Streamline the discipline process by making it electronic. Save all data in a centralized database. Information is available instantly to all authorized users. Run sophisticated reports to analyze your data and gain valuable insights. Staff saves time.
The discipline process starts with a teacher writing up an incident. They fill out an online form. They either assign a low level consequence (warning, detention, etc) or refer the student to the administration.
Once an incident gets referred to the office, the administrator(s) get involved. The administrator has the necessary meetings and assigns an "action" as a consequence for the student -- typically detention, suspension, etc. The parents can be notified by letter/email. Any teachers who'll be missing students in class can also be notified.
If multiple discipline administrators exist, one chooses the incident. Based upon permission settings, administrators can see each other's incidents -- understanding the context of previous incidents and consequence.Limited information can be shared with teachers based upon confidentiality and permission settings -- letting them know the result of their referral.
After consequences are determined, parents can be notified. Customizable templates can be used to generate standard letters to formally notify parents of disciplinary actions. Email can also be sent for less severe cases. This saves time and standardizes the process.
Since incidents are in a database, reports can be run to determine troublesome times, locations, and types of behavior. Is there a high frequency of smoking in the bathroom after lunch? Understanding behavioral trends allows you to proactively address those issues and positively impact discipline at your school.
So if you're having trouble with students smoking the bathroom, maybe an administrator should walk through every day at that time? Proactively implementing positive interventions can interrupt bad behaviorand improve the disciplinary climate at a school. Forewarned is forearmed.
Once you've designed interventions, measure their impact. Did it reduce the number/severity of incidents, or just move them elsewhere? Run reports over time to understand the effectiveness of a interventions.View the number/type of incidents for a timeframe. Look at that over time to track the improvement at the school.
Each school has it's own unique challenges, and the software needs to adapt to meet a their individual needs. Nearly everything is customizable: locations, incident types, actions (consequence), letter templates, etc.
Use separately or together with other SchoolInsight modules for complete administrative solution.
We use the discipline logs everyday. We are new to the program this year and found it so easy to learn and use. We've been able to customize the process and include discipline actions that are specific to our school. I just pick and choose the incident, action type, and location from a drop-down menu and that's it. It's a great way to keep discipline records for students.