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Code of Conduct

4.0 Code of Conduct
The principal may suspend or recommend expulsion of a student who engages in one or more of the following activities while in school buildings, on district property, when being transported in vehicles dispatched by the district or one of its schools, during a school-sponsored or district-sponsored activity or event and off school property when the conduct has a connection to school or any district curricular or non- curricular event.
Causing or attempting to cause damage to school property or stealing or attempting to steal school property.

Causing or attempting to case damage to private property or stealing or attempting to steal private property.

Commission of any act, which if committed by an adult would be robbery or assault as defined by state law.

Committing extortion, coercion or blackmail, i.e., obtaining money or other objects of value from an unwilling person or forcing an individual to act through the use of force or threat of force.

Engaging in verbal abuse, i.e., name calling, ethnic or racial slurs, or derogatory statements addressed publicly to others that precipitate disruption of the school program or incite violence.

Engaging in “hazing” activities, i.e., forcing prolonged physical activity, forcing excessive consumption of any substance, forcing pro- longed deprivation of sleep, food, or drink, or any other behavior which recklessly endangers the health or safety of an individual for purposes of initiation into any student group.

Violation of the district’s policy on bullying prevention and education.

Violation of criminal law, which has an immediate effect on the school or on the general safety or welfare of students or staff.

Violation of district policy or building regulations.

Violation of the district’s policy on weapons in schools. Expulsion shall be mandatory for using or possessing a firearm in accordance with federal law.

Violation of the district’s alcohol use/drug abuse policy.

Violation of the district’s violent and aggressive behavior policy.

Violation of the district’s tobacco-free schools policy.

Violation of the district’s policy on sexual harassment.

Violation of the district’s policy on non-discrimination.

Violation of the district’s dress code policy.

Throwing objects, unless part of a supervised school activity, that can cause bodily injury or damage property.

Directing profanity, vulgar language, or obscene gestures toward other students, school personnel, or visitors to the school.

Lying or giving false information, either verbally or in writing, to a school employee.

Scholastic dishonesty, which includes but is not limited to cheating on a test, plagiarism or unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work.

Making a false accusation of criminal activity against a district employee to law enforcement or to the district.

Behavior on or off school property, which is detrimental to the welfare or safety of other students or personnel.

Repeated interference with the school’s ability to provide educational opportunities to other students.

Continued willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of proper authority including deliberate refusal to obey a member of the school staff.