Student Handbook and Code of Conduct - Franklin County Schools

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Student Handbook and Code of Conduct - Franklin County Schools

DEAR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! We are excited for another school year filled with both challenges and rewards.Our newest middle school, Franklinton Middle School, opens in August at the former location of Franklinton HighSchool in downtown Franklinton. The Common Core and Essential Standards begins its second year of implementationthroughout the district. In addition, the Early College High School program is beginning its fifth school year of givingstudents the option of graduating high school with both a diploma and an Associate’s Degree or credits transferable at thepost-secondary level. In the fall, you will be introduced to the new Home Base system. This system will allow you to accessinformation about student grades, attendance, assignments, and more. You will receive details on how to access thesystem soon from your child’s school.There are a few very simple measures you can take to help your child’s school experience live up to its potential. These areformative years for all students, and taking proper steps now can make for a much easier life in the future. Here are a fewideas:1. Provide structure in your child’s day to include homework times/study times as well as times for recreation or hobbies.Achieving balance in life is very important for success and happiness.2. Get to know your child’s teacher(s). We continuously stress the importance of parent communication with our teachers.Positive relationships among parents, teacher, and students usually can prevent or solve most issues that arise.3. Make note of progress report and report card dates. These are important times that will keep you informed about yourchild’s academic progress. Our website is informative and up to date. Checking the website, especially our Events Calendar,is a great way to stay abreast of district and school events and important dates.4. Contact your child’s school for a parent-teacher conference when needed. The biggest mistake we all make sometimesis waiting longer than we should to resolve issues before they become more difficult problems.5. Expect the best from our students and from Franklin County Schools. We have high expectations of our students andof ourselves. We believe that hard work and persistence both pay off.The list is not intended to be inclusive, but taking the preceding five measures can really help your child in the long run.As the new school year launches, I encourage you to review this new Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. Eachschool will also provide specific information in addition to this handbook.On behalf of the Board of Education, please accept my best wishes for another successful and fulfilling school year. Pleasedon’t hesitate to contact my office or any of our school-based staff or central office staff. We are determined to help ourchildren become productive, well-rounded citizens.Sincerely,Randy Bridges, Ed. D.Interim SuperintendentFranklin County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic/national origin, gender, age, or disability in its educational programs,activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,Title II of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.Franklin County Schools expects all employees, students, and other members of the school community to conduct themselves in an appropriatemanner with concern and respect for all members of the school community. Discrimination, bullying, and harassment on the basis of race, color,sex, religion, creed, disability, national origin, age, or language minority status will not be tolerated.Dr. Cheryl BensonAssistant Superintendent of Human ResourcesDistrict Title IX Coordinator53 West River Rd.Louisburg, NC 27549Phone: (919) 496-2600Jamie NealDistrict 504 Coordinator51 West River Rd.Louisburg, NC 27549Phone: (919) 496-2457Chairperson of Board of Education53 West River RoadLouisburg, NC 27549(919) 496-2600


