FRANKLINVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL

STUDENT DISCIPLINE

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING STUDENT

CONDUCT FOR ALL STUDENTS K-12 IN ALL PROGRAMS

  1. Students arriving at school by bus or private car will enter the school building directly and will not leave school property without permission from a school supervisor.

  1. The parking lot area is off limits during school hours. Permission of the high school principal shall be required for any necessary errands to cars.

  1. Students cannot be excused from the school premises without the prior written consent of parents or guardians. Permission slips are to be submitted upon arrival to school.

  1. Students arriving late or having permission to leave early must sign in or out at the guidance office/high school office/elementary office.

  1. Students are expected to leave the school premises after school hours unless engaged in a supervised activity.

  1. Students not in their regularly assigned locations during the school day are required to have appropriate passes.

  1. In order to participate in an after school activity, on any particular day, a student must have attended school on a regular basis at least ½ of that day. Exceptions will be made when extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated in advance.

  1. The use of telephones during school hours will be on an emergency basis only. Students with appropriate passes may use the telephone in the main office. These calls will be limited to emergency issues that cannot wait until the end of the day.

  1. The Dress Code must be adhered to at all times. Clean, comfortable, and modest attire is expected to be worn to school. Bizarre apparel or clothing that bears profane or vulgar language is considered a distraction and will not be worn. Hats, tank tops, shorts, flip-flops are not to be worn in school. Except on the pool deck and in the locker rooms, footwear must be worn at all times.

  1. After school detention, when assigned, will take precedence over after school jobs and extra- curricular activities. Students who miss after-school detention for jobs or activities may face further detention or out-of-school suspension.

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  1. Except for hand holding, displays of affection in school are in poor taste and are not acceptable nor will they be tolerated.

  1. The use of tobacco (smoking and smokeless - chewing tobacco) by students is not permitted in any of the school buildings of the school district or on the school grounds. The use of tobacco (smoking and smokeless - chewing tobacco) is never permitted on our school buses.

  1. The possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs is never permitted on the school premises or grounds.

  1. Distractive devices are not to be brought to school.

  1. Students are discouraged from bringing electronic devices to school, however students are permitted to listen to music using headphones, on the bus, and before the 8:00 bell. Students are not permitted to use these devices during the school day. In addition, the school will not assume responsibility for lost or stolen equipment or belongings.

  1. Loitering in corridors and in rest rooms is prohibited.

  1. Food and beverages will be consumed in the cafeteria only.

  1. All student guests must report to the main office upon entering the building. Host students must seek prior approval from the Building Principal for any guests. The consent of the Building Principal must be gained at least one day prior to the day the guest will be present. An appropriate pass will be issued to the guest.

  1. Insubordination and/or abusive language directed toward or used in the presence of any staff member is not acceptable nor will it be tolerated.

  1. The possession of a knife or other weapon is forbidden.

  1. Bullying ,which is, but not limited to, pushing, shoving, hitting, and spitting, as well as name calling, picking on, making fun of, laughing at, and excluding someone, will not be tolerated.

  1. Fighting or the provoking of fights on school grounds will not be tolerated.

  1. Tampering with fire fighting equipment and/or emergency systems is forbidden.

  1. Stealing and vandalism to school or personal property will be dealt with using the

assistance of the Village Police Department and other law enforcement officials when necessary.

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  1. The presentation of obscene, profane or vulgar language or gestures, or the possession of pornographic is not acceptable nor will it be tolerated.

  1. Students are to report promptly to all assigned classes and study halls.

  1. Trash is to be disposed of properly in the building, on the grounds, and on the buses.

  1. Students are to bring with them all books and materials required for each class.

  1. Notes from parents or guardians are to be presented immediately upon return from any absence from school.

  1. Gum chewing, if permitted by the classroom teacher, should not be obvious, gum should be kept in the mouth, and disposed of properly in waste baskets.

  1. Safety considerations make it essential for passengers to give their complete cooperation to school bus drivers. Behavior which distracts the driver’s attention from the road will result in the loss of riding privileges.

  1. Good care is to be taken of all school owned materials loaned to students. A charge may be made for lost or damaged items.

  1. Personal articles of significant value should not be brought to school. The District will assume no liability for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.

In addition, Students may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from school or expulsion, when they:

  1. Engage in conduct that is disorderly. Examples of disorderly conduct include:

    • Running in hallways.

    • Making unreasonable noise.

    • Using language or gestures that are profane, lewd, vulgar or abusive.

    • Obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

    • Engaging in any willful act, which disrupts the normal operation of the school community.

    • Trespassing. Students are not permitted in any school building, other than the one they regularly attend, without permission from the administrator in charge of the building.

    • Computer/electronic communications misuse, including any unauthorized use of cellular phones, computers, software, or internet/intranet account; accessing inappropriate websites.






