If you hover over a student’s detention count on the Detentions page or on the Class Attendance page, you get an explanation of the accounting behind how and when the student earned that number of detentions.

The date menu defaults to today, but you can go back (or forward) in time. In this example, the Detention Scale is 12, meaning that a student needs to earn 12 detention values before earning an actual detention. Aaron is carrying 1 of those 12 values over from yesterday. He also earned a variety of infractions throughout today that earned him up to (and beyond) one detention.

The first value at the top of the window is the number of detention values Aaron is carrying over from the day before. It then lists in chronological order each behavior the student has received and how many detention values each is worth. Behaviors that add to a student’s detention value balance are in red and those that take away from the balance are in green.

The lower portion of this window lists aggregate totals for the day. Aaron Carr has earned 2 and 6/12 worth of detentions today and served one. Therefore, his total balance for today is 1 and 6/12. If you add this to his balance from yesterday, you see his total is 1 and 7/12 and he therefore has one more detention to serve today. If he doesn’t serve this detention, the value will carry over to tomorrow (unless you have a reset scheduled).

You can find this window in three places: on the Detention page, by hovering over a student’s number in the "Detentions to Serve" column; on the Class Attendance page, by hovering over a student’s detention number in the white box in the lower left of his/her card; and on the Slips page, if you hover over the detention summary (if you have this configured to display on slips).

Note: If you hover over one of the behaviors listed on the detention explanation, you can see which staff member recorded that behavior and when, along with any comments.