JIC - Student Conduct

Emery County School District

Policy: JIC—Student Conduct

Date Adopted: 8 May 1996

Current Review / Revision: 3 March 2010

The Emery County School District recognizes that every student in the public schools should have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe, conducive to the learning process, and free from unnecessary disruption. To foster such an environment the School District adopts the following student conduct policy for its schools.

Conduct Principles

It is the policy of the Emery County School District Board of Education that every student is expected:

  • to follow accepted rules of conduct; and

  • to show respect for other people and to obey persons in authority at the school.

  • to understand that certain behavior, most particularly behavior which disrupts, is unacceptable and may result in disciplinary action.

    The following types of conduct, while in the classroom, on school property, during school sponsored activities, regardless of the location or circumstance are prohibited:

  • possession, control, or actual or threatened use of a real weapon or an explosive or flammable material;

  • any actual or threatened use of a look-alike weapon with intent to intimidate or cause disruption;

  • use of foul, abusive, or profane language while engaged in school related activities;

  • illicit use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances or drug paraphernalia, and the use, possession, or distribution of tobacco or alcoholic beverages contrary to law; and

  • hazing, bullying, demeaning, or assaultive behavior, whether consensual or not;

  • defying authority;

  • disruptive behavior;

  • defacing or destroying school property;

  • truancy;

  • theft;

  • posing a significant threat to the welfare, safety or morals of a student, school personnel, or the operation of the school;

  • fighting;

  • sexual or other harassment;

  • gang-related attire or activity; and

  • willful disobedience or violation of a school or district rule.

School employees who reasonably believe that a violation of this policy may have occurred shall immediately report that belief to the school principal.

Habitual Disruptive Student Behavior

Students who display habitually disruptive behavior at school or school activities will be subject to penalties as outlined in Utah Code 53A-11-910.

Disciplinary Action

See Policy JK Student Discipline