Board Policies


Adoption Date: Apr 28, 2004
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 has adopted policies related to student conduct in the school setting and has authorized disciplinary measures for the violation of these policies.

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 education programs and sound discipline do not prevent, and that other forms of assistance need to be available through the school.

The Superintendent is authorized to establish one (1) or more assistance programs for students which provide for effective intervention in areas such as substance abuse, crisis situations, and other situations which may impact the emotional, mental, and/or social well-being of the students and affect their ability to benefit from the educational program.

Administrative guidelines are to be prepared which ensure that:

A. the rights of both parents and students are protected;

B. a building steering committee is established which is chaired by a building administrator which includes staff members from various subject areas, counselors, and/or other clinical resource people.  Parents and other members of the community may be included;

C. outside resource people and agencies are properly licensed to provide services and have a history of effective assistance;

D. assistance activities, whether provided by the Corporation or by an outside resource, are properly supervised by Corporation personnel.

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