The staff of Tyner Academy believes that all students need to develop and maintain the three A's: Attitude, Attendance and Achievement. To reach these goals we have established and enforce a code of conduct that will provide a safe and secure school environment for student success.
All students at Tyner Academy are held accountable for understanding the consequences for poor student conduct. The staff, under Tennessee law and school board policy, reserves the right to establish consequences as they relate to the uniqueness of each individual case. Suspensions over ten days may be appealed to a local hearing board for consideration.
The school wide discipline plan covers any activity that occurs on school property, a school bus, or at school-sponsored activities.
ZERO TOLERANCE Violations
The following violations will result in automatic student expulsion for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. These three zero tolerance violations will be reported immediately to local law enforcement officials.
- Possessing a Firearm or an Explosive, Incendiary, or Poison Gas Device.
- Unlawfully possessing, using or selling Drugs, Narcotics, Stimulant Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia. This includes prescription, non-prescription and "look alike" Drugs.
- Committing Battery (bodily injury) upon any Teacher, Principal or any other employee of the Hamilton County Department of Education.
REASONS FOR SUSPENSION may include, but shall not be limited to:
- Willful and persistent violation of the rules of the classrooms and/or total school.
- Truancy and other attendance-related matters.
- Immoral or disreputable conduct.
- Profanity or vulgar language.
- Violence or threatened violence against the person of anyone attending or assigned to the school to include volunteers involved in school business (includes fighting or other offensive physical contact)
- Willful or malicious damage to real or personal property of the school, or the property of any person attending or assigned to the school. Parents or guardians of a student under eighteen (18) years of age or a student eighteen (18) years or older shall be responsible for all damage intentionally, willfully or negligently inflicted on school property by that student.
- Inciting, advising, or counseling others to engage in any of the acts herein enumerated.
- Marking, defacing, or destroying school property.
- Possession of a firearm (real or look-alike) as defined by law and board policy.
- Possession of a knife or other edged weapon(s), or any other weapon as defined by Tennessee Education Code 39-17-1301.
- Off-campus criminal behavior resulting in felony charges; when behavior poses a danger to persons or property, or disrupts the educational process.
- Use/possession of tobacco products.
- Violation(s) of school dress code.
- Possession of devices such as beepers/pagers, cellular phone, CD/radio/tape players.
Police Removal of a Student From Campus
- If the police remove a student from campus, this will not be considered a suspension unless the school has released the student. The school administration must document the specific reasons for calling the police and request a copy of the police report. If the removed student is less than eighteen (18) years of age, the principal must attempt to notify the parent or guardian as soon as practicable regarding the removal.
- The principal may suspend students who are removed from campus.