Our national and state constitutions, together with Court decisions, have affirmed that children have rights of citizenship. One of these citizenship rights is for a free public education.
A climate of respect for the rights of others must be established in each school. Administrators and teachers have an obligation to maintain a school environment in which teachers can teach and children can learn without undue interference. Both children and adults must be free from verbal or physical threat to their safety. With the Code of Prohibited Conduct, procedures have been established and published for responding firmly and fairly if it becomes necessary to administer disciplinary measures.