Code of Conduct: Student Rights and Responsibilities
III. Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Student Rights
The district is committed to safeguarding the rights given to all students under state and federal law. In addition, to promote a safe, healthy, orderly and civil school environment, all district students have the right to:
- Take part in all district activities on an equal basis regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion,gender or sexual orientation, or disability.
- Present their version of the relevant events to school personnel authorized to impose a disciplinary penalty in connection with the imposition of the penalty.
- Have school rules provided to the students and their families and, when necessary, receive an explanation of those rules from school personnel.
- Have access to the school Bullying and/or Harassment policies.
- Student Responsibilities
All district students have the responsibility to:
- Contribute to maintaining a safe and orderly school environment that is conducive to learning and to show respect to other persons and to property.
- Be familiar with and abide by all district policies, rules and regulations dealing with student conduct.
- Attend school every day unless they are legally excused and be in class, on time, and prepared to learn.
- Work to the best of their ability in all academic and extracurricular pursuits and strive toward their highest level of achievement possible.
- React to direction given by teachers, administrators and other school personnel in a respectful, positive manner.
- Work to develop mechanisms to control their anger.
- Ask questions when they do not understand.
- Seek help in solving problems that might lead to disciplinary action.
- Dress appropriately for school and school functions, in a manner not hazardous to themselves or others, or disruptive of the educational process.
- Accept responsibility for their actions.
- Conduct themselves as representatives of the district when participating in or attending school-sponsored co-curricular events and to hold themselves to the highest standards of conduct, demeanor, and sportsmanship.
- Enroll in a course of study that is commensurate with his or her ability.
- Be courteous toward others.
- Student Rights