Policy JIC: Student Conduct

The elementary, middle, and high school administrators together will develop and implement, with the cooperation of teachers and students, a code of conduct that will be distributed to all students and parents/guardians. To provide continuity and consistency of expectations to the students, the code of conduct shall be as consistent as possible across the schools and the three school districts. The high school code of conduct and the middle school code of conduct will be reviewed and approved each year by the Regional School Committee.

Furthermore, the School Committee directs the Superintendent to develop guidelines and procedures in the areas of Prevention and Planning, Response, Intervention, Student Support, and Monitoring to uphold the standards of positive conduct. The Amherst Public Schools, Pelham Elementary School, and Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools aspire to the following standards of positive conduct:

  • We aspire to high standards of physical, emotional, property, and safety. (1-16)

  • We aspire to high standards of multicultural schools. (17)

  • We aspire to high standards of personal respect and responsibility. (18)

  • We aspire to high standards of academic integrity. (19)

  • We aspire to high standards of school and class attendance. (20)

  • We aspire to high standards of compliance with authority. (21)

  • We aspire to high standards for safe schools. (22)

  • We aspire to high standards for a positive school climate. (23)

  • We aspire to high standards of responsible computer use and an authorized use policy (AUP). (24)

  • We aspire to high standards of vehicle use. (25)

(The numbers in the parentheses above match the Department of Education ID numbers 1-16 for reporting data to the state and correspond to the behavior and discipline classifications 1-25 in the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School handbook .)

LEGAL REF:

MGL 71:37H

Region Voted to Approve: 8/29/06
Amherst Voted to Approve: 9/19/06
Pelham Voted to Approve: 9/07/06
Effective Date: 9/19/06
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