Department of Defense Education Activity

Discipline Policy

DoDEA Regulation 2051.1, Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, is the procedural basis for student discipline in Andersen Elementary School.


The primary objective of school discipline is to maintain a safe and orderly environment that positively affects academic achievement. Discipline provides an opportunity for students to understand that inappropriate behavior results in appropriate consequences. These consequences are designed to keep the students academically involved. Exclusion from learning opportunities is a final disciplinary option. We believe it is imperative to provide students with feedback for their disruptive behavior and allow for planning to avoid future incidents of behavior.


Guam DDESS District Elementary schools operate with four basic rules:

  • Be in the right place at the right time
  • Treat people, school property and the environment with respect
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of a student
  • Behave in a manner that reflects favorably upon your family, school, and country

Each teacher has and enforces a classroom discipline plan. The steps of action are:

  1. Teacher counsels student
  2. Teacher and student conference and/or peer mediation*
  3. Teacher calls the parent*
  4. Student is referred to the counselor
  5. Teacher and counselor meet to develop behavior interventions; e.g., a behavior plan, 504, SST*
  6. Teacher and counselor meet with parents to discuss implementation plan*
  7. Administration, teacher & counselor meet with parent and student*

*Conferences, detentions, suspensions, or referrals are possible at any time depending on the disruptive behavior.