St. Mary Parish School Board in compliance with state law will require all students in grades Pre-K-5 to address and respond to teachers, faculty and administrators using ma’am, sir, yes/no ma’am, yes/no sir, Mr., Mrs., or Miss.
Violators of the "respect statute" will have the following consequences imposed per semester/session:
- When a student receives three (3) violations, the teacher will contact the parent.
- When a student receives six (6) violations, the teacher will refer the student to administration for appropriate sanctions.
- When a student reaches nine (9) violations, the teacher will refer the student to administration, a parent conference is mandatory, and appropriate sanctions imposed.
NOTE: Students will not be suspended or expelled for violations.