Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

A. Student Rights

  1. Students have the right to education, the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and the right to be free of endangerment, harassment, intimidation, fear and discrimination.
  2. Students have the right to express their opinions and beliefs as long as they do not interfere with school activities or the rights of others.
  3. Students have the right to participate in any organization, according to the established criteria, and take part in all district activities on an equal basis regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, weight, ethnic group, religious practices, sexual orientation, or disability.
  4. Students have the right of due process.
  5.  Students have the right to reasonable cause before a search is conducted or personal property seized.
  6. Students have the right to confidentiality of records and student’s information according to school policy and the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.
  7. Students have the right to be free of physical force imposed for the purpose of punishment.
  8. Students have the right to an appropriate educational program and access to all of the schools support services based on individual needs.
  9. Students have the right to an intimidation and harassment free environment while at school or a school sponsored function.

B. Student Responsibilities

All elementary students have the responsibility to:

  1. Be familiar with and abide by all district policies, rules and regulations dealing with student conduct.
  2. Attend school every day unless they are legally excused and be in class, on time, and prepared.
  3. React to direction given by teachers, administrators and other school personnel in a respectful, positive manner.
  4. Work to develop mechanisms to control their behavior.
  5. Support the maintenance of a safe environment by demonstrating a sensitivity to the rights of others and by protecting and respecting school property.
  6. Use accurate information and appropriate language in written and verbal communications.
  7. Conduct themselves as representatives of the district when participating or attending school sponsored extra-curricular events and to hold themselves to the highest standards of conduct, demeanor, and sportsmanship.
  8. Accept responsibility for their actions.