Table of ContentsSchool Locations..................................................................................................................................................................................... Page 2School Start Times................................................................................................................................................................................. Page 3Where Will My Child Attend School?................................................................................................................................................. Page 3Elementary School Boundaries............................................................................................................................................................ Page 4Middle School Boundaries.................................................................................................................................................................... Page 5High School Boundaries........................................................................................................................................................................ Page 62013-2014 Traditional Calendar........................................................................................................................................................... Page 72013-2014 Year-Round Calendar......................................................................................................................................................... Page 82013-2014 Early College Calendar....................................................................................................................................................... Page 9FCS Attendance Policy........................................................................................................................................................................ Page 10Inclement Weather............................................................................................................................................................................... Page 12Dress Code Policy............................................................................................................................................................................... Page 12Media Outlets........................................................................................................................................................................................ Page 13Safety Drills........................................................................................................................................................................................... Page 13Crisis and Emergency Plan................................................................................................................................................................. Page 13Publicity and News Media Accessibility............................................................................................................................................ Page 13Visitors to Our Schools........................................................................................................................................................................ Page 13Transportation...................................................................................................................................................................................... Page 14Child Nutrition Policies....................................................................................................................................................................... Page 14Student Insurance................................................................................................................................................................................. Page 15Home Base............................................................................................................................................................................................. Page 15Report Cards......................................................................................................................................................................................... Page 15Enrollment Information...................................................................................................................................................................... Page 15Early Kindergarten............................................................................................................................................................................... Page 16School Nurses and First Responders................................................................................................................................................. Page 16Student Medication Policy.................................................................................................................................................................. Page 17Children with Diabetes........................................................................................................................................................................ Page 18Homeless Students............................................................................................................................................................................... Page 18Counseling Services............................................................................................................................................................................. Page 18Bullying and Harassment.................................................................................................................................................................... Page 19Pre-Kindergarten.................................................................................................................................................................................. Page 19NC Safe Surrender Law....................................................................................................................................................................... Page 19AIG Program........................................................................................................................................................................................ Page 20Children with Disabilities................................................................................................................................................................... Page 20Use of Seclusion and Restraint........................................................................................................................................................... Page 21FERPA Law............................................................................................................................................................................................ Page 21Before and After School Care............................................................................................................................................................. Page 21Curriculum............................................................................................................................................................................................ Page 22Career and Technical Education........................................................................................................................................................ Page 22Athletic Eligibility................................................................................................................................................................................. Page 22Board of Education.............................................................................................................................................................................. Page 23District Website.................................................................................................................................................................................... Page 23Central Office Contacts....................................................................................................................................................................... Page 23Student Code of Conduct.................................................................................................................................................................... Page 24Introduction................................................................................................................................................................................... Page 24Disciplinary Action Levels........................................................................................................................................................... Page 24Driver’s License Eligibility........................................................................................................................................................... Page 25Rules........................................................................................................................................................................................Pages 26-36Due Process for Short-Term Suspension................................................................................................................................... Page 36Hearing Procedures for Long-Term Suspension or Expulsion............................................................................................... Page 36Violation of Rule 20...................................................................................................................................................................... Page 38Disciplinary Action for Students with Disabilities................................................................................................................... Page 39ISS, Short-Term Suspension, Long-Term Suspension, Expulsion Activity Consequences................................................. Page 39School Bus Safety.......................................................................................................................................................................... Page 39


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DistrictsBunnCedar CreekFranklintonTerrell LaneµThis map is prepared for the inventory of real propertyfound within the jurisdiction, and is compiled from recordeddeeds, plats, and other recorded records and data. Usersof this map are hereby notified that the aforementionedpublic primary information sources should be consulted forverification of the information contained on the map.The county and mapping company assume no legalresponsibility for the information contained on this map.JOHNSTONNC 97 HWY EF R A N K L I N C O U N T YGeographic Information System215 E. Nash Street Louisburg, NC 27549Telephone: (919) 496-1197 Fax: (919) 496-1630 Website: www.franklincountync.us0 0.5 1 2 3 4Miles6/6/2013 WILSON1 inch = 4,872 feetGrid is based on the North Carolina State Planecoordinate system. 1983 North American datum.


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DistrictsBunnFranklintonLouisburgJOHNSTON0 0.5 1 2 3 4Miles6/10/2013 WILSON1 inch = 4,872 feetµThis map is prepared for the inventory of real propertyfound within the jurisdiction, and is compiled from recordeddeeds, plats, and other recorded records and data. Usersof this map are hereby notified that the aforementionedpublic primary information sources should be consulted forverification of the information contained on the map.The county and mapping company assume no legalresponsibility for the information contained on this map.F R A N K L I N C O U N T YGeographic Information System215 E. Nash Street Louisburg, NC 27549Telephone: (919) 496-1197 Fax: (919) 496-1630 Website: www.franklincountync.usGrid is based on the North Carolina State Planecoordinate system. 1983 North American datum.


