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Contents

  1. 1 PHILOSOPHY
  2. 2 COMMUNICATION
    1. 2.1 Conferences:
    2. 2.2 Telephone Calls/E-Mails: 
    3. 2.3 Records: 
  3. 3 Residency Requirements: 
  4. 4 Transferring Students: 
  5. 5 Special Education Services: 
  6. 6 Student Assistance Program: 
  7. 7 Website: 
  8. 8 Wellness Committee: 
  9. 9 LAWS AND POLICIES
  10. 10 GENERAL INFORMATION
    1. 10.1 Adult (18 Year-Old) Students:
    2. 10.2 Office Hours: 
    3. 10.3 Arrival/Dismissal/Cancellation:
      1. 10.3.1 Arrival/Dismissal
      2. 10.3.2 Cancellation announcements will be on:
  11. 11 Attendance/Absences/Tardiness/Dismissals:
    1. 11.1 Absences: 
    2. 11.2 Types of Absences:
    3. 11.3 Dismissals: 
    4. 11.4 Tardy to School: 
  12. 12 Lockers: 
  13. 13 Media Center/Library:
  14. 14 Medical items:
  15. 15 Parking:
  16. 16 Safety:
    1. 16.1 Security/Emergency Procedures:
    2. 16.2 Sign-Out Procedures:
    3. 16.3 Backpacks: 
    4. 16.4 Lost and Found: 
  17. 17 Consumption of Food:
    1. 17.1 Hot Lunch:
  18. 18 Dances and Social Functions:
  19. 19 Debts:
  20. 20 Dress Code:
    1. 20.1 Footwear:
    2. 20.2 Messages on clothing: 
    3. 20.3 Tops:
    4. 20.4 Bottoms:
    5. 20.5 Headgear:
    6. 20.6 DRESS NOT PERMITTED: 
    7. 20.7 Discipline Procedure:
  21. 21 EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
    1. 21.1 LIST OF ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS
    2. 21.2 Sports:
    3. 21.3 School Sponsored Activities Rules/Behavior:
    4. 21.4 Transportation: 
    5. 21.5 Suspended Students, out of school:
    6. 21.6 Dues:
    7. 21.7 Fees:
    8. 21.8 Fundraisers:
  22. 22 Day Guests in school:
  23. 23 ACADEMIC INFORMATION
    1. 23.1 Requirements for Graduation: 
    2. 23.2 Students are required to complete:
    3. 23.3 Beginning with the Class of 2019:
      1. 23.3.1 Requirements for Graduation: 
      2. 23.3.2 Students are required to complete:
    4. 23.4 Rank in Class: 
    5. 23.5 Credits needed for class and graduation status:
      1. 23.5.1 Credits needed for class and graduation status 2019 and beyond:
    6. 23.6 Academic Probation:
    7. 23.7 Colebrook Academy Dedicated Instruction Facility (CADIF):
    8. 23.8 Media Center/Library: 
    9. 23.9 Field Trips: 
    10. 23.10 Classroom Expectations:
    11. 23.11 Computers:
      1. 23.11.1 Computer Passwords:
    12. 23.12 Correspondence Courses:
    13. 23.13 Courses Offered/Required:
    14. 23.14 Exams – Mid-Year and Final:
    15. 23.15 Grading system: 
    16. 23.16 Honor Roll:
    17. 23.17 Make-Up Work:
    18. 23.18 National Honor Society:
    19. 23.19 Report Cards:
    20. 23.20 Summer School:
    21. 23.21 Textbooks/Assignment books:
    22. 23.22 Progress Reports:
  24. 24 Student Control Policy:
    1. 24.1 CONSEQUENCES FOR OFFENSES
      1. 24.1.1 General: 
      2. 24.1.2 Due Process:
      3. 24.1.3 Minor Offenses:
      4. 24.1.4 Verbal Reprimand/counseling:
      5. 24.1.5 Loss of Privileges:
      6. 24.1.6 Major Offenses:
      7. 24.1.7 Drugs or Alcohol:
      8. 24.1.8 Fighting/Assault:
      9. 24.1.9 Expulsion:
  25. 25 STUDENT ACCEPTABLE TECHNOLOGY USE & CODE OF CONDUCT
  26. 26 STUDENT ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE POLICY          
  27. 27 Asbestos Policy: 
  28. 28 ATHLETIC POLICY FOR COLEBROOK ACADEMY
  29. 29 COLE - AUDIO AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE ON SCHOOL BUSES          ECAF
  30. 30 PUPIL SAFETY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION - Bullying
  31. 31 COLE – ENROLLMENT                                                                                        JF
  32. 32 FIELD TRIP PARENTAL PERMISSION/MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM


 
2015-2016 COLEBROOK ACADEMY STUDENT HANDBOOK
This Handbook was approved by the School Board on June 23, 2015

PHILOSOPHY

  • We, at Colebrook Academy, will work as a team to help our students grow into independent thinkers, responsible and productive citizens, and confident, lifelong learners.
  • We will protect and nurture students and treat them fairly and with respect.
  • Everyone is his or her own person. Each person has different opinions and should be treated as an individual. Given the proper time and place, teachers and administrators should value and listen to student opinions.
  • We encourage students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members to create a safe and healthy environment where they and other students can learn.
  • All students will be treated as equally as possible, no matter what the situation.
  • Since the world is changing, students must be provided challenging and relevant learning experiences and opportunities.

COMMUNICATION

Communication between parents/students and school staff is key to a good school system.  If you have a concern or complaint, we want to hear about it so it can be dealt with.  However, there is a chain of command or path you must follow:
  • First, the parent/student should talk with the teacher/staff member about his concern or complaint.
  • Second, if, after the discussion, the parent/student is not satisfied with the response, he can go to the Principal.
  • Third, if there is still no satisfaction, then the parent/student can make an appointment to see the Superintendent (237-5571; Ext. 15).
  • Fourth, if there is still no satisfaction then the parent/student should bring his concern/complaint before the School Board. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. To get on the agenda, please call the Superintendent at 237-5571

Conferences:

Colebrook Academy encourages all parents to have conferences with our teachers.  A conference early in the year gives you and the teacher a chance to discuss your child’s strengths and weaknesses.  This enables teachers to plan better for individual needs.  It is also an opportunity for you to understand the teacher’s methods and general expectations.  Please refer to the staff directory for e-mail addresses or call 237-8351 to schedule an appointment. Parents will be contacted if there is any serious academic or discipline problem. 

Telephone Calls/E-Mails: 

You will be receiving periodic phone calls or e-mails (if you choose) from the staff regarding the academic progress of your child.

Records: 

A copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization record and physical exam must be on file with the nurse prior to enrollment.  Your child will not be allowed to attend school without these documents.  Divorced or separated parents will be asked to provide documentation of custody arrangements.  The information is kept in a confidential file apart from your child’s permanent record.  If you wish to see or have a copy of any portion of your child’s records, please submit your request in writing to the principal’s office.  The Colebrook School District has policies regarding student information.  A copy of these policies can be obtained from the SAU 7 office on Academy Street (237-5571, ext. 10).

Residency Requirements: 

To attend Colebrook Academy, a student must reside with a parent in Colebrook or its “feeder” districts.  The word “parent” in this handbook means the person who has legal responsibility for the student.  The school may require that a parent demonstrate proof of custody in order to determine enrollment eligibility.

Transferring Students: 

Parents should notify the school when their child will be leaving Colebrook Academy for another school.  All library books, school books and school material must be returned to the school.  All accounts including lunch accounts shall be paid in full. The student’s academic and health records will be forwarded upon receipt of written request from the enrolling school.

Special Education Services: 

Colebrook Academy has two resource teachers to support the education of students with special needs.  Students identified with disabilities are entitled to assistance under an IEP (Individual Education Program).  For more information, please contact Mrs. Theresa Lord, Special Services Coordinator at 237-5571, ext. 17.

Student Assistance Program: 

Mrs. Valerie Rella, who works closely with our guidance department, is available to talk with your child regarding any issues he/she might have.  For more information, please call Mrs. Rella at 237-4801.

Website: 

Colebrook Academy maintains a website with general information about our school, including a two-week calendar of events and the hot lunch menus.  The web page has links to Colebrook Elementary, the Academy, school board minutes, the Colebrook Academy Alumni Association, Booster Club, and The Town of Colebrook.  The website’s address is:  www.colebrook.sau7.org

Wellness Committee: 

New federal legislation has been enacted to help communities deal with issues of student health habits.  The Colebrook School District has a “wellness policy” which addresses good nutrition and adequate exercise during the school day and school actitivities.  The school has made recent changes in school lunch as well as the type of foods and drinks offered or sold at school functions.  If you are interested in learning more about the district’s wellness policy, please ask at the school office.

LAWS AND POLICIES

Many of the procedures and other items in this handbook are dictated by law or by district policy. If you have any concerns about an item in this handbook, please give the principal or assistant principal a call (237-8351).

GENERAL INFORMATION

Adult (18 Year-Old) Students:

will be able to sign some school paperwork (parents will need to co-sign items such as field trips, senior privilege forms, etc.  The general rule is that if you live with your parents, we will have them sign items.  If you are an emancipated student, you will be able to sign.

Office Hours: 

The Colebrook Academy office is available from 7:30 AM to 4 PM daily.

Arrival/Dismissal/Cancellation:

Colebrook Academy is a split campus - Physical Education, Art, and Music are held at the Elementary school.  The academy will have courses in the morning for 7th and 8th grade students. Therefore, to accommodate the busing for those classes, there are two sets of departure times.

Arrival/Dismissal

•    Colebrook Academy - 7:55 am start and 2:55 pm dismissal
•    Colebrook Elementary - 7:55 am start and 2:49 pm dismissal

Cancellation announcements will be on:

•    TV - Channel 9 - Manchester and Channel 3 - Burlington
•    Radio - 92.9 Burlington and 103.7 WOKQ
•    Internet – www.wmur.com
Left column click on weather
Next page click on closings
Closings will be listed alphabetically
•    One Call Now System:  We have an automated system in place to notify you of any cancellations, school delays or important events

Attendance/Absences/Tardiness/Dismissals:

RSA 193:1, the state law on school attendance, says the child shall attend school full-time when school is in session unless the child has been temporarily excused upon the request of the parent for purposes agreed upon by the school authorities and the parent.  Parent is defined as “a parent, guardian, or person having legal custody of a child.” 

Attendance is taken in each 45-minute period or 90 minute block class.  A student must be in class for at least 25 minutes or 50 minutes respectively, in order to get credit for it.  Unless the parent can provide the principal substantial, justifiable reasons, the maximum absences allowed before losing credit for the class is:  five days for quarter courses, ten days in a semester course and twenty days in a year long course.

On the report card, attendance is recorded only by half days.  A full day is defined as from the attendance bell until dismissal, which is divided in half by using 11:25 am as the line between morning and afternoon.

Absences: 

Parents should:
  • Call school, preferably by 9 AM, to notify us that your student is absent.
  •  Upon returning to school, the student will present a note to the office. The note and all the data submitted with it will help us determine whether to label the absence, excused, unexcused, or to determine if there are any extenuating circumstances. If the student returns without a note, the absence will be considered an unexcused absence and all work will be graded with zeros.
  • The note should include:
    • name of the student,
    • date(s) of the absence, and
    • Reason for the absence, including any appointment cards or any letters from doctors, etc. that verify the absence.
  • If we do not receive a note, the absence will be considered UNEXCUSED. Credit will not be given for the work that is missed.

Types of Absences:

  • Excused absences, for which students are entitled to make up work missed, will be granted for medical reasons, such as illness or an appointment with a doctor, dentist, optometrist, or counselor. Absence will also be excused for a death in the family, appointment with a lawyer, court appearance, or other extenuating reasons approved by the principal. Extenuating reasons for an absence MUST be approved by the principal.
  • Unexcused absences, for which a student will receive a zero for all work missed, will be given for such reasons as out of school suspensions, truancy, working, haircuts, errands for parents and anything else not categorized above as an extenuating excused absence.
THE ABSENCE NOTE MUST STATE THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE

If you have a question or concern about an absence, please contact the office.  However, it should be noted that the final decision regarding whether or not the absence is excused or unexcused will be made by the principal or the assistant principal.

Dismissals: 

The student should bring a note to the office:
  • on the day of the dismissal
  • giving the name of the student,
  • giving the time the student has to leave,
  • giving the reason(s) for the dismissal, and
  • signed by the parent.
Preplanned trips, such as a family vacation, must be pre-approved in the office by the principal.  Requests should be made two weeks prior to the trip.  Students are requested to receive assignments in advance.  The length of the family trip is limited to five school days.  Any other length must have prior approval by the principal.

Tardy to School: 

Academy Campus
  • Students arriving between 7:56-8:15 AM will be recorded as tardy
  • Students must report to the office and sign-in
  • After 8:15 am, they will be considered absent and the attendance rule will be applied to all classes or parts of classes missed
Elementary Campus
  • Students arriving between 7:56 and 8:15 AM will be recorded as tardy
  • Students will report directly to class and the teacher will record them
  • After 8:15 am they will be considered absent and the attendance rule will be applied to all classes or parts of classes missed
Students are NOT penalized for the FIRST TWO tardies EACH QUARTER
  • Starting with the THIRD offense EACH QUARTER, students will automatically be issued detention
  • If the tardiness is chronic (5 offenses and up), extended or Saturday School detention may be issued
  • If there are extenuating circumstances for a student being late, then the reason should be given immediately to the office or the teacher involved
After reaching the first two tardies, an administrative letter will be mailed

Lockers: 

  • Each student will be assigned a locker and given their combination. Students should not give the combination to another student. Lockers should be kept locked. Students are responsible for school district property that they are issued and to safeguard their personal property.
  • Backpacks need to be kept in your locker. Time will be provided during the day for students to access their lockers.
  • The student will be charged a minimum $10 fee for any damage to a locker that requires maintenance.
  • THE STUDENT MUST REALIZE THAT SCHOOL LOCKERS ARE SCHOOL PROPERTY AND THEY MAY BE INSPECTED AT ANY TIME.
  • We also recommend students not leave any cash or valuables in the lockers. If a student needs to have a valuable item(s) in school, she/he should have it secured in the office.
  • Use of phone/intercom: The phone/intercom systems are combined and are our way of notifying the people in the building about anything, particularly emergencies. Students should not be using the phones without the permission of the teacher. Students can come to the office if they need to use the phone. No student should be using the intercom.

Media Center/Library:

Students will be allowed to use the media center on an as needed basis.  Normally, ten - twelve students will be allowed in the media center each period but ONLY AFTER reporting to their study hall for attendance.

Medical items:

  • Illness: Students who are ill should report to the school secretary and request permission to see the nurse. If the nurse determines the students should not be in school, she will call a parent or person listed on the emergency card prior to dismissing the student. If the nurse is not in the building, the school secretary is the substitute.
  • Nurse’s hours: A nurse will be available for consultation by phone at Colebrook Elementary when a school nurse is not available for Colebrook Academy. If deemed necessary, the Colebrook Elementary nurse will go to Colebrook Academy to evaluate the student(s) in need of being seen when a school nurse is not scheduled at Colebrook Academy.
  • Insurance: Students are required to show proof of insurance to participate in athletics.
  • Medications: Students are not allowed to carry medication in school.
  • Medication, with the order from the physician, should be given to the nurse to dispense.
  • No internal medications will be dispensed or administered to any child by school personnel except by the school nurse (or under his/her supervision) upon the written order of the physician who has examined and prescribed for a particular child
  • Parent must also sign a written consent form or note requesting school personnel to administer medication during school hours.
  • If no documentation is provided, the school secretary or nurse will call to verify the authenticity of the prescription.
Emergency cards must be filled out and turned in by each parent at the beginning of the year.  Please alert us to any changes in address or phone numbers.

Parking:

  • Municipal lot – is available for student use.
  • CA lot – parking here is a Senior Privilege that will be allocated on a rotating basis determined by the administration.
  • Elementary lot – Students must sign up to be in this lot. They can only park in the southern most rows. The make, model, and plate number of the vehicle will be submitted to the administration.
  • NO MATTER WHERE students PARK, THEY ARE NOT TO USE THEIR CARS TO GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN CLASSES.
    STUDENTS ARE NOT TO PARK IN THE DOLLAR STORE PARKING LOT.

Safety:

Each student will be given safety instructions related to the course being studied and will be expected to exhibit knowledge of the safety rules.  Chronic failure by students to comply with the established rules and procedures set for each course will be cause for their removal from that course.

Security/Emergency Procedures:

The school will be locked via a security system.  Visitors will be admitted only via the front entrance, the door nearest to Howard's.  People must be identified prior to being 'buzzed in'.  Once in, people must sign in at the Main Office and will be issued a visitor's tag.  Students will NOT open the door for anyone.

Students and staff will practice the following emergency procedures during the year: fire drills (10), lockdowns (2), evacuation (1), and reverse evacuation (1).

Sign-Out Procedures:

Once students become the responsibility of the school system, any student leaving school grounds must sign out and must receive permission from his/her parent/guardian, and the Principal, Assistant Principal, or secretary BEFORE leaving.  Students should submit their dismissal notes on the day they are being dismissed.

Backpacks: 

Students are not allowed to carry their backpacks during school hours from class to class.  Backpacks and items not needed for class must be stored in their lockers.  The schedule will allow time for students to go to their locker during the day, so they can change books, etc.

Lost and Found: 

We have a lost and found box for various articles belonging to students that have been lost and turned into the office.  This is located in the cafeteria.  Please check this box often.  Anything that is left in the box for a period of time will be disposed of.

Consumption of Food:

“Breakfast” The students will be let in to the cafeteria at 7:30 AM to participate in the Breakfast Program.  Grab-N-Go Breakfast will be offered at approximately 9:27 AM.

  • The Food Service program will be selling items such as juice, milk, muffins, etc. in the morning. The students should sign up the day before. The menu will be announced regularly

Hot Lunch:

There will be two lunch periods.  (11:00-11:23 and 11:25- 11:50)

See Policy EFC – Food Service Program on page 50 for information on charging meals.

NO FOOD will be consumed in the classrooms (except the Consumer Ed room, at the teacher's discretion for projects, and during Grab-N-GO.) Students caught eating at any time other than these are subject to disciplinary action. Obviously, students with medical documentation will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Water bottles WILL be allowed in the classroom.  The water bottle must be clear and must contain water.  However, the student will be expected to abide by the classroom rules and expectations of each teacher.

Dances and Social Functions:

In conducting school functions, such as dances, parties, entertainment, and sports events we want students to be a credit to the school and to the communities of the area.  Students will abide by the following rules:

  • Once students have entered the building, they will not be re-admitted if they leave. Once a student leaves a social function, he/she must leave the school grounds. Students are not permitted to loiter in parked automobiles at any time on school property
  • Most school social functions are open only to Colebrook Academy students. However, a guest accompanied by a student is welcome, if signed in as a guest of a CA student. When a student brings a guest, he/she is responsible for that guest and should remain with that guest as long as he/she is in attendance
  • Charter School students are regarded as guests even though they may be enrolled in a class at Colebrook Academy. Therefore, they will not be admitted to the dance unless their name appears on the guest list in the office prior to the function.
  • Any student who becomes a behavior problem may be asked to leave at the discretion of chaperones or police. Disciplinary action, including suspension from future events, will be taken.

Debts:

Students must pay for books and materials lost and/or damaged, hot lunch, items purchased via fundraising etc., and other expenses incurred such as class and club dues.  Bills will be sent home and disciplinary action will be taken if the debts are not paid.

Dress Code:

The school is an academic and professional environment.  Your personal appearance reflects upon yourself, your home and your school.  When selecting school attire it is the responsibility of each student to use good, mature judgment allowing for both comfort and clean appearance.  The dress code represents the values of Colebrook Academy; respect for ourselves and others, the importance of community and seriousness of academics.  The Principal, guided by the dress code, is the final judge of what constitutes “appropriate attire”. (Appropriate attire is attire that is casual and business-like in nature. Business like- is defined as the standard level of attire expected to be worn and dictated by this dress code.)

Footwear:

No footwear is to be worn which is destructive to school property.  Footwear is expected to be worn in the building.  Flip Flops may be worn at your own risk and with teacher approval. Sturdy sandals with a back “should be” worn in warm weather instead of flip flops. 

Messages on clothing: 

No clothing may be worn that:
  • displays words or pictures which may be construed as pornographic, vulgar, obscene, advocating alcohol/drug use or abuse, or having an inappropriate “double meaning” (i.e. NO shirts with brand names of beer, liquor, cigarettes, etc…)
  • uses slang to refer to any part of the human body
  • advertises establishments, which makes direct reference by word or picture to drugs, alcohol, sex, violence or bullying
  • degrades members of the opposite sex, or any class or groups of people, or that could be interpreted as harassing by others

Tops:

Tank tops may be worn as an inner shirt only.  Your shoulders must be covered.  Shirts will be worn that cover the midriff, sides, and chest.  If you raise your hands above your head and flesh is showing, you need to change your outfit.

