500 Series–Students

  • 501–School Weapons Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to assure a safe school environment for students, staff and the public.

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  • 502–Search of Student Lockers Desks Personal Possessions and Student_s Person

    The purpose of this policy is to provide for a safe and healthful educational environment by enforcing the school district’s policies against contraband.

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  • 503–Student Attendance

    A. The school board believes that regular school attendance is directly related to success in academic work, benefits students socially, provides opportunities for important communications between teachers and students, and establishes regular habits of dependability important to the future of the student. The purpose of this policy is to encourage regular school attendance. It is intended to be positive and not punitive.

    B. This policy also recognizes that class attendance is a joint responsibility to be shared by the student, parent or guardian, teacher, and administrators.

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  • 505–Distribution of Nonschool Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees

    The purpose of this policy is to protect the exercise of students’ and employees’ free speech rights, taking into consideration the educational objectives and responsibilities of the school district.

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  • 506AP– Administrative Procedures

    The purpose of this policy is to provide examples of unacceptable student behavior.

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  • 506–Student Discipline

    The School Board recognizes that in order for the District to achieve its mission, a safe and healthy learning environment is essential. Students, therefore, must conduct themselves in a manner that maintains a climate in which learning can take place. It is the School Board’s position that when it becomes necessary to implement disciplinary measures, those measures should be implemented in a manner that is fair and equitable and that provides a learning opportunity for students that form a basis for future self-discipline and student achievement.

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  • 509–Enrollment of NonResident Students

    The school district desires to participate in the Enrollment Options Program established by Minn. Stat. § 124D.03. It is the purpose of this policy to set forth the application and exclusion procedures used by the school district in making said determination.

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  • 511–Student Fundraising

    The purpose of this policy is to address student fundraising efforts.

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  • 512–School Sponsored Student Publications and Activities

    The purpose of this policy is to protect students’ rights to free speech in production of official school publications and activities while at the same time balancing the school district’s role in supervising student publications and the operation of public schools.

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  • 514–Bullying Prohibition

    A safe and civil environment is needed for students to learn and attain high academic standards and to promote healthy human relationships. Bullying, like other violent or disruptive behavior, is conduct that interferes with students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to educate students in a safe environment. The school district cannot monitor the activities of students at all times and eliminate all incidents of bullying between students, particularly when students are not under the direct supervision of school personnel. However, to the extent such conduct affects the educational environment of the school district and the rights and welfare of its students and is within the control of the school district in its normal operations, it is the school district’s intent to prevent bullying and to take action to investigate, respond to, and to remediate, and discipline for those acts of bullying which have not been successfully prevented. The purpose of this policy is to assist the school district in its goal of preventing and responding to acts of bullying, intimidation, violence, reprisal, retaliation, and other similar disruptive and detrimental behavior.

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  • 515–Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records

    The school district recognizes its responsibility in regard to the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of pupil records and the protection of the privacy rights of students as provided in federal law and state statutes.

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  • 516–Student Medication

    The purpose of this policy is to set forth the provisions that must be followed when administering nonemergency prescription medication to students at schools.

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  • 518–DNR-DNI Orders

    The school district recognizes that it is serving students with complex health needs. The school district also recognizes that school district staff may be confronted with requests to withhold emergency care of a student in the event of a life-threatening situation at school or school activities or be presented with Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate (DNR-DNI) orders. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to school district staff and parents or guardians in these situations.

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  • 519–Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies

    There are occasions in which persons other than school district officials and employees find it necessary to speak with a student during the school day. Student safety and disruption of the educational program is of concern to the school district. The purpose of this policy is to establish the procedures for access to students by authorized individuals during the school day.

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  • 520–Student Surveys

    Occasionally the school district utilizes surveys to obtain student opinions and information about students. The purpose of this policy is to establish the parameters of information that may be sought in student surveys.

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  • 521–Student Disability Nondiscrimination

    The purpose of this policy is to protect disabled students from discrimination on the basis of disability and to identify and evaluate learners who, within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), need special services, accommodations, or programs in order that such learners may receive a free appropriate public education.

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  • 522–Student Sex Nondiscrimination

    Students are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. The purpose of this policy is to provide equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.

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  • 524–Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to set forth policies and guidelines for access to the school district computer system and acceptable and safe use of the Internet, including electronic communications

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  • 525AP

    The purpose of this policy is to identify measures that the school district will take in an attempt to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from violent and disruptive behavior.

    The school district is committed to promoting healthy human relationships and learning environments that are physically and psychologically safe for all members of the school community. It further believes that students are the first priority and they should be protected from physical or emotional harm during school activities and on school grounds, buses, or field trips while under school district supervision.

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  • 525–Violence Prevention

    The purpose of this policy is to recognize that violence has increased and to identify measures that the school district will take in an attempt to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from violent and disruptive behavior.

    The school board is committed to promoting healthy human relationships and learning environments that are physically and psychologically safe for all members of the school community. It further believes that students are the first priority and they should be protected from physical or emotional harm during school activities and on school grounds, buses, or field trips while under school district supervision.

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  • 526–Hazing Prohibition

    The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff that is free from hazing. Hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational goals of the school district and are prohibited at all times.

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  • 528–Student,Parental,Family and Marital Status Nondiscrimination

    Students are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex and marital status pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. This includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. The purpose of this school district policy is to provide equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sex, parental, family, or marital status.

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  • 529–Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students

    In an effort to provide a safe school environment, the assigned classroom teacher and certain

    staff members should know whether a student to be placed in the classroom has a history of violent behavior. Additionally, decisions should be made regarding how to manage such a student.

    The purpose of this policy is to address the circumstances in which data should be provided to classroom teachers and other school staff members about students with a history of violent behavior and to establish a procedure for notifying staff regarding the placement of students with a history of violent behavior.

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  • 530–Immunization Requirements

    The purpose of this policy is to require that all students receive the proper immunizations as mandated by law to ensure the health and safety of all students.

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  • 531–The Pledge of Allegiance

    The school board recognizes the need to display an appropriate United States flag and to provide instruction to students in the proper etiquette, display, and respect of the flag. The purpose of this policy is to provide for recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and instruction in school to help further that end.

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