235.  STUDENT RIGHTS/SURVEYS - Pg.

235.  STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.        Purpose

This policy sets forth guidelines by which student rights and responsibilities are determined, consistent with law and regulations.

3.        Authority

        SC 510

        Title 22

        Sec. 4.4, 12.1,

                  12.3, 12.4,

                  12.9

        

The Board has the authority and responsibility to establish reasonable rules and regulations for the conduct and deportment of District students. At the same time, no student shall be deprived of equal treatment and equal access to the educational program, due process, a presumption of innocence, and free expression and association, in accordance with Board policy and school rules.

4.        Guidelines

        Title 22

        Sec. 12.2, 12.3

      Pol. 130, 204,

              218, 220

      Title 22

      Sec. 12.2

      Pol. 218

      Pol. 221

      Pol. 224

      Pol. 204

      Pol. 220

      Pol. 220

      Pol. 218, 233

Attendant upon the rights established for each student are certain responsibilities, which include regular attendance; conscientious effort in classroom work and homework; conformance to Board policies and school rules and regulations; respect for the rights of teachers, students, administrators and all others who are involved in the educational process; and expression of ideas and opinions in a respectful manner.

It shall be the responsibility of the student to:

  1.  Be aware of all policies, rules and regulations for student behavior and

    conduct him/herself accordingly.  Each student shall assume that, until a

    rule is waived, altered or repealed in writing, it is in effect.

  1. Volunteer information in matters relating to the health, safety and welfare

   of the school community and the protection of school property.

  1. Dress and groom to meet standards of safety and health, and not to cause

   substantial disruption to the educational processes.

  1. Assist the school staff in operating a safe school.

  1. Comply with federal, state and local laws.

  1. Exercise proper care when using district facilities, school supplies and

   equipment.

  1. Attend school daily and be on time to all classes and other school functions.

  1. Make up work when absent from school.

  1.  Pursue and attempt to satisfactorily.

  1. Report accurately in student media.

  1. Not use obscene language in student media or on school property.

Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, consistent with the Code of Student Conduct and Board policy.

        Title 22

        Sec. 12.3

        Pol. 218

A listing of students’ rights and responsibilities shall be included in the Code of Student Conduct, which shall be distributed annually to students and parents/guardians.

4.  Delegation of

     Responsibility

The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations consistent with law and Board policy to ensure that student rights under specific conditions are properly recognized and maintained.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 510

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 4.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4,         12.9

Board Policy – 000, 120, 204, 218, 218.1, 218.2, 220, 221, 224, 233, 249, 705

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