Bottoms:

The length of dresses, skirts, or shorts shall be appropriate in length. (No short shorts or skirts above 3” will be allowed).  Pants should be worn to the waist or top of the hips.  Gym type shorts with “V” cuts on the sides are acceptable.  Spandex, tight fitting pants or yoga pants will be permitted to be worn by students when dressed appropriately and in a business like appearance.  Underwear or bare skin is not to show at any time.

Undergarments of color should not show through your clothing.

Headgear:

No headgear, including hoods are to be worn in school from the time the student enters the building during the regular school day until after they leave the building at the end of the regular school day. Headgear includes: baseball caps, bandanas, and hats.

DRESS NOT PERMITTED: 

  • Halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap tops
  • Pajamas
  • Extreme or unusual makeup
  • Heavy chains or studded accessories/dog collars for neckwear
  • Clothing that is ragged or tattered
  • Clothing that is purchased with rips and tattered material (no tape shall be used to cover clothing)
  • Clothing that reveals underwear
  • NO Spandex, yoga pants, leggings, or jeggings may be worn without a business like blouse or sweater covering to the mid-thigh, sweatshirts with hoods are not considered business like in attire
  • Hats
  • Bandanas (unless rolled up and used as a hair tie)
The only exceptions to these rules will be for special events approved in advance by the Principal. The Principal, Assistant Principal, and front office shall be the final authority on all judgments and rulings pertaining to the dress code.

Other styles or types of clothing or makeup not mentioned above may also be inappropriate.  The faculty and administration will ultimately determine the appropriateness of a student’s appearance.  When possible, students found in violation of these guidelines will be permitted to stay in school IF they change out of, or remove the inappropriate attire.  Students who continue to violate the dress code, or who refuse to change, may be sent home and/or be subject to detention and/or suspension.  If in doubt, keep this in mind: 

THE 6 B’S SHOULD NEVER BE VISIBLE----NO BELLIES, BOXERS, BRAS, BUTTOCKS, BREASTS OR BARE BACKS.

Discipline Procedure:

If your child violates the dress code, he/she will be asked to turn shirts inside out, change, or call you for a change of clothes.  If that is unsuccessful, he/she will call you and you will be asked to come pick your child up from school.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

THE NUMBER OF FAILING SUBJECTS WILL CHANGE WITH BOARD APPROVAL - Students on academic probation (failing two subjects) may not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities.  The eligibility for trips and activities which require early commitment and are scheduled for a later quarter in the school year may be determined by the student’s teachers and the school principal by applying the student’s grade trend and effort toward a passing grade in the quarter of the scheduled activity.

LIST OF ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS

Astronomy
Consumer Science Club
Drama
Granite State Challenge
Key Club
National Honor Society
Principal’s Advisory Committee
SADD
Student Council
World Language Club
Yearbook
Youth and Government
Varsity Soccer
Varsity Basketball
Varsity Baseball

As a Class S school, our varsity sports teams have had successful seasons that have resulted in tournament play and recent state championships in Girls’ Varsity Soccer & Softball and Boys’ Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Baseball.

Sports:

NHIAA regulations indicate that the athletes must pass four classes and that this eligibility is determined each quarter. Fourth quarter grades determine eligibility for first quarter of the next school year.  See the Athletic Director and/or Coaches for clarification.)

PLEASE REFER TO THE ATHLETIC POLICY IN THE APPENDIX

Attendance Policy for Extra Curricular Activities: Under review, subject to change with board approval-
  • Students must be in the building by the end of 10:30 in order to participate in the activity.
  • Students are expected to be in school at the regular time on the day following the activity.

School Sponsored Activities Rules/Behavior:

Students participating in dances, athletic trips, field trips, extra-curricular activities, etc. are under the jurisdiction of Colebrook Academy so all school rules apply to them during these events just like they do in school.  In addition to the normal penalty for any infraction, students may be deprived of their opportunity to participate in these activities.

Under review, subject to change with board approval

Transportation: 

Transportation will be provided for the students as students are not allowed to drive themselves to school sponsored events.  Students wishing to ride with their parent or other responsible adult must turn in a written request to the Principal for his/her signature.  A signed copy will go to the student so the driver will have verification of the permission and one will be kept at CA.

Suspended Students, out of school:

Students who have been suspended from school are ineligible to participate in or be a spectator at extra-curricular activities for the length of the suspension.

Dues:

Class and club dues are voted by the members and must be paid during each school year.  The amount of the dues is voted by the class or club.

Fees:

Students ordering materials for a project will pay for the materials upon receipt.

Fundraisers:

Students selling items turn in the money received promptly the next school day.  Receive payment from the buyer prior to delivery.

Day Guests in school:

  • Final approval must be given by the principal
  • Permission slip: Students may have guests but must obtain permission from each of their teachers and the office at least one school day BEFORE they bring their guest. Students will pick up a Student Guest Form in the office, complete it, and return it to the office. Failure to do this will result in the guest not being allowed entry into the building.
  • The student hosting the guest is responsible for their guest. Any infraction by the guest will result in the guest’s immediate removal from school and the host serving any penalty incurred by the guest.
  • If the guest plans to eat in the cafeteria, they must bring cash to purchase their lunch.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Requirements for Graduation: 

22 Credits

Students are required to complete:

        4 credits         English
        3 credits        Mathematics (1 credit must be Algebra)
        1 credit        Physical Education
        ½ credit        Economics
        ½ credit        Computers
        ½ credit         World History or Geography
        2 credits        U.S. History
        ½ credit        Civics
        2 credits        Science (Biology and a Physical Science)
        ½ credit        New Hampshire History
        ¼ credit        Careers
        ½ credit        Fine Arts (Art, Music, or Multi-Media)
        ½ credit        Health
        ½ credit        Introduction to Technology

All other credits can be in the student’s track or elective areas

Beginning with the Class of 2019:

Requirements for Graduation: 

23.75 Credits   May go up with school board approval due to new schedule

Students are required to complete:

        4 credits        English -9, 10, 11, 12
        4 credits        Mathematics           One Must Be An Algebra Course
        2 credits        U. S. History
        ½ credit        New Hampshire Government/Civics
        ½ credit        New Hampshire History            Grades 11 & 12
        ½ credit        Economics
        ½ credit        World History or Geography
        1 credit        Biology
        1 credit        Physical Science                 or Equivalent
        1 credit        Physical Education
        ½ credit        Fine Arts
        ½ credit        Information & Communications Technology
        ½ credit        Health
        ½ credit        Personal Finance        Taken Junior or Senior Year
        ¼ credit        Careers
        6 credits        Electives
        ½ credit        Community Service (must complete 50 hours)
       
Project Running Start Calculus, Project Running Start Pre-Calculus, and Project Running Start Statistics are dual enrollment courses offered through The Project Running Start Program at White Mountains Community College. 

Rank in Class: 

Rank in class is determined by a quality point index (QPI).  College preparatory courses (“A”) are assigned a multiple point value of 1.1, general courses (“B”) receive a value of 1.0 and “C” level classes receive a value of .9.  Life Skills courses ad courses graded with a Pass/Fail are not included.  The final rank is determined by the end of the 7th semester.

Credits needed for class and graduation status:

Sophomore - 5 credits            Senior - 16 credits
Junior - 10.5 credits               Graduation - 22 credits

Credits needed for class and graduation status 2019 and beyond:

         Sophomore- 5 credits        Senior- 17credits
        Junior- 11 credits            Graduation- 23.75

To be eligible as the valedictorian and/or salutatorian, the student must attend Colebrook Academy for a minimum of three (3) years.

Students will be assigned to a class and activities according to the credits earned to date.  These requirements will be strictly enforced.

If a student passes a class, but would like a higher grade and elects to take the class over again, the class will be identified as an Audit on the transcript and will not reflect a grade.

Academic Probation:

Students who fail two or more classes will be considered on academic probation.  This eliminates their eligibility to participate in any extracurricular activity (including all senior class privileges).  Under review- Subject to change with school board approval.

Colebrook Academy Dedicated Instruction Facility (CADIF):

If at the end of the quarter, you are failing a class, you must attend the CADIF for one study hall during the next quarter.  Participation in the CADIF will be assigned by the Guidance Counselor and/or the building administrator.

Media Center/Library: 

If you are failing two classes, you must receive a note from the classroom teacher regarding the specific assignment that you will be working on in the library.

If you are failing two or more classes, you will be allowed to participate in a field trip.  However, you must receive permission from your teachers and the principal prior to the trip.

Field Trips: 

Field trips and class trips are taken to enrich the learning experience.  As such, they are considered part of the school day and attendance is required.  Students going on field trips must supply (prior to the scheduled trip date) a permission form signed by their parent or guardian.  A medical release form is now required for all trips.  Students must follow the school rules and regulations while on a field trip.  Students, likewise, are required to bring in a written excuse from their parents if, for good reason, they wish to be excused from attending a field trip.  Students who do not attend a field trip are expected to come to school that day and will be assigned additional work to make up for the missed field trip.  On overnight trips, bags will be checked by the principal and assistant principal.  Please note:  If you do not have your permission slip in by the due date, you will not be going on the field trip.  We will no longer allow phone calls so that you can get the permission slip signed.  You must adhere to the deadlines.

Classroom Expectations:

Students are expected to come to class prepared with their texts, their assignment notebooks, something to write with, something to write on and any other material required by their teacher.  They are required to arrive on time and behave properly and should not disrupt other students or the teacher’s ability to conduct their lesson.

Computers:

All students have access to the computers in the Library.  The number of computers in each classroom varies and the teacher determines who can use them.

Computer Passwords:

Each student is assigned a password by the Technology Coordinator provided the student has filled out and turned in the Acceptable Use Policy Form.  All accounts are monitored and can be shut down if infractions occur.  (See Acceptable Use Policy in the appendix for the form.)

Correspondence Courses:

Students may get credit for a maximum of three correspondence courses during their high school career.  No more than two courses will be allowed in any one year.

Courses Offered/Required:

See Program of Studies booklet compiled by the Guidance Department.

Exams – Mid-Year and Final:

At the end of each semester, the school schedule will change to give longer periods for exams.  These days are considered ‘open campus’ which means the students are only required to be in school for their exams.  Study hall rooms will be provided.  If parents do not want their student in ‘open campus’ they must let the school know in writing.

You must be in your seat before the scheduled exam time.  Once the door is closed, you will not be allowed to enter the exam room to take the exam and you will receive a zero.  No makeup exams will be allowed if you are late.

If a student does not contact the school prior to the final examination time or does not make any attempt to make arrangements prior to the examination regarding an absence, the student will be considered absent for the exam and will receive a zero on the exam.

In the event a makeup exam in scheduled, the time and date will be determined by the teacher.  This make up exam and the time scheduled must also be approved by the principal.

The Mid-Year and Final Exam will be weighted as 20% of the semester grade.


Grading system: 

A+ 97-100      B+ 90-92     C+ 82-84      D+ 74              F (failing) 0-69
A    95-96       B    87-89     C    78-81    D   72-73
A-   93-94       B- 85-86      C- 75-77      D- 70-71

Honor Roll:

Highest Honors is a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 93 or above with no grade below 87 and Honors is a GPA of 85 or above with no grade below 80.  The student must carry five courses.  No pass/fail courses, except STW, are included in the five courses counted for the Honor Roll.

Make-Up Work:

  • For each day absent, the student has 2 days to make up the work.
  • Teachers may give extensions depending on the amount of work missed and the difficulty of scheduling time for the work
  • When the student returns from an absence, a note is required to be submitted to the office. If the student returns without a note, the absence will be considered an unexcused absence and all work will be graded with zeros until the note comes in.
  • The student is responsible for contacting teachers to determine what work/assignments they missed.

National Honor Society:

Juniors and seniors are eligible for membership in The Mohawk Chapter of The National Honor Society based on scholarship which is determined by a cumulative average of 85 in non-weighted classes and 93 in weighted.  Leadership, character and service are also required and evaluated by the faculty.  Members will be re-evaluated at the end of every semester.

Report Cards:

They are mailed home at the end of each quarter (9 weeks).

Summer School:

A student may make-up a course in summer school provided the lowest quarter's grade can be raised enough mathematically to warrant a passing grade and we have a teacher or teachers who are willing to teach the course.  English, math, science, and history courses are usually offered.  Check with Guidance.

Textbooks/Assignment books:

Textbooks should be covered.  Students who lose or damage textbooks will be required to replace them.  Students will also be issued assignment notebooks.  If the student loses their agenda book, it will be their responsibility to replace with their own assignment book.

Progress Reports:

Academic progress reports will be mailed at the midpoint of each marking period.  Students who are failing or in danger of failing a course will receive a progress report at any time during the quarter.  Students cannot be issued a failing grade in a class unless they are notified through a progress report at any time during the quarter.
CONCEPT OF DISCIPLINE

Prevention of misbehavior is the best disciplinary policy. We believe it is only fair that the school establishes “reasonable rules” and the students are given an opportunity to be aware of those rules and the punishments associated with those rules.
  • Most students are well behaved, know the rules, and comply with the reasonable rules of the school
  • We believe in a progressive discipline system. There are several levels of discipline
Generally speaking the sequence of punishment will proceed along these lines:  This means a second offense will generally receive more punishment than the first offense, unless there is a substantial amount of time between the offenses.
  • Special Education students will be treated the same as regular education students unless there is a Behavior Plan in his/her Individualized Education Plan or specifications in the IDEA law.

Student Control Policy:

In the event that any student is disruptive to the educational process, the staff member shall have the right and responsibility to follow the procedures listed below:
  • Resolve the disturbance in the event the disruption is not creating a danger to any student(s) and/or staff member(s).
  • In the event the staff member is unable to resolve the disturbance, the staff member shall contact the principal for immediate assistance.
  • In the event the actions of the student creating the disturbance, constitutes a danger to himself/herself, to other students, and/or to the staff member, the staff member shall have the right to use only such physical force as is necessary to prevent injury

CONSEQUENCES FOR OFFENSES

General: 

School officials can’t possibly anticipate all possible infractions.  The offenses are listed under the category that would be the minimum consequence.  This section identifies the most frequent offenses and their typical punishments.  Multiple offenses may be dealt with individually or combined.

Due Process:

Each student has a right to know of what and why he/she is being accused.  Please refer to the Colebrook School District Policy in the appendix.

Minor Offenses:

These offenses will cause minor disruption of school related learning activities and will normally result in teacher or office detention(s).  Normally, violations of these offenses will result in a teacher detention first and subsequent violations will result in office referrals.  Multiple offenses or a combination of offenses may require a higher level of punishment.

Verbal Reprimand/counseling:

Both teachers and the Principal/Assistant Principal can use this consequence.  Verbal counseling by a teacher, staff member, or administrator is often all that is needed for minor disruption in the classroom.

Loss of Privileges:

Both the teachers and the Principal/Assistant Principal can use this as a consequence.

INTERNET
  • First Offense -.all computer privileges are lost for 5 school days
  • Second Offense - 30 school days
  • Third Violation - 180 school days/school year. The Technology Coordinator refers the student to the Office; he is the one who monitors the accounts. Depending on the severity of the violation, building administrators/superintendent reserve the right to recommend alternative consequences.
  • Other: Any privilege given can be lost, i.e. use of passes, use of library.
  • Students will be issued codes to operate the system. There will be a separate Internet policy (see appendix) which students and parents must sign before the student is allowed access to the school Internet.
  • These codes allow tracking of what a student has accessed.
  • THE SCHOOL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHECK THESE FILES AT ANYTIME. THE STUDENT HAS NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY WHEN USING THE SCHOOL’S INTERNET.
  • Students who bring their personal laptops in for academic use are expected to abide by the internet use policy. This includes wireless hardware.
  • Electronic Readers, such as Kindles, Nooks, etc… may be used in school for academic reasons and will fall under the guidelines of the acceptable use policy.
Detention (Teacher/Office) - minimum consequence

  • Teacher Detention – The length of this detention will be 45 minutes. If the student skips a teacher assigned detention, the teacher may choose to handle the situation him/herself or to refer the student to the office.
  • This detention will be expected to be served within 24 hours…Either the same day or the next day, parents will be contacted by the staff member or principal.
  • If a student is asked to leave the classroom, this will automatically result in a 45 minute detention which will be served with this teacher.
Office Detention is the minimum consequence for the following offenses.        Office detentions are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 3:00-3:45.
  • Students who are assigned office detentions must serve the detention either the day of the infraction or the next school day in which office detentions are held. The only exception that will be allowed to this rule is in the event that the student has a medical appointment on the day the detention is to be served. The student will be required to present a slip from the doctor or dentist.
  • Disruption of class, study hall, or other instructional activity that deprives others of their right to learn and the teacher’s obligation to teach.
  • Gum chewing/chewing on foreign objects
  • Loitering in the halls or restrooms.
  • Misuse of school property or property of others
  • Public displays of affection (i.e. kissing, full body contact) during school hours or during school-sponsored events.
  • Repeatedly reporting to class without materials
  • Rude or disrespectful behavior toward others
  • If this behavior is considered harassment/bullying, it will be considered a major offense.
  • Squirting/Spraying any substance such as water, any other liquid, perfume, hairspray or any other ‘aerosol’/aerosol like substance is prohibited due to safety and health reasons.
  • Tardy to class or to school
  • Throwing objects such as snowballs, spitballs, pencils, etc. Anything thrown has an inherent danger and this danger will be weighed in assigning the punishment.)
  • Unauthorized electronic devices should not be used in school
Electronic Devices
  • Cell, Track or Smart Phones
  • Blackberry
  • Cameras or IPods
  • Text Messaging Devices
  • Laser Pointers
  • IPads
The consequences for “unauthorized” use of electronic devices will be as follows and in accordance with school board policy JICJ-R. This is found in the appendix of this handbook.

  • First Offense- Student warning and device is picked up at the end of the day
  • Second Offense- Student loses device for 5 school days, picked up by student at the end of the day.
  • Third Offense- Student loses device for 10 school days, parent will pick up device
  • Fourth & Final Offense- This is to be considered blatant disregard for school rules. The device will no longer be allowed in school for the remainder of the year.
The Principal can make an exception if a student needs to use one of these items for a project, etc.  The Principal will verify the need with the teacher(s).  Kindles, Nooks, or other reading devices may be used for reading if approved by the principal.

Extended Detention is the minimum consequence for these offenses:
This detention runs from 3:05 until 5:00 pm, usually on Thursdays.  Extended detention is the minimum consequence for the following offenses:
  • Failure to report for teacher or office detention.
  • Skipping a class-
  • Depending on the time that is skipped, the student will be assigned double time for time that is missed, which may result in more than just the time for an extended detention.
  • Leaving school grounds without permission.
  • Repeated minor offenses

Major Offenses:

The following are considered major offenses and the first violation will normally result in more than just a detention.  Any violation of State Law should be turned over to the police; however, the Board expects the Principal to use some discretion and common sense in choosing when to refer or not refer an incident to police.

Saturday School (SS) is usually the minimum consequence for the following offences. This is served from 8:00am - 12:00 PM with a teacher who will determine exactly what the students do for the four hours (homework, sit quietly, community service, etc.)  This is considered a detention, which means students may participate in school activities after Saturday School has been completed.
  • Failure to report for an extended detention.
  • Cheating/Plagiarism: The student will receive a zero on the assignment, quiz, or test and will serve one Saturday School. Cheating is using ‘cheat sheets’, copying/using part of or all of another’s work, passing in someone else’s work as your own, talking to another student during tests/quizzes/other similar conditions, etc.
  • Defacing or destruction of school property or property of others of a minor nature. (Vandalism, the damage would be more costly, is under OSS.) The student would pay for the damage. This may be reported to the Police.
  • Extreme disobedience/disrespect of teachers or other staff members
  • Falsehood, lying, forgery
  • Use of obscene or inappropriate language/gestures/drawings/pictures not directed at a staff member
  • Use of threatening language/gestures, etc. not directed at a staff member. Criminal threatening incidents will be turned over to the local police
Out-of School Suspension (OSS) is the minimum consequence for these offenses:
  • Students who are given an Out-of School suspension will receive zeroes for all work missed. Students will not be given OSS during mid-term or final examinations, unless the severity of the offense warrants it.
  • Students who have been suspended are ineligible to participate in or be a spectator at extra-curricular activities or to be on school grounds for the length of the suspension. You may not attend any school games, dances or other functions until such time the student returns to school.
Bullying is a single incident or pattern of incidents involving a written, verbal, or electronic communication, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another pupil which:
  • Physically harms a pupil or damage to the pupil’s property; or
  • Causes emotional distress to a pupil; or
  • Interferes with a pupil’s educational environment; or
  • Creates a hostile educational environment; or
  • Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school
Bullying also includes “actions motivated by an imbalance of power based on a pupil’s actual or perceived personal characteristics, behaviors or beliefs.

