Student Behavioral Expectations

The Board, administration and employees expect students to conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity and with respect and consideration for the rights of others. Students, teachers, employees, and visitors are expected to treat each other with respect and courtesy so that all may be safe within the school environment. Inappropriate student conduct may cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment, interfere with the rights of others, or present a threat to the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors on school premises.

The school handbook is an extension of Board policy and is a reflection of the goals and objectives of the Board. The student handbook and District policies, rules and regulations are in effect while students are on school grounds, District property or on property within the jurisdiction of the District; while on school-owned and/or school- operated buses or vehicles or chartered buses; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the District or involves students or staff. District policies, rules and regulations are in effect 12 months a year.

Students shall comply with and abide by the District’s policies, regulations, procedures and student handbook. Students who fail to abide by the District’s policies, regulations, procedures and student handbook will be disciplined for conduct which disrupts or interferes with the education program; conduct which disrupts the orderly and efficient operation of the District or school activity; conduct which disrupts the rights of other students to obtain their education or to participate in school activities; or conduct which interrupts the maintenance of a disciplined atmosphere.

Disciplinary measures include, but are not limited to: removal from the classroom, detention, suspension, and expulsion. Discipline can also include prohibition from participating in extracurricular activities, including athletics. The discipline imposed is based upon the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and the student’s record. A violation of a District policy, regulation, procedure or student handbook may result in disciplinary action and may affect a student’s eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities whether the violation occurred while school was in session or while school was not in session.

Policies, Procedures, Regulations