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A letter from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Students,

            This Code of Conduct booklet sets forth policy, which is very important to parents, students and educators.  In order for our school system to be effective we must all work together.  Please take time to read and understand the Student Code of Conduct.  School behavior is extremely important in developing the total student.

            In order for large groups to function smoothly, it is necessary to have procedures, standards, and rules by which all abide.  Individual development of the total student is enhanced by learning to perform within a group.  Please note the different laws, enacted by the Alabama legislature, which assist in providing an appropriate learning environment for all students.  In addition, a federal law that was passed due to safety concerns on school campuses is the Gun-Free Schools Act.  This act requires all local boards of education to expel for not less than one year any student who brings a weapon, which is defined as a firearm, onto a school campus.  While possessing a gun on the school campus is not common behavior for our students, please inform your child of the consequences that could occur from this offense.  These types of policies are intended to allow all students to attend school in a safe environment.

            To assist in improving school behavior, Brewton Middle School and T.R. Miller High School will use cameras in the classrooms for video and audio taping.  In addition, cameras will be used on buses transporting students for video and audio taping.  The primary use of the cameras is to assist in school disciplinary or law enforcement decisions, and we hope to encourage positive behavior.

            Computer usage is an important part of the learning process.  With the growing use comes a growing responsibility and understanding of legal and responsible computer use.  Access to the Internet is available at all schools for educational purposes.  Although our Internet system is filtered, material is available through the Internet that is not suitable for school use and would be considered offensive.  Brewton City School System does not condone such material and does not permit its use in the school environment.  Parents should be aware of the existence of these materials and must give signed permission for their child to access the Internet.

            This booklet contains information for you pertaining to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  In addition, FERPA requires Brewton City Board of Education, with certain exceptions, to obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, Brewton City Board of Education may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the school system to the contrary in accordance with Brewton City Board of Education procedures.  Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent's prior written consent. This directory information is not limited to any specific organization, but it specifically includes the release of information to military recruiters and institutions of higher education.

            By communicating the increased importance of student behavior, parent responsibility, and school administration responsibility required by the legislature, it is believed that we can avoid activating the legal consequences.  The people of Brewton have always been proud to have well behaved students.  Hopefully, our efforts to communicate and work together will continue this tradition as well as those of academic excellence and sports achievements.


Sincerely,

Lynn D. Smith
Superintendent


COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

Students, IDEA, Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, Civil Rights Act


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Brewton City Schools, known for academic excellence, community involvement, and a winning tradition, is to provide quality education through a safe, positive, and creative environment that inspires students to success and life-long learning.


INTRODUCTION

The Brewton City Board of Education believes that instruction should occur in an environment that is conducive to learning.  Effective instruction requires good order and discipline.

As students progress in our school system, it is reasonable to assume that an increase in age and maturity will result in the students assuming greater responsibility for their actions.  It is recognized that differences in age and maturity require different types of disciplinary action; however, the procedures described for violations of responsibilities shall apply to students in grades K-12.


JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Students enrolled in the Brewton City School System will be governed by the policies of the Brewton City Board of Education and by the rules and regulations of the schools.  This authority applies to all school-sponsored activities including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

1.    School buses or any other transportation provided by the school system
2.    Field trips
3.    Club or organization meetings
4.     Occupants in an automobile driven or parked on school property
5.    School groups representing the school system in educational events
6.    Other school-sponsored events including but not limited to athletic events, dances, plays, etc., on or off the
        school campus.

The Code of Conduct will apply during the time a student is attending school, is a participant in a school-sponsored event as noted before or is being transported under the sponsorship of the school system.  The pupil shall be under the control and supervision of the principal, the teacher, or any other staff member in charge.  Students riding on school buses are under the direct supervision of the bus driver unless the principal, teacher or supervisor is present on the bus.


