4001 STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The rights and limits of students respecting freedom of speech, press, and assembly shall be in accord with the First Amendment of the United States Constitution as amended by case law for students in grades K-12.
In each high school there shall be established an elective and truly representative student directed government with offices open to all students. All students shall be allowed to vote. This government shall be elected annually on the basis prescribed by the constitution of each individual school.
Students shall have the right to counsel and due process procedures in the matters of suspension, transfer, and expulsion.
Students shall have the right to participate in decisions affecting the curriculum through student representatives duly designated by the student government.
Students shall have the right to participate in the establishment of regulations regarding discipline through student representatives duly designated by the student government.
Academic performance shall be defined by the teacher at the beginning of the class.
Students shall not be subjected to unreasonable or excessive punishment.
In light of the creation of these orderly procedures for dealing with student concerns, no student shall disrupt the education process within a school.
Every member of the school community, including students, parents, the school staff, has the responsibility to promote regular attendance at school, orderly conduct and behavior, freedom from fear of insult or injury, and maximum opportunities for learning on the part of each student.

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