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2009-2010 Student/Parent Handbook

2009-2010 Student/Parent Handbook

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This is the 2009-2010 Student Handbook for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
This is the 2009-2010 Student Handbook for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.

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Dear Parent and Student:The Board of Trustees and staff welcome you to the 2009-2010 school year. We are pleased that your family is a part of C-FB ISD. In C-FB ISD, we believe education is a partnership between school and home. For a partnership to be successful, strongcommunication between home and school is vital.The student handbook/code of conduct is an important instrument to communicatethe district’s procedures and expectations. We believe that understanding these guidelinescan help make the year a successful one for your family. The complete handbook/studentcode of conduct is on the district’s website atwww.cfbisd.edufor 24-7 access. Anytimeyou have a question, please review the document or visit with your teacher, principal or another school staff member. You may also email questions tocfbinfo@cfbisd.edu.The Board of Trustees, the staff, and I encourage you to be involved in your localschool and the district. We hope that you have a great school year.Sincerely,Dr. Bobby BurnsSuperintendentC-FB ISD
1445 Nor
 
th Perry Road Carrollton, Texas 75006 972-968-6100
 
 
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Code of Student Conduct
 
1.
 
Cell Phones/Electronic Devices Policy............................................... 32.
 
Disciplinary Interventions.................................................................... 33.
 
General Misconduct............................................................................... 44.
 
Disruptions.............................................................................................. 55.
 
Electronic Acceptable Use..................................................................... 56.
 
Offenses to Property.............................................................................. 57.
 
Smoking.................................................................................................... 58.
 
Firearms & Weapons.............................................................................. 69.
 
Threats....................................................................................................... 610.
 
Harassment.............................................................................................. 611.
 
Hazing....................................................................................................... 712.
 
Optional Removal to DAEP................................................................ 813.
 
Required Removal to DAEP................................................................. 814.
 
DAEP Guidelines.................................................................................... 915.
 
Optional Expulsions from DAEP....................................................... 916.
 
Optional Expulsions from C-FB........................................................1017.
 
Required Expulsions from C-FB.........................................................1018.
 
JJAEP Guidelines...................................................................................1119.
 
Discipline Appeals.................................................................................1120.
 
Procedures for Optional Removal......................................................1221.
 
Procedures for Required Removal......................................................1222.
 
Procedures for Emergency Placement................................................1223.
 
Procedures for Suspension...................................................................1324.
 
Procedures for DAEP............................................................................1325.
 
Procedures for Expulsions...................................................................1426.
 
Glossary...................................................................................................15
Important C-FB Notices
1.
 
Optional Removal is defined as discretionary placement.2.
 
Required Removal is defined as a State or District mandatoryPlacement.3.
 
The discipline of students with disabilities who are eligible forservices under federal law (Individuals with Disabilities EducationAct and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) is subjectto the provisions of those laws.4.
 
Students with disabilities are subject to applicable state and federalLaws in addition to the Code of Student Conduct. To the extentany Conflict exists, state and/or federal law will prevail.5.
 
Senate Bill 1, Chapter 37, as passed by the 74
th
Legislature,Establishes the following academic provisions for students placedin the District Discipline Alternative Education Program (DAEP).The program will consist of English/Language Arts, Mathematics,Science, History, and Self Discipline. DAEP students work onindividualized curriculum correlated to the home schoolcurriculum. Each student works under direct supervision of acertified classroom teacher. Additionally, group activities led bythe teacher are designed to teach students new ways of thinkingand behaving to enhance their self-discipline.6.
 
The Board of Trustees has entered into a joint memorandum ofunderstanding with the county juvenile board outlining all issuespertinent to the interaction between the juvenile board and theschool district in the operation of the Juvenile Justice AlternativeEducation Program. The objective of the program is to helpstudents achieve behavioral and academic improvement andprovide an effective education program. Details of thisrelationship are defined in agreements available for publicinspection upon request to the Superintendent of schools.
Student Rights
 
a)
 
All students are entitled to enjoy the basic rights of citizenship, whichare recognized and protected by laws of this country and state forpersons of their age and maturity. Students are obligated to respectthe rights of classmates, teachers, and other school personnel.b)
 
District schools will foster a climate of mutual respect for the rightsof others. Such an environment will enhance the educational purposefor which the District exists and the educational program designed toachieve that purpose.c)
 
All District personnel will recognize and respect the rights ofstudents, just as all students will exercise their rights responsibly, withdue regard for the equal rights of others in compliance with the rulesand regulations established for the orderly conduct of the educationalmission of the District.d)
 
Students who violate the rights of others or who violate the rules andregulations of the District or of their school are subject to appropriatedisciplinary interventions designed to correct their own misconductand to promote adherence by them and by other students to theresponsibilities of citizens in the school community.
Standards For Student Conduct
Each student is expected to:a)
 
Demonstrate courtesy and respect for others even when others do not.b)
 
Cooperate with/assist school staff in maintaining safety, order, anddiscipline.c)
 
Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline.d)
 
Attend all classes regularly and on time.e)
 
Prepare for each class by bringing appropriate materials/assignments.f)
 
Follow dress and grooming regulations as outlined.g)
 
Respect rights and privileges of students, teachers, and District staff.h)
 
Obey all campus and classroom rules.i)
 
Respect property of others, including District property and facilities. j)
 
