To get a better understanding of how discipline codes work, let's assume a teacher is submitting a disciplinary incident from their portal. This is the first time the student has committed any infraction. The teacher enters the infraction code for disrupting class. Because this is the first time the student has committed this infraction, Discipline Plus adds the default action for the first occurrence ("Detention for 1 Hour") to the incident form. The teacher completes the form, optionally adding location codes and comments, and submits it.
In Discipline Plus, you receive the incident from the holding bin. (See Add Incidents Submitted by Teachers and Staff.) When you save the incident to the student's discipline record, Discipline Plus adds 1 to the student's Detention totals. Once the incident is saved, you can edit the incident as needed. (See Edit Incidents.)
You can also add incidents to a student's record manually. (See Manually Add Incidents to a Student's Record.)
When you generate a detention attendance form listing students with outstanding penalties for detention, the student appears on the form. (See Generate an Attendance Form for Penalties.) When the student serves detention and the appropriate served code (Detention Served: 1 Hour) is entered for the student (either manually or using Fast Served), Discipline Plus subtracts the served code penalty amount of 1 from the student's outstanding Detention totals. (See Enter Time Served for Penalties.)
See also Discipline Codes.