2013-2014 Traditional School CalendarPAGE 7FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS2013-2014 TRADITIONAL CALENDARBOE Approved 2/11/2013SprJuly August SeptemberM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 5 1 2 2 3 4 5 68 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 1315 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 2022 23 24 25 26 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 2729 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 30October November DecemberM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 31January February MarchM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 3 4 5 6 76 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 10 11 12 13 1413 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 17 18 19 20 2120 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 24 25 26 27 2827 28 29 30 31 31April May JuneM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 1 2 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 30FD First Day WD Workdays Make-Up Days:LD Last Day 2SM Beginning of 2 nd Semester 10/18 3/11H Holidays ERD Early Release Days 2/17 6/11V Vacation Days LAD Late Arrival Day 3/10


PAGE 8 2013-2014 Year-Round School CalendarFRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS2013-2014 YEAR-ROUND CALENDARBOE Approved 4/8/2013SprJuly August SeptemberM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 5 1 2 2 3 4 5 68 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 1315 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 2022 23 24 25 26 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 2729 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 30October November DecemberM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 31January February MarchM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 3 4 5 6 76 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 10 11 12 13 1413 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 17 18 19 20 2120 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 24 25 26 27 2827 28 29 30 31 31April May JuneM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 1 2 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 30FD First Day of School T/O TrackoutWD Workdays (14) EL Extended Learning (14)H Holidays (11) ERD Early Release Days (7)V Vacation Days (10) LAD Late Arrival Day (1)


2013-2014 Early College High School CalendarPAGE 9FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS2013-2014 EARLY COLLEGE CALENDARBOE Approved 3/11/2013SprJuly August SeptemberM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 5 1 2 2 3 4 5 68 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 1315 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 2022 23 24 25 26 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 2729 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 30October November DecemberM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 31January February MarchM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 3 4 5 6 76 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 10 11 12 13 1413 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 17 18 19 20 2120 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 24 25 26 27 2827 28 29 30 31 31April May JuneM T W T F M T W T F M T W T F1 2 3 4 1 2 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 30FD First Day WD Workdays Make-Up Days:LD Last Day 2SM Beginning of 2 nd Semester 10/18 3/11H Holidays ERD Early Release Days 2/17 5/29V Vacation Days LAD Late Arrival Day 3/10


