Discipline

Discipline

The LPS Student Code of Conduct outlines the expectations and interventions for student behavior at school and school-related activities. In some situations, students can face disciplinary action for behavior outside the school environment. Included in the Code of Conduct is a summary of the procedural rights of students and parents within the disciplinary process.  

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Restorative Justice

LPS is currently implementing a Restorative Justice pilot project through grant funding from the Colorado Department of Education. This model involves using an alternative approach to discipline in certain situations.

Restorative Justice (also known as Restorative Practices) is a philosophy in which problems are viewed as learning opportunities. Emphasis is placed on building the capacity of students (and teachers) to respond to wrongdoing and conflict in a positive manner by focusing on the problem rather than the person. This change in focus ensures the dignity of each person is respected. A restorative approach to conflict or wrongdoing consists of three key questions:

  1. What happened?
  2. Who has been affected?
  3. What can be done to repair the harm?

Restorative Practice uses positive discipline versus punitive discipline. People who harm others are given an opportunity to hear how their actions affect others. Those who were harmed get to talk about how the actions of others affect them and are given an opportunity to ask questions. All of the people involved in the incident get a chance to participate in plans to repair the harm. 

To find out more about the use of Restorative Justice in your child’s school, contact a school administrator or your child’s assigned Counselor, Social Worker or Psychologist.

You can also contact Rita Danna 
LPS Restorative Justice Facilitator at (303) 347-4743

Bullying & Harrassment

Littleton Public Schools is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Definitions and interventions for bullying and harassment are specifically outlined in the LPS Code of Conduct and Board of Education Policies. Discriminatory harassment is also prohibited under civil rights legislation. It is the role of the school administrator to investigate allegations of bullying and determine the appropriate intervention, which may include disciplinary action. 

LPS schools employ a variety of programs to support positive school culture and prevent bullying and harassment. Some of these include Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Second Step, Rachel’s Challenge, Yellow Ribbon, No Place for Hate and others. Contact your child’s principal or school counseling office for more information on the specific programs utilized in each school.

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Bullying and Peer Conflict Resources for Parents:
Relational Aggression Helpsheet
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Website
StopBullying.gov
Cyberbullying Research Center

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