|May 17, 2013 |
The Wyoming Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has been asked to write a report on the status of all schools in the state. As part of this report they are collecting input from educators, parents and the community. You thoughts and feedback are essential to this process and could be extremely helpful to the development of future educational policy. Please take a few minutes to respond.
Below are links to the three different surveys: Educator, Parent, and Community Member. Please fill out the survey(s) most applicable to you.
Chapter VIII ~ Students (Section 10)
|Student Rights and Responsibilities|
Student rights shall be in compliance with the Office of Civil Rights Regulations and due process shall be protected. The student shall have a right to develop his abilities to the fullest, to be respected as an individual, to explore under adequate guidance the appropriate and effective means for expressing his opinions, to expect rules to be reasonable and consistently applied, and to receive the benefits of all school services.
The student shall be responsible for knowing and complying with school rules, for respecting and submitting to the authority of the school staff, and for being diligent in his studies.
The teacher shall have a right to obedience and, failing to get it, to take corrective measures. These corrective measures include imposing detention, revoking privileges, lowering citizenship grades, enlisting parental assistance, referring students to District administrators, counselors, or student services staff members.
The teachers shall be responsible for conducting a well-planned and effective educational program both within and outside the classroom. The teacher shall be responsible to establish and enforce regulations within the school's educational environment which will facilitate learning. The teacher shall maintain written records of student conduct.
The principal shall have the right to impose necessary disciplinary measures, including imposing detention, revoking privileges, removing a student from class or suspending him from school, and recommending expulsion.
The principal shall be responsible for supporting teachers in their disciplinary efforts and for supervising their obligation to maintain discipline. The principal shall be alert to correct situations likely to promote poor citizenship and to create an atmosphere conducive to student self-direction and self-regulation. The principal shall also be responsible for notifying parents of serious student offenses. The principal shall defend every individual within the school system against arbitrary and unfair treatment.
Each secondary school principal may provide for a student advisory council to help him remain aware of student attitudes and perceptions which may affect student behavior and discipline.
The parent shall have a right to full cooperation from school personnel in disciplinary matters, to be informed to potentially serious problems, and to receive help from District counselors and student services staff members when necessary.
The parent should cooperate with the school personnel and support corrective measures. The parent should notify District personnel of any unusual behavior or background on the part of their student which might lead to difficulties or which may assist District personnel in relationships with the student.