Each student at BHE is a unique individual with unique personal, social and educational needs. As a result, every disciplinary situation is unique in nature. Consequences for misbehavior provide the best learning value when matched to the unique student and the unique situation. The odds for children learning from their mistakes increase dramatically when children see a reasonable connection between their behavior and the resulting consequences.   

The BHE staff dedicates itself to the following set of core beliefs that provide a guide for dealing with student discipline. These core beliefs guide our attempts to individualize disciplinary procedures and to help students see reasonable connections between their behavior and the resulting consequences.   Since these core beliefs provide the guiding light for our professional decisions, the staff encourages parents to bring concerns and questions to us in the event that we operate in ways that appear to be inconsistent with these core beliefs.    


The following list of core beliefs outlines the professional actions and attitudes of all staff members at BHE.   

  1. Every attempt will be made to maintain the dignity and self-respect of both the student and the teacher. 
  2. Students will be guided and expected to solve their problems, or ones they create, without creating problems for anyone else. 
  3. Students will have the opportunity to tell their side of the story whenever consequences appear to be unfair. 
  4. Students will be given opportunities to make decisions and live with the consequences, be they good or bad. 
  5. Misbehavior will be handled with natural or logical consequences instead of punishment, whenever possible. 
  6. Misbehavior will be viewed as an opportunity for individual problem solving and preparation for the real world as opposed to a personal attack on school or staff.