The Central Community School Board recognizes the need of providing appropriate disciplinary action for students who have committed infractions which do not require suspension or expulsion of the student from the school setting.
Each elementary and secondary school shall develop and implement provisions for student detention and in-school suspension appropriate for the grade level and student body situated at the given school. Such provisions shall be incorporated into its school handbook.
Detention means requiring a student to remain at school supervised by a teacher or an administrator for not more than one (1) hour before the normal school day, at lunch, after the normal school day, or on Saturday, for a period of time designated by the administrator. During this time the student shall be required to complete assigned activities, or assigned work. Assignments, activities, or work that may be assigned during detention include, but are not limited to, counseling, homework assignments, behavior modification programs, or other activities aimed at the conduct of the student.
Each individual school should develop and post a list of offenses
for which a student may receive a detention, as well as a listing
of expectations for a student’s behavior when serving an assigned
The Detention Notice form shall be used for obtaining permission to have a student serve detention outside of normal school hours.
Notification of detention shall be made on the Detention
Notice form and sent home with the student to the parent/legal
guardian. This form shall be executed and sent to the
parent/legal guardian at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance
of the scheduled detention period. The form shall request
that the parent/legal guardian sign and return it by the day of
Failure to serve detention may result in suspension of the student.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann §17:416
Central Community School Board