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Handbook: School Compact

Student Conduct
It is the belief of the Colbert County School System that a uniform code of conduct for students is important to the pursuit of academic excellence in order that the students may have meaningful learning experiences. This can only be accomplished in schools where the environment is free from distraction caused by disruptive behavior.
Creating such an environment requires the cooperation of the parents, students, Board of Education, and all employees of the school system. It is important that each person connected with the school understands the importance of a consistent set of behavior standards in order that a positive environment can be established and maintained.
As students progress in our school system, it is reasonable to assume that an increase in age and maturity will result in the students assuming greater responsibility for their actions. It is recognized that differences in age and maturity require different types of disciplinary action; however, the procedures identified shall apply to all students in Grades K-12.
For effective instruction to occur, there must be a cooperative relationship among student, parent, and educator. This relationship may be described as follows:


PARENTS SHOULD

  • maintain regular communication with the school authorities concerning their children's progress and conduct.
  • insure that their children are in daily attendance and promptly report and explain an absence or tardiness to school.
  • provide their children with the resources needed to complete class work.
  • bring to the attention of school authorities any problem or condition which affects their children or other children of the school.
  • discuss report cards and work assignments with their children.
  • maintain up-to-date work and emergency telephone numbers at the school, including doctor, hospital preferences, and emergency health care form.
  • attend scheduled parent/teacher conferences.


SCHOOL-PARENT-STUDENT COMPACT COMMITMENT
2 6 Student Conduct


STUDENTS SHOULD

  • attend all classes daily and be punctual in attendance.
  • be prepared to come to class with appropriate working materials.
  • be respectful of all individuals and property.
  • refrain from profane or inflammatory statements.
  • conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner.
  • be clean, neat, and appropriately dressed.
  • be responsible for their own work.
  • abide by the rules and regulations of the school and each classroom teacher.
  • seek changes in an orderly and recognized manner.


SCHOOLS SHOULD

  • encourage the use of good guidance procedures.
  • maintain an atmosphere conducive to good behavior.
  • exhibit an attitude of respect for students.
  • plan a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of students.
  • promote effective training or discipline based upon fair and impartial treatment of all students.
  • develop a good working relationship among staff and with students.
  • encourage the school staff, parents, and students to use the services of community agencies.
  • promote regular parental communication with the school.
  • encourage parent participation in affairs of the school.
  • seek to involve students in the development of policy.
  • endeavor to involve the entire community in the improvement of the quality of life within the community.
  • notify parents, if possible, when students are absent.
  • bring to the attention of parents any problem or condition which exists with their children.

The following plan has been developed to involve parents in the design and implementation of the Parent/Family Involvement Program in Colbert County Schools. The plan is developed, revised, evaluated, and approved annually as a collaborative effort among all stakeholders: faculty, parents, community and Federal Programs Advisory Committee. The Parental Involvement Plan is approved and adopted by the board and made available to all stakeholders.

  • Each school will conduct an annual parental involvement meeting. The meeting will be scheduled at a time convenient for parents and will provide information about the Title I Program and the importance of parents’ participation in the school’s educational process.