SCHOOL - PARENT COMPACT

Brewton City School System is committed to providing the best education possible for students.  Teachers, support staff, and administrators promise to:

·         show that we care about students;
·         have high expectations for ourselves as well as students;
·         communicate and work with families to support student learning;
·         provide a safe environment;
·         provide high quality curriculum and instruction;
·         respect our students and parents; and
·         provide progress reports to students and parents.

Students promise to:

·         attend school regularly;
·         work hard to do their best in class and schoolwork;
·         help to keep the school safe;
·         ask for help if needed; and
·         respect and cooperate with other students and adults.

Parents promise to:

·         have high expectations for their children as individuals;
·         help their children attend school and be on time;
·         find a quiet place for school work and make sure the work is done;
·         help their children to resolve conflicts in positive ways;
·         communicate and work with teachers and school staff to support and challenge their children;
·         respect the school staff and the cultural differences of others;
·         attend parent-teacher conferences.

The main purpose for this compact is to help students succeed in meeting the schools' challenging academic standards.  We pledge to keep our promises.  Your signatures on the Acknowledgement page are your pledge to do your part in this partnership.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL

In order for quality instruction to take place, orderly procedures and discipline must be provided.  We therefore recognize that the school personnel are responsible to:

·         provide an environment within the school which is conducive to learning,
·         provide the opportunity for parent conferences on student progress,
·         provide appropriate supervision for students,
·         be regular in attendance and punctual,
·         be prepared to perform instructional duties with appropriate materials and lesson plans,
·         be respectful to all individuals and of all property,
·         conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner,
·         be clean, neat, and appropriately dressed,
·         abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the school and the board, and
.         seek changes in an orderly and recognized manner.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENTS

Studies have clearly documented the relationship between student success in school and involvement of parents in the learning process.  We therefore ask that parents and guardians be responsible to:

·         maintain up-to-date home address, home, work, and emergency telephone numbers at the school,
          including doctor, hospital preferences, and emergency health care information,
·         keep in regular communication with the school authorities concerning their child's progress and conduct,
·         ensure that their child is in daily attendance and promptly provide a written explanation for an absence or
          tardy to school officials,
·         provide their child with the resources needed to complete class work,
·         assist their child in being healthy, neat, and clean,
·         bring to the attention of school authorities any problem or condition which affects their child or other
          children,
·         discuss report cards and work assignments with their child,
·         attend scheduled parent-teacher conferences,
·         know and understand the rules their child is expected to observe during school, at the bus stop, on the
          bus, and during school sponsored activities,
·         ensure that their child arrives on time for the beginning of the school day and leaves the school campus
          immediately upon dismissal for the day and/or from other school-related activities, and
·         provide transportation for their child in the event of suspension from riding the school bus or in the event
          of after school detention.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS

In order for effective teaching and learning to take place, there must be a cooperating relationship between students and the school.  We therefore ask that students be responsible for:

·         attending all classes daily, being punctual in attendance, and having a cooperative attitude,
·         being prepared each day with necessary supplies and assignments,
·         being respectful of all individuals and the property of others, being well-groomed, clean, and appropriately
          dressed, and
·         acting in an orderly, safe, responsible, and non-disruptive manner at school, at the bus stop, on buses and
          during any activities sponsored by the school.


Important Information on Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine

What is meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal disease is a serious illness, caused by bacteria.  It is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2-18 years old in the United States.

How do you catch the disease?

The bacteria that cause meningococcal disease are very common.  The disease is most common in children and people with certain medical conditions that affect their immune system.  College freshman living in dormitories also have increased risk of getting the disease.  The disease is spread through exchange of respiratory droplets or saliva with an infected person including kissing, coughing, sneezing, and sharing drinking glasses and eating utensils in.  In a few people, the bacteria overcome the body's immune system and pass through the lining of the nose and throat into the blood stream where the cause meningitis.  Meningitis is a term that describes inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

What are the symptoms of the disease?

·         Fever
·         Headache
·         Stiff neck
·         Red rash
·         Drowsiness
·         Nausea and vomiting


Meningococcal vaccine:  who should get the vaccine and when?