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    1. Engage in conduct that is insubordinate. Examples of insubordinate conduct

    nclude:

  • Failing to comply with the reasonable directions of teachers, school administrators or other school employees in charge of students or otherwise demonstrating disrespect.

  • Lateness for, missing, or leaving school without permission.

  • Skipping detention.

  1. Engage in conduct that is disruptive. Examples of disruptive conduct include:

  • Failing to comply with the reasonable directions of teachers, school administrators or other school personnel in charge of students.

  1. Engage in conduct that is violent. Examples of violent conduct include:

  • Committing an act of violence (such as hitting, kicking, punching, and scratching) upon a teacher, administrator or other school employee or attempting to do so.

  • Committing an act of violence (such as hitting, kicking, punching, and scratching) upon another student or any other person lawfully on school property or attempting to do so.

  • Possessing a weapon. Authorized law enforcement officials are the only persons permitted to have a weapon in their possession while on school property or at a school function.

  • Displaying what appears to be a weapon.

  • Threatening to use any weapon.

  • Intentionally damaging or destroying the personal property of a student, teacher, administrator, other district employee or any person lawfully on school property, including graffiti or arson.

  • Intentionally damaging or destroying school district property.

  1. Engage in any conduct that endangers the safety, morals, health or welfare of others. Examples of such conduct include:

  • Lying to school personnel.

  • Stealing the property of other students, school personnel or any other person lawfully on school property or attending a school function.

  • Defamation, which includes making false or unproven statements or representations about an individual or identifiable group of individuals that harm the reputation of the person or the identifiable group by demeaning them.

  • Bullying ,which can be pushing, shoving, hitting, and spitting, as well as name calling, picking on, making fun of, laughing at, and excluding someone, cannot be tolerated.

  • Discrimination, which includes the use of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability as a basis for treating another in a negative manner.

  • Harassment, which includes a sufficiently severe action or a persistent, pervasive pattern of actions or statements directed at an identifiable individual or group which are intended to be or which a reasonable person would perceive as ridiculing or demeaning.

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    ntimidation, which includes engaging in actions or statements that put an individual in fear of bodily harm.

     

  • Hazing, which includes any intentional or reckless act directed against another for the purpose of initiation into, affiliating with or maintaining membership in any school sponsored activity, organization, club or team.

  • Selling, using or possessing obscene material.

  • Using vulgar or abusive language, cursing or swearing.

  • Smoking a cigarette, cigar, pipe or using chewing or smokeless tobacco.

  • Possessing, consuming, selling, distributing or exchanging alcoholic beverages or illegal substances, or being under the influence of either. “Illegal substances” include, but are not limited to, inhalants, marijuana, cocaine, LSD, PCP, amphetamines, heroin, steroids, look-alike drugs, and any substances commonly referred to as “designer drugs.”

  • Inappropriately using or sharing prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

  • Gambling.

  • Indecent exposure, that is, exposure to sight of the private parts of the body in a lewd or indecent manner.

  • Initiating a report warning of fire or other catastrophe without valid cause, misuse of 911, or discharging a fire extinguisher.


  1. Engage in misconduct while on a school bus. It is crucial for students to behave

appropriately while riding on district buses to ensure their safety and that of other

passengers and to avoid distracting the bus driver. Students are required to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior. Excessive noise, pushing, shoving and fighting will not be tolerated.


  1. Engage in any form of academic misconduct. Examples of academic misconduct include:

  • Plagiarism.

  • Cheating.

  • Copying.

  • Altering records.

  • Assisting another student in any of the above actions.

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DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE FOR

FRANKLINVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL

FIRST REFERRAL

  • The teacher will immediately inform the student that his/her conduct is inappropriate.

  • The teacher will submit the nature of the infraction to the main office by the end of the school day, using the referral slips provided, specifically detail the infraction, and indicate prior interventions.

  • At the discretion of the high school principal, some form of disciplinary consequence may be assigned.

SUBSEQUENT REFERRALS ***

  • The teacher will refer the student to the high school principal by using the referral slips as provided.

  • The teacher is encouraged to make a phone call to the parent/guardian informing them of the misbehavior of their child.

  • Disciplinary consequences will be assigned to the student by the high school principal at his/her discretion.



ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES AND COMMENTS

  • Teachers/staff members will submit disciplinary reports to the main office by the end of each day, where an ongoing record of individual student offenses will be kept.

  • Due process shall be adhered to at all times during the administering of this discipline procedure.

  • The Principal shall have discretion over all disciplinary matters including taking immediate measures necessary to protect the safety of students, faculty and staff, and school property.


Complete copies of Franklinville Central School’s Code of Conduct are available by request through the main office or on the tbafcs.org website (refer to the Student Information tab).

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