Behavior Response Protocol

Our first priority at Skokie School District 73.5 is to provide a safe and welcome learning environment for all students and staff.

The information below outlines the District's general behavior procedures, accompanying policies and legislation governing these protocols, and our proactive behavioral supports. Please note that response to each behavior incident is personalized according to the specific situation and individual student characteristics and needs.

Procedures for Addressing Concerning Student Behavior

Administration will initiate a thorough investigation when any student or staff disciplinary report is received.

If Administration receives a report of bullying, the school will make diligent efforts to notify the parent/guardian of all students involved in the alleged incident within 24 hours after Administration is notified of the student's involvement. For more information about bullying, please see Board of Education Policy 7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. An act must be aggressive and result from an imbalance in power and involve repetition or the potential for repetition. What Is Bullying  

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The District is required to consider the student's right to a public education in the least restrictive environment.

The District considers the student rights listed below when investigating, analyzing, and addressing student threats:

Proactive Behavioral Supports

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Students receive explicit teaching and reteaching of expected behaviors in common areas throughout the building. Examples include:

  • Safe use of technology
  • Bathrooms, hallways, stairs
  • Arrival/dismissal
  • Before and after school activities
  • Office procedures
  • Cafeteria and recess
  • Bus