Students have rights guaranteed by federal and state laws. Individual rights must be exercised carefully to preserve the rights of others. • Students are responsible for their own behavior. • For any action they commit outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior, they must accept the consequences. • They are protected by due process of the law, which provides them an opportunity to be heard. In most cases, the principal and then the Superintendent are the authorities who administer disciplinary actions. However, at any time each may appoint a designee to fulfill specific duties. The designee will follow prescribed procedures. Throughout this handbook, the word “principal” will pertain to either the principal or the principal’s designee. The word “parent” will refer to the parent(s), guardian(s) or legal custodian(s).
NON DISCRIMINATION-EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (AC, AC-R, AC-E, ACE) In compliance with; Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Colorado law Westminster Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district: Chief Human Resources Officer 6933 Raleigh Street Westminster, CO 80030 303-428-3511
TOBACCO FREE SCHOOLS (ADC) To promote the general health, welfare and well-being of students and staff, smoking, chewing or any other use of any tobacco product by staff, students and members of the public is prohibited on all school property. Possession of any tobacco product by a person under the age of 18 is also prohibited on school property.
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT/POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS (IHCDA) The District believes that students who are capable of and wish to pursue college level work while in high school be permitted to do so. There is an option in state law available to high school students meeting specified criteria for post-secondary study. Any student participating in such program shall be granted a high school diploma upon evidence that he/she has completed the required academic work. Tuition for higher education courses shall be paid by the district in accordance with the formula in law. The district shall not be responsible for the costs of transportation, room and board, fees, books, or equipment. If a student, enrolled pursuant to the provisions of the Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act, receives an “F” or does not complete the course for any reason without consent of the principal of the high school in which such pupil is enrolled, it shall be the responsibility of the student, or such student’s parent or guardian, to reimburse the school district for the amount of tuition paid by the school district to the institution of higher education. The Office of Learning Services through the high school principal is responsible for administering these procedures.
GRADING AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS (IKA) The District recognizes the school's obligation to provide periodic reports of a student's progress. The District further recognizes that these reports are a vital form of communication between schools and parents/guardians. The District also believes that all progress reports must be based upon full information, accurately and honestly reported, with proper maintenance of confidentiality and objectivity.
Westminster Public Schools Rights & Responsibilities Handbook English