PAGE 10 2013-2014 Attendance PolicyFCS ATTENDANCE POLICYThe Board believes that regular school attendance is critical foreducational achievement and develops patterns of behavior essentialto professional and personal success in life. The Board iscommitted to enforcing all State laws and regulations which relateto compulsory attendance. Furthermore, the Board is committedto attendance regulations that are nondiscriminatory, encourageregular attendance and discourage dropouts.COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE LAWIn accordance with North Carolina General Statute 115C-378,every parent, guardian, or custodian having charge or control ofa child between the ages of seven (7) and sixteen (16) years shallcause such child to attend school continuously for a period equal tothe time which the school to which the child is assigned shall be insession. Every parent, guardian, or custodian having charge or controlof a child under the age of seven (7) who is enrolled in a publicschool in grades kindergarten through two shall also cause suchchild to attend school continuously for a period equal to the timeschool is in session unless the child has withdrawn from school.The principal or designee shall notify the parent, guardian, or custodianby mail of the child’s excessive absences after he/she has accumulatedthree unexcused absences in a school year. After notmore than six unexcused absences, the principal shall notify theparent, guardian, or custodian by mail that they may be in violationof the Compulsory Attendance Law and may be prosecuted ifthe absences cannot be justified under the established attendancepolicies of the State and the Board.Once the parents are notified, the school attendance counselorshall work with the child and his/her family to analyze the causesof the absences and determine steps to eliminate the problem.After ten (10) accumulated unexcused absences in a school year,the principal shall review the report of the school social worker orschool attendance counselor and shall confer with the student, his/her parent, guardian or custodian if possible to determine whetherthe parent, guardian, or custodian has received proper notificationand has made a good faith effort to comply with the law. If the principaldetermines that the parent, guardian, or custodian has not,the principal shall notify the district attorney and parent in writingof the Compulsory Attendance Law violation. If the principal determinesthat the parent, guardian, or custodian has made a goodfaith effort to comply with the law, the principal may file a complaintwith the juvenile intake counselor that the child is habituallyabsent from school without a valid excuse. Evidence showing thatthe parent, guardian, or custodian were notified and that the childhas accumulated ten (10) absences which cannot be justified underthe established attendance policies of the Board shall establish aprima facie case that the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian isresponsible for the absences.ATTENDANCE RECORDSSchool officials will keep an accurate record of attendance, includingaccurate attendance records in each class. It shall be the responsibilityof each teacher to record the daily attendance of eachstudent assigned to him or her and to inform the students of thevalue and importance of regular school attendance. Attendancerecords will be used to enforce the Compulsory Attendance Lawof North Carolina.ATTENDANCE DEFINEDTo be considered in attendance, a student must be present in theschool for at least one-half of the school day or at a place otherthan the school with the approval of the appropriate school officialto attend an authorized school activity. Such activities may include,but are not limited to, field trips sponsored by the school, job shadowsand other work-based learning opportunities as described inG.S. 115C-47(34a), athletic contests requiring early dismissal fromschool, student conventions, musical festivals, or similar activities.Students who are assigned to in-school suspension are consideredpresent.For any/all absences from class due to school sponsored activitiesor assignment to in-school suspension, students are requiredto make up all assignments in accordance with the make-up worksection of this policy. Students will not be required to make up timeas they will be counted present.Homebound/Hospital-boundWhen a parent anticipates a student’s extended absence because ofsevere, prolonged, or chronic illness under a physician’s care, theparent shall notify the principal. The principal or designee maymake arrangements for homebound/hospital-bound or other appropriateinstruction. Once school personnel have made contact(a face-to-face meeting) with the student to provide instruction,the student is counted present. The student should continue to becounted present for the span of time during which regular hospital/homebound instructional services are delivered. This arrangementshall be made only on the advice of the attending physician andsupporting documentation should be maintained at the school.Parents should address all questions regarding this type of instructionto the school principal or designee.Staggered KindergartenKindergarten students who are enrolled on Day 01 are counted aspresent on the days they are assigned to home as part of a staggeredkindergarten enrollment program.ABSENCESThe school district will have a written procedure for notifying parentsregarding student absences in addition to Compulsory AttendanceLaw requirements. The system’s written procedure will beincluded in the individual school’s student handbook.Excused AbsencesThe Board and the State of North Carolina recognize situations inwhich a student may be excused for temporary nonattendance inschool.1. Illness or injury: When the absence results from illness or injurywhich prevents the student from being physically able to attendschool.2. Quarantine: When isolation of the student is ordered by the localhealth officer or by the State Board of Health.


