Arts in Motion
Community Youth Theater Arts Education, Inc.
2019 - 2020
Arts in Motion Discipline Guidelines
The Arts in Motion (AIM) Board of Directors has set the following discipline guidelines in order to ensure that all AIM participants have the opportunity to participate in an arts education environment that is safe and productive. We want you to know that we will make sure that all children are being treated fairly and considerately and that the Production Team (PT) and the AIM Board are able to provide a positive learning environment for cast members and participants.
The guidelines below will not be needed for the vast majority of the AIM participants. Some will have their moment of "not paying attention" and most will not need more than one or two reminders. The following discipline guidelines apply to those that consistently or willfully misbehave.
The AIM participant(s) who breaks one of the guidelines for disruptive behavior listed below will be given two chances by the PT to change his or her behavior. If that behavior (or a different but still disruptive behavior) continues, the cast member will be escorted respectfully to the designated AIM Board Member, usually the VP of Production. If the behavior(s) continues, parents will be called and expected to pick the cast member up immediately. Any participant that has been written up three times and/or picked up three times by their parent due to disruptive behavior during the course of a production or event will be dismissed from the production and no fees returned.
Disruptive behavior includes but is not limited to the following and will elicit a warning from the PT and/or AIM Board member:
-- Cast member understands and hears instructions but chooses not to comply.
-- Cast member verbally tells the authority figure "no" when given instruction.
-- Cast member hits or physically hurts another cast member (may be cause for immediate loss of role and or dismissal from the production).
-- Cast member breaks any of the items listed in the Participation Agreement.
-- Cast member bullies another cast member verbally and/or physically.
-- Cast member takes items belonging to another cast member or to Arts in Motion.
Acts of Physical, Verbal or Emotional violence against a fellow cast member, board member or production team member may be grounds for permanent expulsion from the Arts in Motion program. These acts WILL NOT be tolerated.
1. The AIM Board expects all members of the PT to be consistent in the determination of what is "disruptive behavior" based on the guidelines set up by the AIM Board and we expect the PT to treat each cast member equally and fairly.
2. The Director has the final say on which participant(s) is dropped from a production or event due to consistently disruptive behavior as outlined above.
3. AIM Board Member(s) will be involved in any decision for dismissal. Having a Board Member involved will add consistency since Board Members are more likely to know the cast members and parents since we work with them show to show. It is our role as a Board to protect each child's best interest and make sure that all cast members are treated fairly and with respect at every stage of a production or event.
4. The AIM Board Member in charge will make a written comment using an Incident Report at the time each event occurs with an explanation of the disruptive behavior as well as the consequence given to ensure consistency and fairness to all cast members and to assist the cast member and their parents in amending behavior.
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PO Box 762
Dade City, FL 33526
Telephone: 1-352-834-1AIM (1246)