problem to the Administration by entering a behavior problem into the system. An administrator then reviews the case, can view the student's discipline history, and assigns an intervention including various types of detention, extra school, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, alternative educational placement or a customizable list of other inventions such as calls to parents, restitution, a behavior contract, etc.
The other way the process may start is through Quick Detentions. An administrator may be set up by a school entrance, for example, to catch tardy students as they arrive and assign detention on the spot. The incident is entered into the Discipline Manager system and the student may be given a printed letter with details of the incident and assigned intervention. If teachers are authorized to assign detention directly, they can use Quick Detentions to assign detention without requiring a referral to an administrator.
As a side effect of these assignments, rolls are automatically created for detention, in-school suspension and extra school, out-of-school suspension and alternative educational placement. A "roll" is also created for tracking restitution assignments. For example, if a student is assigned to fulfill three hours of detention before the end of the week, the time served is marked off for each detention class the student attends. Discipline Manager makes it easy to determine which students are in danger of not fulfilling their detention assignments.
In-school suspension carries the additional requirement of gathering assignments from teachers whose classes will be missed while serving in-school suspension. Discipline Manager automatically generates emails requesting needed assignments and keeps track of which assignments are still outstanding.
When discipline assignments are satisfied, emails are generated to notify the relevant teachers and administrators. When discipline assignments are not satisfied, new assignments can be made with a few clicks.
How can improvements in discipline improve student achievement?