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3240 - Student Conduct, Expectations and Reasonable Sanctions



The board acknowledges that conduct and behavior is closely associated with learning. An effective instructional program requires a wholesome and orderly school environment. The board requires that each student adhere to the rules of conduct and submit to corrective action taken as a result of conduct violations. The rules of conduct are applicable during the school day as well as during any school activity conducted on or off campus. Special rules are also applicable while riding on a school bus.

Students are expected to:

    1. Respect the rights, person and property of others;
    2. Pursue the required course of study;
    3. Preserve the degree of order necessary for a positive climate for learning; and
    4. Comply with district rules and regulations;
    5. Submit to the authority of staff and reasonable discipline imposed by school employees and respond accordingly.

The Board also recognizes that schools must take reasonable steps so that students who fail to adhere to the district’s rules and regulations and who receive discipline for such misconduct remain engaged or are effectively reengaged in their educational program.

The superintendent will develop written rules of conduct which will carry out the intent of the board and establish procedures necessary to implement this policy. 

Cross References: 
3241 Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action
6605 Student Safety Walking, Biking and Riding Buses
Legal References: 
28A.210.310 Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property
28A.320.128 Notice and disclosure policies – Threats of Notice and disclosure policies – Threats of violence—Student conduct – Immunity for good faith notice -- Penalty
28A.400.110 Principal to assure appropriate student discipline — Building discipline standards — Classes to improve classroom management skills
28A.600.015 Rules incorporating due process guarantees of pupils with regard to expulsions and suspensions
28A.600.020 Exclusion of student from classroom – Written disciplinary procedures – Long-term suspension or expulsion
28A.600.022 Suspended or expelled students – Reengagement plan.
28A.600.040 Pupils to comply with rules and regulations
28A.635.060 Defacing or injuring school property — Liability of pupil, parent, or guardian - Withholding grades, diploma, or transcripts — Suspension and restitution — Voluntary work program as alternative — Rights protected
28A.635.090 Interference by force or violence -- Penalty
28A.635.100 Intimidating any administrator, teacher, classified employee, or student by threat of force or violence unlawful—Penalty
4.24.190 Action against parent for willful injury to property by minor — Monetary limitation — Common law liability preserved
9.41 Firearms and dangerous weapons
9.91.160 Personal protection spray devices
9A.16.020 Use of force — When lawful
20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
392-400-205 Definitions
392-400-210 Student responsibilities and duties
392-400-215 Student rights
392-400-225 School district rules defining misconduct — Distribution of rules
392-400-226 School district rules defining harassment, intimidation and bullying prevention policies and procedures – Distribution of rules
392-400-227 School district rules defining students’ religious rights
392-400-233 Unexcused absences and tardiness
Management Resources:
  2016 – July Issue
  2014 - August Issue
  2013 - September Issue

Adopted: October 18, 2016

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