SRHS Safety Update: January 2013


Sanborn Regional High School administrators collect data on all discipline and safety referrals that are made by staff and students. The chart below gives a five year summary of that end-of-year referral data which is reported to the State of New Hampshire as part of the school’s annual safety survey.

Infraction Type
07-08
08-09
09-10
10-11
11-12
Electronic Equipment
45
50
41
169
93
Left Class w/o Permission or Tardy
136
93
76
126
43
Dress Code Violation
7
12
9
77
11
Cut Class/Advisory
397
304
180
445
151
Cut Teacher or Office Detention
297
33
15
41
13
Other Misbehavior
567
366
296
454
570
Off School Grounds
101
129
75
76
94
Profanity/Rudeness/Disrespect
95
74
108
76
94
Fighting / Aggressive Behavior
24
25
20
24
16
Tobacco/Alcohol/Weapons/Drugs
31
19
40
25
23
Harassment/Threat/Bullying
20
26
25
56
43
Fire Alarm/Bomb Threat
1
1
0
0
2






Total Referrals To Administration
1721
1132
885
1569 *
1153

* The spike in data in this year was impacted by a change in administration & reporting procedures.

The chart below shows how discipline referrals are as we approach the half-way point of the 2012-2013 school year compared to the half-way point in previous years:

Infraction Type
07-08
08-09
09-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
Electronic Equipment
28
19
25
98
60
31
Left Class w/o Permission or Tardy
130
43
55
49
12
28
Dress Code Violation
5
2
3
11
5
4
Cut Class/Advisory
259
121
101
196
129
96
Cut Teacher or Office Detention
175
23
12
26
4
24
Other Misbehavior
314
157
119
199
230
131
Off School Grounds
40
59
33
23
40
15
Profanity/Rudeness/Disrespect
55
51
43
24
29
32
Fighting / Aggressive Behavior
11
15
13
5
8
7
Tobacco/Alcohol/Weapons/Drugs
21
8
18
11
8
9
Harassment/Threat/Bullying
8
12
12
28
19
5
Fire Alarm/Bomb Threat
0
0
0
0
0
0







Total Referrals To Administration
1046
510
434
670
544
382

Student Behavior as Part of the Redesign Plan

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year, the administration of SRHS renewed its commitment to addressing student discipline and safety concerns as they relate to school culture. As part of the “three pillar plan for redesign”, pillar three specifically addresses this area as follows:

Pillar 3 (Climate & Culture): We foster a school culture for all stakeholders that promotes respect, responsibility, ambition, and pride.




In the 2011-2012 school year, SRHS conducted a climate and culture survey with all staff and students. After a review of the data from that survey a group of students, parents, teachers, and administrators reached the following conclusion regarding student behavior as it relates to the climate and culture of the building:

“The current systems that are in place to monitor and address concerns about student behavior need to be improved. In general, stakeholders believe that student misbehavior is not addressed consistently by adults in the building and students need to feel empowered to feel comfortable “speaking up” to their peers.”

-SRHS Culture Survey Executive Summary, Presented to the School Board on 5/23/2012

In the fall of 2013, SRHS contracted Dr. Bill Preble of Main Street Academix in Henniker, NH to work with the school to address this specific issue. Over the next two years, Dr. Preble’s work with SRHS will focus on the following two objectives:

1.      To work with the administration and a leadership team of students, teachers, and community members to facilitate the exploration, design, piloting, full implementation, and evaluation and sustainability of a highly successful student behavioral management and support system to replace the current “student discipline system” at SRHS.

2.      To maximize faculty, student and community buy-in and support throughout the process by ensuring transparency and effective, ongoing communication and planning for sustainability.

Beginning this month, groups of adults and students will begin meeting with Dr. Preble to begin this work. The administration will keep the School Board updated on the progress as the year progresses.

Respectfully Submitted,

Brian M. Stack, Principal
Michael Turmelle, Assistant Principal
Ann Hadwen, Assistant Principal

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