Discipline Policy


Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, their parents/guardians and Bishop Kelly High School. It is expected that respect and cooperation will be the basis of interactions with faculty and fellow students. Bishop Kelly High School will use the following disciplinary actions:

  1. Lunch time detention – This may include cleanup work in the cafeteria, halls, or other areas of the building.
  2. After school detentions – After school detention will consist of service to the school.
  3. Saturday School– Saturday detention will consist of three hours of clean-up work around the school, or classroom work.
  4. In school/out-of-school suspension – Student will spend the school day in the Attendance Office working on homework. Either one of two situations will occur with suspension, depending on severity of offense: 1) Credit will be allowed for major tests and assignments (i.e., assignments that were assigned prior to the day of suspension). Daily credit will not be granted, i.e., in class work, quizzes, participation points; or 2) No credit should be granted for work, tests, or quizzes missed during the time of suspension.
  5. Extracurricular activities suspension – student may be suspended from attendance or participation in extracurricular activities. These activities are seen as a privilege for students.
  6. Probation – Student will be put on a Behavioral Probationary Plan. If parent and student refuse to sign within 5 school days, they agree to dismissal.
  7. Dismissal

The Principal or Discipline Board has the power and authority to treat each student individually in determining the appropriate disciplinary action in the most effective manner. The Principal or designee has a responsibility to protect the health and welfare of all students, employees, or visitors. The Principal or designee must take into consideration all factors present at a particular situation, including, but not limited to, the intent, degree of actual or potential endangerment or damage, degree of intimidation or fear, and the age of the student. Whenever possible, the Principal or Discipline Board will:

  1. Involve the parent/guardian; and
  2. Choose a discipline option which is aimed at improving behavior and enhancing academic achievement while maintaining a safe and secure learning environment.

Campus misbehavior at Bishop Kelly High School is divided into three categories according to severity. The following offenses will be handled by administrative personnel and may result in a combination of possible consequences. If the student has multiple offenses, the more serious offense will take precedence.

Category 1 Offenses

  • Littering
  • Loitering
  • Inappropriate Display of Affection
  • Dress Code Violation
  • Classroom Disturbance
  • Dance Policy Violation (see specific Dance Policy)

Consequences for Category 1 offenses may include lunchtime detention, after school detention or Saturday School.

Category 2 Offenses

  • Use or Possession of Tobacco
  • Profanity/Vulgarity
  • Repetitive Misbehavior
  • Cheating/Plagiarism (see specific cheating policy)
  • Off Campus without Permission
  • Graffiti
  • Fighting
  • Truancy
  • Harassment

Consequences for Category 2 offenses may include after school detention, Saturday school, in-school/out-of school suspension, extra-curricular activities suspension, or probation.

Category 3 Offenses

  • Violation of Substance Abuse Policy (see specific substance abuse policy)
  • Progressive disregard for conduct at school
  • Theft-Vandalism
  • Extreme defiance of authority/ Insubordination
  • Causing physical injury to another student or staff member
  • Repetitious and/or malicious school disruption
  • Refusal to identify self to school personnel upon request
  • Malicious Harassment
  • Violation of Weapons Policy

Consequences for Category 3 offenses may include in-school/out-of school suspension, extracurricular activities suspension, probation or dismissal.

For a complete list of BK Policies regarding admission & attendance, student behavior and discipline, and student safety click here.