Peer Council

NHS Peer Council 2017-2018
Tier 2 Behavior Intervention
Administrator: Kimberly McDuffie
Advisor: Cecilia Fountain

Each Tuesday & Thursday During Power Hour

Serenity Cortes
Brooke Gruber
Sienna Sanchez
Justin Bautista
Marianna Cota
Jacob Myers
Tatum Kellum
Tamara Ellis
Felimon Holland
Eva Holloway

What is NHS Peer Council (NHSPC)?
NHSPC is a comprised of a group of NHS students who have been deemed by staff as model students in their behaviors. These students demonstrate excellent leadership skills, academic achievement, and positive behavior. This program is designed to allow students to discuss minor behavior issues with their peers. The student & parent must agree that their child can participate in this tier 2 intervention. Teachers who refer their students to the council, will inform the parent of the referral and make the recommendation for their student to participate in the NHSPC hearing.
Students will then appear before 3 out of the 10 members on their designated day, supervised by Mrs. Cecilia Fountain or a member of administration. The purpose of having a council is to give students the opportunity to correct their behavior before it escalates or continues, to avoid spending time in In-School or Out-of-School Suspension.

NHSPC will hear the argument and recommend a constructive consequence for their peers that may include the following recommendations as set forth in the student handbook:
-Character Education
-Lunch Detention
-ABE Modules
- Parent-Teacher Conference
-Administrator Referral

NHSPC will hear the following referral types:
-Honor Code Violations
-Bus Misbehavior
-Dress Code Violations
-Failing to Comply w/minor instructions
-Failing to Have ID
-Work Completion
-Sleeping in Class
-Refusing to work in class

Students who choose not to participate in this intervention, will be awarded with the appropriate consequence set forth by school administration and will not be offered this option in any future infractions.
Students who choose to effectively participate will receive the assigned consequence set forth by the council and will earn points through the Behavior Exchange Game which awards students with up to $20 in Monarch Money to be redeemed from Dr. McDuffie or Mrs. Fountain.

Order of Hearing
1. Students arrive in to the designated area during Power Lunch on their designated day
2. Council will call student and discuss infraction with the student
a. Student will be given 2 minutes if he/she wishes to discuss infraction
b. Council will review referral, discuss schoolwide expectations, and OCS Board Policy.
c. Council administer consequence
3. Council will document their decision (supported by school-wide expectations and OCS board policy) on the provided Google Doc (monitored by Fountain and administration)
4. After successful completion of the consequence, the infraction will be documented as a classroom referral in lieu of an office referral, which has to be documented in the permanent discipline record.
*Only students who are on the docket are allowed to attend Peer Council hearings.