          Cyberbullying includes conduct defined in the definition of bullying undertaken through the use of electronic devices.

 The punishment is not limited to OSS or Expulsion.  (Please refer to the Bullying policy in the appendix)
  • Sexual Harassment is any form of sexual abuse, verbal or physical. The punishment may be a warning, but more likely it will be OSS or Expulsion. (Please refer to the Sexual Harassment policy in the appendix)

Drugs or Alcohol:

  • possession /under the influence =The first offense is a 5-day OSS; second is a 10-day OSS
  • the matter is turned over to the police
  • for furnishing or selling: expulsion is recommended
  • Student Alcohol and Drug Use Policy included in the appendix
  • Theft or attempted theft. Students are encouraged not to leave valuables in their lockers. The thief should return the item or pay for it. The police may be called.
  • Tobacco products in or on school grounds: Students are not to use, posses, or attempt to buy or sell any tobacco product (cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smokeless tobacco, smokeless cigarettes, products containing tobacco, and tobacco in any other form). The first offense is a 3-day OSS and reported to the police. Subsequent offenses are 10 days or more of OSS with the possibility of expulsion. (Please refer to the policy in the appendix)
  • Violent behavior such as throwing chairs or other items which may or could reasonably be expected to cause injury to another person or school property.
  • Vandalism: Students who destroy or vandalize school property will be required to pay for losses or damages. If students willfully destroy school property, suspension and/or expulsion may result. Vandalism will be reported to the police. If you happen to damage something by ACCIDENT, report it to the office immediately.

Fighting/Assault:

 if both students actively participated, then both will normally be given at least an OSS.  Fighting is an assault and may be reported to the Colebrook Police Department. Remember, students 17 and older are considered adults according to criminal law.
  • Possessing dangerous articles/ Weapons include but are not limited to: firearms; BB and pellet guns; explosive or incendiary devices; knives or pikes; martial arts sticks/clubs/stars; and razors. Be aware that state and federal law(s) dictate the consequences of the possession of dangerous articles, particularly in the area of firearms, rather than school policy. The police will be called. (Please refer to the policy in the appendix)
  • Failure to serve a Saturday School
  • Use of obscene/inappropriate language and threats - - pictures, drawings, gestures, etc. - - said to or addressed to a staff member will be a 2-5 day suspension for the first offense, subsequent offenses may result in expulsion. The severity of the offense will be determined between staff member, principal, and or assistant principal. Consequences are as follows:
Two Day OSS
  • A simple gesture as in flipping off the teacher or the like
  • Drawings of an inappropriate nature
Three Day OSS
  • Obscene or inappropriate language directed at a staff member
 Four Day OSS
  • Obscene or inappropriate language directed at a staff member along with verbal abuse
 Five Day OSS
  • Verbal Threats and or obscene abuse toward a staff member (student out of control)
Note: The principal and or the assistant principal, along with the staff member involved, has the right to review each case on an individual basis, and assign consequences accordingly. Verbal threats toward any staff member are not taken lightly and may result in the recommendation of expulsion to the superintendent.      

Expulsion:

At this point the student will normally have a lot of discipline infractions, has demonstrated flagrant disregard for the reasonable rules of the school, and has shown little desire to change.  The student will be referred to the Superintendent with a request for an expulsion hearing.  The Superintendent may decide on further punishment, or may choose to recommend expulsion to the Board. Laws, such as the ones on weapons, require expulsion.

  • Possessing/using dangerous articles such as firearms, knives, etc.
  • Assault/Injury to another student or staff member
  • Bullying
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Extreme/Continual misconduct or constant failure to follow the rules
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Tobacco products

APPENDIX

STUDENT ACCEPTABLE TECHNOLOGY USE & CODE OF CONDUCT

POLICY OVERVIEW – EGAD-R1

The School District purchases computers and other communication / electronic devices, networks, and Internet access to support the educational mission of the schools and to enhance the curriculum and learning opportunities for students and school staff. This policy applies to any District Technology, as well as to laptops and other communication / electronic devices issued directly to students and to any communication / electronic devices brought by students into a school building or to a school activity.

Student use of computers and other communication / electronic devices, networks, and Internet services in school is a privilege, not a right. Compliance with the school policies and rules concerning technology use is mandatory.  Students who violate these policies and rules may have their technology privileges limited, suspended, or revoked. Such violations may also result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to, suspension, long-term suspension or expulsion, referral to law enforcement, and/or legal action.

The School District’s technology remains under the control, custody, and supervision of the school at all times. The school retains the right to monitor all technology and Internet activity by students. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of District technology.

The School District utilizes filtering technology designed to block pornography and other materials that are obscene or harmful to minors, to the best of our ability, in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.  This policy addresses the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, and other forms of direct electronic communications, addresses unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking” and other unlawful activities by minors online, addresses unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors and addresses measurers designed to restrict minors access to materials harmful to minors. The School District takes precautions to supervise student use of the Internet, but parents should be aware that School District cannot reasonably prevent all instances of inappropriate technology use by students in violation of School Board policies and rules, including access to objectionable materials and communication with persons outside of the school. The school is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of information that students obtain through the Internet.

I.  General Statement of Policy

ACCEPTABLE TECHNOLOGY USE

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET USE RULES

Each student is responsible for his/her actions and activities involving all District and personal communication / electronic devices used at school or at a school function. This policy provides general guidance concerning the use of District technology and examples of prohibited uses. This policy does not describe every possible prohibited activity. Students, parents, and school staff who have questions about whether a particular activity is prohibited are encouraged to contact a building administrator or the Superintendent’s office.

Notice is hereby given that the District maintains and operates technology protection measures with respect to its computers with internet access in a manner consistent with the federal Children’s Internet Protection Act.  47 USC 254(h).

 Acceptable Use
The school’s computers and other communication / electronic devices, networks, and Internet services are provided for educational purposes and research consistent with the school’s educational mission, curriculum, and instructional goals.

All School Board policies, school rules, and expectations concerning student conduct and communications apply when students are using any communication / electronic devices at school, at a school function, or for school purposes.  In addition, certain policies, such as Policy JICK, The Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Act (Anti-Cyber Bullying policy) apply regardless of the time of day or where the student is located.

Any system which requires password access for which the District requires an account, such as the Internet, shall only be used by the authorized user.  Students shall not share passwords or login information with other students.  Account owners are ultimately responsible for all activity under their accounts.

The District reserves the right to:
•    Monitor all activity on District technology.
•    Investigate the use and misuse of District technology.
•    Log network use and storage space utilization by user. Log files shall be maintained for 180 days.
•    Make determinations on whether specific uses of District technology are consistent with this policy and any accompanying procedures.
•    Refuse to allow any individual to access District Technology, including the Internet or to remove a user’s access to the network if it is determined by the District that the user engaged in unauthorized activity or violated this policy or any accompanying procedures.
•    Cooperate fully with any third-party investigation concerning or relating to the District technology.
•    Limit usage in accord with the requirements of third-party providers.

Unacceptable Use
Unacceptable use activities include, but are not limited to, any activity through which any user:

•    Any use that is illegal or that violates another School District policy, procedure, or school rule, including but not limited to, harassing, bullying, discriminatory, or threatening communications or any other antisocial behaviors; violating copyright laws; profanity, etc. towards employees, students or third parties.  The school assumes no responsibility for illegal activities of students who use District technology.
•    Accessing, creating, viewing, storing, or transferring, or otherwise using materials (including but not limited to, text, images, movies, sound recordings, or electronic or digital files) that are obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive.
•    Accessing, creating, viewing, storing, or transferring or otherwise using materials (including, but not limited to, text, images, movies, sound recordings, or electronic or digital files) that are harmful to minors.
•    Violates Copyrights, License Agreements and/or Contracts (EGAD(R). Copying, downloading, using or sharing any type of copyrighted materials such as music, movies, software without the owner’s permission is prohibited.
•    Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking” and other unlawful activities.
•    Plagiarizes—Representing as one’s own work any materials obtained on the Internet or from digital books and references (such as term papers, articles, music, etc.) constitutes plagiarism and is prohibited.  When Internet or other digital resources are used in student work, they must be fully cited.
•    Engages in Non-School Related Uses—using the school’s computers or other communication / electronic devices, networks, or Internet services for non-school-related purposes such as private financial gain; commercial, advertising, political activity or solicitation purposes; or any other personal use not connected with the educational program or assignments is prohibited.
•    Misuses Passwords, Accounts and Resources – Sharing passwords, using other users’ passwords, or accessing or using other users’ accounts is prohibited.  Disclosure, use and dissemination of another student’s personal identification information is prohibited.  Wasting limited resources including paper, ink / toner is also prohibited.
•    Any deliberate misuse or neglect that result in damage to the school’s technology equipment.
Any attempt to access unauthorized sites, or any attempt to disable or circumvent the school’s filtering/blocking technology (unless a filter override has been issued by the technology office for purposes that support the educational mission of the district
•    Engages in unauthorized Access to Blogs/Chat Rooms—Accessing chat rooms, blogs, or news groups without specific authorization from the Technology Coordinator and the Building Administrator is prohibited.
•    Engages in conduct that constitutes bullying or cyberbullying.  Such conduct is prohibited in accord with policy JICK.
•    Accessing social media websites, such as Facebook and MySpace, is prohibited.
•    Any attempt to delete, erase, or otherwise conceal any information stored on a school computer or other technological device that violates these rules or other School District policy or school rule, or refusing to return technology equipment issued to the student upon request.
•    Using District technology for any other use that is inconsistent with the District’s educational mission and/or is not for educational purposes

Intentional Violations
Any Student who intentionally damages District communication / electronic devices or violates this policy and any accompanying procedures shall be subject to disciplinary action.  Any student, or the Parents/guardian of any Student, who intentionally damages District technology shall assume legal and financial responsibility for such damage. 

Consequences for Violation of Student Acceptable Internet Use and Code of Conduct Policy and Rules
•    The first time the user violates this policy or any other rules or regulations pertaining to use of District technology, he/she will lose all Internet access privileges for five school days.
•    A second violation will result in the loss of all Internet access privileges for 30 school days. 
•    Upon a third violation, all Internet access privileges will be lost for the remainder of the school year.
•    Additional Penalties, as per policy JICJ, may also apply for any violation.

The building principal shall have the final authority to decide whether a student’s privileges will be limited, suspended, or revoked based upon the circumstances of the particular case, the student’s prior disciplinary record, and any other pertinent factors.  The student may be required to complete further education about appropriate internet usage or on-line behavior before regaining their internet access privileges.

Students who violate this policy or any other rules or regulations pertaining to use of District technology, may also be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to suspension, long term suspension, or expulsion, referral to law enforcement, and/or legal action.  Student discipline shall be in accord with RSA 193:13 and District policies and procedures.

No Expectation of Privacy
The District’s technology shall remain under the control, custody, and supervision of the District at all times. The District reserves the right to monitor the use of all District technology. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of any District or any technology used on school grounds, including but not limited to, e-mail, stored, files, mobile devices, and Internet access logs.  Students have no right to privacy in District technology resources, including but not limited to, District computers, computer network, e-mail, website, and Internet access.

Compensation for Losses, Costs, and/or Damages
Any student, or the parent/guardian of any student, who violates this policy and any accompanying procedures, is responsible for compensating the District for any losses, costs, or damages incurred by the District as a result of the violation.

The District is not responsible for any unauthorized charges or costs incurred by Students who use District technology.

Student Security
A student should not to reveal personal information such as his/her full name, address, telephone number, or social security number, on the Internet. Students should never agree to meet people they have contacted through the Internet without parental and school permission. Students should inform a school staff member if they access information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate, or make them uncomfortable in any way.

System Security
The security of the school’s computers and other communication / electronic devices, networks, and Internet services is a high priority. Any student who identifies a security problem must notify a staff member immediately who in turn will notify the Technology Coordinator. The student shall not demonstrate the problem to others or access unauthorized material. Any user who attempts to breach system security, causes a breach of system security, or fails to report a system security problem shall be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action in addition to having his/her technology privileges limited, suspended, or revoked.

Resources
The resources of the District are limited.  All users must exercise prudence in the shared use of these resources.

Laptops or other communication / electronic devices Issued to or brought by students from home

•    A student must have the express permission of the building principal and a supervising teacher(s) before using a computer or other technological device he/she has brought to school.
•    Laptops and other communication / electronic devices, whether loaned to students as educational tools or personally owned, are only authorized for use in completing school assignments. 
•    Students are responsible for the proper care of laptops or other communication / electronic devices assigned to them at all times, whether on or off school property.  Students must complete the “Request Form for use of School Equipment” and receive approval prior to the removal of District equipment from school grounds.
•    If a laptop or other technological device is lost or stolen, the student or their parent/guardian, must immediately report the loss or theft to the building principal and technology coordinator.
•    The School District’s policies and rules concerning technology and Internet use apply to the use of school laptops and other communication / electronic devices at all times and places, whether they are used on or off school property. Students are responsible for obeying any additional rules concerning care of technology issued by school staff.
•    Violation of policies or rules governing the use of technology, or any careless use of a laptop or other technological device may result in the device being confiscated and/or a student only being allowed to use the device under the direct supervision of school staff.   Parents should be aware that they are responsible for any costs associated with repairing or replacing a laptop or other technological device issued to their child that is intentionally or carelessly damaged. The student will also be subject to disciplinary action for any violation of the School District’s policies or school rules.
•    Parents are responsible for supervising their child’s use of school technology and the Internet when in use at home.
•    The School District is not responsible for the functioning, or use of, personally-owned communication / electronic devices on school grounds or at school activities.
•    Any District owned laptop or other technological device may only be used by the student to whom it is assigned.
•    Laptops and other communication / electronic devices must be returned in acceptable working order as specified by the technology coordinator whenever requested by school staff.

Publishing Guidelines
Students may produce materials for electronic publication on the school servers for educational purposes.  The school administration, teachers, and staff shall monitor these materials to ensure compliance with content standards and Board policy.  The content of such materials is constrained by the following restrictions:

•    No personal information about a student may be published online.  This includes telephone numbers and addresses.
•    Parents/guardians must sign a release before a student image may be posted online.
•    No text, image, movie, sound recording, or student work that contains pornography, profanity, obscenity, or language that offends or degrades others will be allowed.
•    Content that is posted online must comply with the District’s Acceptable Internet Use and Code of Conduct Policy.


Legal Reference:
N.H. RSA 194:3-d, School District Computer Networks
 
 School District Internet Code of Conduct

Use of the Internet by students and staff of the School District shall be in support of education and research that is consistent with the mission of the District.  Internet use is limited to those persons who have been issued District-approved accounts.  Use of District Technology shall be in accordance with the District's Acceptable Use Policies and Procedures and this Code of Conduct.  All users are expected to abide by the following terms and conditions:

•    Respect the privacy of other users.  Do not use other users' passwords.
•    Be ethical and courteous.  Do not send hate, harassing or obscene mail, discriminatory remarks, or demonstrate other antisocial behaviors.
•    Maintain the integrity of files and data.  Do not modify or copy files/data of other users without their consent.
•    Treat information created by others as the private property of the creator.  Respect copyrights and do not plagiarize information.  All resources found on the Internet must be properly cited in the user’s work.
•    Use the network and all District technology in a way that does not disrupt or prohibit use by others.
•    Do not destroy, modify or abuse the hardware or software in any way.
•    Do not develop or share programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage the software components of a computer or computing system, such as viruses, worms, "chain" messages, etc.
•    Do not download or install any commercial software, shareware, or freeware onto District network drives or disks without receiving written permission from the District’s Network Administrator.
•    Do not use the Internet to access or process pornographic or otherwise inappropriate material.
•    Do not use the Internet for commercial purposes, including but not limited to, shopping.
•    Do not create unauthorized links between the District’s computers and other computers.
•    District computers shall not be used to access any social media websites, including but not limited to, Facebook and MySpace, chat rooms, personal e-mail, or blogs.
•    Do not access the “control panel,” without receiving prior, written permission from the District’s Network Administrator.

Food and drinks are not permitted anywhere near District technology.

 
School District Technology Use Release Form

To gain access to the network and/or Internet, all individuals, including students, must have a signed Acceptable Computer/Internet Use form on file with the School District. 

As a condition of my privilege to use the School District network resources, including access to the Internet, I understand and agree to the following by signing the Acceptable Computer/Internet Use signature page:

•    To abide by the District Acceptable Use and Code of Conduct Policy
•    That District administrators and staff have the right to review any material stored on District computers.  Any material which they, in their sole discretion, believe may be unlawful, obscene, abusive, or otherwise objectionable will be blocked and reported to the proper authorities.  I hereby waive any right of privacy which I may otherwise have to such material;
•    That the School District will not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages due to information gained and/or obtained via use of the District’s network resources;
•    That the School District does not warrant that the functions of any District network, or any network accessible through District resources, will meet any specific requirements you may have, or that the network resources will be error-free or uninterrupted;
•    That the School District shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages (including lost data or information) sustained or incurred in connection with the use, operation, or inability to use District networks and resources;
•    The School District will not be financially responsible for costs incurred as a result of Internet use; and,
•    That the use of the District network(s), including access to public networks, is a privilege, which may be revoked by network administrators at any time for violation of the Acceptable Technology Use and Code of Conduct Policy.  The School District shall decide what constitutes a violation of the policy.

In consideration for the privilege of using the School District network resources and in consideration for having access to the public networks, I hereby release the School District, its operators, and any institutions with which they are affiliated from any and all claims and damages of any nature arising from my use, or inability to use, the District network resources.
 

Signature Form for Acceptable Computer/Internet Use

The Colebrook School District is pleased to offer students access to a computer network for the Internet.  From time-to-time, the school may wish to publish examples of student projects and other work on an Internet accessible World Wide Web server.  No names will be used for publication.) To gain access to the Internet, all students must obtain parental permission as verified by the signatures on the following form. This signed form must be returned to the office.

This form is to be renewed at the 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade or upon revisions to the Acceptable Use policy by the school board.  Students new to the school system must meet with the Technology Coordinator for training and to set up a user account.

Name of Student : ___________________________________________Grade:______

Home Phone:__________________________Email______________________________


I hereby certify that I will abide by the conditions set forth in this document, the Acceptable Use Policy, Procedures, School District Technology Use Release Form and the Code of Conduct.

Signature of Student:_______________________________________________________________

Parents and guardians of students are responsible for explaining the rules and consequences of this policy to their children.

If you DO NOT want your child’s work published on the Internet, please check the box below

        DO NOT publish my child’s work    

Signature of Parent/Guardian________________________________________________________

Date__________________________________________________________________

First Reading & Adoption:  April 1, 2014
 

Request for use of School Equipment

COLEBROOK SCHOOL DISTRICT

REQUEST FORM – USE OF TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT

STUDENT:  __________________________________________________________________

EQUIPMENT TO BE BORROWED:  _______________________________________________

SERIAL NUMBER ________________________ MODEL NUMBER _____________________

DATE OF REMOVAL ____________________ DUE DATE OF RETURN _________________

REASON(S) FOR USE AT HOME:  _______________________________________________







I have read and agree to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy, Procedures, and the Student Code of Conduct, including the Internet Code of Conduct:

_________________            _______________________________________________
Date:                            Signature of Student

_________________            _______________________________________________
Date:                            Signature of Parent


Signature of Technology Coordinator: ________________________ Approve  □  Disapprove  □

Signature of Principal: ____________________________________  Approve  □ Disapprove  □


To be completed by Technology Coordinator:

    Date equipment returned:  ___________________________________________

    Condition of equipment:  ____________________________________________

    Damage noted:  ___________________________________________________



COLEBROOK                                                                                         JFCH/JFCI

STUDENT ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE POLICY          

DOCUMENTATION WILL BE KEPT OF THE STEPS FOLLOWED AND PLACED IN THE STUDENT’S FILE.

In all cases where suspicion of any of the following infractions occur, the student(s) shall be removed from the mainstream until verification and (possible) disciplinary action occurs.  This policy applies to in school, school functions or team/individual sports.

This Colebrook School District policy is in addition to and not a replacement of any legal action that may ensue.

