The board acknowledges that conduct and behavior is closely associated to learning. An effective instructional program requires a wholesome and orderly school environment. The board requires that each student adhere to the rules of conduct and submit to corrective action taken as a result of conduct violations. The rules of conduct are applicable during the school day as well as during any school activity conducted on or off campus. Special rules are also applicable while riding on a school bus.
Students are expected to:
A. Conform to reasonable standards of acceptable behavior;
B. Respect the rights, person and property of others;
C. Preserve the degree of order necessary for a positive climate for learning; and
D. Submit to the authority of staff and respond accordingly.
The superintendent shall develop written rules of conduct that will carry out the intent of the board.
Board Policy 6605 Student Safety Walking to School and Riding Buses
RCW 4.24.190 Action against parent for willful injury to property by minor – Monetary limitation – Common law liability preserved
RCW 9A.16.020 Use of force – when lawful
RCW 9.41 Firearms and dangerous weapons
RCW 9.91.160 Personal protection spray devices
RCW 28A.210.310 Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property
RCW 28A.600.020 Exclusion of student from classroom – Written disciplinary procedures – Long-term suspension or expulsion
RCW 28A.600.040 Pupils to comply with rules and regulations
RCW 28A.400.110 Principal to assure appropriate student discipline
RCW 28A.635.060 Defacing or injuring school property – Liability of pupil, parent or guardian
WAC 392-400-205 Definitions
WAC 392-400-225 School district rules defining misconduct – Distribution of rules
20 U.S.C. 3171 et. seq. Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
Adoption Date: 5.01
Methow Valley School District WSSDA: 12.06