Offensive Student Conduct at End of Year

    1. Non-Graduating Students

      Any student who commits offenses during the last ten (10) days of the school year which result in recommendations for suspension and/or expulsion shall serve the suspension and/or expulsion in the next school year.

    2. Graduating Students

      1. Any senior committing a school-related serious offense (e.g. alcohol/drugs, indecent/inappropriate behavior, assault/battery of school staff, property destruction) may be excluded from year-end activities. This specifically includes, but is not limited to, participation in graduation exercises.

      2. The principal shall also be empowered, in consultation with the Superintendent or designee, to prohibit a senior from participating in graduation exercises for non-school related activities (e.g. arrests, gang-related activities), if the principal deems that the student’s participation will unnecessarily disrupt or detract from the decorum of the graduation exercises.

      3. When a senior is prohibited from participating in graduation exercises, the diploma may be mailed to the student at the end of the school year.

      4. Each school in the school district with graduating seniors shall include this regulation in their senior orientation prior to the end of the year and each senior will sign an appropriated document acknowledging receipt of these regulations. Parents will also receive a letter including information about these regulations from individual schools.

      5. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, the principal’s decision shall be subject to the final review and approval of the Superintendent.

     

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