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School District Authority and Jurisdiction

This Handbook for Student Success states guidelines for student rights and responsibilities and is not intended to provide legal advice. It does not create any contractual rights, and the school district has the discretion to modify the provisions of this handbook at any time. Each school’s handbook supplements the Handbook for Student Success and should be referred to for more specific guidelines. If a provision of an individual school’s handbook is inconsistent with this Handbook for Student Success, this handbook will supersede.

School District Authority and Jurisdiction

The provisions of the Handbook for Student Success are in effect:

  • During regular school hours and/or on school property.
  • During transportation of students.
  • At times and places where appropriate school administrators and staff have jurisdiction including, but not limited to, school-sponsored events, field trips, athletic functions and other school-related activities.
  • On the way to or from school or a school-related event.

Additionally, the principal, any public school official or designated chaperone is authorized to take administrative action when a student’s misconduct away from school during a school activity may have a detrimental effect on the student, other students, staff or on the orderly educational process.

The principal has the responsibility to take discretionary action any time the educational process is threatened with disruption. Nothing in the following is intended to prevent a staff member, teacher, principal or other administrator from using his/her best judgment with respect to a particular situation.