GRADES 5 - 12

A.    Disciplinary Referrals:

1.    TYPE ONE:  POSSESION/UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN SCHOOL OR ANY SCHOOL FUNCTION:
(For the purpose of this piece of the policy, drugs are defined as alcohol and illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia, including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, LSD etc.  “Under the influence and possession of” also includes the misuse of prescription medication and legal chemicals. 

a.    First Offense
1.    Identification and or confiscation
2.    Principal and or designee meets with student
3.    Nurse – medical attention
4.    Police are notified for identification, confiscation, and possible police action.
5.    Parents or legal guardian are notified
6.    Notification of Superintendent  (follow with written report)

AFTER VERIFICATION:
•    Suspend student for five (5) days
•    Referral to the Student Assistance Program Counselor and other appropriate school personnel.  (IE.  Athletic director, school nurse, guidance counselor)
•    Follow the recommendation(s) of counselors and or other appropriate personnel.

b.    Second Offense
1.   Same as First Offense Steps 1 – 6
2.    Referral of student and family to the Student Assistance Counselor for mandatory three individual meetings with the student and a minimum of one meeting with the student and family.
3.   Follow the recommendations of counselors and other appropriate personnel.

AFTER VERIFICATION:
•    Suspend student for ten (10) days
•    Parent(s) and guardian(s) meet with Principal, Student Assistance Counselor and the Guidance Counselor.
•    Recommend to the parent(s) or guardian(s) that the student be referred for clinical substance abuse evaluation.
•    NOTE:  Second offense possession of a controlled drug is a felony.
    c.   Third Offense
1.    Same as for second offense Steps 1 –3 EXCEPT Superintendent is included throughout the process.
2.    Recommend expulsion of the student
3.     Hearing before the School Board

***In the case of a medical emergency, the student will be referred to the school nurse, or in the absence of the school nurse, the appropriate school personnel, who will then refer to the appropriate community resource.  The parent(s) or guardian(s) will be notified.  The School officials will follow disciplinary action upon the student’s return to school.

NOTE:  If the parent(s) or guardian(s) do not seek assistance for the student, notify the Department of Children, Youth and Families on the grounds that the parent(s) or guardian(s) may be neglecting the health needs of the child.  (Central Intake – 1-800-894-5533)

3.    TYPE TWO:  FURNISHING AND OR SELLING:
      (For the purpose of this policy, drugs are defined as alcohol and illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia, including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, LSD, etc…  The “furnishing and selling of” may also include prescription drugs and legal chemicals not intended for its original purpose.)

a.    First Offense
1.    Confiscate the substance
2.    Principal meets with student
3.    Notify police for action.  There are enhanced penalties for these crimes on school property.
4.    Notify parent(s) and or legal guardian
5.    Notify Superintendent  (follow with written report)
6.    Recommend expulsion of the student to the Superintendent who shall notify the School Board of this recommendation and request action of the same.  A conviction in court would be automatic expulsion.
7.    Refer to Student Assistance Program Counselor and other appropriate school personnel.  (IE Athletic director, school nurse, guidance counselors)
B.    Voluntary Referral of an Individual

1.    TYPE ONE:  CONCERNED PERSON (parent, student, school personnel)
a.    Notify the Student Assistance Program in writing of incident and or concern.
b.    SAP counselor meets with student
c.    Notify parent(s) or guardian(s) when deemed appropriate by the counselor.
d.    Follow recommendations of the SAP counselor and other appropriate personnel.
1.    Internal referral – support group, affected group etc….
2.    External referral – individual/family counseling, AA, Alateen
3.    Contact concerned person of receipt of the referral. 
4.    Notification of Police

2.    TYPE TWO:  SELF REFERRAL
a.    School Official listens to concerns while maintaining confidentiality
b.    Refers student to the SAP program
c.    Encourage the student to fill out the self-referral form
d.    Follow the recommendation of the counselor
e.   

Asbestos Policy: 

PUBLIC NOTICE
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT #7
(Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Pittsburg, Stewartstown)

As of May, 1989, the schools and office building of School Administrative Unit #7 have been inspected for the presence of asbestos-containing materials.  The condition of these materials will be reviewed every six months until they have been removed from the buildings.

Written plans have been developed for managing these materials while they remain in place.  These plans have been submitted to the designated contact for the State of New Hampshire at the State Department of Education.  Copies of these plans are on file in each office and are available for review during normal business hours.

Section 763.93 (g) (4) of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 requires notification of the availability of the management plans to all parents, teachers, and employees.  Notice is hereby given.

Re-inspection reports available in the office.


 

ATHLETIC POLICY FOR COLEBROOK ACADEMY


Eligibility:  The NHIAA requires that a student must pass the equivalence of four full credit subjects for the preceding quarter.  NHIAA rules also state that any subject failed during the last marking period may not be made up by taking summer courses (the 4th quarter grades from the previous year determine fall eligibility).  The Colebrook School Board policy states that a student cannot fail more than one full credit subject for the preceding quarter.  *Reminder:  NHIAA required passing four full credit subjects*

Attendance:  School attendance is required for all athletes on days of games and practices.  Unless given permission by the Principal or Athletic Director, a student who is absent on the day of a game or practice will to be ineligible to participate.  Any student who is not present by the  end of third period is not eligible to play in a game on that day unless that have a valid excuse for being absent that is approved by the principal.

Transportation:  Team members are required to travel to and from all athletic events via transportation provided by the school.  Parents may request their son/daughter to return with them by signing them out at the game site.  A parent may request their son/daughter to ride home with another parent through a note given to the coach; that parent will then sign the athlete out at the game site.  Any other request must be sent to the principal on the day of the game.  The principal will then notify the coach/AD of the approval.

Alcohol:  Alcohol is dangerous to your health and can decrease physical fitness.  Athletes are not to drink alcoholic beverages.  Any athlete in the presence of, observed drinking, under the influence, or in possession of alcohol during a sports season will be subject to the following penalties:

    1st Offense:        Three game suspension.  The athlete will practice and go to
                                           games with the team during the suspension.

    2nd Offense:          An athlete caught for a second time during the school year
                                           will be ruled ineligible for participation in any sport for the
                 rest of that school year.

Drugs:  Any student observed in the presence of, possession of, or sale of illegal drugs or narcotics shall be subject to the same penalties as alcohol.

Smoking & Tobacco:  The use of tobacco in any form, including smokeless will be prohibited.  Smoking is dangerous to your health and can decrease physical fitness.  Athletes are not to smoke.  Any athlete observed smoking will be subject to the same penalties as alcohol.

Hazing:  The practice of hazing as a means of initiating new members of an athletic team will not be encouraged, condoned, or tolerated by NHIAA member schools.  “Hazing” is defined as any conduct or method of initiating students onto any student team or organization, which subjects a student to physical or mental abuse and/or publicly embarrasses or humiliates the student.  Hazing or initiating practices in any other area of student life (e.g., freshman hazing by upperclassman) will be disciplined by the Athletic Department and will be reported to the police, in accordance with the state of NH Student Hazing Law RSA 631:7.

Mouth Guards:  Effective for soccer and basketball beginning in the fall of 1996, all players must wear mouth guards for practices and games.  This is an NHIAA ruling.  Players not wearing them will not be allowed to practice or play.  Not wearing a mouth guard in practice will result in an unexcused cut.  Mr. Trask will have extra mouth guards available for $1.00 (no credit).  Athletes are encouraged to invest in their own.

School Equipment:  Uniforms and equipment will be issued to athletes who make a team.  It is expected that these uniforms will be returned to the coach.  If any issued material is not returned or have been deliberately abused, the student will pay for the non-returned or damaged equipment before that student can try out for another sport.

Physicals:  An athlete is required to have a sport physical in grades 5, 8 and 10.  These physicals will be given during the spring and will be set up by the school nurse.  Any new student athlete entering the Colebrook School System will be required to have a physical before sports participation will be allowed.  Also, every student athlete will be required to fill out a medical information sheet every year.  These will also be passed out during the spring.  No athlete will be allowed to participate unless both requirements are met.

Student Insurance:  The school also requires that a copy of the proof of insurance be on file or that school insurance be purchased.

Coaches:  A coach will be required to have his/her rules attached to the contract.  The coach will have his/her rules approved by the Athletic Director and/or Principal before the rules are handed out.


Cell Phones:
•    The use of cell phones at games sites will be permitted as long as the privilege is not abused

•    The use of cell phones on the bus is by permission only from the coach to arrange for rides

•    The use of cell phones on the bus without permission will result in loss of game time

•    Repeated offenses will result in dismissal from the team

•    The use of cell phones in the locker room is PROHIBITED

•    Anyone using a phone in the locker room will be dismissed from the team

It is understood that these regulations are to be in effect for as long as the student is a member of the program, on the playing fields and/or courts, during school and outside of school during the sports team season.

Penalties imposed for violation of athletic policies will be in addition to other sanctions which may be imposed if the infraction violated other rules of conduct for Colebrook Academy.


ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT RULES CONCERNING BEHAVIOR, DETENTIONS, SUSPENSIONS AND VACATIONS

Any student who plays on an athletic team represents Colebrook Academy and is expected to behave responsibly.  Irresponsible behavior includes disrespect for authority, skipping school, stealing, and other violations of school rules.  Any player who does not act responsibly will be subject to disciplinary action.  Proper behavior is expected on the bus trips, at games, at practice sites, and in any public place during and after school hours.

Detentions:  Detentions that result in missed practice and/or game time will be dealt with in the following manner:

        If an athlete misses practice or game time because of a detention, the situation will be dealt with on an individual basis by the coach.  Punishments could include extra running (individual or team) and/or loss of game playing time.  Repeat offenders will be subject to loss of playing time and possible dismissal from the team.

School Suspensions:  Colebrook athletes are expected to know and adhere to all school rules.  If an athlete beaks a school rule that results in school suspension, there will be consequences.  Any athlete suspended from school will also face a team suspension unless there are mitigating circumstances.  Team suspensions will range from one to three games.  A coach must confer with the Athletic Director and the Principal before suspending an athlete.  Players will practice after a school suspension is completed even though they may be serving game suspension(s).

Practices/Vacations:

•    Pre-School:  (Fall-Soccer) ---In order to be eligible to play in the first game, a player cannot miss more than three practices.  In order to be excused from these practices, a player must be working or on a family vacation.  To be excused, the coach must be notified before practice.  Any player missing more than three practices will miss one game for each additional practice missed.  Scrimmages/Jamborees count as practices.  They may be Saturday practices.

•    During School Year:  Once school begins, jobs will not be a valid excuse.  There will be some Saturday practices.

•    Vacations:  (Christmas, Winter, Spring) ---To be excused from practice, a player must be on a family vacation.

To be eligible to play in the first game after a vacation, a player cannot miss more than three practices.  Games scheduled during a vacation count equally with practices.  Any player missing more than three practices and/or games will miss one game for each practice missed.

GAMES:
The games that we play are the most important thing that we do during the season.  EVERY game is important.  There will be a time when there is a family event such as a wedding, etc.  That will be excused without a player missing any games.  Going to events such as concerts, ball games or other activities in which practice or games are missed will result in loss of game time.  Missing practice will be the decision of the coach.  Missing a game will result in a two game suspension.  TEAM commitment is the most important thing.

PLEASE NOTE

Any player who misses any amount of practice time will never be guaranteed playing time upon his/her return to the team.  Factors include ability and conditioning as well as the development of players who were at practice will determine when any player will see game action.  Please stay away from these situations.  Players missing practice hurts the entire team. Winter break includes play-off games------PLEASE make decisions that include everyone’s best interest.  You are part of a TEAM!
GRADES/WARNINGS:  The following policies are in place for all three sport seasons:

•    Players who receive two failing warnings or three or more warnings will have two weeks to get their grades up to passing.  They must bring notes from their teachers saying that their grades are passing.  Failure to do so will result in being suspended from games until the situation has been rectified.



SOCIAL NETWORKS

•    Usage of social networks such as, but not limited to, Facebook, which may be interpreted as detrimental to the Team/School is strongly discouraged.  Acts such as criticizing teammates, coaches, opponents or officials will be dealt with accordingly.  Consequences for such acts could result in reduced playing time and/or extra conditioning.  Repeated incidents will result in further action to be determined by the Athletic Director, Coach and Principal.



COLE - AUDIO AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE ON SCHOOL BUSES          ECAF


Category R                                                                                                       See also EEA, JICK
Video cameras may be used on school buses to monitor student behavior.  Audio recordings in conjunction with video recordings may also be captured on school buses, in accordance with the provisions of RSA 570-A:2.
Notification of such recordings is hereby established in this policy and in Policy JICK - Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention.  The Superintendent or his/her designee will ensure that there is a sign prominently displayed on the school buses informing the occupants of the school buses that such video and audio recordings are occurring.
The Superintendent is charged with establishing administrative procedures to address the length of time, which the recording is retained, ownership of the recording, limitations on who may view and listen to the recording, and provisions for erasing or destroying the recordings.
All recordings shall be retained for a period not to exceed ten (10) days, unless the Superintendent determines that the recording is relevant to a disciplinary proceeding.
Recordings may be viewed only by the following persons and only after expressly authorized by the Superintendent:
-  Superintendent or designee
-  Business Administrator
-  Building Administrator
-  Law Enforcement Officers
-  Transportation Contractor Official
Parents of a student against who a recording is being used as part of a disciplinary proceeding will be permitted to view and listen to the recording.  No other individuals shall be entitled to view or listen to the recording without the express authorization of the Superintendent.

Legal References:
RSA 570-A:2, Capture of Audio Recordings on School Buses Allowed

Revised:  November 2006
New Policy: August 2006


First Reading and Adoption:  August 24, 2010



Colebrook                                               JICK

PUPIL SAFETY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION - Bullying

Category: Priority/Required by Law                           See also JBAA, JIC, JICD, IHBA


I. Statement Prohibiting Bullying or Cyberbullying of a Pupil 
The Colebrook School District is committed to providing all pupils a safe and secure school environment.  This policy is intended to comply with RSA 193-F.  Conduct constituting bullying and/or cyberbullying will not be tolerated and is hereby prohibited. 

Further, in accordance with RSA 193-F:4, the District reserves the right to address bullying and, if necessary, impose discipline for bullying that: 

(1)    Occurs on, or is delivered to, school property or a school-sponsored activity or event on or off school property; or

(2)     Occurs off of school property or outside of a school-sponsored activity or event, if the conduct interferes with a pupil’s educational opportunities or substantially disrupts the orderly operations of the school or school-sponsored activity or event.

The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for ensuring that this policy is implemented.

 II  Definitions 
1.    Bullying.  Bullying is hereby defined as a single significant incident or a pattern of incidents involving a written, verbal, or electronic communication, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another pupil which:

(1) Physically harms a pupil or damages the pupil’s property;
(2) Causes emotional distress to a pupil;
(3) Interferes with a pupil’s educational opportunities;
(4) Creates a hostile educational environment; or
(5) Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school.

Bullying shall also include actions motivated by an imbalance of power based on a pupil’s actual or perceived personal characteristics, behaviors, or beliefs, or motivated by the pupil’s association with another person and based on the other person’s characteristics, behaviors, or beliefs.

2.    Cyberbullying.  Cyberbullying is defined as any conduct defined as “bullying” in this policy that is undertaken through the use of electronic devices. For purposes of this policy, any references to the term bullying shall include cyberbullying.

3.    Electronic devices.  Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, telephones, cellular phones, computers, pagers, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, and websites.

4.    School property.  School property means all real property and all physical plant and equipment used for school purposes, including public or private school buses or vans.

5.    Perpetrator.  Perpetrator means a pupil who engages in bullying or cyberbullying. 

6.    Victim.  Victim means a pupil against whom bullying or cyberbullying has been     perpetrated.

Any reference in this policy to “parent” shall include parents or legal guardians.

III.  Statement prohibiting retaliation or false accusations
False Reporting

A student found to have wrongfully and intentionally accused another of bullying or cyberbullying may face discipline or other consequences, ranging from positive behavioral interventions up to and including suspension or expulsion.

A school employee found to have wrongfully and intentionally accused a student of bullying or cyberbullying shall face discipline or other consequences to be determined in accordance with applicable law, District policies, procedures and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Reprisal or Retaliation
The District shall discipline and take appropriate action against any student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, or other employee, including employees of a company under contract with the District, who retaliates against any person who makes a good faith report of alleged bullying or cyberbullying or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in a proceeding or hearing relating to such bullying or cyberbullying.

1.      The consequences and appropriate remedial action for a student, teacher, school administrator or school volunteer who engages in reprisal or retaliation shall be determined by the Principal after consideration of the nature, severity and circumstances of the act, in accordance with law, Board policies and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

2.      Any student found to have engaged in reprisal or retaliation in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion.

3.      Any teacher or school administrator or other employee, including employees under contract with the District, found to have engaged in reprisal or retaliation in violation of this policy shall be subject to discipline up to, and including, termination of employment.

4.      Any school volunteer found to have engaged in reprisal or retaliation in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, exclusion from school grounds.

Process To Protect Pupils From Retaliation
If the alleged victim or any witness expresses to the Principal or other staff member that he/she believes he/she may be retaliated against, the Principal shall develop a process or plan to protect that student from possible retaliation.

Each process or plan may be developed on a case-by-case basis.  Suggestions include, but are not limited to, re-arranging student class schedules to minimize their contact, stern warnings to alleged perpetrators, temporary removal of privileges, discipline, or other means necessary to protect against possible retaliation.

IV.  Protection of all Pupils
This policy shall apply to all pupils and school-aged persons on school district grounds and participating in school district functions, regardless of whether or not such pupil or school-aged person is a student within the District.

V.  Disciplinary Consequences For Violations of This Policy 
The District reserves the right to impose disciplinary measures, including but not limited to suspensions and expulsions, against any student who commits an act of bullying or cyberbullying, falsely accuses another student of bullying or cyberbullying, or who retaliates against any student or witness who provides information about an act of bullying or cyberbulling. 

In addition to imposing discipline under such circumstances, the board encourages the administration and school district staff to seek alternatives to traditional discipline, including but not limited to early intervention measures, alternative dispute resolution, conflict resolution and other similar measures.

VI.  Distribution and Notice of This Policy 
Staff, Volunteers and Employees of Companies under contract with the District 
All staff, volunteers, and employees of companies under contract with the District who have significant contact with students will be provided with a copy of this policy annually.  The Superintendent may determine the method of providing the policy (employee handbook, hard copy, etc.)

The Superintendent shall ensure that all school employees, volunteers, and employees of a company under contract with the District who have significant contact with pupils receive annual training on this policy for the purpose of preventing identifying, responding to, and reporting incidents of bullying and cyberbullying. 

Students
All students will be provided with a copy of this policy annually.  The Superintendent may determine the method of providing the policy (student handbook, mailing, hard copy, etc.) 

Students shall participate in an annual education program which sets out expectations for student behavior and emphasizes an understanding of:

1.    Harassment, intimidation, and bullying and cyberbullying of students,
2.    The District’s prohibition of such conduct
3.    The reasons why the conduct is destructive, unacceptable, and will lead to discipline

Students shall also be informed of the consequences of engaging in bullying or cyberbullying conduct toward their peers.

The Superintendent, in consultation with staff, may incorporate student anti-bullying training and education into the district’s curriculum.

Parents
All parents will be provided with a copy of this policy annually. The Superintendent may determine the method of providing the policy (parent handbook, internet, mailing, etc.).  Parents will be informed of the program and the means for students to report bullying acts toward them or other students.  Parents should also be told that to help prevent bullying and cyberbullying at school they should encourage their children to:

1.     Report bullying or cyberbullying when it occurs;

2.     Take advantage of opportunities to talk to their children about bullying and     cyberbullying;

3.     Inform the school immediately if they think their child is being bullied or                 cyberbullied, or is bullying or cyberbullying other students;

4.     Cooperate fully with school personnel in identifying and resolving
incidents of bullying or cyberbullying.



Additional Notice and School District Programs
The Board may, from time to time, host or schedule public forums in which it will address the anti-bullying policy, discuss bullying in the schools, and consult with a variety of individuals including teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, school psychologists and other interested persons.

The District shall provide age-appropriate educational programs for pupils and parents in preventing, identifying, responding to, and reporting incidents of bullying or cyerbullying.

VII.  Procedure for Reporting Bullying 
At each school, the Principal or designee shall be responsible for receiving complaints of alleged violations of this policy.

Student or Parent Reporting
1.    Any student who believes he or she has been the victim of bullying or cyberbullying as defined in Section II, above, should report the alleged acts immediately to the Principal.  If the student is more comfortable reporting the alleged act to a person other than the Principal, the student may tell any school district employee or volunteer about the alleged bullying or cyberbullying.

2.    Students or parents who have witnessed or who have reliable information that a pupil has been subjected to bullying or cyberbullying should report the same to the Principal.  If the student or parent is more comfortable reporting the alleged act to a person other than the Principal, the student or parent may tell any school district employee or volunteer about the alleged bullying or cyberbullying. 

3.    The Principal may develop a system or method for receiving anonymous reports of bullying or cyberbullying. Although students, parents, volunteers and visitors may report anonymously, formal disciplinary action may not be based solely on an anonymous report.  Independent verification of the anonymous report shall be necessary in order for any disciplinary action to be applied.