MCV4, or the meningococcal vaccine, is recommended for all children 11-12 years of age and for unvaccinated adolescents at high school entry (15 years of age).  High school seniors should also consider obtaining the vaccine prior to entering college, especially if they are planning on living in a dormitory.  Please consult your physician or local health department for more information.

                                For more information on this and other vaccine recommendations go to:

                                                               www.adph.org/immunization


TITLE I

TITLE I: IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED OF THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND (NCLB) ACT OF 2001

Brewton City Schools allocates district Title I funds for specific activities, which are targeted to eligible students at Brewton Elementary School. These funds supplement state and local funds to provide assistance to eligible or targeted students who are most in need of services based on specific ranked criteria. Thus, these schools are considered Targeted Assistance Programs, which provide specific services or interventions to the eligible students.

Services/activities at Brewton Elementary School

ü      Kindergarten instructional aide is used to supplement the learning activities for eligible students
ü      Title I intervention teachers whose focus on instruction uses LANGUAGE!, a research based reading/language
        arts program
ü      Title I summer school for identified students
ü      After school tutorial program


PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN

It is the goal of the Brewton City Board of Education to develop strong parental involvement, that is, strong partnerships with the home and community.

The primary factor in the home-school partnership is the relationship between the family and the teacher. Parents are recognized by Brewton City Schools as the child's first and fore most teacher(s). Parental involvement and its importance should not diminish as their children progress through the formal schooling process. Therefore, the system and administration and school administrations will provide support and an atmosphere conducive to family and school partnerships and particularly parent's) and teacher relationships.

The partnership between home and school will be supported by:

1.  The annual meeting of a Federal Programs Advisory Committee
  a.  A district-wide committee including parents, teacher, administrators and community leaders/representatives
  b.  Budgetary and programmatic input
2.  Establishment of a district-wide parent contact day for conferences
3.  Provision of parent training sessions regarding pertinent educational issues such as state achievement testing,
     promotion/ retention information and at-risk program .s etc., to be accomplished at each school level
4.  Collaboration with community agencies to provide maximum family support services to families

An open meeting of an advisory committee for Federal programs is held each summer to review plans and offer suggestions for the coming year. This is an open meeting, which is advertised.

Inquiries concerning the services applicable to homeless, migrant, or Limited English Proficient students enrolled in Brewton City Schools should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent, Brewton City Board of Education; 811 Belleville Avenue; Brewton, AL 36426; telephone 251-867-8400.


Parentís Right to Know Notice In accordance with Title I of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, parents through the Right-to-Know provision, may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher(s) or the qualifications of paraprofessionals providing services to their child. Additionally, parents may request information about their child's level of achievement on any state academic assessments. This Right-To-Know applies to any and all schools receiving Title I funds, which are Brewton Elementary School and Brewton Middle School. For that information, send your written request to the school principal or to the system Title I coordinator.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

The term special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with an educational disability. The categories of disability as defined by state code (supp. No. 99-4) include:

Autism                                                       Orthopedic Impairment 
Deaf-Blindness                                            Other Health Impairment
Emotional Disturbance                                  Specific Learning Disabilities
Hearing Impairment                                     Speech & Language Impairment
Mental Retardation                                       Traumatic Brain Injury
Multiple Disabilities                                       Visual Impairment
Developmental Delay (for preschoolers)

Services are provided for children ages 3 through 21 with identified, eligible disabilities. Children suspected of being disabled may be referred through Child Find, that is, "identification through agencies outside of the Brewton City School System or through referral from within the system, by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, or the student etc. The process includes pre-referral intervention strategies, informing and involving parents, screening of the suspected disability and further evaluation, if warranted, to determine eligibility for special education services. Not every referral will warrant an evaluation and not every evaluation will warrant eligibility for special education services.

