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MTI's Core Values of Dedication, Respect, Integrity, Vision and Endurance help students to be successful at school, on the job and in the community. We encourage our students to learn and exhibit these qualities of D.R.I.V.E. and our students are rewarded for doing so.
The following is a brief summary of MTI’s 2013-2014 policies and procedures. These rules are in addition to the Marion County Code of Conduct.
The Four Step Process:
Step 1: A verbal warning/redirect behavior
Step 2: Conference with student with possible staff-created consequence
Step 3: Apply and document intervention
Step 4: Referral written and dean gives appropriate consequence
A Level 2 Infraction or higher does not require the completion of Steps 1-3. See Code of Conduct.
Typical Corrective Actions for Level 1 offense
Step 1 – Referral received, lunch detention given, parent contact
Step 2 – Extended morning detention or double lunch detention and parent contact
Step 3/4 – In-School Suspension and or loss of privileges with a parent contact
Step 5 – Out-of-School Suspension and parent contact
Step 6 – Behavior contract with possible removal from MTI
*MTI has the right to revoke lunch privileges for those who misuse the lunch period.
*Repeated acts of misconduct may result in a student being returned to his/her base school at semester end.
Absences and Tardies
- Leaving campus without the proper sign-out may result in an automatic one-day in-school suspension.
- Fourth documented tardy will be a referral with detention. Each additional tardy during the quarter will result in more severe consequences.
Based on the Marion County Code of Conduct any student with the following drug infractions will receive a ten day suspension along with a recommendation for a mandatory alternative placement: providing prescription drugs, possession of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of illegal drugs.
The possession of K-2, bath salts or the like will result in a 10-day suspension and a mandatory education program. Distribution will result in a ten day suspension and alternative placement.
MTI has partnered with the Ocala Police Department K-9 division to ensure a safe and drug-free campus.
There is a zero tolerance of weapons on campus. See the Marion County Code of Conduct for more specifics.
SAFETY- MTI reserves the right to search vehicles and belongings if there is a suspicion of threat of safety to students and/or staff.
The Code of Conduct prohibits the following items on campus without prior administrative approval. Theft of such items will not be investigated due to this policy.
- Ipods/MP3s & other electronic devices
- Cameras/Video Cameras
Cell phones are to be out of sight and TURNED OFF when in class, assemblies or field trips. Use of any of the above items during class time or assemblies may result in a detention and confiscation of such devices.
- For safety purposes, students are required to have MTI shirts worn appropriately at all times.
- When wearing MTI shirts, appropriate long pants should be worn at the waist. No sweat, pajama or workout pants.
- Female students may wear capris with hems located between the knee & ankle.
- Academies define the appropriate foot coverings dependent on safety for your academy. No bedroom slippers or flips flops are to worn on campus.
- No head coverings on campus unless necessary in the academy for safety purposes.
- Clothing may not be profane, indecent or offensive. Clothing or jewelry should not be capable of causing injury, such as belts & bracelets with spikes/chains.
- Extreme hair styles & unnaturally occurring colors will not be allowed.
- Students out of dress code may be sent home.
On earned, pre-approved MTI “dress down” days, students will be eligible to forgo MTI required dress. All clothing must still comply with the Marion County Code of Conduct.