4.    The administration shall provide student reporting forms and/or guidelines to assist students and staff in filing such reports.  An investigation shall still proceed even if a student is reluctant to fill out the designated form and chooses not to do so.

5.    Upon receipt of a report of bullying, the Principal shall commence an investigation consistent with the provisions of Section XI of this policy.

Staff Reporting
1.    An important duty of the staff, volunteers, and employees of a company under contract with the District, is to report acts or behavior that they witness that appears to constitute bullying or cyberbullying.  Any school employee, volunteer, or employee of a company under contract with the District who has witnessed or has reliable information that a pupil has been subjected to bullying or cyberbullying shall, within 24 hours of witnessing the incident or receiving the reliable information, report such incident to the Principal.  Forms to report incidents of bullying or cyberbullying shall be available electronically or at the Principal’s office. 

2.    All district employees and volunteers shall encourage students to tell them about acts that may constitute bullying.  For young students, staff members may provide direct assistance to the student.

3.    Upon receipt of a report of bullying, the Principal shall commence an investigation consistent with the provisions of Section XI of this policy.

VIII.  Procedure for Internal Reporting Requirements 
In order to satisfy the reporting requirements of RSA 193-F:6, the Principal or designee shall be responsible for completing all New Hampshire Department of Education forms and reporting documents of substantiated incidents of bullying.  Said forms shall be completed within 10 school days of any substantiated incident.  Upon completion of such forms, the Principal or designee shall retain a copy and shall forward one copy to the Superintendent.  The Superintendent shall maintain said forms in a safe and secure location.

IX.  Notifying Parents of Alleged Bullying 
The Principal shall report to the parents of a student who has been reported as a victim of bullying and to the parents of a student who has been reported as a perpetrator of bullying within 48 hours of receiving the report.  Such notification may be made by telephone, writing or personal conference.  The date, time, method, and location (if applicable) of such notification and communication shall be noted in the report.  All notifications shall be consistent with the student privacy rights under the applicable provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

X.  Waiver of Notification Requirement 
The Superintendent may, within a 48 hour time period, grant the Principal a waiver from the requirement that the parents of the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator be notified of the filing of a report.  A waiver may only be granted if the Superintendent deems such a waiver to be in the best interest of the victim or perpetrator.  Any waiver granted shall be in writing. 

XI.  Investigative Procedures 
1.    Upon receipt of a report of bullying, the Principal shall, within 5 school days, initiate an investigation into the alleged act.  If the Principal is directly and personally involved with a complaint or is closely related to a party to the complaint, then the Superintendent shall appoint another district employee to conduct the investigation. 

2.    The investigation may include documented interviews with the alleged victim, alleged perpetrator and any witnesses.  All interviews shall be conducted privately, separately and shall be confidential.  Each individual will be interviewed separately and at no time will the alleged victim and perpetrator be interviewed together during the investigation.

3.    If the alleged bullying was in whole or in part cyberbullying, the Principal may ask students and/or parents to provide the District with printed copies of e-mails, text messages, website pages, or other similar electronic communications.

4.    A maximum of 10 school days shall be the limit for the initial filing of incidents and completion of the investigative procedural steps.

5.    Factors the Principal or other investigator may consider during the course of the investigation, including but not limited to:

•    Description of incident, including the nature of the behavior;
•    How often the conduct occurred;
•    Whether there were past incidents or past continuing patterns of behavior;
•    The characteristics of parties involved, (name, grade, age, etc.);
•    The identity and number of individuals who participated in bullying behavior;
•    Where the alleged incident(s) occurred;
•    Whether the conduct adversely affected the student’s education or educational environment;
•    Whether the alleged victim felt or perceived an imbalance of power as a result of the reported incident; and
•    The date, time and method in which parents or legal guardians of all parties involved were contacted.

6.    The Principal shall complete the investigation within 10 school days of receiving the initial report.  If the Principal needs more than 10 school days to complete the investigation, the Superintendent may grant an extension of up to 7 school days.  In the event such extension is granted, the Principal shall notify in writing all parties involved of the granting of the extension. 

7.    Whether a particular action or incident constitutes a violation of this policy shall require a determination based on all facts and surrounding circumstances and shall include recommended remedial steps necessary to stop the bullying and a written final report to the Principal.

8.    Students who are found to have violated this policy may face discipline in accordance with other applicable board policies, up to and including suspension.  Students facing discipline will be afforded all due process required by law.

XII.  Response to Remediate Substantiated Instances of Bullying
Consequences and appropriate remedial actions for a student or staff member who commits one or more acts of bullying, cyberbullying or retaliation may range from positive behavioral interventions up to and including suspension or expulsion of students and dismissal from employment for staff members.

Consequences for a student who commits an act of bullying, cyberbullying, or retaliation shall be varied and graded according to the nature of the behavior, the developmental age of the student, and the student’s history of problem behaviors and performance.  Remedial measures shall be designed to correct the problem behavior, prevent another occurrence of the problem, protect and provide support for the victim, and take corrective action for documented systematic problems related to bullying.

Examples of consequences may include, but are not limited to:
•    Admonishment
•    Temporary removal from classroom
•    Deprivation of privileges
•    Classroom or administrative detention
•    Referral to disciplinarian
•    In-school suspension
•    Out-of-school suspension
•    Expulsion

Examples of remedial measures may include, but are not limited to:
•    Restitution
•    Mediation
•    Peer support group
•    Corrective instruction or other relevant learning experience
•    Behavior assessment
•    Student counseling
•    Parent conferences

In support of this policy, the Board promotes preventative educational measures to create greater awareness of aggressive behavior, including bullying.  The Board encourages the Superintendent to work collaboratively with all staff members to develop responses other than traditional discipline as a way to remediate substantiated instances of bullying.

XIII.  Reporting of Substantiated Incidents to the Superintendent
The Principal shall forward all substantiated reports of bullying or cyberbullying to the Superintendent upon completion of the Principal’s investigation.

XIV.  Communication With Parents Upon Completion of Investigation 
1.    Within two school days of completing an investigation, the Principal will notify the students involved in person of his/her findings and the result of the investigation.

2.    The Principal will notify via telephone, writing, or personal conference the parents of the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator of the results of the investigation.  The Principal will also send a letter to the parents within 24 hours again notifying them of the results of the investigation.

3.    If the parents request, the Principal shall schedule a meeting with them to further explain his/her findings and reasons for his/her actions.

4.    In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other law concerning student privacy, the District will not disclose educational records of students including the discipline and remedial action assigned to those students to the parents of other students involved in a bullying incident.

XV.  School Officials 
The Superintendent of schools is responsible for ensuring that this policy is implemented.  The Superintendent may establish additional procedures to facilitate the implementation of this policy.

XVI.  Capture of Audio Recordings on School Buses
Pursuant to RSA 570-A:2, notice is hereby given that the Board authorizes audio recordings to be made in conjunction with video recordings of the interior of school buses while students are being transported to and from school or school activities.  The Superintendent shall ensure that there is a sign informing the occupants of school buses that such recordings are occurring.

XVII.  Use of Video or Audio Recordings in Student Discipline Matters
The District reserves the right to use audio and/or video recording devices on District property (including school buses) to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff, students and visitors.  Placement and location of such devices will be established in accordance with the provisions of Policies EEAA, EEAE and ECAF.

In the event an audio or video recording is used as part of a student discipline proceeding, such video may become part of a student’s education record.  If an audio or video recording does become part of a student’s education record, the provisions of Policy JRA shall apply.
The Superintendent is authorized to contact the District’s attorney for a full legal opinion in the event of such an occurrence.

No student at Colebrook Academy should fear coming to school. 
    Colebrook Academy will provide an educational environment in which all members of this school system may work and learn in an atmosphere of respect for the dignity and worth of all its members.  Such an environment is free of sexual harassment, bullying, and physical and/or verbal intimidation.

    Any student or staff member who feels that he/she has been sexually harassed and/or bullied, may file complaints with the Principal, Assistant Principal, or Guidance Counselor who will also make available a copy of the school district’s policy and procedures on bullying and/or sexual harassment.

    If the Principal is the one accused of harassment, the report should be filed directly with the Superintendent.



COLE – ENROLLMENT                                                                                        JF


Category: Optional                                                                                                     See Also JEB
Just as it is the District’s responsibility to provide an education to all resident pupils between the ages of six years and eighteen years, it is the responsibility of resident parents to enroll their children in school, consistent with this policy and with all applicable state laws.

Consistent with the provisions of Policy JEB – Age of Entrance -  a student may enter kindergarten if his/her chronological age will be five on or before September 30 of the year of entering school. A student may enter grade one if his/her chronological age will be six on or before September 30 of the year of entering school.

Students may attend school part-time, consistent with the provisions of RSA 193:1-a, Dual Enrollment.  If a student is a resident of the District and is attending a school within the District on a part-time basis, the District will ensure that the student is satisfying compulsory attendance requirements.  If a student is not a resident of the District, but is attending a school within the District on a part-time basis, it shall not be the District’s responsibility to ensure that the student is satisfying compulsory attendance requirements.

Students participating in alternative learning programs established, offered and approved by the District shall be considered enrolled in the District.  Alternative learning programs may include but are not limited to extended learning opportunities, alternative learning programs, independent studies, private instruction, or others.

Resident students who participate in a home education program pursuant to RSA 193-A will not be considered to be enrolled in the District, even if such students access educational programs through the District.

Legal References:
RSA 189:1-a, Duty to Provide Education
RSA 193:1, Duty of Parent; Compulsory Attendance of Pupil
RSA 193:1-a, Dual Enrollment

Revised:  September 2009; Reviewed:  October 2004; Revised:   July 1998, November 1999

First Reading:  July 12, 2011                                                                                Second Reading and Adopted:  August 16, 2011
 


COLE                                               JGA-RD

FIELD TRIP PARENTAL PERMISSION/MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM

DAY FIELD TRIP

Date of Trip _______________ Destination__________________________________________________
                                                                               Place                                                       City/Town
Nature/Subject of Field Trip  _________________________________________________________________
Teacher(s) in charge_________________________  Chaperone(s)____________________________________
Time to depart from school___     Return___   Time spent on activities at location _____ Cost to student _________  (Spending money may be brought as desired.)

************* Parent/Guardian – please correct the following information if it is wrong ****************

Student’s Legal Name:  ____________________________________________  Grade: ________
Date of Birth:  _____________    Home Phone:  _________________   Cell Phone: ________________
Parent/Guardian’s Name:  _______________________  Phone during school hours: ________________
Medical Insurance Company______________________________________________________________
Name under which this insurance is carried___________________________________
    Insurance identification number ______________________
Primary Care Physician __________________________________   Phone  (___)___________________
If case of emergency and parents cannot be reached, list other contact people:
Name__________________________________________________ Phone (___)____________________
Name__________________________________________________ Phone (___)____________________
***************  Parent/Guardian – Please complete the rest of this form   *****************
Day Trip:   
    Please check one __My child will bring a bag lunch.    _____My child will need a school bag lunch.
                                ______My child will buy lunch on location if this is part of the program.
In case there is a medical emergency, please provide the following information:
In case of any emergency, I understand every effort will be made to contact parents or guardian of a student.  In the event I cannot be reached, I authorize any emergency medical treatment that may be necessary and give permission to a physician to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for and to order injection, anesthesia or surgery for ________________________________________ (child’s name)
Please list any medical conditions and/or medication to be taken while on this trip.
Medication_______________________________  To be taken at ___________AM/PM
       Allergies/Medical condition_____________________________________
Does your child have motion sickness? Yes__ No__ Will (s)he be taking medication for it? Yes__   No__
___ I will allow ____________ to participate.    ___ I will not allow ________________to participate.

See Reverse Side for additional information and Required Signature
 
COLEBROOK SCHOOL DISTRICT
AUTHORIZATION AND GENERAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS
FOR STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN FIELD TRIPS
 

I/We authorize our child to participate in the field trip listed on this form (hereinafter referred to as the “Field Trip”), and I/We acknowledge that the activities may include_______________________________________
                                                                                                                     (description of activity).
I/We acknowledge that I/We have been informed as to the nature of the Field Trip, and are aware of the risks of injury or death, associated for those who participate in the Field Trip activities, including transportation to and from the Field Trip.  
I/We acknowledge that I/We must provide the Colebrook School District with any medical or other information, which I/We feel is important for the School District to know about my child’s participation.  I/We also certify that my child is currently covered by a medical insurance policy and/or student accident insurance policy providing hospital/medical benefits for injury incurred in any school-sponsored program/activity.  in the event I/we do not have a policy of insurance for our child’s hospital/medical benefits, I/we agree to assume responsibility for all costs in the event my child requires any hospital/medical treatment.
I/We hereby voluntarily release, acquit, discharge and waive, and further agree to indemnify, hold harmless and reimburse each and all of those released, the School District, School Board, administrators, employees, volunteers, or agents of the School District from any and all liability for bodily injury, including death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or any other cause of action resulting from my child’s participation in the Field Trip. I/We hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless the School District, School Board, administrators, employees, volunteers, or agents of the School District from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my child’s conduct, whether intentional or negligent, during this event.

Signature:                            Date:                
        Parent/Legal Guardian             Work Tel: _____________________

Signature:                            Date:                
        Parent/Legal Guardian             Work Tel: _____________________

Signature of Adult Student: ___________________________________ Date _______________


NOTE: THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL BEFORE THE STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIELD TRIP






COLE - FIELD TRIP PARENTAL PERMISSION / MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM          Overnight and/or Out-of-State Trip                                            JGA-RON

Date of Trip ___________________ Destination___________________________________________
                                                               Place                                             City/Town
Nature/Subject of Field Trip  ___________________________________________________________
Teacher(s) in charge_________________________  Chaperone(s)______________________________
Time to depart from school______   Return______    Time spent on activities at location______
Cost to student ________________________________  (Spending money may be brought as desired.)

************* Parent/Guardian – please correct the following information if it is wrong ****************

Student’s Legal Name:  _________________________________________________  Grade: ________
Date of Birth:  _________________    Home Phone:  _______________   Cell Phone: ______________
Parent/Guardian’s Name:  _______________________  Phone during school hours: ________________
Medical Insurance Company____________________________________________________________ 
Name under which this insurance is carried________________________________________________
    Insurance identification number ______________________
Primary Care Physician ________________________________   Phone  (___)___________________
If case of emergency and parents cannot be reached, list other contact people:
Name_______________________________________________ Phone (___)____________________
Name_______________________________________________ Phone (___)____________________
***************  Parent/Guardian – Please complete the rest of this form   *****************
Day Trip:   
    Please check one ____My child will bring a bag lunch.     ____My child will need a school bag lunch.
                                ______My child will buy lunch on location if this is part of the program.

In case there is a medical emergency, please provide the following information:
In case of any emergency, I understand every effort will be made to contact parents or guardian of a student.  In the event I cannot be reached, I authorize any emergency medical treatment that may be necessary and give permission to a physician to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for and to order injection, anesthesia or surgery for ___________________________ (child’s name)
Please list any medical conditions and/or medication to be taken while on this trip.
Medication_______________________________  To be taken at ___________AM/PM
       Allergies/Medical condition_____________________________________
Does your child have motion sickness? Yes__ No__ Will (s)he be taking medication for it? Yes__   No__
___ I will allow _____________ to participate.    ___ I will not allow _______________to participate.


See Reverse Side for additional information and Required Signature
PARENTAL REQUEST FOR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE IN OVERNIGHT AND/OR OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIP

I am requesting that my child, ________________________, participate in the Colebrook School District’s trip listed on this form (hereinafter referenced as the “Trip”.  This is not a required school program or activity.  In consideration of permission being granted for my child to participate in the Trip and for other valuable consideration, I, ______________________________[Parent/Guardian’s Name], am entering into this Parental Request, Release and Indemnification Agreement, which extends to Colebrook School District, its board members, agents, officers, employees, volunteers, contractors, representatives, successors or assigns, both individually and in their official capacities.

I understand and acknowledge that the School District cannot guaranty the safety of the transportation or accommodations to be provided to my child on the Trip.  I understand that my child’s participation will or could subject my child to numerous dangers or risks of personal injury, even death, as well as other injuries or damages.  I have explained these risks to my child.  I have considered these risks and dangers and, relying on my own judgment, I have voluntarily chosen to consent to my child’s participation in the Trip and to assume all such financial costs, dangers and risks in my child’s participation.

I understand and acknowledge that the School District will not be responsible in the event my child’s personal property is lost or stolen.  I understand that the School District will be conducting a search of the children’s personal property at the beginning of the Trip.  I authorize and provide my consent to the School District’s employees, volunteers or agents to conduct a search of my child’s personal property at anytime during the Trip.

I acknowledge that I must provide the Colebrook School District with any medical or other information that I feel is important for the School District to know about my child’s participation.  I certify that my child is in suitable health and capacity to participate in this program/activity.  In the event I/we do not have a policy of insurance for our child’s hospital/medical benefits, I/we agree to assume responsibility for all costs in the event my child requires any hospital/medical treatment.

I knowingly and voluntarily release, acquit, discharge and waive, and further agree to defend, indemnify, hold harmless and reimburse each and all of those released, from and against any claim that I, my child or any other parent, relative or next of kin of ours, successors, or assigns or any other person, firm or corporation may now or hereafter have to claim to have, known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, directly or indirectly, or within or without the control of those released, and also all claims that said minor has or hereafter may acquire, either before or after my child has reached the age of majority, for or on account of any losses, damages, personal injuries, pain and suffering, death, property damage, contract claims, or negligence resulting from, or arising out of, directly or indirectly, during, or in connection with my child’s enrollment or participation in the Trip.

This release agreement shall be construed to be as comprehensive as is allowed by law and as severable.  The invalidity of any portion of this release and indemnification agreement shall not affect any other portion and shall not establish a legal or other relationship between or among those released that does not in fact exist.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT.

Date:  ____________________        Parent/Guardian: _________________________________

Date:  ____________________        Parent/Guardian: _________________________________

Date:  ____________________    Signature of Adult Student:  ______________________________
COLE – FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM                                                               EFC

The Food Service Program is provided to students and is intended to be a user-funded enterprise; however, the program is supplemented by federal and state funding.  Breakfast and  lunch meals are available to students and staff who wish to purchase them. The charge to students and staff for breakfast and lunch shall be determined annually by the School Board.  The charge for meals shall be published annually in the local newspaper and on the school website.  The school district offers a snack milk or juice program to students and payment must be received in advance in order to participate in this program, regardless of income eligibility.

The School Board will offer parents a prepayment plan for all meals and snacks.  The plan is not intended as a credit plan.  The Abbey Group, food service management company, uses the Meals Plus computer point of sale system to track student account transactions.   Payment will be accepted on a periodic basis (daily, weekly, monthly, etc..) and is due prior to a charge on the student’s account.  Meals Plus allows users to deposit money or make payments on account for a nominal fee or send a check (cash) directly to the cafeteria the first of the week.  Please mark your student’s name and or account number clearly.  Student’s accounts must maintain a positive balance.

If your student’s account is in arrears, 3 meals will be available to the child until the account is in good standing at regular price charged.  After that time, there will be 2 emergency meals available.  These meals are from a limited menu and the cost will be charged to the student’s account in the amount of $ .50 per breakfast and $.75 per lunch unless the student qualifies for a reduced price.  After these five (5) meals, if the account is not in good standing, meals will not be provided.

Please note that if a child’s account is in arrears, they will not be permitted to purchase any additional sides (ex. ice cream bars, water) with their lunch. It is the family’s responsibility to track student’s account balances.

The food service director will send an account balance notification letter weekly, if the account is in arrears.  Students will be notified by the food service staff when their account balance has one meal remaining.  The building principal will be notified of any account balances that are $10 or more in arrears, and parents will be asked to arrange a payment plan.

Parents can track their child’s purchase history at no cost by setting up an online account through the Abbey Group website.  They can also request a printed purchase history from the cafeteria site supervisor.  Parents may place restrictions on their child’s account, allowing them greater control over what their child purchases from the cafeteria. Parents may also freeze a child’s account so no purchases may be made. This in no way exempts a parent from the responsibility to provide a nutritious meal for their child. All requests for restrictions or freezing of accounts should be communicated to the food service director.

The District shall make available to all children of low economic means and children of moderate-income families experiencing financial difficulties free or reduced-priced meals as offered by the federal program.  Applications or inquiries can be made to the Office of the Superintendent at 237-5571.

The district may report consistent abuses of this credit policy to the Division of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) as a case of neglect.  Furthermore, the District may pursue legal means to recoup money owed, as well as the cost of collection.

