Master's Theses

Department

Advanced Education Programs

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Abstract

Student discipline has been a concern for school districts for many years. Many district and school level administrators have made the decision to strictly enforce local and district level discipline policies. The initial logic was intended to reduce negative behavior by simply demanding responsible student interaction. The strict enforcement of such policies increased student absenteeism as well as created a communications barrier between school leaders and parents. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a school-wide discipline program. The study will explore the methods needed to implement such program as well reveal how the discipline program can improve student achievement and build positive school-community relations. The researcher provided an analysis of the Lilburn Middle School (LMS) school-wide discipline program. The study includes the procedures of the program as well as the revamped parent communications protocols.

Advisor

Dr. Regi Wieland

Date of Award

Fall 2012

Document Type

Thesis

Rights

© 2012 Jeremiah Lamar Bundrage

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