The Atlanta Board of Education has adopted standards for behavior that require students to respect each other and school district employees, to obey student behavior policies adopted by the Board, and to obey student behavior rules established at each school within the district. The school’s primary goal is to educate, not to punish; however, when the behavior of an individual student comes in conflict with the rights of others, corrective actions may be necessary for the benefit of that individual and the school as a whole. This is in line with the Board’s commitment to student success, legal mandates set at the state and federal levels, and key stakeholder expectations. Accordingly, students shall be governed by policies, regulations and rules set forth in this Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct is effective during the following times and in the following places:· At school or on school property at any time;· Off school grounds at any activity, function or event and while traveling toand from such events;· On vehicles provided for student transportation by the school system.
Students are expected to adhere to all school rules and regulations, follow directions, and interact respectfully with fellow students and school personnel. ALL teachers, administrators, and other support personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Student Code of Conduct (see Atlanta Board of Education Policy JCDA-E).