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JIC, Student Conduct

JIC, Student Conduct

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It is the intention of the Board of Education that district schools help students achieve maximum development of individual knowledge, skills and competence and that students become responsible, contributing members of society. Every student in a public school in this district has the right to learn in an environment that is safe, conducive to the learning process, and free from unnecessary disruption.

In accordance with law, the Board has adopted a written student conduct and discipline code based upon the principle that every student is expected to follow accepted rules of conduct and to show respect for and to obey persons in authority. The code l emphasizes that certain behavior, especially behavior that disrupts the classroom, is unacceptable and may result in disciplinary action. At each site, the code shall be enforced uniformly, fairly and consistently for all students.

All Board policies and regulations containing the letters "JIC" in the file name shall constitute the conduct section of the legally required code.

The Board shall consult with parents/guardians, students, teachers, administrators, and other community members in the development of the conduct and discipline code.

The district shall arrange to have the conduct and discipline code provided to each student upon enrollment in elementary, middle, and high school. The district shall take reasonable measures to ensure each student is familiar with the code. Copies shall be posted, kept online, or kept on file in each school of the district. In addition, any significant change in the code shall be provided to students and posted in each school.

In all instances, students shall be expected to conduct themselves in keeping with their level of maturity, acting with due regard for the supervisory authority vested by the Board in all district employees, the educational purpose underlying all school activities, the widely shared use of district property, and the rights and welfare of other students. All employees of the district shall be expected to share the responsibility for supervising the behavior of students and for seeing that they abide by the conduct and discipline code.

Adopted prior to 1985
Revised February 18, 1986
Revised to conform with practice: date of manual adoption
Revised: January 4, 1989
Revised October 6, 1999
Revised May 21, 2001
Revised June 15, 2011
Revised November 14, 2012
Revised September 18, 2013

Legal References

C.R.S. 22-11-302 (1)(f) (district accountability committee shall provide input to the board regarding the creation and enforcement of the conduct and discipline code)
C.R.S. 22-32-109.1(2) (policy required as part of safe schools plan)
C.R.S. 22-32-109.1(2)(a) (school district shall take reasonable measures to familiarize students with conduct and discipline code)
C.R.S. 22-33-106 (1) (a-g) (grounds for suspension, expulsion, and denial of admission)

Cross References

GBGB, Staff Protection
JIC, Code of Conduct, and sub codes
JK, Student Discipline, and sub codes