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Evergreen Middle School team wins big at National History Day event

For months, a team of eighth graders from Evergreen Middle School conducted extensive research on the Tuskegee Airmen. Their hard work paid off last week when their 10-minute documentary, “The Tuskegee Airmen: Courage Knows No Color,” was named National Champion in the Junior Group Documentary category of the National History Day competition.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

File: JF-R

Rights, Responsibilities, and Authority of Certificated Staff
Certificated staff shall share responsibility for supervising the behavior of students and for maintaining the standards of conduct which have been established.

Certificated staff shall have the right to:

    1. Expect students to comply with school rules.
    2. Develop and/or review building rules relating to student conduct and control at least once each year. Building rules shall be consistent with district rules relating to student conduct and control.
    3. Exclude a student from class for all or any portion of the period or for the balance of the school day and up to the following two days, or until the teacher has conferred with the principal, whichever occurs first. Except in emergency circumstances, the teacher shall have attempted one or more corrective actions prior to excluding a student. In no case shall an excluded student be returned for the balance of a period without the consent of the teacher.
    4. Receive any complaint or grievance regarding corrective action or punishment of students. They shall be given the opportunity to present their version of the incident and to meet with the complaining party in the event that a conference is arranged.

Certificated staff shall have the responsibility to:

    1. (Principals shall) Distribute to students, parents, and staff a publication defining the rights, responsibilities and corrective action or punishment relating to student behavior.
    2. Observe the rights of students.
    3. Enforce the rules of student conduct fairly, consistently, and without discrimination. Any infractions shall be reported orally and in writing to the principal as soon as possible regardless of any corrective actions taken by the teacher.
    4. Maintain good order in the classroom, in the hallways, and on the playgrounds or other common areas of the school, or while riding on school buses (field trip).
    5. Maintain accurate attendance records and report all cases of truancy.
    6. Set an appropriate example of personal conduct and avoid statements which may be demeaning or personally offensive to any student or group of students.
    7. (Principals shall) Notify parents when students are suspended or expelled.
    8. Meet with a parent(s) within five (5) school days upon request to hear a complaint regarding the use of classroom materials and/or teaching strategies that are being employed in the classroom.

Certificated staff shall have the authority to:

    1. Use such reasonable action as is necessary to protect himself/herself, a student, or others from physical abuse or injury.
    2. Remove a student from a class session for sufficient cause.
    3. Detain a student after school with due consideration for bus transportation.
    4. Principals shall impose suspension or expulsion when appropriate.

Approved:
11/04/91

Revised:
09/30/10

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

District and school administrators working together

Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)