Good citizenship in schools is based on respect and consideration for the rights of others.
Students will be expected to conduct themselves in a way that the rights and privileges of others are not violated. They will be required to respect constituted authority, to conform to school rules and to those provisions of law that apply to their conduct.
Any of the following actions maysubject a student to to disciplinary actions that may include suspension or expulsion.
- Found on school premises or at school-sponsored or school-related events, including athletic games, in possession of a dangerous weapon or a controlled substance.
- Assaults a principal, assistant principal, teacher, teacher’s aide or other educational staff member on school premises or at school-sponsored or school-related events including athletic games.
- Intentionally causing or attempting to cause damage to school property; or stealing or attempting to steal school property.
- Intentionally causing or attempting to cause damage to private property; or stealing or attempting to steal private property.
- Intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical injury to another person except in self-defense.
- Using or copying the academic work of another and presenting it as his/her own without proper attribution.
- Repeatedly and intentionally defying the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, or administrators.
Administrators will follow the terms of MGL 71:37h and other applicable laws and regulations.
[Revised: May 2003]
[Revised: November 2006]
[Reviewed: February 2014]