INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS:
SFA Campus Court
What is Campus Court?
The purpose of campus court is to provide another layer of intervention for at-risk students in working to prevent them from moving into more punitive consequences such as the Juvenile Justice System.
Campus Court is a student-based committee in which responsible and respectful students serve on the S.F.A. jury. Students are assigned positions such as the juror, jury foreman, and the bailiff (students can alternate through these positions throughout the school year). S.F.A. campus court is joined with Jane Long Campus Court, in which a student from Jane Long that is sentenced to court will attend our S.F.A campus court and the S.F.A. students, as jurors, will listen to the defendant’s case and make a decision based on the rating scale both S.F.A. and Jane Long use.
What will happen at Campus Court?
The jury of S.F.A. students will hear the description of the disciplinary infraction that resulted in a referral from the Jane Long Student. The jurors will ask the student (defendant) questions about the incident in order to clarify the facts. The student will be able to tell his or her side of what happened. Then, the S.F.A jury of students will deliberate and return with a decision based on a standardized violation grid. This typically involves the assignment of community service hours. There is a time limit of 30 minutes per case.
Campus Court jury duty is a very important responsibility and it affects the lives of the defendants. The members are expected to take this responsibility seriously and make a fair decision.
Students have the following roles:
• The jury foreman will lead the questioning to the student (defendant) and their parent
• The bailiff will greet the parent and the student (defendant).
• The jurors will ask questions to the defendant.
When is Campus Court?
Campus Court is held approximately twice a month on Wednesdays beginning at 4:00 p.m. and ending about 5:30 p.m. Each trial is 30 minutes in length.
January 13, January 27th, February 10th, February 24th, March 9th, March 23rd, April 6th
Who supervises campus court?
The S.F.A. teacher representative is Ms. Kristen Marek.