III. Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

With every right comes a responsibility:

A. It is the student's right:

1.  To attend school in the district in which one's parent or legal guardian resides.

2.  To expect that school will be a safe, orderly and purposeful place for all students to gain an education to be treated fairly.

3.  To be respected as an individual.

4.  To express one's opinions verbally or in writing.

5.  To dress in such a way as to express one's personality.

6.  To be afforded equal and appropriate educational opportunities.

7.  To take part in all school activities on an equal basis regardless of race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, ethnic group, political affiliation, age, marital status, or disability.

8.  To have access to relevant and objective information concerning drug and alcohol abuse, as well as access to individuals or agencies capable of providing direct assistance to students with serious personal problems.

9.  To be protected from intimidation, harassment, or discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, or religious practice, sex, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, by employees or students on school property or at a school-sponsored event, function or activity.

B. It is the student's responsibility:

1.  To attend school daily, regularly and on time, perform assignments, and strive to do the highest quality work possible and be granted the opportunity to receive a good education.

2.  To be aware of all rules and expectations regulating student's behavior and conduct oneself in accordance with these guidelines.

3.  To respect one another and to treat others in the manner that one would want to be treated.

4.  To express opinions and ideas in a respectful manner so as not to offend, slander, or restrict, the rights and privileges of others.

5.  To dress appropriately in accordance with the dress code, so as not to endanger physical healthy, safety, limit participation in school activities or be unduly distracting.

6.  To be aware of available educational programs in order to use and develop one's capabilities to their maximum.

7.  To work to the best of one's ability in all academic and extracurricular activities, as well as being fair and supportive of others.

8.  To be aware of the information and services available and to seek assistance in dealing with personal problems, when appropriate.

9.  To respect one another and treat others fairly in accordance with the District Code of Conduct and the provisions of the Dignity Act.  To conduct themselves in a manner that fosters an environment that is free from intimidation, harassment, or discrimination.  To report and encourage others, to report any incidents of intimidation, harassment or discrimination.