“FIVE AND DONE”
Suspensions totaling five days including time spent at Buncombe County Alternative to Suspension (BCATS), will result in forfeiture of the right to participate in any extra-curricular, school sponsored activities (i.e. prom, dances, attending ballgames, theatrical productions) or other activities not governed by Buncombe County Board policy-450 for the remainder of the school year. Other activities include but are not limited to student government, field trips, clubs and club activities, as well as participation in concerts and plays not required as part of grading.
Students can make an appeal to have some or all privileges reinstated prior to the end of the school year. To make an appeal students should:
1. Announce their intent to appeal in writing to the administrator in charge of appeals
2. Write a letter of apology and lesson learned.
3. Provide letters of recommendation from teachers, pastors, administrators, employers, community leaders, etc…
4. Parents should provide the committee with a record of punishments and measures taken at home to ensure the school is being supported in efforts to enforce all policies set forth in the student handbook. Records may include but are not limited to the students cell phone is taken away, driving privileges revoked, grounding, community service, etc….