Each teacher is responsible for the conduct of all students.  Any discipline problem with which the teacher feels inadequate may be referred to the building principal or designee and the student's parents or guardians.


It is the intent of Mitchell school officials that due process shall be accorded to students in regard to disciplinary action.


It is the policy of Mitchell Public Schools that corporal punishment may not be administered to a student.  However, school personnel may use reasonable physical force against a pupil in the following circumstances:


1. It is essential for self defense.

2. It is utilized for preservation of order.

3. It is used to protect other persons or property of the Mitchell Public Schools.


Legal Reference:                     Neb. Statute 28-1409 and 1410



Ingraham v. Wright, 430 U.S. 651 (1977). 

Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975). 


Cross Reference:                     403.03 Abuse of Students by School District Employees 

504      Student Rights and Responsibilities 

505      Student Discipline



















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