POLICY: Student Conduct and Discipline

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It is the policy of the School District to maintain a safe, orderly, civil and positive learning environment. In order to ensure that the school is free from hazing, harassment, bullying and other disruptive misconduct, a system of classroom and school management practices, supported by consistent, clear and fair disciplinary procedures, will be utilized. The goal of this policy is to create an environment where the rules for student behavior are clearly stated, understood and accepted by students and staff, and are applied in compliance with due process requirements. This policy is to be applied in conjunction with the school's overall discipline plan developed pursuant to 16 V.S.A. § 1161a.

Student Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of each student to contribute to a safe and productive learning environment in the school by demonstrating respect and consideration for fellow students and adults. This includes complying with all policies and rules of conduct of the School District and individual classrooms.

Administrative Responsibilities
The Principal, in consultation with the educational staff will develop an overall discipline plan pursuant to 16 V.S.A. §1161a. The plan will include clear guidelines for student behavior. Behavioral expectations, and the consequences of misconduct, will be stated in the student handbook and other publications distributed to students and parents/guardians.

The rules of conduct will be distributed to and discussed with all students each school year in accord with procedures stated in the school discipline plan. Students will be instructed to share the student handbook with their parents.

The Principal or his or her designee shall be responsible for carrying out discipline procedures.

Legal Reference(s): 16 V.S.A. §1161a (discipline)
16 V.S.A. §1162 (suspension and expulsion)
20 U.S.C. §§1400 et seq.(IDEA)
29 U.S.C. §794 (Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
VT State Board of Education Manual of Rules & Practices §4311, 4312, 4313
Cross Reference: Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prohibition of Firearms and Weapons
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Randolph Elementary School Warned (2/26/04) Adopted (9/2/04) Revised (2/1/07)
Randolph Union High School Warned (2/11/04) Adopted (8/11/04) Revised (2/6/07)
Randolph Technical Career Center Warned (2/26/04 ) Reviewed (9/2/04 ) Reviewed (10/26/06)