The Wainscott Common School District Code of Conduct was developed by the Site-Based Management Team to express in writing the goals of the Wainscott CSD School Board, which are to provide a safe and orderly school environment where students may receive and district personnel may deliver quality educational services without disruption or interference. Responsible behavior by students, teachers and other district personnel, parents, and other visitors is essential to achieving this goal.
The District has a long-standing set of expectations for conduct on school property and at school functions. These expectations are based on the principles of civility, mutual respect, citizenship, character, tolerance, honesty and integrity. The Board recognizes the need to clearly define these expectations for acceptable conduct on school property, to identify the possible consequences of unacceptable conduct, and to ensure that discipline when necessary is administered promptly and fairly. To this end, the Board adopts this Code of Conduct (“Code).
Unless otherwise indicated, this code applies to all students, school personnel, parents and other visitors when on school property or attending a school function or school-sponsored or co-sponsored event.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
The District is committed to safeguarding the rights given to all students under state and federal law.
All district students have the responsibility to:
- Contribute to maintaining a safe and orderly school environment that is conducive to learning and to show respect to other persons and to property.
- Be familiar with and abide by all district policies, rules and regulations dealing with student conduct.
- Attend school every day unless excused by a parent or guardian, and be in class, on time, and prepared to learn.
- Work to the best of their ability in all academic and extracurricular pursuits and strive toward their highest level of achievement possible.
- React to direction given by teachers, administrators and other school personnel in a respectful, positive manner.
- Work to develop mechanisms to control their emotions.
- Ask questions when they do not understand.
- Seek help in solving problems that might lead to discipline.
- Dress appropriately for school and school functions.
- Accept responsibility for their actions.
- Conduct themselves as representatives of the district when participating in or attending school0-sponsored extracurricular events and to hold themselves to the highest standards of conduct, demeanor, and sportsmanship.
All parents and guardians are expected to:
- Recognize that the education of their child is a joint responsibility of the parents and the school community.
- Send their children to school ready to participate and learn.
- Ensure their children attend school regularly and on time ready to participate and learn.
- Ensure absences are excused.
- Insist their children be dressed and groomed in a manner consistent with the student dress code.
- Help their children understand that, in a democratic society, appropriate rules are required to maintain a safe, orderly environment.
- Know school rules and help their children understand them.
- Convey to their children a supportive attitude toward education and the district.
- Build good relationships with teachers, other parents and their children’s friends.
- Help their children deal effectively with peer pressure.
- Inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.
- Provide a place for study and ensure homework assignments are completed.
Teachers/Student Support Service Providers/Other School Personnel
All district teachers/student support service providers and other school personnel are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct.
Superintendent of Schools
The Superintendent of Schools is expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct.
Board of Trustees
All Trustees are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct.