The On Campus Intervention (OCI) Center is located in the C Building, Room C210. OCI handles safety and discipline-related matters at Berkeley High School, including providing intervention counseling, conflict mediation, and restorative justice practices.
Upon arrival at the OCI, students are:
- Able to submit an incident report (when applicable),
- Receive targeted intervention(s) and/or counseling for behavior(s) that resulted in being sent to the OCI,
- Are provided a safe and calm space to reflect on their behavior(s), “reset” and be able to join the classroom community again,
- Have access to basic needs such as a snack or water,
- Students can visit OCI to request help with a variety of issues and concerns including: social / emotional issues, family and relationship problems, conflicts with peers and teachers, bullying, harassment, substance use, or if you just need someone to talk to. If OCI staff cannot provide the support you need, they will try to connect you with someone who can.
If you or someone you know is the target of intimidation, threats, theft, violence, or any type of harassment, or if you witness an incident or have information relating to an incident, please submit this form to OCI: Reporting an Incident. These forms are available in the OCI and can also be obtained from any school administrator or counselor. OCI staff will follow up with you to ensure that you are safe and supported. You may make your report anonymously. Teachers, staff, and parents can also submit reports to OCI.
When a student’s behavior interferes with teaching and learning, the student may receive a disciplinary referral to the OCI for a “reset”. Teachers are required to notify OCI staff immediately by completing the Behavior Referral Form (internal only). Teachers are also required to notify the parent/guardian by the end of the day if a student has been sent out of class.
Student Discipline and Consequences
When students engage in specific behaviors that violate school expectations, BUSD policies, and/or the state Education Code, the Berkeley Unified School District Discipline Matrix is used as guidance for disciplinary action(s) and intervention(s). Consequences are aimed at educating students about the inappropriateness of their behavior, and stopping problematic behavior. Restorative justice practices are one of the primary interventions that is used to address harm at BHS, and the typical timeline for a restorative justice process can be found here.