Additionally, Brewton City Schools provides gifted services and an array of enriching programs and activities. Through school-wide enrichment, the gifted program will work with the classroom teachers in providing resources for the continuation of challenging enrichment and/or accelerated curriculum. Special or unique resources, including talent pool for a variety of fields and topics which are based on students' interests, authentic assessments, and/or abilities that have been demonstrated in the school setting, are offered as well. Examples include band, art, music, chorus, talent pool units and advanced courses. Students possessing the ability to perform at a high level in academic or creative fields are found in all populations and across all socio-economic groups.

 

A student may be referred by any individual having knowledge of the student's abilities, such as the parents, teachers, or the student. Information is gathered regarding aptitude, characteristics and performance for each student referred, which is considered in screening. Further testing may be needed to determine eligibility. Not every referral will warrant an evaluation and not every evaluation will warrant eligibility for special education services.

 

Referrals for suspected disabilities or giftedness may be made at each school to the counselor or principal or at the central office to the special education coordinator. More information regarding these programs and services including the Alabama Administrative Code, the federal register, and parental rights may be obtained from each school counselor or the system special education coordinator at (251) 867-8400.

  


PRIVACY AND PROPERTY RIGHTS

Federal and state laws provide persons with a reasonable expectation of privacy in addition to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure of property.  Such guarantees are not unlimited and must be balanced by the school's responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of all students.

Student Lockers
Students are given the opportunity to use lockers provided by the Brewton City Schools.  These lockers are property of the Board of Education and are subject to search with just cause at the discretion of school officials.  Students are responsible for the contents of their lockers and should keep them locked at all times.  Each student will be financially responsible for any damage to his/her locker.  Graffiti and stickers are prohibited.  Students may use only the locker assigned to them and may not swap lockers unless approval is given by the principal.

Student Vehicles
Students are permitted to park vehicles in designated areas on the school campus.  A vehicle is subject to search by school officials when there is reasonable cause to believe that such vehicle contains materials or objects prohibited by law or Board of Education policy.  Students operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner on the school campus may lose their privilege of having a vehicle on the campus.  Safety helmets are required for motorcycle riders.

Bicycles
Students are permitted to park bicycles in designated areas on the school campus.  Students operating a bicycle in an unsafe manner on the school campus may lose the privilege of having a bicycle on the campus.  Safety helmets are required for bicycle riders under the age of 16.


ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES No student is to enter upon school property more than 30 minutes prior to the official school day or to remain on school property more than 30 minutes after the close of the official school day unless expressly authorized by the school principal, presently enrolled in an on-site school extended day program, or participating in an authorized extracurricular school activity or program.

ITíS THE LAW!

Parental Notification of Civil Liabilities and Criminal Penalties

Parental Notification of Civil Liabilities and Criminal Penalties
The following laws relate to civil liabilities and criminal penalties for violence or other misbehavior by students on school property or against school employees:

Attendance and Conduct (Act 93-672)
Parents must have school age children enrolled in school, attend regularly, and behave properly.  Those parents who do not comply shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.  Upon conviction they shall be fined not more than $100 and may also be sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than 90 days.  Also, the law requires the Superintendent to inform the local district attorney of all school suspensions.

Attendance and Conduct (Act 94-782)
Each parent/guardian or other person having control or custody of a child required to attend school who fails to require the child to enroll, to regularly attend school, or to compel the child to properly conduct himself/herself as a pupil in accordance with the written policy on school behavior adopted by the local board of education shall be guilty of a misdemeanor (may be fined up to $100 and may be sentenced to hard labor for up to 90 days).

Drop-Out/Driver's License (Act 94-820 which amended Act 93-368 as codified in Section 16-28-40, Code of Alabama 1975)
The Department of Public Safety shall deny a driver's license or learner's permit to any person under 19 who is not enrolled or has not received a diploma or certificate of graduation.  Exceptions are students who: are enrolled in a GED program, are enrolled in a secondary school, are participating in an approved job training program, are gainfully employed, are a parent of a minor or unborn child, or are the sole source of transportation for the parent.