2013-2014 Attendance Policy PAGE 113. Death in the immediate family: When the absence results fromthe death of a member of the immediate family of the student. Forthe purpose of this regulation, the immediate family of a studentincludes, but is not limited to, parents, grandparents, brothers andsisters.4. Medical or dental appointment: When the absence results froma medical or dental appointment of a student.5. Court or administrative proceedings: When the absence resultsfrom the attendance of a student at the proceedings of a court oran administrative tribunal if the student is a party to the action orunder subpoena as a witness.6. Religious observance: When the student is absent due to a religiousobservance required or suggested by the student or the student’sparent. The student will have the opportunity to make upany tests or other work missed due to the excused absence for areligious observance.7. Educational opportunity: When it is demonstrated that the purposeof the absence is to take advantage of a valid educational opportunity,such as travel. Approval for such an absence must begranted by the principal prior to the absence.8. Pregnancy and Other Related Conditions or Parenting: Whenmedically necessary.In addition, a student whose parent or legal guardian (a) is anactive duty member of the uniformed services, and (b) has beencalled to duty for, is on leave from, or has immediately returnedfrom deployment from a combat zone or combat support postingwill be granted additional excused absences at the discretion of thesuperintendent or designee to visit with his or her parent or legalguardian.Personal contact and/or written notification from the parent,guardian or custodian of the student should be submitted withinthree (3) days upon the student’s return to school for the absenceto be excused. An administrator may require a physician’s validationof illness for a student who misses an excessive number of daysbecause of illness.Any student, parent, guardian or custodian of a student may appealnon promotion or denial of credit for reasons listed above. Suchappeal shall be in accordance with Board policy 1740, Section Ebeginning with “Investigation” and continuing through the end ofSection E of Board policy 1740.Unexcused AbsencesThe absence of a student without permission from a parent/guardian/custodianfor one of the eight reasons listed under excusedabsences shall be unexcused. The absence of a student withoutthe knowledge/consent of the parent/guardian and/or permissionfrom the principal/designee shall be unexcused and the studentshall be considered truant.CHRONIC TARDINESS AND EARLY DISMISSALSStudents are expected to arrive on time and remain in school forthe entire school day. Tardiness and early dismissals cause studentsto miss important information and are strongly discouraged. Theschool principal is expected to deal appropriately with those studentswho are chronically tardy or who leave early. When tardinessbecomes excessive, the student, his or her parents or guardiansshall be notified by the principal or designee in writing of thestudent’s tardiness. If the tardiness continues after parent notification,appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. Students may besuspended for up to two days for such offenses. Tardiness and earlydismissals may be excused for the same reasons as listed above forabsences.MAKE-UP WORKIt is the responsibility of the student to request and the responsibilityof the teacher(s) to give, on the first day the student returns toschool following an excused or unexcused absence, assignment ofwork to be made up for the period of the absence. Students willhave two (2) days to complete make-up work for every one (1) dayabsent. Make-up work does not have to be the same as the workthat was missed. Grades assigned to make-up work shall be consideredin computing the student’s overall grade for the particulargrading period. Failure of a student to satisfy make-up requirementscan be the basis for denying credit for a specific course.All scheduled tests/exams may be made up for full credit for allabsences in accordance with the above make-up work guidelines.Students placed under suspension by the principal will be responsiblefor work missed during such suspensions. Students who aresuspended for less than the remainder of the school year shall berequired to make up exams and other required coursework whileunder suspension.ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL (K-8)Any student in an elementary or middle school must be in attendancefor a minimum of 160 days to be eligible for promotion. Astudent must be in school for at least one-half of the school day tobe counted present. Once a student has accumulated fifteen (15)absences, excused or unexcused, the principal shall notify the student’sparents that the student is in jeopardy of retention. Any studentwho attends fewer than 160 days may appeal to an attendancecommittee, which may consist of the principal, teacher(s), schoolsocial worker, school counselor, and school nurse or other appropriatepersonnel designated by the principal. Medical or othercompelling reasons must support such an appeal.Students transferring from another school system will be provideda copy of this policy at the time of enrollment and will be allowedto have absences prorated on the basis of the number of school daysremaining in the school year.Students failing to meet attendance requirements necessary forpromotion shall neither be promoted nor be allowed to participatein promotion exercises.HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)COURSE CREDITIn order to obtain credit in a course, a student must be in attendancefor a minimum of 80 days out of a possible 90 days for semestercourses and 160 days out of a possible 180 days for yearlong courses. Transfer students may miss no more than 12% of the


