It is the intention of the Board of Education that the district’s schools help students achieve maximum development of individual knowledge, skills and competence and that they learn behavior patterns which will enable them to be responsible, contributing members of society.
The Board in accordance with applicable law, has adopted a written student conduct and discipline code based upon the principle that every student is expected to follow accepted rules of conduct and to show respect for and to obey persons in authority. The code emphasizes that certain behavior, especially behavior that disrupts the classroom, is unacceptable and may result in disciplinary action. The code shall be enforced uniformly, fairly and consistently for all students.
All Board-adopted policies and Board-approved regulations containing the letters “JIC” in the file name shall constitute the conduct section of the legally-required code.
The Board shall consult with parents/guardians, students, teachers, administrators and other community members in the development and review of the conduct and discipline code.
The conduct and discipline code shall be provided to each student upon enrollment in elementary, middle and high school. The district shall take reasonable measures to ensure each student is familiar with the code. Copies shall be posted or kept on file in each school of the district. In addition, any significant change in the code shall be provided to students and posted in each school.
In all instances, students shall be expected to conduct themselves in keeping with their level of maturity, acting with due regard for the supervisory authority vested by the Board in all district employees, the educational purpose underlying all school activities, the widely shared use of district property, and the rights and welfare of other students and staff. All employees of the district shall be expected to share the responsibility for supervising the behavior of students and for seeing that they abide by the conduct and discipline code.
Adopted: June 11, 1985
Revised: December 14, 1993
Revised: August 9, 2005
Revised: September 23, 2014
LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 22-11-302 (1)(f) (district accountability committee shall provide input to the board regarding the creation and enforcement of the conduct and discipline code)
C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (2) (policy required as part of safe schools plan)
C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (2)(a) (school district shall take reasonable measures to ensure students are familiar with the conduct and discipline code)
C.R.S. 22-33-106 (1)(a-g) (grounds for suspension, expulsion and denial of admission)
CROSS REFS.: GBGB, Staff Personal Security and Safety
JIC subcodes (all pertain to student conduct)
JK, Student Discipline, and subcodes
Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado