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STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Policy Number: 
Board File: JK

Effective student discipline is a prerequisite for sound educational practice and productive learning. The objectives of disciplining any student must be to instill self- discipline and socially acceptable behavior. All policies and procedures for handling discipline problems shall be designed and interpreted to achieve these broad objectives.

In  order  to  ensure  maximum  educational  benefits  for  all  students, each student is expected to conform to all District and school policies and regulations, show respect for and obey those in authority, and otherwise conduct himself or herself at all times in a manner fitting his or her ability, age, and grade. Provisions for disciplining students are to allow other students to learn in an atmosphere which is safe, conducive to the learning process, and free from unnecessary disruptions.

This policy, all of its subcodes, and any corresponding regulations approved by the Board shall constitute the student discipline code for the District. This policy, its subcodes, and any corresponding District regulations, as well as any individual school rules governing student discipline, shall be distributed to each student and his or her parents, guardian, or legal custodian at the beginning of each school year, and to each new student and his or her parents, guardian, or legal custodian upon enrollment, and shall be posted in a conspicuous place within each school building throughout the year.
 

Adopted:  October 5, 1993
Revised:  August 20, 1996
Revised:  May 16, 2000
Revised: October 15, 2002
Revised: June 21, 2005
 

LEGAL REFS.:
20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
29 U.S.C. 794 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) C.R.S. 22-32-109.1(2)(a)
 

CROSS REFS.:
JI/JIA, Student Rights and Responsibilities/Due Process Rights
JIC/JICDA and subcodes (all relate to Student Conduct)
JKD/JKE, Student Suspension, Expulsion, and Classroom Removal