Avoid violations of the Code of Student Conduct.A student whose behavior shows disrespect for others, includinginterference with learning and a safe environment, will be subject todisciplinary action.
District Discipline Authority
THE BUILDING ADMINISTRATOR HASTHE FINAL DECISION INALL BUILDING-LEVEL CONSEQUENCESSchool rules and the authority of the District to administer disciplineapply whenever the interest of the school is involved on or off schoolgrounds in conjunction with or independent of classes and school-sponsored activities.The District has disciplinary authority over a student:a)
 
When the student steps onto the campus, during the regularschool day and/or while the student is going to and from schoolon District transportation.b)
 
During lunch periods in which a student is allowed to leavecampus;c)
 
While the student is participating in any activity during theschool day on school grounds;d)
 
While the student is in attendance at any school-related activity,regardless of time or location;e)
 
For any school-related misconduct, regardless of time orlocation.f)
 
When retaliation against a school employee or volunteer isinvolved, either on or off school property;g)
 
When the student commits off-campus felonies under certaincircumstances as provided by Texas Education Code;h)
 
When criminal mischief is committed on or off school propertyor at a school-related event;i)
 
On any property that the District owns, leases and/or jointlymaintains or j)
 
When the student commits certain offenses within 300 feet ofschool property.A school administrator will report crimes as required by law. A schooladministrator who suspects that a crime has been committed on campuswill report the offense to local law enforcement.
 
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Cellular Telephones, Pages, Beepers
 
1.
 
The District prohibits students from using paging devices, cell phones, or any other telecommunication devices during the school day.This does not include an amateur radio under the contol of an operator who holds an amateur radio station license issued by theFederal Communications Commission.
The school day will be defined by the principal
.2.
 
Paging devices, cell phones, or any other telecommunication device should not be in use, visible, or audible.3.
 
Students who violate this policy shall be subject to established disciplinary measures.4.
 
District employees shall confiscate any paging devices, cell phones, or other telecommunication devices in use, visible, or audiblefound on school property during the school day. A person who views, hears or discovers a student using a paging device, cell phoneor other telecommunication device during the school day in violation of this policy shall report the violation to the principal, whoshall order a peace officer or appropriate school official to confiscate the paging device, cell phone, or other telecommunicationdevice.5. Confiscated paging devices, cell phones, or telecommunication devices may be returned to the student or parent at the end of theschool day after a payment of a $15.00 administrative fee. Payment must be in the form of cash or a money order.
[Board Policy FNCE Legal/Local 
 
 ] 
6. Should there be persistent noncompliance, (persistent is defined as two or more violations) the paging device, cell phone, or othertelecommunication device will be returned at the end of the semester after payment of a $15.00 administrative fee. Payment must be inthe form of cash or a money order.
[Board Policy FNCE Legal/Local 
 
 ] 
7. Campus administrators shall have the discretion to determine the appropriate use of cellular phones and pagers/beepers for studentsparticipating in extra-curricular activities while on school property or while attending school-sponsored or school-related activities onor off school property.
Electronic Devices
1.
 
Radios, tape or CD players, digital music players, or digital or tape recorders are not to be visible, audible or in use at anytimeduring the school day.2.
 
Students who violate this policy shall be subject to established disciplinary measures.3.
 
Should there be persistent noncompliance, (persistent is defined as two or more violations) students may have their radio, tapeplayers, digital music players, or digital or tape recorders confiscated until the end of the semester.4.
 
Students are not permitted to be in the possession of laser pointers or laser-beam lighters. The school will confiscate these items.5.
 
For disposal refer to Board Policy FNCE Local
The school assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen telecommunication or electronic devices.Disciplinary Interventions
Disciplinary interventions will draw on the professional judgment of teachers and administrators and on a range of disciplinemanagement techniques. Teachers and administrators shall consider intent or lack of intent of the misconduct at the time thestudent engaged in the conduct. The teacher and administrator shall consider the misconduct, or action, based on the following criteriaand apply the appropriate intervention based on professional judgment. Interventions will be correlated to the seriousness of the offense,District Code of Student Conduct, and statutory requirements as well as the student’s age and grade level, the frequency of misbehavior,the student’s attitude, the effect of the misconduct on the school environment, the student’s disability, and claims of self-defense. Inaddition, several schools use the “Make Your Daydiscipline management system which has its own levels of consequences and rewards.The school will contact parents with the rules and procedures connected with this program.Because of these factors, discipline for a particular offense (unless otherwise specified by law) may bring into consideration varyingtechniques and responses.A student who violates campus or classroom rules that are not Code of Student Conduct violations may be disciplined by one ormore discipline management techniques. For these violations, the teacher is not required to make a Code of Student ConductViolation report, and the principal is not required to notify parents. General misconduct will result in application of one or morediscipline management techniques.When students violate the Code of Student Conduct, there will be consequences. One or more disciplinary interventions in thissection will be used based on the severity of the behavior violation. State law requires that the Code of Student Conduct violationbe reported to the principal or other appropriate administrator who must send notification to the parent or guardian within 24 hoursof receiving the report. This notification may be given to parents by phone, by letter, or in person.The following disciplinary interventions may be used alone or in combination for Code of Student Conduct and non-Code ofStudent Conduct Violations:a) Verbal Correctionb) Cooling off time or timeout;”c) Seating changes in the classroom;d) Changing of dress attire;

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