First Reading & Adoption:  August 16, 2011
Revised:  June 2, 2014                                                                                                               Adopted Revisions:  June 17, 2014
COLE  - GUIDELINES FOR PROPER SPORTSMANSHIP                              JJIF

Category R

To promote sportsmanship and foster the development of good character, sports programs must be conducted in a manner that enhances the academic, emotional, social, physical and ethical development of student-athletes.  Participation in athletic programs is a privilege, not a right.  To earn that privilege, student-athletes and coaches must abide by the following rules of good sportsmanship:

Coaches
1.    Shall abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit.
2.    Shall respect the integrity and judgment of the officials/referees.
3.    Sets the tone of conduct for student-athletes, spectators, team members and citizens.
4.    Must visibly show that s/he values fair, honest rivalries, courteous relations and graceful acceptance of the results.
5.    Shall take corrective action on any student-athlete who violates the code of conduct found within this policy.
Student-Athletes/Participants
1.    Maintain academic eligibility standards as determined by the Board.
2.    Be respectful and courteous of opposing teams and officials
3.    Refrain from disrespectfully addressing officials and opposing teams, antics to intimidate, taunting, fighting, or using profanity.
4.    Respect the integrity and judgment of officials and accept their decisions without question.
5.    Be modest when successful and gracious in defeat.
Any student-athlete found to have violated this policy may be subject to appropriate discipline to be administered by either the coach or school administrators.  Such discipline may range from temporary to permanent suspension of the student-athlete's participation on the athletic team.  Disciplinary measures will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

New Policy: August 2006

First Reading:  October 16, 2012                                                                                                 Second Reading:& Adoption  November 6, 2012

 
COLE—HAZING                                                                                            JICFA
Category P
It is the policy of the District that no student or employee of the District shall participate in or be a member of any secret fraternity or secret organization that is in any degree related to the school or to a school activity.  No student organization or any person associated with any organization sanctioned by the Board of Education shall engage or participate in hazing.
For the purposes of this policy, hazing is defined as an activity which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization sanctioned or authorized by the Board of Education.
"Endanger the physical health" shall include, but is not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping; beating; branding; forced calisthenics; exposure to the elements; forced consumption of any food, alcoholic beverage, drug or controlled dangerous substance; or any forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the individual.
"Endanger the mental health" shall include any activity, except those activities authorized by law, which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as prolonged sleep deprivation, forced prolonged exclusion from social contact which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual.
Any hazing activity upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with an organization sanctioned or authorized by the Board of Education is conditioned, directly or indirectly, shall be presumed to be a forced activity, even if the student willingly participates in such activity.
This policy is not intended to deprive School District authorities from taking necessary and appropriate disciplinary action toward any student or employee.  Students or employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action which may include expulsion for students and employment termination for employees.
A copy of this policy will be furnished to each student and teacher in the school district.
Legal Reference:
RSA  631:7, Student Hazing
New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.04(a)(7), Student Hazing

Revised:  November 2007
Reviewed: October 2004
Revised:  July 1998, November 1999

First Reading:  October 5, 2010                                                                                                            Adopted:  November 2, 2010











COLE – NON-DISCRIMINATION                                           AC
Category R
It is the policy of the School Board that there will be no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability for employment in, participation in, admission/access to, or operation and administration of any educational program or activity in the School District.
The Superintendent or his/her designee will receive all inquiries, complaints, and other communications relative to this policy and the applicable laws and regulations concerned with non-discrimination.
This policy of non-discrimination is applicable to all persons employed or served by the District. Any complaints or alleged infractions of the policy, law or applicable regulations will be processed through the grievance procedure. This policy implements PL 94-142, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, Title VI or VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the laws of New Hampshire pertaining to non-discrimination.
Legal Reference:
RSA 354-A:6, Opportunity for Employment without Discrimination a Civil Right        RSA 354-A:7, Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967                Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (15 or more employees)            Appendix: AC-R

Revised:  September 2008                        Revised:  July 1998, February 2004, February 2005

USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENTS

The U S Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited basis will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,  or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U S Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7441 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email.  If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD)

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.                                    (NEW - May 2013)


NON-DISCRIMINATION:  TITLE IX GRIEVANCES

Inquiries or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the office of Superintendent of Schools.  Grievances will be processed as follows:

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

1.    Any complaint from or on behalf of any person employed or served by the schools shall be submitted in writing, using the form provided, to the Title IX Coordinator at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, hereafter referred to as “the designated employee”.  The designated employee shall without delay forward it to the person immediately responsible, i.e. building principal or Superintendent in the event principal is involved in complaint or School Board Chairman in the event superintendent is involved in complaint.

2.    The immediately responsible person will investigate the complaint and report his/her findings and recommended remediation in writing to the grievant within five (5) school days.  A copy of the report shall be sent to the designated employee who will maintain a file on all grievances.

3.    If the grievance has not been remedied to the satisfaction of the grievant, he/she may then submit the complaint, with all previous communications attached, to the following parties in the order given.  Each party will have the time indicated in which to investigate and report its findings and recommended remediation.

a.  Superintendent of Schools or Chairman of the School Board (10 school days)
b.  School Board (20 school days)

4.    If all else fails, the grievant may appeal to the Federal Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C. 20201.

NOTE:  All reports submitted throughout the grievance procedure must be made out in duplicate, with all previous correspondence attached, one copy going to the grievant and one to the designated employee who shall maintain a file on all grievances.  Blank grievance forms will be available in all Principals’ offices in every school and in the Superintendent of School’s office.


First Reading:  June 2, 2014                                                                                      Second Reading & Adoption:  June 17, 2014


COLE - SEXUAL HARASSMENT – STUDENTS                                          JBAA
Category: Priority/Required by Law                                                                      See also GBAA
I. PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to maintain a learning environment for students that is free from sexual harassment or other improper or inappropriate behavior that may constitute harassment as defined below.
Sexual harassment is against the law and is against school board policy.  Any form of sexual harassment is strictly prohibited.

It is a violation of this policy for any student to harass another student through conduct or communication of a sexual nature as defined by this policy.

The District will investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of sexual harassment and will discipline any student who sexually harasses another student.

II. SEXUAL HARASSMENT/SEXUAL VIOLENCE DEFINED
Sexual harassment of students shall include, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
1.  The conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of demanding sexual favors in exchange for benefits;
2.  Submission to or rejection of the conduct or communication is used as the basis for educational decisions affecting a student;
3.  The conduct or communication is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s educational performance or opportunities; or creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile educational environment.
Relevant factors to be considered will include, but not be limited to: did the student view the environment as hostile; was it reasonable to view the environment as hostile; the nature of the conduct; how often the conduct occurred and how long it continued; age and sex of the complainant; whether the alleged harasser was in a position of power over the student subjected to the harassment; number of individuals involved; age of the alleged harasser; where the harassment occurred; and other incidents of sexual harassment at the school involving the same or other students.
Examples of sexual harassment may include, but not be limited to: physical touching or graffiti of a sexual nature; displaying or distributing of sexually explicit drawings; pictures and written materials; sexual gestures or obscene jokes; touching oneself sexually or talking about one’s sexuality in front of others; or spreading rumors about or rating other students or others as to appearance, sexual activity or performance.

III. REPORTING PROCEDURES
1.    The Superintendent or his/her written designee is responsible for implementing all procedures of this policy.  Additionally, the Superintendent may develop and implement additional administrative regulations in furtherance of this policy.
2.    Any student who believes he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment should report the alleged act(s) immediately to any District employee or the building Principal.  If a student initially reports the alleged act to a District employee, that employee shall immediately notify the building Principal, who shall then immediately notify the Superintendent.
3.    The Board encourages all students and staff members to use the Report Form available from the Principal or Superintendent.
4.    In each building, the Principal is the person responsible for receiving oral or written reports of sexual harassment.  Upon receipt of a report, the Principal will notify the Superintendent immediately without screening or investigating the report.  If the report was given verbally, the Principal shall reduce it to written form within 24 hours and then forward it to the Superintendent.  Failure to forward any sexual harassment report or complaint as provided herein will result in disciplinary action. If the complaint involves the building Principal, the complaint shall be filed directly with the Superintendent.
5.    The Board designates the Superintendent as the District Human Rights Officer to receive any report or complaint of sexual harassment.  If the complaint involves the Superintendent, the complaint shall be filed directly with the School Board.
6.    Submission of a complaint or report of sexual harassment will not affect the student’s standing in school, grades, work assignments, eligibility for extra-curricular activities or any other aspect of the student’s educational program.
7.    The use of formal Reporting Forms provided by the District is voluntary.  The District will respect the confidentiality of the complainant and the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed as much as possible, consistent with the School District's legal obligations and the necessity to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and take disciplinary action when the conduct has occurred.
IV. INVESTIGATION AND RECOMMENDATION
The Superintendent, as the designated Human Rights Officer, will authorize an investigation upon receipt of a report or complaint alleging sexual harassment.  This investigation may be conducted by District officials or by a third-party designated by the School Board. 
If District officials conduct the investigation, the investigation should consider the surrounding circumstances, the nature of the sexual advances, the relationship between the parties and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred.  Whether a particular action or incident constitutes sexual harassment requires a determination based on all the facts and surrounding circumstances.
The investigation may consist of personal interviews with the complainant, the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and others who may have knowledge of the alleged incident(s) or circumstances giving rise to the complaint.  The investigation may also consist of any other methods and documents deemed pertinent by the investigator.  Students who are interviewed may have a parent or other representative present.
In addition, the District may take immediate steps, at its discretion, to protect the complainant, students and employees pending completion of an investigation of alleged sexual harassment.
If the Board determines that a third-party designee should conduct the investigation, the District agrees to assent to that party’s methods of investigation.
Upon completion of an investigation conducted by either District officials or a third-party, the Board and the Superintendent will be provided with a written factual report and recommended action.

V. SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTION
If the investigating party determines that the alleged conduct constituted sexual harassment, the Superintendent or Principal may discipline the offending student.  Such discipline may include, but is not limited to, detention, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.  Discipline will be issued in accord with other applicable Board policies.  Due to FERPA and other privacy-related laws, the victim will not be informed of what discipline was imposed.

If the investigating party determines that the alleged conduct did not constitute sexual harassment, both the complaining party and the accused will be informed of such.  No disciplinary action will be taken.

Conduct which does not rise to the level of sexual harassment as defined by the policy, but is nonetheless inappropriate or is in violation of other Board policies, will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the Superintendent or Principal, who may still impose discipline or order the offending student to engage in some remedial action.

VI. REPRISAL
The School District will discipline any student who retaliates against any other student who reports alleged sexual harassment or who retaliates against any person who testifies, assists or participates in an investigation, proceeding or hearing relating to a sexual harassment or sexual violence complaint.  Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of intimidation, threats, reprisal or harassment.

VII. RIGHT TO ALTERNATIVE COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
These procedures do not deny the right of any student to pursue other avenues of recourse, which may include filing charges with the Commissioner of Education, initiating civil action or seeking redress under state criminal statutes and/or federal law.

VIII. SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE AS SEXUAL ABUSE
Under certain circumstances, sexual harassment or sexual violence may constitute sexual abuse under New Hampshire law. In such situations, the District shall comply with all pertinent laws.

Nothing in this policy will prohibit the School District from taking immediate action to protect victims of alleged sexual abuse.

IX. AGE-APPROPRIATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
Per the requirements of Ed 303.01(j), the School Board is required to establish a policy on sexual harassment, written in age appropriate language and published and available in written form to all students.  This policy is intended to apply to middle-school and high-school aged students.

The Superintendent and building Principal(s) are charged with establishing policies, rules, protocols and other necessary age-appropriate information or materials for the District’s elementary schools.

X.  BY-PASS OF POLICY
Any individual with a sexual harassment complaint may choose to bypass this Policy and accompanying regulation and proceed directly to: N.H. Commission on Human Rights, at 2 Chenelle Dr., Concord, NH 03301, phone 603-271-2767 or US Department of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Region 1, JFK Building, Room 1875, Boston, MA 02203, phone 617-565-1340.









COLE – STUDENT ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZATIONS                                     JJA
Category O                                                                                             See also IHBG and JJIB
It is the policy of the Board to allow opportunities for all students to participate in co-curricular activities designed to meet their needs and interests.
Such activities must supplement and enrich regular academic instruction, provide opportunities for social development, encourage participation in clubs, athletics, performing groups, or encourage service to the school and community.
Any student organization must be recommended by the Principal and approved by the Board.

Eligibility
To participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, all students must meet eligibility requirements, and understand that such participation is a privilege, not a right. The superintendent is directed to establish eligibility standards and procedures for acceptable academic performance, good citizenship/sportsmanship, parental permission, fees, and physical exams/health requirements. The eligibility standards and procedures will be published in the student/parent handbooks.
In addition, students who choose to participate in interscholastic sports will be governed by Policy JJIB, Interscholastic Athletics, and by the eligibility standards of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA).
Participation
The district allows students enrolled in other schools - including charter schools, non-public schools, and home schools - to participate on an equal basis in any activity offered by the district that is not offered at a student's school of attendance, provided they meet the eligibility requirements for participation. This applies to:
The superintendent is directed to establish procedures for application and appeal to implement this participation allowance.
Participation Fees
Non-enrolled students participating in district co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are subject to the same fees charged enrolled students for the activity.
Legal Reference:
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.26(d), Kindergarten-Grade 8 Curriculum
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.27(b)(5), High School Cocurricular Program
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.27(v), Reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities
See also:
http://66.223.48.174/PDFs/803/Sportsmanship_Brochure.pdf
http://66.223.48.174/PDFs/800/Brochure_-_Protecting_Your_High_School_Eligibility_.pdf
http://66.223.48.174/PDFs/809/Guidelines_for_Student_Athletic_Standing.pdf

Revised:  February 2006

First Reading:  August 7, 2012                                                                                                     Second Reading & Adoption:  August 21,2012

COLE - STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES                                     JICC
Category R                                                                                            Also EEA, EEAEC, & JIC
STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES - RULES
Students using District transportation must understand that they are under the jurisdiction of the School from the time they board the bus until they exit the bus.
Students transported in a school bus shall be under the authority of the District and under control of the bus driver. The driver of the bus shall be held responsible for the orderly conduct of the students transported. Each driver has the support of the Board in maintaining good conduct on the bus.
Continued disorderly conduct or persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the driver shall be sufficient reasons for a student to be denied the privilege of transportation in accordance with the regulations of the Board. If a student is to lose the privilege of riding the bus, advance warning will be given, except for extreme misconduct.
The Superintendent or his/her designee will develop rules and regulations for conduct on buses, and these shall be printed in the Parent-Student Handbook, and made available in another language or presented orally upon request.

1.    Pupil shall arrive at the bus stop at least five (5) minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
2.    Pupil shall wait in a safe place, clear of traffic until the bus stops, door is open, red flashing lights are on, and the driver has directed you to proceed.
3.    Pupil shall wait in an orderly line and avoid horseplay.
4.    Pupil shall cross the road or street in front of the bus only after the bus has come to a complete stop and upon direction of the driver (10-foot minimum crossing distance).
5.    Pupil shall go directly to an available or assigned set when entering the bus and move in toward the window.
6.    Pupil shall remain seated until they have reached their designated stop and the bus has come to a complete stop.  Aisles and exits must be kept clear at all times and emergency door will be used for emergencies only.
7.    Everyone shall observe classroom conduct and obey the driver promptly and respectfully.  The driver is in complete charge of the bus and his/her decisions and requests must be followed.
8.    Pupil is permitted to carry only objects that can be held on his/her lap.
9.    Pupil shall refrain from throwing or passing objects on, from or into buses.
10.    Pupil shall not eat and drink on the bus.
11.    Pupil shall respect the rights and safety of others.
12.    Pupil shall refrain from leaving or boarding the bus at locations other than assigned stops at home or school.  Students may ride only the bus that they have been assigned.  (Exceptions will only be made with a note from a principal.)
13.    Pupil is prohibited from extending head, arms or objects out of the bus windows.  Students will not be allowed to lower windows without permission of the driver.
14.    Only authorized riders will be permitted on the bus.
15.    When necessary, students will be expected to sit three passengers to a seat.
16.    Pupil is prohibited from using tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any controlled substance. The police will be notified whenever a student is involved with the possession and/or use of alcohol, drugs, or any illegal substances.
17.    Pupil shall refrain from the use of profane language, obscene gestures, excessive noise, fighting, wrestling or acts of physical aggression on the bus.
18.    Pupil shall not carry hazardous material, nuisance items and animals onto the bus.
19.    Pupil is prohibited from hitching rides via bumper or other parts of the bus.
20.    Students/Parents will be held responsible for any and all damages to the bus perpetrated by the student.
21.    For the safety of the students, parents or designee must be home or at the bus stop before the bus driver will leave students in kindergarten through grade five.  Every effort will be made by the bus drivers to determine that an adult is present.
22.    No student shall be put off the bus while traveling to and from school.  Parents shall be notified and the daily trip completed before the student can be removed from transportation service.
23.    Parents are responsible for the transportation of large objects, such as glass aquarium, large school projects, sleds and skis.  This is a safety matter, since large objects can not only obstruct the driver’s view of what is happening in the bus, but in the event of a sudden stop could cause injury to students.
24.    If a bus driver suspects that a student’s bag or knapsack contains contraband such as a weapon, alcohol or tobacco, he/she will keep the bag at the front of the bus and turn it over to an administrator via the bus coordinator.  The administrator may search the bag if he/she believes there is reasonable suspicion for the search.
25.    Waiting for the Bus or Standing at the Bus Stop:
i.    The school district is not responsible for student’s behavior at bus stops.  However, safe and appropriate conduct is expected of all students at bus stops.  This includes, but is not limited to:
1.    standing at an appropriate distance from the edge of the road
2.    refraining from hitting, wrestling, throwing objects at other students or at the bus;
3.    being ready to board the bus when it arrives
 ii. If the students are not ready to board the bus when it arrives, the driver will not wait.  If the driver observes students misbehaving at the bus stop, he/she will refer the matter to the bus coordinator and/or the local police.
There may be circumstances that could result in immediate suspension from the bus -- such disciplinary action to be at the discretion of the appropriate school administrator.  The following procedure will be used whenever rules 1 through 15 have been violated:

1st Offense    -     Warning letter sent home to parents and/or parents contacted by phone   

2nd Offense     -     Warning letter sent home to parents and administrative detention after
               school

3rd Offense    -     3 days suspension from riding the bus.  Parents must meet with
              administrator before student rides again.

4th Offense     -     10 days suspension from riding the bus.  Parents must meet with
            administrator before student rides again.   

5th Offense     -     20 days suspension from riding the bus.  Parents must meet with
            administrator and/or Superintendent of Schools before student is allowed to
            resume riding the bus.

6th Offense     -     Student removed from the bus for the remainder of the school year, with
            school board approval.

Offenses that are more serious could result in moving to Step 5 or Step 6 as deemed appropriate by the principal or superintendent.

“RSA 189:9 -- Pupils prohibited for Disciplinary Reasons.  Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 189:6-8, the Superintendent, or his representative as designated in writing, is authorized to suspend the right of pupils from riding in a school bus when said pupils fail to conform to the reasonable rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the school board.  Any suspension to continue beyond twenty (20) school days must be approved by the school board. Said suspension shall not begin until the next school day following the day notification of suspension is sent to the pupil's parent or legal guardian.
I.  If a pupil has been denied the right to ride a school bus for disciplinary reasons, the parent or guardian of that pupil has right of appeal within ten (10) days of suspension to the authority that suspended this pupil's right.
II.  Until the appeal is heard, or if the suspension of pupil's right to ride the school bus is upheld, it shall be the parents' or guardians' responsibility to provide transportation to and from school for that pupil for the period of the suspension.

COLE – STUDENT CONDUCT                                               JIC
Category: Recommended                                                           See also JIA, JICD, JICDD, JICK
Student conduct that causes material or substantial disruption to the school environment, interferes with the rights of others, presents a threat to the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors, violates other board Policies or is otherwise inappropriate is prohibited.  Students are expected to maintain appropriate classroom behavior that allows teachers and staff to perform their professional duties effectively and without disruption.
Students will conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity and with respect and consideration for the rights of others while on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles; and/or while attending or engaged in school activities.  Students may also be disciplined for off-campus behavior in accordance with the provisions of Policies JICDD and JICK.
Terms and levels of discipline are established in Policy JICD.  Disciplinary measures include, but are not limited to, removal from the classroom, detention, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, restriction from activities, probation, and expulsion.
Removal from the classroom means a student is sent to the building principal's office or other designated areas.  It is within the discretion of the person in charge of the classroom to remove the student.
Detention means the student's presence is required during non-school hours for disciplinary purposes.  The building principal is authorized to establish guidelines or protocol for when detention shall be served (either before school or after school.)  Whether a student will serve detention, and the length of the detention, is within the discretion of the employee disciplining the student or the building principal.
An in-school suspension means the student will attend school but will be temporarily isolated from one or more classes while under supervision.  An in-school suspension will not exceed ten consecutive school days. 
An out-of-school suspension means the temporary denial of a student’s attendance at school for a specific period of time for gross misconduct or for neglect or refusal to conform to school rules or policies.
A restriction from school activities means a student will attend school and classes and may or may not participate in practice but will not participate in school extra-curricular activities.
Probation means a student is given a conditional suspension of a penalty for a definite period of time in addition to being reprimanded.  The conditional suspension will mean the student must meet the conditions and terms for the suspension of the penalty.  Failure of the student to meet these conditions and terms will result in immediate reinstatement of the penalty.

