All Kelly teachers will utilize positive reinforcement techniques within their classrooms. Fred Jones’ Positive Classroom Discipline is the basis of discipline at George Kelly School. This program is based upon the discipline resting with the teacher and with the ultimate goal of time on task. To achieve that, all teachers utilize the “limit setting” process which involves stopping instruction and handling the situation and redirecting when possible the student back to the lesson.
The discipline in Tracy Unified School District is progressive (See District Discipline Handbooks). Generally, the consequences for behavior start small but if the student has repeated incidents of the same type of behavior, the consequences escalate and can lead to a warning, a teacher referral or an administrative referral depending on the severity of the situation. Some consequences used in the progressive discipline model may be loss of lunch recess, after school detention, suspension and/or expulsion.
Kelly staff believes in respectful relationships, not defiance. Defiance will be dealt with in the same manner as outlined above. Profanity, bullying, racial, ethnic or religious slurs, and/or cyber bullying will result in an immediate administrative referral to the office for appropriate action. Any student referred to the office and receiving an administrative referral is to place the referral in a secure place and not be sharing it with anyone but his or her parents as this information is confidential.
For further details, please see the KES Student Handbook 17-18.