Avery County Schools Policy Policy Code: 4300



  All decisions related to student behavior are guided by the board’s educational objectives
  to teach responsibility and respect for cultural and ideological differences and by the
  board’s commitment to create safe, orderly and inviting schools. Student behavior
  policies are provided in order to establish expected standards of student behavior;
  principles to be followed in managing student behavior; consequences for prohibited
  behavior or drug/alcohol policy violations; and required procedures for addressing


  The reasons for managing student behavior are: to create an orderly environment where
  students can learn; to teach expected standards of behavior; to help students learn to
  accept the consequences of their behavior; and to provide students with the opportunity to
  develop self control. The following principles apply in managing student behavior:

  1.     Student behavior management strategies should compliment other efforts to create
         a safe, orderly and inviting environment.

  2.     Responsibility, integrity, civility and other standards of behavior should be
         integrated into the curriculum.

  3.     Disruptive behavior in the classroom will not be tolerated.

  4.     Consequences for unacceptable behavior should help a student learn to comply
         with rules, to be obedient at a minimum, and when able, to learn to accept
         responsibility and develop self control.

  5.     Strategies and consequence s will be age and developmentally appropriate.


  Students must follow all board and school behavior policies in all of the following

  1.     while in any school building or on any school premises before, during or after
         school hours;

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   3.     while waiting at any bus stop;

   4.     during any school function, extracurricular activity or other activity or event;

   5.     when subject to the authority of school personnel; and

   6.     at any time or place when the student’s behavior has a direct and immediate effect
          on maintaining order and discipline in the schools.


   Board policies related to student behavior are codified in the 4300 series. At the
   beginning of each school year, the principal is responsible for providing each student and
   his or her parent(s) or guardian with a copy of the student behavior policies and any other
   school rules and procedures. Students enrolling during the school year and their parent(s)
   or guardian(s) shall receive a copy of the information upon enrollment.


    The superintendent is responsible for supervising the enforcement of student behavior

policies to ensure that school disciplinary policies are uniformly and fairly applied throughout the school system.

Legal References: G.S. 115C-47, -288, -307, -391

Cross References: Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Student Behavior Policies (all policies in the 4300 series)

Adopted: 10/01/01

Revised: 06/02/08

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