The Wilkes County Board of Education is committed to the goal of providing a safe, orderly and inviting learning environment at each school. The educational program and the behavior management plan developed at each school, as well as numerous other strategies identified in board policies, are intended to create such an environment and help each student be a contributing and successful member of the school.
Alternative learning environments are provided as options for situations when a student’s behavior management or academic performance needs cannot be met in a regular education setting. The purposes of the alternative environment are to (1) intervene and address problems that prevent a student from successfully achieving in the regular educational setting; (2) reduce the risk of the student dropping out of school by directing resources to helping the student resolve issues affecting performance at school; (3) return the student to the regular educational setting as soon as practical with the skills necessary to succeed in that environment; and (4) preserve a safe, orderly and inviting learning environment at the regular educational setting.
Legal Reference: G.S. 115C-47, -276(r), -288, -367, -391
Cross Reference: School Improvement Plans (policy 3430), Conflict Resolution (policy 3431), Parental Involvement (policy 1310/4002), School Plan for Management of Student Behavior (policy 4302), Student Discipline (policy 4303), Student Discipline Records (policy 4345), Long-Term Suspension, 365 Days Suspension, Expulsion (policy 4353)
Adopted: January 9, 2006