The ROBERT BENJAMIN WILEY Community Charter School issues a Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline Manual that is provided to each student, but extra copies are available in the main office. It is important that parents not only read this manual, but also that they share it with their children. That manual is the ruling document regarding rules and procedures, but some rules are restated here for emphasis. In order to maintain safety and proper decorum, the Robert Benjamin Wiley Community Charter School’s policy on student behavior is as follows:
- Students must show respect for all school personnel. This includes teachers, the principal, the secretary, librarian, counselor, aides, lunchroom supervisor, and cafeteria/custodial staff members.
- Students will use appropriate language at all times. Abusive or obscene language will not be tolerated.
- Students will be careful in the use of building materials and supplies, and of all learning materials (including textbooks).
- Students should observe all rules of safety, whether in school or traveling to or from school. This includes orderly conduct in the halls and bathrooms. Students should not be in the hallways without permission of their teacher.
- All rules for student conduct apply to field trips.
- All students are subject to the guidelines as outlined in the Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline Manual. Violations will result in the appropriate punishment.
THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS WILL LEAD TO SUSPENSION OR POSSIBLE EXPULSION:
- Bringing on to school property or having in the pupil’s possession dangerous or illegal weapons
- Possession, handling, or use of look-alike weapons.
- Selling, using, possessing or aiding in the procurement of alcoholic beverages, narcotics or restricted drugs, or controlled substances. (Students may not have over the counter medications in their possession nor share them with other students.)
- Engaging in violent actions/fighting threatening to the safety of pupils and/or school personnel
- Overt insubordination to the clear directions of a Charter School employee
- Committing immoral acts or gestures; sexual harassment.
- Destruction or defacement of school property
- Smoking or carrying smoking materials on school property
- Accumulation of offenses... continuing to violate classroom and school rules despite correction and interventions.
- Violation of the laws of the Commonwealth of PA
Parents, please remember to stress that arguments, differences or confrontations between peers that cannot be settled in an appropriate manner should be reported to any staff member. Students should never "punish" peers for alleged misbehavior.
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