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Re: Best advice for dealing with discipline issues?
Call parents. If parents never answer or refuse to get back to you after leaving two messages, put the kid in a corner or whatever and tell him that this will be his status until his parents talk to you or come to a conference. When you finally talk to parents, give them the facts without getting emotional or using too many adjectives or adverbs. If parents try to defend or justify the kid's behavior, thank them for coming in and tell them that you won't inconvenience them again, you'll just take care of it yourself. At that point you can send them to the office, kick them out of band or whatever is next.