Drug Dealing (Act 94-783)
A person who unlawfully sells, furnishes, or gives a controlled substance to a minor may be liable for injury or damage or both suffered by a third person caused by or resulting from the use of the controlled substance by the minor, if the sale, furnishing, or giving of the controlled substance is the proximate cause of the injury or damage.

Vandalism (Act 94-819)
The parents, guardian, or other person having control of any minor under the age of 18 with whom the minor is living and who have custody of the minor shall be liable for the actual damages sustained to school property, plus the court costs, caused by intentional, willful or malicious act of the minor.

Weapons in Schools (Act 94-817)
No person shall knowingly with intent to do bodily harm carry or possess a deadly weapon on the premises of a public school.  Possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to do bodily harm on the premises of a public school or school bus is a class C felon.  (Note: Deadly weapons include but are not limited to handgrenade, explosive or incendiary device; a pistol, rifle, or shotgun; or a switch-blade knife, gravity knife, stiletto, sword, or dagger; or any club, baton, billy, black-jack, bludgeon, or metal knuckles.)  

Teacher Assault (Act 94-794)
A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree (Class C felony) if the person assaults with intent to cause serious physical injury to a teacher or to an employee of a public educational institution during or as a result of the performance of his or her duty.

 


Notification of Rights Under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights are:


  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school Principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate. Parents or eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write the School principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has contracted or entered into an agreement to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, social worker, counselor, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.  Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

     Family Policy Compliance Office
     U.S. Department of Education
     400 Maryland Avenue, SW
     Washington, DC 20202-4605

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, requires Brewton City Board of Education, with certain exceptions, to obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, Brewton City Board of Education may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the school system to the contrary in accordance with Brewton City Board of Education procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Brewton City Board of Education to include this type of information from your child's education records in certain school publications.  Examples include:

Ø      A playbill, showing your student's role in a drama production;
Ø      The annual yearbook;
Ø      System or school website;
Ø      Honor roll or other recognition lists;
Ø      Graduation programs; and
Ø      Sports activity sheets, such as for basketball, showing weight and height of team members.

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent's prior written consent. This directory information is not limited to any specific organization, but it specifically includes the release of information to military recruiters and institutions of higher education.  In addition, two federal laws require Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories - names, addresses and telephone listings - unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student's information disclosed without their prior written consent.

Brewton City Board of Education has designated the following information as directory information:

Ø      Student's name
Ø      Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
Ø      Address
Ø      Telephone listing
Ø      Weight and height of members of athletic teams
Ø      Electronic mail address
Ø      Photograph and/or video
Ø      Degrees, honors, and awards received
Ø      Date and place of birth
Ø      Major field of study
Ø      Dates of attendance
Ø      Grade level

The release of directory information will be made according to federal and state laws unless the parent or guardian makes a written request to not release the directory information.  The refusal to release directory information may be changed during the school year and/or may be limited to specific organizations or groups, such as military recruiters or institutions of higher education.  Such request must be made in writing to:

Assistant Superintendent
Brewton City Schools
811 Belleville Avenue
Brewton, AL  36426


Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents and students who are 18 or emancipated minors ("eligible students") certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.  These include the right to:

·Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas ("protected information survey") if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED):

1.      Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent;
2.      Mental or psychological problems of the student or student's family;
3.      Sex behavior or attitudes;
4.      Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5.      Critical appraisals of others with who respondents have close family relationships;
6.      Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
7.      Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
8.      Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

·   Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of:

1.      Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
2.      Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, 
        administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and
        safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening
        permitted or required under State law; and
3.     Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for
        marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.

·      Inspect, upon request and before administration or use:

1.      Protected information surveys of students;
2.      Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales,
         or other distribution purposes; and
3.      Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

·   Parents/eligible students who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-4605

 


CLASSIFICATIONS OF VIOLATIONS

For student safety, video and audio taping may be used on school property, including classrooms, hallways, outside grounds, and buses.

