3240 Student Conduct

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.

Cross References:

Board Policy 6605                  Student Safety Walking to School and Riding Buses

Legal References:

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