Essential Partners

Essential Partners

Essential Partners

A. Parents
 
All parents are expected to: 
 
  1. Recognize that the education of their child(ren) is a joint responsibility of the parents and the school community.
  2. Send their children to school ready to participate and learn.
  3. Ensure their children attend school regularly and on time.
  4. Ensure absences are excused.
  5. Insist their children be dressed and groomed in a manner consistent with the student dress code.
  6. Help their children understand that in a democratic society appropriate rules are required to maintain a safe, orderly environment.
  7. Know school rules and help their children understand them.
  8. Convey to their children a supportive attitude toward education and the district.
  9. Build good relationships with teachers.
  10. Help their children deal effectively with peer pressure.
  11. Inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.
  12. Provide a place for study and ensure homework assignments are completed.
B. Teachers
 
All district teachers are expected to: 
  1. Maintain a climate of mutual respect and dignity, which will strengthen students’ self-concept and promote confidence to learn.
  2. Be prepared to teach.
  3. Demonstrate interest in teaching and concern for student achievement.
  4.  Know school policies and rules, and enforce them in a fair and consistent manner.
  5. Communicate to students and parents:
    • Course objectives and requirements
    • Marking/grading procedures
    • Assignment deadlines
    • Expectations for students
    • Classroom discipline plan.
  6. Communicate regularly with students, parents and other teachers concerning growth and achievement.
  7. Teachers will work to resolve individual student problems in the classroom and school environment and keep documentation of persistent infractions.
  8. Teachers will show respect for students and other members of the school community.
C. Guidance Counselors
  1. Assist students in coping with peer pressure and emerging personal, social and emotional problems.
  2. Initiate teacher/student/counselor conferences and parent/teacher/student/counselor conferences, as necessary, as a way to resolve problems.
  3. Regularly review with students their educational progress and career plans.
  4. Provide information to assist students with career planning.
  5. Encourage students to benefit from the curriculum and extracurricular programs.
D. Principals 
 
  1. Promote a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment, supporting active teaching and learning.
  2. Ensure that students and staff have the opportunity to communicate regularly with the principal and approach the principal for redress of grievances.
  3. Evaluate on a regular basis all instructional programs.
  4. Support the development of and student participation in appropriate extracurricular aciivities.
  5. Be responsible for enforcing the code of conduct and ensuring that all cases are resolved promptly and fairly.
 
E. Superintendent
  1. Promote a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment, supporting active teaching and learning.
  2. Review with district administrators the policies of the board of education and state and federal laws relating to school operations and management.
  3.  Inform the board about educational trends relating to student discipline.
  4. Work to create instructional programs that minimize problems of misconduct and are sensitive to student and teacher needs.
  5. Work with district administrators in enforcing the code of conduct and ensuring that all cases are resolved promptly and fairly.
 
F. Board of Education
 
  1. Collaborate with student, teacher, administrator, and parent organizations, school safety personnel and other school personnel to adopt a code of conduct that clearly defines expectations for the conduct of students, district personnel and visitors on school property and at school functions.
  2. Adopt and review at least annually the district’s code of conduct to evaluate the code’s effectiveness and the fairness and consistency of its implementation.
  3. Lead by example by conducting board meetings in a professional, respectful, courteous manner. 
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