Expulsion means the permanent denial of a pupil’s attendance at school for any of the reasons listed in RSA 193:13, II and III.
Due process in accordance with all applicable laws will be afforded to any student involved in a proceeding that may result in suspension, exclusion, or expulsion.  Students expelled from school may be reinstated by the Board under the provisions of RSA 193:13.
Following the suspension of a special education student, an informal evaluation of the student's placement will take place.  The Individual Education Program (IEP) is evaluated to determine whether it needs to be changed or modified in response to the behavior that led to the suspension.
If a special education student's suspensions, either in or out of school, equal ten days on a cumulative basis, a staffing team will meet to determine whether the IEP is appropriate.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.
Legal References:
RSA 193:13, Suspension and Expulsion of Pupils
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(f)(4), Student Discipline
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.06, Culture and Climate
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 317.04(b, Disciplinary Procedures

See appendix:  JICD – R

Revised:  April 2011
Revised:  July 1998, November 1999, October 2004, September 2009

First Reading:  July 24, 2012                                                                                                    Second Reading & Adoption:  August 7, 2012

COLE - STUDENT DRESS CODE                                                                    JICA
Category R
The Board recognizes that student individual dress is primarily a parental responsibility that should reflect concern for health and safety of students, staff and others.  When the dress of an individual student constitutes a health problem, is unsuitable for school wear, is a danger to any person, or causes a substantial and material disruption or substantial disturbance, the principal shall take appropriate action to correct the situation.

The following apparel is not to be worn during the school day or at school sponsored functions: caps, hats, and other head gear; tank tops; clothing with offensive, vulgar, or racist language or pictures; tops that do not completely cover the mid-section; clothing that glorifies, encourages or promotes the use of alcohol or drugs.   Please refer to the handbooks of each school for current approved  guidelines.

Students who violate this policy will be given an opportunity to correct the situation by either changing the clothing, removing the clothing (if appropriate), wearing it inside-out, or other means as determined by the principal so the student is in compliance with this policy.  Students who repeatedly violate this policy may face more severe punishment, including detention, in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension.

Revised:  November 2007;  Reviewed:  October 2004;  Revised:   July 1998, November 1999, August  2006

First Reading:  July 24, 2012                                                                                       Second Reading & Adoption  August 7, 2012


COLE - STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES                                            JQ
Category O
Students are responsible for all textbooks and school property entrusted to them and must ensure they receive proper care in accordance with the Student Handbook. Damage, destruction or disappearance of school property is the responsibility of the student, and reimbursement up to replacement cost may be required by the District.
Reviewed:  October, 2004
Revised:  July, 1998

First Reading:  January 22, 2013                                                                      Second Reading and Adopted:  February 19, 2013

Category: Recommended                                                                              See also EHB, JRC


STUDENT RECORDS AND ACCESS                                           JRA
ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS - FERPA
General Statement.  It is the policy of the School Board that all school district personnel will follow the procedures outlined herein as they pertain to the maintenance of student records.  Furthermore, it is the policy of the School Board that all school district personnel will follow the provisions of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and it’s corresponding regulations.
Education Record.  For the purposes of this policy and in accordance with FERPA, the term “educational record” is defined as all records, files, documents and other material containing information directly related to a student; and maintained by the school district; or by such other agents as may be acting for the school district.  Such records include, but are not limited to, handwriting, videotape, audiotape, electronic or computer files, film, print, microfilm and/or microfiche.
Directory Information.  For the purposes of this policy, and in accordance with the provisions of FERPA and New Hampshire RSA 189:1-e, the term “directory information” means:
    Students' name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of enrollment
    Parents'/guardians' name and address
    Students' grade level, enrollment status and dates of attendance
    Students’ photograph
    Students' participation in recognized school activities and sports
    Weight and height of members of athletic teams
    Students' diplomas, certificates, awards and honors received
The District may release or disclose student directory information without prior consent of the student’s parents/eligible students.  Within the first three weeks of each school year, the District will provide notice to parents/eligible students that the District may publish directory information without their prior consent.  Parents/eligible students will be given 3 weeks to notify the District in writing of any or all directory information items that they refuse to permit the District to release or disclose.  Notice from a parent/eligible student that any or all direction information shall not be released will only be valid for that school year and must be re-issued each school year. 
Personally Identifiable Information.  “Personally identifiable information” is defined as data or information which makes the subject of a record known, including a student’s name the student’s or student’s family’s address; the name of the student’s parent or other family members; a personal identifier such as a student’s Social Security number; the student’s date of birth, place of birth, or mother’s maiden name; or other information that, alone or in combination, is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community, who does not have personal knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to identify the student with a reasonable certainty or information requested by a person who the District reasonably believes knows the identity of the student to whom the education record relates.
Annual Notification/Rights of Parents and Eligible Students.  Within the first 3 weeks of each school year (Superintendent to determine; NHSBA recommends three or four), the District will publish notice to parents and eligible students of their rights under State and Federal law and this policy.  The District will send home with each student a notice listing these rights.  The notice will include:
1.    The rights of parents or eligible students to inspect and review the student’s education records;
2.    The intent of the District to limit the disclosure of information in a student’s record, except: (a) by the prior written consent of the parent or eligible student; (b) as directory information; or (c) under certain, limited circumstance, as permitted by law;
3.    The right of a student’s parents or an eligible student to seek to correct parts of the student’s educational records which he/she believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of student rights; this includes a hearing to present evidence that the records should be changed if the District decides not to alter them according to the parent’s or eligible student’s request;
4.    The right of any person to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education if the District violates FERPA; and
5.    The procedure that a student’s parents or an eligible student should follow to obtain copies of this policy.
Procedure To Inspect Education Records.  Parents or eligible students may inspect and review education records which they are entitled to.  In some circumstances, it may be more convenient for the record custodian to provide copies of records. 
Since a student’s records may be maintained in several locations, the school principal may offer to collect copies of records or the records themselves from locations other than a student’s school, so that they may be inspected at one site.  If parents and eligible students wish to inspect records where they are maintained, school principals will determine if a review at that site is reasonable.
Parents/eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies as precisely as possible the record or records that he/she wishes to inspect.  The principal will contact the parents or the eligible student to discuss how access is best arranged for their inspection or review of the records (copies, records brought to a single site, etc.).
The principal will make the needed arrangements as soon as possible and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  This procedure must be completed within 30 days or earlier after the principal’s receipt of the request for access.
If for any valid reason such as working hours, distance between record location sites or health, a parent or eligible student cannot personally inspect and review a student’s education records, the principal may arrange for the parent or eligible student to obtain copies of the records. 
When records contain information about students other than a parent’s child or the eligible student, the parent or eligible student may not inspect and review the records of the other students.  If such records do contain the names of other students, the principal will seek consultation with the Superintendent and/or the District’s attorney to determine how best to proceed.
Procedures To Seek To Correction of Education Records.  Parents of students or eligible students have a right to seek to change any part of the student’s records which they believe is inaccurate, misleading or in violation of student rights.  To establish an orderly process to review and correct the education records for a requester, following processes are established.
1. First-level decision. When a parent or eligible student finds an item in the  student’s education records that he/she believes is inaccurate, misleading or in violation of student rights, he/she should submit a written request asking the building principal to correct it.  If the records are incorrect because of clear error and it is a simple matter to make the change, the principal should make the correction.  If the records are changed to the parent’s/eligible student’s satisfaction, both parties shall sign a document/form stating the date the records were changed and that the parent/eligible student is satisfied with the correction.
If the principal believes that the record should not be changed, he/she shall:
a.    Provide the requester a copy of the questioned records at no cost;
b.    Ask the parent/eligible student to initiate a written request for the change, which will be forwarded to the Superintendent;
c.    Forward the written request to the Superintendent; and
d.    Inform the parents/eligible student that the matter has been forwarded to the Superintendent for subsequent processing.
2.  Second-level decision.  If the parent/eligible student wishes to challenge the principal’s decision to not change the student record, he/she may appeal the matter to the Superintendent.  The parent/eligible student shall submit a written request to the principal asking that the matter be appealed to the Superintendent.  The principal will forward to the Superintendent the request.
The Superintendent shall, within ten business days after receiving notification of the request:
a.    Review the request;
b.    Discuss the request with other school officials;
c.    Make a decision to comply or decline to comply with the request;
d.    Schedule a meeting with the parents/eligible student if the Superintendent believes such a meeting would be necessary; and
e.    Contact the parents/eligible student of his/her decision concern the request for amendment.
If the Superintendent determines the records should be amended, he/she will make the change and notify the parents/eligible student in writing that the change has been made.  The letter stating the change has been made will include an invitation for the parent/eligible student to inspect and review the records to verify that the records have been amended and the correction is satisfactory.  If the records are changed to the parent’s/eligible student’s satisfaction, both parties shall sign a document/form stating the date the records were changed and that the parent/eligible student is satisfied with the correction.
If the Superintendent determines the records are will not be amended, he/she will notify the parents/eligible student in writing of his/her decision.  Such letter will also notify the parents/eligible student of their right to an appeal hearing before the school board.
3.  Third-level decision.  If the parents or eligible student are not satisfied with the Superintendent’s decision, they may submit a written request for a hearing before the School Board.  The parents/eligible student shall submit the request for a hearing with the Superintendent within ten (10) business days of the Superintendent’s written decision in level-two.  The Superintendent will inform the school board of the request for a hearing and will work with the school board to schedule a hearing within 45 days of receipt of the request.  Once the meeting is scheduled, the Superintendent will inform the parents in writing of the date, time and place of the hearing.
The hearing will be held in non-public session consistent with the provisions of RSA 91-A:3, unless the parent/eligible student requests that the hearing be held in public session, The school board will give the parent/eligible student a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues raised under their request/complaint.  Parents/eligible students may be assisted or represented by one or more individuals of their own choice, including an attorney. 
The school board will issue its final decision in writing within 30 days of the hearing, and will notify the parents/eligible student thereof via certified mail, return receipt requested.  The school board will base its decision solely on the evidence presented at the hearing.  The school board’s written decision will include a summary of the evidence and the reasons for its decision.
If the school board determines that the student record should be changed or amended, it will direct the Superintendent to do so as soon as possible.  The Superintendent will then contact the parents/eligible student for a meeting so they can review and inspect the records to verify that they have been changed or amended.  At this meeting, both parties shall sign a document/form stating the date the records were changed and that the parent/eligible student is satisfied with the correction.
The school board’s decision will be final.
Disclosure of Student Records and Student Information.  In addition to directory information, the District may disclose student records and student information without consent to the following parties or under the following conditions.
1.  School Officials With a Legitimate Educational Interest.  School officials with a legitimate educational interest may access student records.  “Legitimate education interest” refers to school officials or employees who need to know information in a student’s education record in order to perform the employee’s employment responsibilities and duties.
2.  Other schools into which a student is transferring or enrolling.
3.  Officials for audit or evaluation purposes.
4.  Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid.
5.  Organizations conducting certain studies for, or on behalf of the school district.  Student records or student information will only be provided pursuant to this paragraph if the study is for the purpose of:  developing, validating or administering predictive tests; administering student aid programs; or improving instruction.
6.  Accrediting organizations.
7.  Judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas.
8.  Health and safety emergencies. 
Maintenance of Student Records and Data.  The principal of each building is responsible for record maintenance, access and destruction of all student records.  All school district personnel having access to records shall place great emphasis upon privacy rights of students and parents.
All entries into student records must be dated and signed by the person access such records.
The principal will ensure that all records are maintained in accordance with application retention schedules as may be established by law. 
Disclosures Made From Education Records.  The District will maintain an accurate record of all requests for it to disclose information from, or to permit access to, a student’s education records and of information it discloses and access it permits, with some exceptions listed below.  This record is kept with, but is not a part of, each student’s cumulative school records.  It is available only to the record custodian, the eligible student, the parent(s) of the student or to federal, state or local officials for the purpose of auditing or enforcing federally supported educational programs.
The record includes:
1.  The name of the person who or agency which made the request;
2.  The interest which the person or agency has in the information;
3.  The date on which the person or agency made the request;
4.  Whether the request was granted and, if it was, the date access was permitted or the disclosure was made and
5.  In the event of a health and safety emergency, the articulable and significant threat to the health or safety of a student or other individuals that formed the basis for the disclosure; and the parties to whom the agency or institution disclosed the information.
The District will maintain this record as long as it maintains the student’s education record.  The records do not include requests for access or information relative to access which has been granted to parent(s) of the student or to an eligible student, requests for access or access granted to officials of the District who have a legitimate educational interest in the student; requests for, or disclosures of, information contained in the student’s education records if the request is accompanied by the prior written consent of a parent(s) or eligible student or if the disclosure is authorized by such prior consent or for requests for, or disclosures of, directory information designated for that student.
The right to file a complaint with the U S Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U S Department of Education
600 Independence Avenues, SW
Washington, DC   20202-4605

Legal References:
RSA 91-A:5,III, Exemptions, Pupil Records
RSA 189:1-e, Directory Information
20 U.S.C. §1232g, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
34 C.F.R. Part 99, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations

Revised:  September 2009
Revised:  April 2004, March 2005, November 2006

First Reading and Adoption:  August 19, 2014

COLE - STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                        JI

Category P                                                                                                  See also JIA, JIC JICD

Student rights and responsibilities shall be published in the Parent-Student Handbook, and will be made available in another language or presented orally upon request.  Student disciplinary procedures will be implemented pursuant to the provisions of Board Policies JIA and JICD.
Legal References:
RSA 189:15, Regulations
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.04(a)(3), Student Discipline
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.04(f), Student Discipline
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 317.04(b), Disciplinary Procedures
 
Revised:   May 2008                                                                                                                    Reviewed:  October 2004
Revised:  July 1998, November 1999, October 2005

First Reading:  October 5, 2010                                                                                                           Adopted:  November 2, 2010


COLE – STUDENT DUE PROCESS RIGHTS                                                    JIA

Category R                                                                     See also JI, JIC, JICD

Students facing discipline will be afforded all due process rights given by law.  The Superinten-dent or his/her designee is authorized to suspend any student for ten days or less for violations of school rules or policies.  Should the Superintendent desire to suspend a student for more than ten days, such student will be afforded a hearing before the school board.  In addition to the provisions of this policy, thye Board recognizes the application of all pertinent provisions of RSA 193:13 and associated Department of Education rules.

Student due process rights shall be printed in the Parent-Student Handbook and will be made available in another language or presented orally upon request.

Legal References:
    RSA 189:15, Regulations
    NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.04(a)(3), Policy Development Discipline; (b) Disciplinary Procedures; and (f),Student Discipline

    Appendix:  JICD-R

    Revised:  September 2008; October 2004; July 1998, November 1999, October 2005
   
COLE—STUDENT SEARCHES AND THEIR PROPERTY                               JIH                           
                                                                                                                                    
Category R
The superintendent, principal, security personnel of the school or other authorized personnel may detain and search any student or students on the premises of the public schools, or while attending, or while in transit to and from, any event or function sponsored or authorized by the school under the following conditions:
1.    When any authorized person has reasonable suspicion that the student may have on the students' person or property alcohol; dangerous weapons; prohibited electronic devices; controlled dangerous substances as defined by law or stolen property if the property in question is reasonably suspected to have been taken from a student, a school employee, or the school during school activities; or any other items which have been or may reasonably be disruptive of school operations or in violation of student discipline rules and applicable provisions of the student handbook.
2.    School lockers and school desks are the property of the school, not the student.  Students who use school district lockers, desks, and other storage areas or compartments have no reasonable expectation of privacy from school employees as to the contents of those areas.  Lockers, desks, and other storage areas or compartments may be subjected to searches at any time with or without reasonable suspicion.  Students are not to use any school area or property to store anything that should not be at school. Students shall not exchange lockers or desks.  Students shall not use any lockers or desks other than those assigned to them by the principal or designee.  A shared locker or storage area implies shared responsibility.
3.    Authorized personnel may conduct a search of the student’s person or the student’s belongings, as noted above, whenever a student freely and voluntarily consents to such a search.  Consent obtained through threats or coercion is not considered to be freely and voluntarily given.
4.    Strip searches are forbidden.  No clothing except cold weather/outdoor garments and footwear will be requested to be removed before or during a search.
5.    Authorized personnel conducting a search shall have authority to detain the student or students and to preserve any contraband seized.  Contraband seized during the course of a search will be preserved and held in accordance with applicable administrative rules and procedures.
6.    Any searches of students as outlined herein will be conducted by authorized personnel of the same sex as the student being searched.  Whenever possible, two authorized persons shall be present during any search of a student or student property.
7.    The Superintendent is authorized to arrange for the use of trained canines to aid in the search process.
8.    Items that may be seized during an unauthorized search, in addition to those mentioned in Paragraph 1 above, shall include but not be limited to, any item, object, instrument, or material commonly recognized as unlawful or prohibited by law or by district policy.  For example: prescription or non-prescription medicines, switchblade knives, brass knuckles, Billy clubs, and pornographic literature are commonly recognizable as unlawful or prohibited items.  Such items, or any other items which may pose a threat to a student, the student body, or school personnel shall be seized, identified as to ownership if possible, and held for release to proper authority.
In conducting searches of students and property, school officials should consult with legal counsel and law enforcement authorities to be aware of circumstances when involvement of the police is advisable and/or necessary.
Searches of student automobiles are governed by Board Policy JIHB.

Legal References:
NH Constitution, Pt.1, Art.19  State v. Drake, 139 NH 662 (1995);  State v. Tinkham, 143 NH 73 (1998)

Appendix JIH-R

Revised:   April 2009;  Revised:  January 2001, February 2005;  New policy:  July 1998

First Reading:  June 5, 2012                                                                                                         Second Reading:  June 19, 2012


COLE—SEARCH OF STUDENTS                                                                  JIH-R

In accordance with policy, JIH, searches shall be conducted under the following provisions:

A student is subject to search by district staff if reasonable grounds exist to suspect that evidence of a violation of the law or school rules will be discovered.  School staff shall report a student’s suspicious activity to the principal prior to initiating a search, except in emergency situations.

Persons Authorized to Conduct a Search
Only building principals or student resource officers are authorized to conduct searches of a student’s person or a student’s belongings.  Such individuals may only conduct a search if he/she has reasonable suspicion.

Reasonable Suspicion
For the purposes of these regulations, “reasonable suspicion” means that a school district employee has reasonable grounds to believe that either the law or school rules have been violated.  Reasonable suspicion may be established if a school district employee observes, hears, or is informed of behavior or actions that violate either the law or school district rules.
School district employees who have reason to believe that either the law or school district rules have been violated are obligated to inform the building principal, who will then ascertain whether or not reasonable suspicion exists such that a search of the student or his/her belongings is justified.

Conducting the Search
If a district employee authorized to conduct a search determines that reasonable suspicion and reasonable grounds exist to search a student’s person, clothing, personal effects, desk, locker, assigned storage area or automobile, the search shall be conducted as follows:

A.    In addition to the person conducting the search, at least one other school district employee shall be present during the search.  At least one of the school district employees present during a search shall be the same sex/gender as the student being searched.

B.    If the authorized person concludes that the student’s person is to be searched, the student will be informed that it is believed that he/she has violated either the law or school district rules, and that a search of the student’s person, clothing, and/or personal effects will be forthcoming.

C.    If the student refuses to allow his/her person to be searched, and acts in any manner that threatens the safety or well-being of district employees or students. School officials are authorized to contact local law enforcement authorities and turn over all necessary investigative procedures to them.

D.    Students do not have any expectation of privacy in belongings stored in school district property, including but not limited to desks, lockers, storage areas, etc…  Such areas may be searched by the principal or student resource officer at any time, with or without reasonable suspicion.  Students will not necessarily be informed that such areas are going to be searched.

Responsibilities of School Employees after a Search
A.    If the search yields evidence that a school rule has been violated, the principal is authorized to proceed with disciplinary measures in accordance with other school board policies.

B.    If the search yields evidence that a crime has been committed or a law has been broken, the principal is authorized to contact local law enforcement, in accordance with other school board policies and the Memorandum of Understanding between the District and the law enforcement agency.  Students may still be disciplined in accordance with other school board policies in this scenario.

