Behavior

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Stillwater prides itself on the behavior of its students. It is the responsibility of the school to teach self-discipline; therefore, the goal in working with students will be to utilize techniques which promote good discipline and are not merely punitive in nature. When in the judgment of a teacher or administrator a student is involved in unacceptable behavior, appropriate remedial or corrective action will be taken. Discipline will be fair, impartial, reasonable, and non-discriminatory.

Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, Vaping, Medical Marijuana, and Weapons

Stillwater Public School does not allow use or possession of any of the above items. Students found to be in possession or use of these items are subject to disciplinary action.

Profanity

The use of obscenity or vulgarities is not permitted and will warrant disciplinary action.

Public Displays of Affection

Public displays of affection are discouraged. Offending students will receive a warning; a recurrence may necessitate disciplinary action and/or calling the parents.

Criminal Acts

In addition to educational disciplinary action, criminal acts may be reported to the appropriate authorities resulting in criminal charges. Those actions include, but are not limited to:

  • Arson

  • Attempting to incite or violence

  • Endangerment

  • Extortion

  • False reports

  • Assault

  • Forgery

  • Gambling

  • Harassment

  • Indecent Exposure

  • Cyber crimes

  • Threats

  • Abuse

  • Possession of obscene materials

  • Possession of weapons

  • Possession of drugs

  • Possession of alcohol

  • Vandalism

  • Truancy

  • Possession of stolen property

Other Acts

Other actions subject to disciplinary measures, include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating

  • Sleeping, eating or refusing to work in class

  • Disruption of the educational process or operation of the school;

  • Failure to attend assigned detention, alternative school or other disciplinary assignment without approval;

  • Failure to comply with immunization records

  • Bullying

  • Hazing

  • Immorality;

  • Inappropriate attire

  • Inappropriate behavior or gestures

  • Inappropriate public behavior outside of school

  • Inappropriate use of a wireless telecommunication device;

  • Profanity

  • Using racial, religious, ethnic, sexual, gender or disability-related epithets

  • Vandalism

  • Violation of the Board of Education policies, rules or regulations or violation of school rules and regulations

  • Vulgarity

  • Willful disobedience of a directive of any school official

FIGHTING & ASSAULT

SPS has a firm belief that students who engage in fights should be disciplined. There are many alternatives available; students should seek the advice of teachers, counselors, and principals to resolve conflicts. All students involved in a fight will receive disciplinary action. The nature of that disciplinary action will be determined based upon the specific incident. Students involved in fights will be sent home with parents for the remainder of the day, and may face additional in-school placement, suspension, or a combination thereof.

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