Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2003

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gary Shelly

Second Committee Member

Leland Chapman

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


This project examined current related literature as well as discipline plans from six other elementary schools. Some basic tenants of quality discipline plans for elementary schools were found to be trne for most situations. The plan should be clear, have full staff buy-in, and stress prevention. Written for current and future staff members of Gil do Rey Elementary School in Auburn, Washington, the project outlines, defines, and provides appropriate tools for all elements of the plan. The plan was broken down into four main sections. The first section clearly explains universal rnles and expectations of Gildo Rey students. Next, in a section titled "Preventative Discipline," the discipline plan outlines many of the programs and procedures that will be in place to both help prevent student misbehavior as well as encourage students to maintain positive behavior. One important piece of this section is the aspect of teaching students exactly what the expected behaviors are and providing time for them to practice them. Inevitably students will misbehave, and so the third section details the interventions that Gildo Rey Elementary has available to use. Finally, in the fourth section, staff members are provided with appropriate lesson plans to assist them with some of the preventative pieces that were previously outlined. Training and time will be allowed to train staff in the utilization of the document.