|Elk Rapids Schools|
|Bylaws & Policies|
5531 - STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
In keeping with its concern for the safety and well-being of both students and staff and for maintaining a school environment that is conducive to learning, the Board of Education has adopted policies related to student conduct in the school setting and has authorized disciplinary measures for the violation of these policies. We support a no use policy for alcohol and other drugs.
The Board seeks to maintain a balance between maintaining a proper educational environment and a compassion for students who suffer from or are victims of intemperate, immoral, or illegal behavior. Educational programs have been established to promote healthful, productive living and discipline shall be maintained to protect students and staff from actions that disrupt teaching and learning. However, the Board recognizes that students may experience difficulties that educational programs and sound discipline may not prevent, and that other forms of assistance need to be available through the school.
District student assistance programs will provide for effective intervention in areas such as substance abuse, crisis situations, and other situations which impact on students' emotional, mental, or social well-being and affect their ability to benefit from the District's educational program. Administrative guidelines are to be prepared which will ensure that:
|A.||the rights of both parents and students are protected;|
|B.||confidentiality will be adhered to except in issues related to abuse/neglect as required by law or when a student is in imminent danger of harming self or others;|
|C.||staff members are properly trained and skilled for their roles and participate in ways that comply with their certification, licensing, job description, Board policies, and the District's administrative guidelines;|
|D.||outside resource people and agencies are properly certified and/or licensed to provide services and have a history of effective assistance.|