C.    The principal will formulate a written report for each search conducted, within 24 hours of the search.  Such report will be forwarded to the Superintendent within 24 hours of being finished.  If local law enforcement official were contacted for any reason, the Superintendent shall inform the school board thereof.

Contraband/Paraphernalia
A.    The authorized person conducting the search is authorized to seize and hold any contraband, paraphernalia, or any other object that violates either school rules or the law.  Such objects should be turned over to the principal for proper documentation.

B.    The principal shall document such objects and include a description of such objects in his/her report.  The principal is authorized to photograph such objects.

C.    Any items seized during the course of a search shall be stored in a secure location until such time as it is deemed necessary or prudent to dispose of such items.  The principal and/or Superintendent shall take into consideration the exhaustion of all available appeals, transfer of such items to law enforcement authorities, and other factors before disposing of seized items.

D.    The principal shall refer to the Memorandum of Understanding with the local law enforcement agency in determining whether such items should be turned over to the law enforcement officials.

Locker Searches
A.    Lockers, desks, and storage areas are the property of the school district.  When assigned a locker, desk or storage area, a student shall be responsible for its proper care.  A student may be subject to a fine for any willful damage to school property.  Students are encouraged to keep their assigned lockers closed and locked.  A shared locker implies shared responsibility for a locker and its contents.

B.    A student’s locker, desk or storage area may be searched by district staff if reasonable grounds exist to suspect that evidence of a violation of the law or school rules will be uncovered.  School staff shall report a student’s suspicious activity to the principal prior to initiating a search, except in emergency situations when the risk of harm to students or staff demands immediate action.

C.    Authorized persons may search all lockers, desks, or storage areas without prior notice given to students and without reasonable suspicion that the search will yield evidence of any particular student’s violation of the law or school rules.

Use of Dogs for Searches
A.    Building principals are authorized to arrange for the use of trained dogs to aid in the search for drugs, alcohol, and related paraphernalia in school buildings and on all school facilities, grounds, parking lots, and any other district owned property.

B.    Prior to arranging for the use of trained dogs to aid the search, the principal will inform the Superintendent of his/her desire to have such dogs in the school.

C.    Prior to the use of trained dogs to assist in a search, the Superintendent will notify the school district’s legal counsel to review all pertinent factors of such action.  Additionally, the Superintendent will also notify the school board chairperson when trained dogs are to be used to aid in a search.

D.    All dogs must be accompanied by a qualified and authorized trainer who will be responsible for the dog’s actions and who can verify the dog’s reliability and accuracy in performing the search.  Trained dogs may sniff lockers, motor vehicles, and other inanimate objects.

E.    Dogs may not be used for random searches of students or other persons.

First Reading:  June 5, 2012                                                                                        Second Reading & Adoption:  June 19, 2012

COLE                                                                                                                 JIHB
SEARCHES OF STUDENT AUTOMOBILES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
Category R
Students recognize that parking their automobiles on school property is a privilege and not a right.  As part of this privilege, the district may search students' automobiles while parked on school property if the district has reasonable suspicion that a violation of school rules or policy has occurred.  Students consent to having their automobiles searched by parking in school parking lots.
In the event an employee of the school district has reason to believe that drugs, drug paraphernalia, or weapons are present in a student's automobile, that employee will inform the building principal, who will then conduct a search of the automobile.  The principal shall fill out a vehicle search form, which will be maintained by the district.
Legal Reference:
NH Constitution, Pt.1, Art.19                                                                 Appendix JIHB-R

New Policy:  May 2006

First Reading:  June 5, 2012                                                                                                           Second Reading:  June 19, 2012




TOBACCO PRODUCTS BAN

USE AND POSSESSION IN AND ON SCHOOL FACILITIES AND GROUNDS

    USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN/ON ALL SCHOOL FACILITIES AND/OR GROUNDS

No person shall use any tobacco product in any facility maintained by the School District, or on any of the grounds of the District.

Tobacco products mean cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smokeless tobacco, smokeless cigarettes, products containing tobacco, and tobacco in any other form.

"Facility" is any place which is supported by public funds and which is used for the instruction of students enrolled in preschool programs and in all grades maintained by the District. This definition shall include all administrative buildings and offices owned by the district and areas within facilities supportive of instruction and subject to educational administration, including, but not limited to, lounge areas, passageways, rest rooms, laboratories, classrooms, study areas, cafeterias, gymnasiums, maintenance rooms, and storage areas.
The District shall place signs in all buildings, facilities and school vehicles stating that the use of tobacco products is prohibited.

It is the responsibility of the building principal(s), or designee, to initially enforce this policy by requesting that any person who is violating this policy to immediately cease the use of tobacco products. After this request is made, if any person refuses to refrain from using tobacco products in violation of this policy, the principal or designee may call the local police who shall then be responsible for all enforcement proceedings and applicable fines and penalties.

Students
No student shall purchase, attempt to purchase, possess or use any tobacco product in any facility, in any school-owned, school-maintained, or contracted vehicle or anywhere on school grounds maintained and/or owned by the District, or while participating in any school-sponsored trip or school function. 

Enforcement of this prohibition shall initially rest with building principals, or their designees, who may report any violation to the local police department.  In accordance with state law, the police department shall be responsible for all proceedings and applicable fines and penalties.   

The principal will develop regulations, which cover disciplinary action to be taken for violations of this policy.  These regulations will be communicated to students by means deemed appropriate by the principal.  In addition to disciplinary actions taken by the school, criminal penalties for fines may result from violations of this policy.

Employees
No employee shall use any tobacco product in any facility, in any school vehicle, or anywhere on school grounds maintained and/or owned by the District or at any function off school grounds while supervising students.

Initial responsibility for enforcement of this prohibition shall rest with building principals, or their designees. The principal may report violations to the local police department.  In accordance with state law, the police department shall be responsible for all proceedings and applicable fines and penalties.

The principal will develop and implement the appropriate means of notifying employees of the possible disciplinary consequences of violating this policy.  Any employee(s) who violate(s) this policy is subject to disciplinary action which may include warning, suspension or dismissal.   In addition, fines or other penalties may result from enforcement of these prohibitions by other law enforcement officials.

All other persons
No visitor shall at any time use tobacco products in any facility, in any school vehicle, or anywhere on school grounds owned and/or maintained by the District.

Responsibility for enforcement of this prohibition shall rest with all school District employees who shall report violations to the appropriate building administrator, who will contact the local police department.  In accordance with state law, the police department shall be responsible for all proceedings and applicable fines and penalties.

 
COLE—STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES                                EEA-R
REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS RIDING SCHOOL BUSES
1.    The driver is in full charge of the bus and the students.  Students shall obey the driver promptly.  The driver is authorized to assign seats.
2.    Students shall occupy the seat designated for them by the driver.
3.    Students shall be on time at the point of pickup.  The bus cannot wait for those who are not on time.  If a student misses the bus, it is the parent's responsibility to transport the student to school.
4.    Students living outside the walking limits to school are granted the privilege of riding the school buses to and from school.
5.    Pupils are permitted to ride on the bus only over the route between their home and the school in which they are enrolled.  Transporting students to places other than the primary residence is a privilege and will only be done under certain circumstances.  Exceptions will be made only with notes from a parent/guardian.
a.    The student must have a written note signed and dated by the parent allowing the rider to be dropped off at another place.  If the student doesn’t have the note, they will be sent to their normal drop-off point.  Notes for K-6 students will be given to their homeroom teacher at the beginning of the day at the attendance bell.  The teacher will send the notes to the receptionist with attendance sheets.  Notes for students in grades 7-12 will be given directly to the receptionist.  The receptionist will then give them to the teacher assigned for bus duty.  Any students caught attempting to forge a name to a note will be suspended from the bus for three days.
b.    A “blanket” permission will be acceptable if the student will be regularly (at least four times a week) dropped off at a location different than where they were picked up.
c.    Unless under extreme emergency situation, no verbal calls will be accepted.  Forgetting to bring a written note will not be acceptable.
d.    In some cases, parents have not wanted their children to have visitors.  Parents must notify the school in writing if this is the case.
6.    In an effort to make the school day on the bus both enjoyable and safe, it will be necessary for bus students and parents to cooperate with the bus driver and the school in adhering to the rules and regulations given below.
a.    While waiting for the bus to arrive at the bus stop, please stand 6 (six) feet from the road edge. All youngsters shall line up at the bus stop with the oldest children in the front of the line.  As you load the bus, go to the appropriate seats.
b.    Approach the bus only after it has come to a complete stop and the red lights are flashing.
c.    Walk onto the bus with care and sit down.  There shall be no more than 2 - 3 persons to a seat, depending on the size of the student.
d.    Feet shall be on the floor and out of the aisle.
e.    Hands and arms shall be kept out of the aisle and inside the windows.
f.    Musical instrument cases must be placed in the area designated by the bus driver.
g.    Standing in aisles or jumping on seat areas is prohibited at all times.
h.    Pupils shall not eat or drink on the bus.
i.    No student shall be put off the bus while traveling to and from school.  Parents shall be notified and the daily trip completed before the student can be removed from transportation service.
j.    Parents are responsible for the transportation of large objects, such as glass aquarium, large school projects, sleds and skis.  This is a safety matter, since large objects can not only obstruct the driver’s view of what is happening in the bus, but in the event of a sudden stop could cause injury to students.
k.    If a bus driver suspects that a student’s bag or knapsack contains contraband such as a weapon, alcohol or tobacco, he/she will keep the bag at the front of the bus and turn it over to the building administrator.  The administrator may search the bag if he/she believes there is reasonable suspicion for the search.
l.    Waiting for the Bus or Standing at the Bus Stop:
i.    The school district is not responsible for student’s behavior at bus stops.  However, safe and appropriate conduct is expected of all students at bus stops.  This includes, but is not limited to:
1.    standing at an appropriate distance from the edge of the road
2.    refraining from hitting, wrestling, throwing objects at other students or at the bus;
3.    being ready to board the bus when it arrives
     ii.  If the students are not ready to board the bus when it arrives, the driver will not wait.  If the driver observes students misbehaving at the bus stop, he/she will refer the matter to the building administrator and/or the local police.
m.    Students are to remain seated until the bus reaches school, your home or other designated area and the bus comes to a complete stop.
n.    Physical abuse and/or use of abusive language to others or bus drivers will not be tolerated.
o.    Talking should be limited to those in your seat.  Please refrain from loud talking, whistling, shouting or singing.  Remember - unnecessary noise is distracting to the driver, and his/her concern is your safety.
p.    Once the bus is stopped, please depart in an orderly and polite manner.
THE ROLE OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS IN TRANSPORTATION
The following guidelines suggest the role for students and parents as they relate to pupil transportation:
1.    Riding the school bus is a privilege.  This privilege may be temporarily denied or permanently revoked if misconduct of your child jeopardizes the safe operations of the school bus or the safety of the children riding this bus.
2.    Parents are responsible for the safety of their children from the time they leave home in the morning until the time they board the school bus; and at the end of the school day from the time the school bus departs the loading/unloading area and the children reach home. Once the child enters the school bus, the authority lies with the bus driver and the school Administrator.
3.    Students should leave home early enough so that they arrive at the designated school bus stop point five (5) minutes before the scheduled arrival time of the school bus.
4.    Parents should be aware of their responsibility not only for their child's behavior while on the school bus, but also their responsibility for damage caused by their child(ren) to the property of others, including the school bus.  When a child walks to and from the bus stop, and while he/she waits at the school bus stop, and when he/she walks home from the school bus stop at the end of the school day, he must show consideration and respect for the property of those citizens whose homes and places of business are located along these routes.
5.    Parents, together with the child, should develop a route to and from the school bus stop, or school, which minimizes the exposure of the child to vehicular traffic.  Shortcuts through isolated fields and woods or across streams or railroad tracks can often be dangerous.  Entering of abandoned houses or deserted buildings by children on their way to or from school should not be condoned.  Injuries incurred as a result of deviation from the normal route of travel may not be covered by school insurance companies.  The route should be direct and uninterrupted.
6.    Parents should walk with younger children to and from the school bus stop, using this opportunity to teach the child(ren) proper pedestrian practice.  If the parents cannot accompany their child(ren), arrangements should be made, if possible, for older children (brother, sister, or neighbor) to escort the younger children to and from the school bus stop or school.
7.    For the safety of the students, parents or designee must be home or at the bus stop before the driver will leave students in kindergarten through grade five.  Every effort will be made by the bus drivers to determine that an adult is present.
8.    Parents should develop in their child(ren) an awareness of the molestation (personal harassment) problem.   Encourage children not to accept candy, soft drinks, money, toys or rides from strangers or to associate with anyone they do not know.  If your child is confronted with these problems on his way to or from school, he should tell you or his teacher as soon as possible.  This is a situation that should be referred to the police.
9.    Parents should realize that weather determines how a child is to be dressed.  Encourage your child to wear the type clothing that will not only keep him/her warm and enable him/her to see where he/she is going, but also permit him/her to be seen.  If the child(ren) cannot be seen by the drivers of vehicles, they are in danger.  For example, white clothing is difficult to see in snow, but makes one clearly visible at night.  If the weather is inclement, the child should be dressed for the occasion and leave a few minutes earlier than his/her normal starting time in order to reach the school bus stop or school safely and on time.

10.    In inclement weather announcements regarding the closing of schools of school or delayed opening begin at approximately 6:00 a.m.   During severe weather conditions, pertinent information concerning the transportation program will be announced on the radio.
11.    The application of common sense is the best method of determining the role of the parents regarding the safety of children traveling to and  from school, either as a passenger on a school bus or as a pedestrian.
OPERATION OF THE SCHOOL BUS SYSTEM
1.    Bus routes/stops shall be established by the SAU administration and be subject to approval by the School Board.  Routes will be over the most direct roads practicable for bus travel to serve those entitled to transportation service. Where an alternate route may be selected without sacrifice to efficiency or economy, preference will be given to that route serving the larger number of pupils more directly.  Routes will be designed to employ as nearly as practicable the full carrying capacity of each bus trip.  New routes will be established only when full capacity of the trips on existing routes has been reached or is imminent.
2.    Bus schedules shall be established by the SAU administration under the direction of the Superintendent and be subject to Board approval.  The purpose of bus scheduling shall be to achieve maximum service with a minimum fleet of buses consistent with rendering reasonably equal service to all patrons.  The measure of  service rendered shall be the total time between leaving a bus stop in the morning and returning thereto in the afternoon on a regular bus trip. To the greatest extent possible, routes will minimize and balance the time students spend on buses.
3.    Bus stops shall be established by the SAU administration under the direction of the Superintendent and subject to Board approval. The operator may not permit drivers to load or unload pupils at other than authorized bus stops.  Priority in distance to stops will be given to younger children to the greatest extent possible.
4.    Authorized bus stops shall be located at convenient intervals in places where pupils can be loaded or unloaded, cross highways and await arrival of buses with the utmost safety permitted based upon highway conditions, terrain, and visibility.  The number of bus stops on each trip shall be limited, consistent with the policy, so as to enable buses to maintain a reasonable timetable and schedule.
5.    The process of establishing routes/stops is as follows:
a.    SAU Administration obtains student enrollment list - early August.
b.    Bus Coordinator and SAU administration meet, evaluate past year's routes and stops, find houses of new students, and draft a route/stop proposal.
c.    Proposal is reviewed with Superintendent and/or Principal.
6.    Students entitled to transportation service will be assigned to a school bus and will be expected to adhere to the assignment.  Parent requests for changes in a child's regular bus assignment should be sent to the SAU Business Administrator.  Bus assignment changes will be made based on the following criteria:
a.    Request must be written by parent or guardian.
b.    Space must be available.
c.    Change in a student's regular bus assignment may be approved for the year, the half year or the quarter.  Changes for shorter periods may be authorized by the Building Principal and SAU Business Administrator.
d.    Emergency situations or one-day changes may be authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Principal.  Any such one-time change must be requested in writing and in advance by the parent/guardian. The Principal will coordinate the change directly.
7.    Conflict Resolution Process
a.    Conflict, requests, and questions are presented to the Business Administrator for review.
b.    If the Business Administrator perceives a safety concern or if there is agreement that a change or addition to the route/stop is justified, the Business Administrator will immediately make the change on a temporary basis.  Changes will be brought to the Superintendent for confirmation.
c.    If the SAU Administration does not approve the request, and the petitioner wishes to appeal this decision:
1.    The SAU Administration compiles all appropriate data from his/her investigation for Board review.
a.    The SAU Administration may request a meeting with the petitioner and the Principal to seek resolution.
b.    The SAU Administration may seek the advice/review of state officials.
2.    The petitioner writes an appeal to the School Board, submitted to the Superintendent.
3.    The Board hears the appeal as part of its next available agenda.
4.    The Board makes a decision on the route/stop question after hearing all appropriate information.

Legal References:
189:6, Transportation of Students; 189:8,
Limitations and Additions; 189:9,
Pupils in Private Schools

See Policies  EEA, EEACC & JICC                                                                  

See Appendix: JICC-R

First Board Reading:  September 6, 2011                                               Second Board Reading & Adoption:  September 20, 2011
 

COLE – USE OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES                                       JICJ - R
Category: Recommended
The Colebrook School Board encourages the responsible use of electronic devices for educational purposes.  A student’s use of an electronic device will be allowed in the classrooms and study halls for educational purposes with teacher permission and supervision.  When a teacher does not provide permission for the use of electronic devices, the devices shall be turned off during instructional and class time.  Use of these devices during school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the teacher, advisor or coach.  Use of these devices is prohibited outside of the classroom, including but not limited to, hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, and locker rooms
It is prohibited for students to take, store, disseminate, transfer, view, or share obscene, pornographic, lewd or otherwise illegal images, photographs or video recordings whether by electronic data transfer or other means, including but not limited to texting and emailing.  Any student found to have engaged in such conduct or any conduct that the school administrator believes may be illegal, may be reported to local law enforcement authorities and may face criminal penalties in accordance with applicable law.
A School District employee may confiscate an electronic device when any student violates this policy or engages in conduct that violates any other school policy or rule.  Any confiscated electronic device will be given to the building administrator.  Any refusal on the part of a student to comply with a request to surrender the communication device may result in disciplinary action. 
The contents of an electronic device will not be searched, unless there is reasonable suspicion a school rule or law has been violated, or it is for the purpose of determining ownership or identifying contact information.  The school administration shall seek permission from the student and parents before examining the contents of the student’s electronic device if there is reasonable suspicion that a school rule has been violated.  Upon reasonable suspicion that a law has been violated through the use of such a device, the device will be turned over to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
The school district will not be responsible for loss, damage or theft of any electronic device brought to the schools.
The School Administration may grant an exception to this policy for medical or emergency reasons only.  The exception for medical reasons requires a written report from the student’s medical provider explaining the need for the exception.
Consequences for Violating this Policy
    The School District may in its discretion implement one or more of the following consequences for a student’s violation of this policy:
    Warning
    Confiscation of device and release to student or parent
    Withdrawal of authorization to use device during school day for a specified time period
    Parents meeting with principal
    Detention
    Out of School Suspension

First Reading:   November 20, 2012            Second Reading & Adoption:  December 4, 2012 
 
COLE - WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY                                                 JICI

Category: Priority/Required By Law
Weapons are not permitted on school property, in school vehicles or at school-sponsored activities.  This policy applies to students and members of the public alike.  Student violations of this policy will result in both school disciplinary action and notification of local law enforcement authorities.  Members of the public who violate this policy will be reported to local law enforcement authorities.

The term “weapons” includes, but is not limited to, firearms (rifles, pistols, revolvers, pellet guns, BB guns, etc.) knives, slingshots, metallic knuckles, firecrackers, billy-clubs, stilettos, switchblade knives, swords, canes, pistol canes, black jacks, daggers, dirk knives, explosives, incendiaries, martial arts weapons or self-defense weapons (as defined by RSA 159:24 and RSA 159:20 respectively), or any other object or substance which, in the manner it is used or threatened to be used, is known to be capable of producing death or bodily injury.
In addition, any student who is determined to have brought a firearm (as defined by 18 U.S.C. §921) to school will be expelled for not less than one year (365 days). This expulsion may be modified by the Superintendent upon review of the specific case in accordance with other applicable law.

Pursuant to the provisions of 20 U.S.C. § 7151, Gun-Free Schools Act, the Board requires the Superintendent to contact local law enforcement authorities and/or the Division of Children and Youth Services and notify them of any student who brings a firearm or weapon on school property.

Weapons under control of law enforcement personnel are permitted.

All students will receive written notice of this policy at least once each year.

Any and all weapons in question will be confiscated, then turned over to a law enforcement agency.

    The recommended punishment is suspension/expulsion as per RSA 193:13-3.