• Section 5 |  Student Services


    Establishes procedures for the selection and transfer of students among District schools and enrollment or re-enrollment after attending a charter school, in accordance with state law.
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    Outlines pupil registration and transfer procedures; proof of residency requirements; procedures to provide teacher services to homebound or hospitalized students; procedure to ensure that homeless children and military children have the opportunity to attend school with as little disruption as reasonably possible; procedures for grade level retention and advancement; procedures for enrollment of foreign exchange and privately placed foreign students; and procedures for student accounting including enrollment and attendance information.
    In a spirit of cooperation with parents who choose to establish a home school education for their child, the following procedures are intended to comply with the law and facilitate the request for release of the child from compulsory education attendance requirements.
    This policy outlines grounds for suspension, expulsion or change of placement; authority to suspend or expel; due process rights; procedures for investigations; and procedures for searches of person or property.
    Establishes guidelines for each school to develop an attendance procedure to promote regular school attendance of all students and appropriate interventions when students are truant.  Accordingly, the District expects parents and students to fully comply with the State's compulsory attendance law.
    Outlines avenues afforded to students  affected by sexual harassment for filing complaints which are free from bias, collusion, intimidation, or reprisal.
    Authorizes, consistent with state law, school officials and school communities to adopt policies on school uniforms at the school level.  A school community that wishes to adopt a school uniform dress code must follow the rules set forth in this policy.
    Establishes guidelines for the use of video surveillance cameras throughout the District for the purpose of enhancing school safety and security, and to diminish the potential for personal and District loss of destruction of property.
    Establishes minimum eligibility standards, in grades 7-12, that will determine the quality of scholastic performance (academic and behavioral) by students who participate in extracurricular activities.  Schools have the authority to establish higher scholastic standards.
    9th Grade Participation in High School Sports
    Establishes eligibility and procedures for 9th grade student athletes to try out for and participate in high school level sports.
    Authorization of Student Clubs and Organization
    Provides guidance to schools regarding authorization of student curricular and non-curricular clubs as outlined in state law, while maintaining a fair opportunity to any students who wish to conduct a meeting within a limited open forum without discrimination on the basis of the religious, political, philosophical, or other content of the speech at such meeting.
    Student Transportation, Field Trips, and Extended Travel
    Outlines procedures for approval of student transportation for school-sponsored activities.
    Random Drug Testing for Students Participating in Extracurricular Activities
    Provides procedures for a random drug testing program with an educational component for students in grades 9 through 12 for student athletes, cheerleaders, and student government officers.
    Subject to the conditions of this policy school personnel may provide help with the administration of medication to students during the course of a school day.  This policy does not preclude students who are capable of properly giving themselves prescription mediation to self-administer medication during the course of a school day, subject to the terms of this policy.
    The policy clarifies for school personnel and parents/guardians the recommendations or directions that school personnel may make or give to parents/guardians about seeing health care professionals or using specific medications for their children.
    Promotes healthy schools by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning environment.
    This policy has been developed to aid in ensuring that concussed students are identified, treated, and referred appropriately, receive appropriate follow-up medical care during the school day, and are fully recovered prior to returning to activity.
    Provides standards and procedures for establishment of Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP) Plans for each elementary and junior high school in the District in an effort to provide safe access for students to and from school.
    Establish a District intervention team to provide professional assistance to a school community when any traumatic incident occurs.
    School personnel have a responsibility to report suspected abuse of a child. This policy provides clear understanding and direction to school personnel in regard to universal, effective and sensitive handling of child abuse referrals.
Last Modified on April 27, 2017