Student Discipline Policy
It is the responsibility of the school district to make reasonable policies and rules governing student behavior and conduct while in the school environment. The school board holds all school personnel responsible for maintenance of order within the school district and supports all personnel acting within the framework of this discipline policy.
These policies and rules apply at any time a student is present on a school location, at a school-sponsored activity and while on school buses. Students are expected to behave in accordance with federal, state and local laws and rules, and in a way that respects the rights and safety of others.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Superintendent - The superintendent shall establish guidelines and directives to carry out this policy; hold all school personnel performing their duties within the framework of this policy. The superintendent shall also establish guidelines and directives for using the services of appropriate agencies for assisting students and parents/guardians.
Principal - The school principal is given the responsibility and authority to formulate building rules and regulations necessary to enforce this policy, subject to final school board approval. The principal shall give direction and support to all school personnel performing their duties within the framework of this policy. The principal shall consult with parents/guardians of students conducting themselves in a manner contrary to the policy. The principal shall also involve other staff in the disposition of behavior referrals and shall make use of those agencies appropriate for assisting students and parents/guardians.
Teachers - All teachers shall be responsible for providing a well-planned teaching/learning environment and shall have primary responsibility for student conduct, with appropriate assistance from the administration. All teachers shall enforce the discipline policy.
Other school district personnel - All school district personnel shall be responsible for contributing to the atmosphere of mutual respect within the school. Their responsibilities relating to student behavior shall be as authorized and directed by the superintendent or designee.
Parents or legal guardians - Parents and guardians shall be held responsible for the behavior of their children as determined by law and community practice. They are expected to cooperate with school authorities and to participate regarding the behavior of their children.
Students - All students shall be held individually responsible for their behavior and for knowing and obeying this policy and any applicable building rules and regulations.