PAGE 12 2013-2014 Attendance Policy, Inclement Weather, Dress Code Policyremaining semester. A student must be in attendance at least onehalf of a class period to be counted present for that class.A student who does not receive credit for a course may attend acourse recovery program (i.e. Novanet, NCVPS), with prior approvalof the principal, for each course in order to receive credit. Ifthe student does not satisfactorily complete recovery for each failedcourse, no credit will be given, and a grade of “F” will be recordedas the final grade for the course.Any student who attends fewer than 80 days in a semester coursewill not receive credit for the course; however, the student may appealto the principal/designee to be allowed to obtain credit for thecourse. Such appeal must be supported by proper documentationfor extended illness or other compelling reasons.POLICY ALTERNATIVESShould there arise any unique situations not specifically addressedby this policy, the Superintendent, upon written recommendationfrom the school principal, may authorize alternatives to the policyto achieve fairness to the student without compromising the effectivenessof this policy.INCLEMENT WEATHERAt times, weather conditions may warrant the school districtto delay, dismiss, or close school. Franklin CountySchools works with Franklin County Emergency ManagementServices to stay informed in severe weathersituations. District leadership monitor road conditionsbeginning at 4:00 a.m. and make a final recommendationto the Superintendent by 5:30 a.m. or earlier. Busesare on the road early, so a decision must be made early.Once a decision is made, the Public Information Officerwill post a delay or closing status in the following order:School District Website, Text Messaging Service, thenlocal TV and Radio Stations. All stations in the localand extended area are contacted to ensure all studentsand staff are notified in a timely matter. To subscribe tothe FCS Text Messaging Service, please visit the districtwebsite. This service is free and is only used in the caseof inclement weather or emergency situtations.If inclement weather occurs as students are on the wayto school, our bus drivers are encouraged to use extremecaution and pull over if they feel conditions are unsafe.As a parent, you know what is best for your child andyour particular situation. We ask that you make the bestdecision that you can in the interest of your child(ren)if you feel weather conditions in your area are unsafe.In addition, please ensure your contact phone numbersare correct at each school office.DRESS CODE POLICYThe Franklin County Board of Education respects a student’s rightto choose his or her style of dress or appearance; however, studentsare expected to adhere to standards of cleanliness and compatibilitywith a good school environment. If a student’s dress or lack ofcleanliness is such that it constitutes a threat to health or safety, theprincipal or principal’s designee may require the student and thestudent’s parents to take appropriate action to remedy the situation.In addition, if a student’s dress or appearance is so unusual, inappropriateor lacking in cleanliness that it clearly disrupts classroomor educational activities, the student will immediately be requiredto change his or her dress or appearance.Student violations of this policy shall be handled by the principalor designee in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct andthe school’s Student Handbook.Principals will maintain guidelines to assist students in determiningappropriate dress and appearance for school, copies of whichwill be made available to parents and students. Items listed belowshall be included in all school guidelines and shall apply to all studentsat school or during a school sponsored activity. Reasonableaccommodations will be made by the school principal or designeefor those students who, because of religious belief, cultural heritage,or medical reason request a waiver of a particular guidelinefor dress or appearance. Reasonable accommodation shall be madeby the principal for students involved in special duties, activities orprojects approved by the school, including but not limited to athletics,vocational classes and projects, special events or other activitiesthat would allow for non-conforming dress on a school campusor during a school activity.- Clothing must be age appropriate, not disruptive to the teachinglearningprocess, and cannot be provocative, revealing, indecent,vulgar, or obscene.- Hats, sweatbands, bandannas, or sunglasses will not be worn insidethe school buildings.- Shorts may be no higher than mid-thigh.- Skirts and dresses must be no higher than three inches above thetop of the knee.- Shirts and blouses may not be tank top, spaghetti straps, or sleepwear.- Clothing will not be allowed which promotes alcoholic beverages,tobacco, or the use of controlled substances; depicts violence; is ofa sexual nature; or is of a disruptive nature.- Shirts and blouses must cover cleavage, the waist, midriff, and gopast the waistline.- Clothing is not to be sheer or mesh and cannot have excessiveholes.- No sagging pants are allowed. All pants should be worn at thewaistline.- Tight clothing such as knit or spandex-like clothing or overlytight pants are not allowed.- Proper footwear is required. Shoes that have laces must be laced,tied, and fit.- Abnormal hair coloring or hair styles that disrupt classroom oreducational activities will not be allowed.


