5300.05 - INTRODUCTION (Code of Conduct)
5000 - STUDENTS
5300.05 INTRODUCTION (Code of Conduct)
Last Updated Date: 06/14/2012
Revisions History: 06/14/2014, 06/21/2001
Manhasset School District (the “District”) considers the health and
safety of the children who attend its schools to be its highest
priority. The District is committed to providing a safe and orderly
school environment where students may receive and District personnel may
deliver educational services without disruption or interference.
Responsible behavior by students, teachers, school personnel, parents,
and visitors is essential to achieving this goal.
The District has established a long-standing set of expectations for conduct on school property and at school functions. These expectations are based on the principles of civility, mutual respect, citizenship, character, tolerance, honesty, and integrity. Lawlessness in any form will not be tolerated. The District will not permit students:
1. to engage in any conduct that endangers the physical, social or emotional well-being of others;
2. to destroy personal or school property; or
3. to disrupt or interfere with the process of teaching and learning.
The Board of Education (the “Board”) recognizes the need to clearly define standards of acceptable conduct on school property, to identify the potential consequences of unacceptable conduct, and to ensure that discipline, if appropriate, is administered swiftly and fairly. To that end, the Board has adopted this Code of Conduct (the "Code"). Designated District personnel are authorized to impose disciplinary action against students and others who disrupt the safe and orderly operation of the school and, in appropriate circumstances, corrective measures than are provided in the Code.
Unless otherwise indicated, this code applies to all students, school personnel, parents, and other visitors or guests when on school property or in attendance at school functions that take place at locations outside of the school District.