Rude Language Policy
Meadowbrook Middle School
While it may seem that enforcing the “little things” on campus is an exhaustive task with little connection
to the primary goal of educating students, such enforcement is key to creating students who have good
character and who will eventually be citizens of the world that you would love to have as a neighbor.
“… consistent rules and procedures are essential for developing schools of character. … rules act as
social and moral guideposts and the procedures are the practices that eventually develop in students and
teachers habits of civility.”
The entire staff at Meadowbrook agrees that the use of rude language on our campus is an
important issue that needs to be addressed. Often, students use inappropriate words and then
claim they were “only kidding” or that it’s okay because the other person is their friend. These
are not acceptable reasons; others have to hear the negative language.
RUDE LANGUAGE POLICY
Rude Language is not allowed on the Meadowbrook campus. It is difficult to
define “rude,” but a basic rule is that we know it when we hear it!
Examples of “rude” are
o Name calling
o Talking back to adults
This policy is in effect everywhere on our campus: classroom, fields,
hallways, and at lunch.
The words you use reflect directly on others’ perception of you… choose
If we all work together on this, then students and staff will know exactly what to
expect at all times. A respectful, positive campus is important to all of us!
CONSEQUENCES FOR the use of RUDE LANGUAGE:
Should a student choose to violate this policy, the staff will carry out the following corrective actions:
First infraction slip = 1 lunch detention
Second infraction slip = 2 lunch detentions and counselor “support call” (phone call from student to
parent with a counselor present)
Third infraction slip = 3 lunch detentions
Fourth infraction slip = 4 lunch detentions and parent contact by an assistant principal
Fifth infraction slip and beyond = Saturday School or In-School Suspension and parent contact by an