Violations of accepted standards are grouped into four classes:  Type I, Type II, Type III, and Type IV.  Each classification is followed by a range of disciplinary procedures.  They may be considered interchangeable between classes of offenses depending on determination at the local level.  The following lists of violations of the code are not intended to be all inclusive.

                                               TYPE I

1.01   Excessive tardiness
1.02   Disruption on a school bus, in the classroom, on school property, or during school activities
1.03   Unauthorized absence from class or school
1.04   Verbal abuse of another person
1.05   Unintentional and/or non-direct use of profane or obscene language.
1.06   Buying, selling, or swapping anything of value on school campus, (sports cards, caps, shoes, CDs, games,
         etc.)
1.07   Unauthorized fund raising
1.08   Vehicular violations
1.09   Non-conformity to the dress code
1.10   Inappropriate public display of affection
1.11   Eating or drinking in unauthorized areas
1.12   Locker misuse or abuse
1.13   Unauthorized possession of radios, tape players, CD players, electronic games, DVD players, or any item
         which disrupts the learning process.
1.14   Refusal to complete class assignments
1.15   Failure to obey directions from school personnel
1.16   Leaving school grounds without permission
1.17   Any other violation which the principal may determine as being a Type I violation

Administrative responses for Type I violations include, but are not limited to:

Student Conference
Saturday School 
Suspension From Bus
Parent Contact 
Suspension From Class
Detention
In-School Suspension
Corporal Punishment
Suspension From School

                                                TYPE II

2.01   Use of obscene or profane communication (verbal, written, gesture) directed toward another person
2.02   Possession or use of tobacco products
2.03   Threats to or about another person
2.04   Harassment of another person
2.05   Fighting; use of physical force
2.06   Theft of property or money in an amount of $300 or less
2.07   Possession of stolen property with the knowledge that it is stolen
2.08   Possession of fireworks
2.09   Use of fire
2.10   Possession of a weapon or a look-alike weapon; these weapons include but are not limited to firearms,
         knives, metallic knuckles, clubs, guns, chains, tear gas guns, chemical weapons, or any other object
         deemed dangerous by the school official
2.11   Possession of laser light, pepper spray, box cutter, or other such item which may be dangerous to other
         students
2.12   Vandalism resulting in damages of $300 or less to public or personal property
2.13   Offensive touching of another person
2.14   Cheating
2.15   Disrespect for authority
2.16   Deception toward school personnel or others in authority
2.17   Viewing, using, or possessing obscene, profane, or sexually-oriented material
2.18   Written or verbal propositions to engage in sexual acts
2.19   Participation in gambling for money and/or other things of value
2.20   Using verbal or written communication threatening injury to the person, property, or reputation of another
         with the intention of extorting money or any other item (extortion)
2.21   Forgery of parent's or school official's name; falsifying of information
2.22   Possession of electronic communication devises such as beepers, pagers, e-mail devices, and 
         cellular/digital telephones during school hours
2.23   Unauthorized use of electronic communication devises such as beepers, pagers, e-mail devices, and
         cellular/digital telephones while being transported to or from school, transported to or from a school
         activity, during a school sponsored activity, or while in a school building
2.24   Unauthorized possession of a camera, camcorder, or electronic device capable of taking or sending
          pictures
2.25    Unauthorized possession/use of medication for the specific student or possession or use of an over-the-
          counter medication
2.26    Repeated and/or excessive Type I offenses
2.27    Any other violation which the principal may determine as being a Type II violation

Administrative responses for Type II violations include but are not limited to:

Parent Contact
In-School Suspension
Corporal Punishment 
Suspension From Class
Saturday School
Suspension From School
Notification of Legal Authorities 

