Students are required to conduct themselves at all times and places in a manner that will not be contrary to the best interests of the school. Conduct of the students in any manner, which materially disrupts class work or involves substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others, is a basis for suspension or expulsion.

When the conduct of a student requires such action for the general welfare of the school system, immediate suspension, without notice, may be made by the principal or other person in charge of the school.  In appropriate circumstances, notice prior to suspension or the initiation of expulsion procedures will be given.

Student discipline offenses are grouped into two categories.

Major offense examples  leading to suspension include the following:

  •   Theft
  •   Use of obscene or profane language or gestures to a teacher
  •   Deliberate refusal to obey a teacher when ordered to leave an area or to report to the office
  •   An illegal walk-out from a classroom or building
  •   Physically abusing a student or member of the school staff
  •   Blackmailing or intimidating other children or teachers
  •   Possession in the school of any kind of weapon such as a pistol, knife, blackjack, fireworks, etc
  •   Distribution of materials unauthorized by the principal
  •   Possession , selling, and consumption of drugs, or alcoholic beverages
  •   The willful destruction of school property
  •   Deliberate failure to attend classes after riding authorized transportation or being present on school grounds
  •   Leaving school grounds without authority of principal or administrator
  •   Profane language in print, inflammatory language, graphic displays which are obscene , printed language to create school disruption.

Minor offense examples include the following:

  •   Talking in class without permission
  •   Aggravating another student in class
  •   Failure to adhere to general school rules
  •   Any other minor offense, which violates classroom policy and disrupts the learning process.