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Behavior Definitions

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Minor Problem Behavior

Disrespect (M­‐Disrespect)

Student delivers low-­‐intensity, socially rude or dismissive messages to adults or students.


Defiance (M‐Defiance)

Student engages in brief or low‐intensity failure to follow directions or talks back.


Disruption (M‐Disruption)

Student engages in low‐intensity, but inappropriate disruption.


Physical Contact/Physical Aggression (M-­Contact)

Student engages in non-­serious, but inappropriate physical contact.


Inappropriate Language (M-­Inapp Lan)

Student engages in low-­intensity instance of inappropriate language.


Property Misuse (M-­Prpty Misuse)

Student engages in low-­intensity misuse of property.


Technology Violation (M-­Tech)

Student engages in non-­‐serious, but inappropriate (as defined by school) use of cell phone, pager, music/video players, camera, and/or computer.


Teasing (M-­Teasing)

Student engages in low-­intensity instance of purposely altering someone’s name and/or taunting.


Other (M-­Other)

Student engages in any other minor problem behaviors that do not fall within the above categories.

 

Major Problem Behavior

Defiance/ Insubordination/Non-­Compliance  (Defiance)

Student engages in refusal to follow directions or talks back.


Physical Aggression (PAgg)

Student engages in actions involving serious physical contact where injury may occur (e.g., hitting, punching, hitting with an object, kicking, hair pulling, scratching, etc.).


Disruption (Disruption)

Student engages in behavior causing an interruption in a class or activity. Disruption includes sustained loud talk, yelling, or screaming; noise with materials; horseplay or roughhousing; and/or sustained out-­of-­seat behavior.


Disrespect (Disrespect)

Student delivers socially rude or dismissive messages to adults or students.


Abusive Language/ Inappropriate Language/Profanity (Inapp Lan)

Student delivers verbal messages that include swearing, name calling, or use of words in an inappropriate way.


Harassment (Harass)

The delivery of disrespectful messages in any format related to gender, ethnicity, sex, race, religion, disability, physical features, or other protected class.


Bullying (Bullying)

The delivery of direct or technology-­‐based messages that involve intimidation, teasing, taunting, threats, or name calling.


Fighting (Fight)

Student is involved in mutual participation in an incident involving physical violence.


Forgery/ Theft/Plagiarism (Theft)

Student is involved by being in possession of, having passed on, or being responsible for removing someone else’s property; or the student has signed a person’s name without that person’s permission, or claims someone else’s work as their own.


Technology Violation (Tech)

Student engages in inappropriate (as defined by school) use of cell phone, pager, music/video players, camera, and/or computer.


Property Damage/Vandalism (Prop dam)

Student participates in an activity that results in destruction or disfigurement of property.


Lying/Cheating (Lying)

Student delivers message that is untrue and/or deliberately violates rules.


Inappropriate Display of Affection (Inapp affection)

Student engages in inappropriate, consensual (as defined by school) verbal and/or physical gestures/contact, of a sexual nature to another student/adult.


Use/Possession of Alcohol, Drugs, and/or Weapons (Alcohol/Drug/Weapon)

Student is in possession of or is using alcohol, tobacco, using illegal drugs/substances or imitations, knives, guns, or other objects readily capable of causing bodily harm (real or look-­alike)


Other Behavior (Other)

Student engages in problem behavior not listed.