                                                TYPE III

3.01   Possession, use, distribution, and/or sale of alcohol
3.02   Under the influence of alcohol
3.03   Discharging of fireworks
3.04   Theft of property or money in excess of $300
3.05   Vandalism resulting in damages more than $300 to public or personal property
3.06   Participating in or having knowledge of a bomb threat or the false reporting of a fire, explosion, crime, or
         catastrophe
3.07   Assault upon school personnel
3.08   Threats to or about school personnel
3.09   Harassment of school personnel
3.10   Indecent exposure or participation in any sexual act
3.11   Possession of a weapon or a weapon look-alike including but not limited to knives, metallic knuckles, 
         clubs, guns, chains, tear gas guns, pellet or BB guns, paintball guns, chemical weapons or any other
         object deemed dangerous by the school official
3.12   Threatening of bodily harm with a weapon
3.13   Continued willful disobedience and persistent failure to follow school rules
3.14   Repeated and/or excessive Type II offenses
3.15   Any other violation which the principal may determine as being Type III
         Administrative responses for Type III violations include but are not limited to:

         Notification of Legal Authorities
         Extended In School Suspension Placement
         Alternative Educational Programming
         Suspension
         Expulsion From School

                                               TYPE IV

4.01   Possession or use of firearms
4.02   Possession of a weapon or a weapon look-alike with the possibility of bodily harm, including but not limited to knives, metallic knuckles, clubs, guns, chains,
          tear gas guns, pellet or BB guns, paintball guns, chemical weapons or any other object deemed dangerous by the school official
4.03   Under the influence, possession, use, sale, and/or distribution of drugs or drug paraphernalia including but not limited to narcotics, inhalants, stimulants,
         sedatives/anxiolytics/hypnotics, and hallucinogens
4.04   Arson
4.05   Criminal offense
4.06   Possession or use of explosives
4.07   Rape or attempted rape

Administrative responses for Type IV violations include but are not limited to:

                Notification of Legal Authorities
                Suspension
                Expulsion From School


BUS RULES OF CONDUCT

When transporting students the main goal of the Brewton City Board of Education is to get students safely to and from school and school related activities.  To assist in monitoring bus transportation, buses may be equipped with video and audio equipment.  Students are susceptible to video and audio taping whenever they are on a school bus.  Appropriate student bus behavior is defined very succinctly for students.  They are to sit flat on the seat, sit facing the front of the bus, and ride quietly.  The driver is responsible for the safety of those on the bus and, together with the school principal, shall have authority for discipline on the bus.  A bus driver may assign seats to any or all students.

If a student is going to the home of a transported student after school, the student will not be able to ride the bus.  Bringing a note to school to ride the bus will not release the parents from the obligation of providing transportation.  If there is an emergency, the superintendent or principal must be notified.

When getting off the school bus and it is necessary to cross the street, students must always cross in front of the bus.  Always look both ways and do not cross the street until the school bus is stopped, the stop arm is out, all traffic has stopped, and the driver motions that it is safe.  To provide visibility for the driver and the student, always cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus.

Any breakage, injury, or damage to the bus or bus equipment, which is caused by a careless or willful act, shall be paid for by the offending student.

While there may be inconsistencies in the Code of Conduct and the Bus Rules of Conduct due to the differences in the environment, both the Code of Conduct and the Bus Rules of Conduct shall be considered when applying consequences for inappropriate behavior.

The responsibilities of students while being transported are to:

·         comply with school rules while being transported,
·         be ready in the morning at the scheduled time for the bus to arrive at your stop,
·         not stand or play in the street while awaiting the bus,
·         wait until bus has come to a stop before attempting to get on or off,
·         leave the bus only at your home stop or with consent of the driver,
·         enter or leave the bus only at the front door of vehicle except in case of emergency,
·         not exchange seats or move around in the bus while it is in motion,
·         make room for other students to get on or off the bus,
·         not extend head, arms or hands from window of bus,
·         refrain from yelling or shouting at anyone,
·         not throw any object in or at the bus, nor out the bus window,
·         keep the bus clean and sanitary, and
·         refrain from eating or drinking on the bus.