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Discipline Policy

Statement of Purpose

Basic to the educational process is an environment that is conducive to learning.   The community, through the Board of Education, has the responsibility to protect the rights of the students to learn and to insure the proper operation of the school.

Student Behavior

The behavior of the student is the joint responsibility of the student, parent, and school.   It is the belief of the Muscatine Community School District that students should be guided into being responsible for their own acts and to recognize the importance and implications of their acts.   The majority of the students and parents in this district recognize the necessity for having rules and regulations governing the operation of a school and are perfectly willing to accept the need for it.   Unfortunately, however, there are a few students who, on occasion, feel that such rules and regulations do not apply to them.   Therefore, the Board of Education, its administration, and staff accept the responsibility to provide a safe school environment where learning can take place and to protect the rights and privileges of all members of the school community.

Corporal Punishment, restraining, confining and detaining students

Chapter 103 of the Iowa Administrative Code regulates what school district employees may and may not do when restraining, confining, and detaining students.   Chapter 103 was amended in 2008 and applies to all students.

Board Policies on Discipline

For more information on Discipline refer to the following board policies:

502.1 Discipline
502.2 In-School Suspension, Out-of-School Suspension, Expulsion
502.3 Suspension and Expulsion of Special Education Students
502.4 Student Activity Program/Good Conduct
502.5 Weapons
502.6 Student Drug and Alcohol Offenses
502.7 Search and Seizure
502.8 Transportation Discipline

Board policies:
All board policies referenced in the district and school section of the student handbook can be accessed on the district website, at the Administrative Center at 2900 Mulberry, or at the student’s school.

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