We do not believe in a “one size fits all” policy towards our students. In those rare cases in which we have to consider removing a student from Wee Scholars Academy (either as a suspension for a period of time or as an expulsion), our Director and staff will make every effort to understand the circumstances.
However, there are some situations that may be cause for immediate expulsion, including (but not limited to)
- The child is at risk of causing serious injury to other children or himself/herself.
- A parent threatens or carries out physical or intimidating actions toward staff members, other parents, students, or visitors.
- A parent is verbally abuse toward staff members, other parents, students, or visitors in front of enrolled children.
There are some parental or student behaviors that could over time be cause for suspension or expulsion including (but not limited to):
Parental behavior that could lead to a student being suspended or expelled:
- Failure to pay/habitual lateness in payments.
- Failure to complete required forms including the child’s immunization records.
- Habitual tardiness when picking up your child.
- Verbal abuse to staff.
Student behavior that could lead to a student’s being suspended or expelled:
- Failure of child to adjust after a reasonable amount of time.
- Uncontrollable tantrums/angry outbursts.
- Ongoing physical or verbal abuse to staff or other children.
- Excessive biting.
In order to avoid having to suspend or expel a student, our staff will try to redirect the child from negative behavior.
- Will use positive methods and language while disciplining children.
- Will praise appropriate behaviors.
- Will give child time to regain control.
- Will give the student verbal notice that his or her actions are not appropriate.
- Will consistently apply consequences for rules.
- Will document and maintain confidential records of child’s disruptive behavior.
- Will give a student’s parent verbal and written notifications of the disruptive behavior.
- Will have a conference with the Director and parent/guardian to discuss promoting positive behaviors.
- Will, where appropriate, recommend an evaluation by a local school district child study team.
If the remedial actions above have not worked, the child’s parent or guardian will be advised verbally and in writing about the child’s or parent’s behavior warranting a suspension or expulsion. We will advise a student’s parent of the length of the suspension and the behavioral changes required in order to return to school. A suspension is meant to be for a specific period of time so that the parent may address the student’s behavior and come to an agreement with us on how to move forward; failure of the student or parent to satisfy the terms of a plan may result in permanent expulsion. We will provide families with sufficient notice of suspension or expulsion for them to make alternative child care arrangements except in the case where removal is due to dangerous behavior.
If we have to suspend a student, no credit or reimbursement will be given for days missed. If a child is expelled from the program, no credit or reimbursement will be given for the remainder of the billing period.
A student will not be expelled solely because his or her parent(s) made a complaint to the Office of Licensing regarding our alleged violations of the licensing requirements, reported abuse or neglect occurring at our school, questioned us regarding policies and procedures or without giving the parent sufficient time to make other child care arrangements.