District Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct Policy (#SBR 700-40-4) is a district–wide policy for addressing with inappropriate student behavior. Elementary students will be subject to all the provisions under this policy. The policy is lengthy and includes consequences for K-12 students. Because of the length and importance of the document, it is being distributed to parents/guardians/students under a separate cover.
Students are expected to behave in a manner that allows them to learn and teachers to teach. Behavior that distracts other students or teachers is inappropriate. Inappropriate behavior will be dealt with on an individual basis.
A Minnesota law makes it a felony to have a weapon on school district properties. Please make sure you talk with your children about this law. Failure to do so could result in their expulsion from school for the year and possible placement in a juvenile center. A weapon is defined as follows:
“A dangerous weapon means any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or great bodily harm, or any flammable liquid or other device or instrument that, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm.”
In accordance with state law and to provide a safe environment for students, staff, and the public, weapons are not allowed in school buildings or on school grounds. This policy does not apply to licensed peace officers and military personnel. If anyone finds himself or herself by accident to be in possession of a weapon they need to immediately report to the principal’s office. (School Board Policy 900-30-1)
Standards of Behavior for Staff and Students
School Board Regulation 200-90-15 protects all students and staff from discrimination based on race, religion, disability or sex. Regardless of intent, this form of discriminating behavior has the capacity of substantially harming both the individuals to whom slurs are addressed as well as the community at-large. Students and staff who are subjected to this kind of behavior are encourage to file a formal complaint with the site administrator and/or the Office of Human Rights – (218) 333-3100, ext. 31113. This is a summary of the District #31 Standards of Behavior for Students and Staff – SBR 200-90-15. A complete policy is available in the office.
Sexual Harassment/Violence Policy
School Board Regulation 200-90-9, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, protects all staff and students from sexual harassment and violence. Sexual harassment is defined as un-welcomed sexual behavior that creates a hostile and intimidating work and/or learning environment. All who interact in the school district should be aware of the following:
- To maintain learning and working environment that is free from sexual harassment and violence, this school district prohibits any form of sexual harassment and violence.
- Any student or employee of this district who harasses or commits violence toward another student or employee through conduct or communication of a sexual nature will be subject to the consequences described in the policy handbook.
- All complaints whether verbal or written will be investigated and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
- The individual reporting a violation is encouraged to use the form available in the office. All verbal and written complaints should be submitted to the principal or the Office of Human Rights (218) 333-3100, ext. 31113.
- Confidentiality of all persons involved will be respected to the fullest extent possible.
This is a summary of the District #31 Sexual Harassment/Violence Policy. A complete copy is available in the office.