Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5500 - STUDENT CONDUCT

Respect for law and for those persons in authority shall be expected of all students. This includes conformity to school rules as well as general provisions of law regarding minors. Respect for the rights of others, consideration of their privileges, and cooperative citizenship shall also be expected of all members of the school community.

Respect for real and personal property; pride in one's work; achievement within the range of one's ability; and exemplary personal standards of courtesy, decency, and honesty shall be maintained in the schools of this Corporation. It is the responsibility of students, teachers and administrators to maintain a classroom environment that:

 A.allows teachers to communicate effectively with all students in the class;

 B.allows all students in the class the opportunity to learn;

 C.has consequences that are fair, and developmentally appropriate;

 D.considers the student and the circumstances of the situation; and

 E.enforces the Student Code of Conduct/Student Discipline Code accordingly.

The Superintendent shall establish procedures to carry out Board policy and philosophy, and shall hold all school personnel, students, and parents responsible for the conduct of students in schools, on Corporation premises, and on school vehicles.

The Superintendent is authorized to establish administrative guidelines on the dangers of dangerous weapons which requires students to report knowledge of dangerous weapons and threats of violence by students and staff to the building principal. Failure to report such knowledge shall/may subject the student to immediate suspension and potential expulsion from school.

Student conduct shall be governed by the rules and provisions of the Student Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct shall be reviewed annually.

I.C. 20-33-8-1 thru 34, 20-27-10-2