Discipline

Training that corrects, molds or perfects moral character.

The SIR (School Incident Report ) is designed by the State of Alabama to report occurrences at schools or school sponsored activities serious enough to result in:

A. the in-school out-of-school suspension or expulsion of one or more students or

B. filing of an official report with law enforcement.

C. placement in an alternative program.

D. placement in an interim educational setting (SE only).

E. removal by Hearing Officer due to possibility of injury to self or others (SE only) .

F. corporal punishment.

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All qualifying incidents are to be reported, even those with no student involvement.

Incidents that will be reported to the State Department through SIR are offenses which:

 

Are a violation of the law.

Represent a serious breach of the local board of education policies.

Incidents are those offenses considered severe enough to consider one of the

following:

Report to law enforcement officials.

In-School out-of-school suspension.

Expulsion.

Placement in an alternative program.

Placement in an interim educational setting (special education only)

Removal by Hearing Officer due to possibility of injury to self or others (special

Education Only)

Corporal Punishment

The SDE will collect data from schools/school systems on the following incidents:

  • ALCOHOL
  • POSSESSION-SALE/TRANSFER-USE
  • ARSON
  • ASSAULT
  • BOMB THREAT
  • BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTRY
  • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (VANDALISM)
  • DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY
  • DISOBEDIENCE-PERSISTENT, WILLFUL
  • DISORDERLY CONDUCT (OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED)
  • DISRUPTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • DRUGS OTHER THAN ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
  • POSSESSION-SALE/TRANSFER-USE
  • ELECTRONIC PAGER/UNAUTHORIZED
  • COMMUNICATION DEVICE
  • FIGHTING
  • FIRE ALARM, TAMPERING WITH OR SETTING OFF
  • GAMBLING
  • HARASSMENT
  • HOMICIDE (ON SCHOOL CAMPUS)
  • INCITING OTHER STUDENTS TO CREATE A
  • DISTURBANCE
  • KIDNAPPING
  • LARCENY/THEFT/POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
  • MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT OR UNAUTHORIZED USE
  • PROFANITY OR VULGARITY
  • ROBBERY
  • SEXUAL BATTERY
  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT
  • SEXUAL OFFENSE
  • THREATS/INTIMIDATION (OTHER THAN BOMB)
  • TOBACCO PRODUCTS
  • POSSESSION-SALE/TRANSFER-USE
  • TRESPASSING
  • TRUANCY/UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE
  • WEAPON
  • POSSESSION-SALE/TRANSFER-USE
  • FIREARM
  • HANDGUN
  • RIFLE/SHOTGUN
  • FIREARM COMPONENT OR ATTACHMENT
  • EXPLOSIVES, INCENDIARY, OR POISON GAS
  • OTHER
  • KNIFE
  • OTHER/UNKNOWN
  • OTHER OFFENSES RESULTING IN A SDE-DEFINED DISCIPLINARY

All incidents resulting in an SDE-defined disciplinary action and occurring on aschool campus, 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, are to be reported even if a student is not involved or the offender is unknown. Incidents from career/technical programs should be included.

 

 

 

Incidents occurring on transportation provided by the local board of education are to be reported. This includes bus transportation to and from school or school-related activities. It also

includes transportation services provided by the local education agency regardless of whether the vehicle is publicly or privately owned. Incidents are not to be reported at bus stops unless they occur when the bus is at the stop.

 

Incidents occurring at a school-sponsored event off campus are to be reported if a student is involved either as a victim or perpetrator. If a student is not involved, the incident is not reported to the State of Alabama Department of Education . If two schools are involved in an off-campus activity, the host school (the school sponsoring the off-campus event or activity) is responsible for reporting the incident under its school number. The host school will report any student incident participant from another school as a nonstudent. If the student's offense results in a SIR disciplinary action at the student's home school (the school where the student is enrolled), the student's home school also must submit an incident report. The home school (the school where the student is enrolled) will report incidents involving students who participated in a district, regional, or state activity and whose conduct resulted in an SDE-defined disciplinary action.