2019-2020 Code of Student Conduct - Board Approved March 26…

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE..............................................................................................................................4 JURISDICTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD..............................................................................................................5 DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT .............................................................................................................................5 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE........................................................................................................................................5 STUDENTS' RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES .....................................................................................................6 I. ATTENDANCE ..................................................................................................................................6 DISTRICT ATTENDANCE GOAL .............................................................................................................................6 II. RESPECT FOR PERSONS AND PROPERTY ........................................................................8 III. RIGHT TO LEARN ..........................................................................................................................9 IV. RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY .................................................................................................................9 V. RIGHT OF PRIVACY ....................................................................................................................10 VI. PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES ...............................10 VII. DRESS AND GROOMING ..........................................................................................................10 VIII. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES ........................................................................13 IX. DISCRIMINATION/SEXUAL HARASSMENT ..................................................................15 X. COUNSELING .................................................................................................................................15 XI. FREE SPEECH AND PUBLICATION .....................................................................................16 XII. STUDENT GOVERNMENT .......................................................................................................16 XIII. STUDENT RECORDS ...................................................................................................................17 XIV. GRADES ............................................................................................................................................21 GENERAL DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES ...........................................................................................................21 I. PRESENCE OF PUPILS, WHEN AND WHERE AUTHORIZED .................................21 II. AUTHORITY OF THE TEACHER ...........................................................................................22 III. OFFENSES ........................................................................................................................................22 IV. DEFERRED PUNISHMENT FOR OFFENSES ....................................................................23 BULLYING AND HARASSMENT – Gadsden School Board Policy #5517.01........................................................23 DUE PROCESS PROCEDURES FOR SUSPENSION/EXPULSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ......31 A. Suspension ................................................................................................................................................31 B. Expulsion ...................................................................................................................................................31 PROCEDURES FOR THE DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ..................................................32 PROCEDURES FOR THE DISCIPLINE OF K-12 STUDENTS INCLUDING PREKINDERGARTEN ................32 DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES GRADES K-12.....................................................................................................33 ZERO TOLERANCE OFFENSES..............................................................................................................................36 Offenses Prohibited .....................................................................................................................................37 WEAPONS PROHIBITED .........................................................................................................................................38 CERTAIN DRUGS PROHIBITED.............................................................................................................................39 PROCEDURES FOR STUDENT TRANSFER-FELONY CHARGES......................................................................39 SUSPENSION/EXPULSION......................................................................................................................................40 CORPORAL PUNISHMENT .....................................................................................................................................42 REASONABLE FORCE .............................................................................................................................................42 COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE / SEARCH AND SEIZURE....................................................................................42 AUTHORITY OF THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER......................................................................................................43 MISCONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES......................................................................................................................43 ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS EXPELLED/DISMISSED FROM OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS ..........................................................................44 GLOSSARY ................................................................................................................................................................46 APPENDICES .............................................................................................................................................................53 Declaration of Intent to Terminate School Enrollment ................................................................54 Compulsory Attendance Requirements ................................................................................................54 School Violence: Suggested Prevention By District Safety Committee .....................................60 BULLYING AND HARASSMENT FORMS.............................................................................................................62

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