Discipline and Code of Conduct

See Policy 506 

The policy provides examples of areas of unacceptable behavior subject to disciplinary action, as well as outlines the disciplinary actions that may be taken. 

All students have a right to learn and develop in a setting which promotes respect of self, others, and property. Proper positive discipline can only result from an environment which provides options and stresses student self-direction, decision-making, and responsibility. The board further recognizes that nurturing the maturity of each student is of primary importance and is closely linked with the balance that must be maintained between authority and self-discipline as the individual progresses from a child’s dependence on authority to the more mature behavior of self-control. Schools can function effectively only with internal discipline based on mutual understanding of rights and responsibilities.

It is the board’s intent to ensure that students are aware of and comply with the district’s expectations for student conduct. Such compliance will enhance the district’s ability to maintain discipline and ensure that there is no interference with the educational process.

Proper student conduct is necessary to facilitate the education process and to create an atmosphere conducive to high student achievement.

The district believes that a fair and equitable district-wide school discipline policy will contribute to the quality of a student’s educational learning experience.

Although this policy emphasizes the development of self-discipline, it is recognized that there are instances when it will be necessary to administer disciplinary measures. The district will take appropriate disciplinary action when students engage in misbehavior, as defined in this policy and administrative procedures.

The board recognizes that no policy will cover all situations. Therefore, the building administrator(s) or designee will make a determination of the violation and/or consequence/disciplinary action when student actions are not specifically addressed. All actions by an administrator/designee will be made on a case-by-case basis.