Behavior/Discipline/Dress Code


At Manning, we believe that being proactive is the best approach to providing a positive learning environment, free from discipline issues and classroom distractions. We will hold students to a high expectation of conduct. The discipline matrix is composed of three levels. It lists the normal consequences students will face if their behavior falls within one of the given levels. The matrix is created for transparency and consistency. We want students to respect the rights of others, to learn to become responsible for their own behavior, and have the opportunity to turn themselves around when they fail to meet our community's expectations.

General Overview
1. The extreme nature of any infraction may warrant the most severe disciplinary action.

2. Manning administrators may recommend alternative interventions as they see fit. Alternative interventions may include, but are not limited to mediation, appropriate loss of privileges, and/or placement in an alternative program.

3. Students who become chronically disruptive will be referred to the MTSS program for assistance in developing the best interventions to ensure that they are successful at Manning.

4. Administrators will assign consequences for any infractions not listed on this matrix to ensure the safety of students and staff, and protect the right of all students to an education free from disruption.

Where School Rules Apply
1.While on school premises
2.While on school owned, operated, or chartered buses
3.While engaged in any school-sponsored activity
4.  While walking between school and home, both before and after school.

To view specific discipline offenses & consequences- click here


The Dress Code at Manning is designed to provide a learning atmosphere free from unnecessary distraction.  We strongly encourage parents to be sure that their student does not leave home with clothing that violates this policy.  Students who are referred for dress code violations are to be sent to the main office.  Students will be provided acceptable clothing while the offending clothing is retained until the end of the day.  Students are expected to dress appropriately.  Appearance or dress that is disruptive to the educational process or which constitutes a health or safety hazard, or has the potential of causing embarrassment, contains derisive or derogatory comments is prohibited.

  • All shirts must cover the midsection of the body and entire torso including the back.  No visible cleavage is permitted.
  • All skirts, dresses and shorts must be fingertip length or longer.
  • Leggings, if worn, must be accompanied by tops that cover to the hip.
  • Tops must have shoulder straps that are no less than 2 inches in width.  Racer tops are not permitted.
  • Shirts/Tops must not have arm holes that fall more than 2 inches below the armpit.
  • No tears or rips in jeans or pants.
  • No undergarments may be visible while standing or sitting, including straps or waistbands.
  • No excessively loose pants or shorts (sagging).
  • No pajamas or other nightwear.
  • No hats, bandanas or sunglasses may be worn within the building.
  • Footwear must be appropriate for classroom activities-no slippers.
  • No clothing with inappropriate language or messages including jewelry.
  • No stickers or writing on clothes or body parts. 


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