PAGE 132013-2014 Dress Code, Media, Safety Drills, Crisis and Emergency Plan, Publicity, Visitors- Undergarments are not to be visible.- Clothing must be worn appropriately; for example, nothing maybe worn inside-out or backwards, pant legs may not be rolled up,bib overalls must be fastened, belts must be buckled and worn atthe waistline.- Clothing articles commonly recognized as being related to agroup or gang which provokes others to act violently or be intimidatedby fear of violence shall not be worn on the campus on at anyschool activity.- There shall be no jewelry affixed to a student’s nose, tongue, lips,cheek, eyebrow or other areas of the student’s body if the jewelry soworn disrupts classroom or educational activities.MEDIA OUTLETSRadio:WPTF (680 AM), WQDR (94.7 FM), WBBB (96.1 FM),WDCG (105.1 FM), WRDU (100.7 FM), WKSL (93.9FM), WTKK (106.1 FM), WUNC (91.5 FM), WDWG(98.5 FM), WPWZ (95.5 FM), WZAX (99.3 FM),WRMT (1490 AM), WLQC (103.1 FM), WLUS (98.3FM), WERO (93.3 FM), WRNS (95.1 FM), WXQR(105.5 FM), WMAG (99.5 FM)TV Stations:WRAL (5), WTVD (11), WNCN (17), News 14, WITN(7), WNCT (9), WFMY (2), WGHP (8), WXLV (45)Newspaper Outlets:The Franklin Times, The Wake Weekly, News and Observer,Franklin County News OnlineSAFETY DRILLSEach year, schools in the district conduct safety drills.These drills include fire, tornado, lockdown, and more.These drills are in place to prepare students in reactingto emergency situations in case one occurs. In additionto these drills, special instructional units are taught eachyear designed to reinforce safety rules and procedures.CRISIS AND EMERGENCY PLANIt is a very high priority of Franklin County Schools toprotect the safety of our students and employees. In theevent of any emergency, employees follow all guidelinespresented in the FCS Crisis and Emergency Guide. Thisguide is reviewed annually by district and school administratorsthrough the Public Information Office.A lockdown is an action directed by local law enforcement,the superintendent and/or the school principal toprotect the welfare of everyone involved.During a lockdown or any emergency situation, it isimportant for parents to do the following:• Remain calm and do not come to the school. Thisallows for emergency responders to complete theirwork.• Keep phone lines free so school personnel and communityresponders can communicate with eachother. You will receive calls from the school districtto keep you informed.• Listen for information from the school districtthrough the website, local TV and radio outlets, andthe Bright Arrow Parent Notification System.• Follow directions provided by the district for reunificationwith your child.PUBLICITY & NEWS MEDIAACCESSIBILITYWhen accomplishments occur, students deserve tobe recognized and celebrated. It is also important forFranklin County Schools to share its stories by usingstudents and staff members as subjects. It is the missionof the Public Information Officer to use a varietyof media to promote school news and events, includingbroadcast, print, the district website, and social media.There is always a possibility that local news media mayrequest to access students during the school day for stories,features, etc. In order to be sensitive to parents’wishes, the Public Information Officer will be glad toexclude any student in the district from publicity activities.Parents must submit their request in writing to JoeBaisley, Public Information Officer (53 West River Road,Louisburg, NC 27549). The request must include thestudent’s name. For more information, contact (919)496-2600, ext. 239.VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOLSThe Board encourages the community and parents to beinvolved in and support the schools and the educationalprogram. To encourage involvement, the following opportunitiesare provided to visit the schools:• Visitors are welcome at the schools to observe andlearn about the educational program.• Visitors are encouraged to use facilities made availableto the public, such as the media centers or meeting


PAGE 14 2013-2014 Visitors, Transportation, Child Nutritionspace, as provided in board policy 5030, CommunityUse of Facilities.• Visitors are invited to attend public events, such asathletic events, musical programs, and dramatic productions.• Community members are invited to become volunteersin the schools through the volunteer coordinatoror the principal at each school.While visitors are welcome, the paramount concern ofthe Board is to provide a safe, orderly and inviting learningenvironment in which disruptions to instructionaltime are minimized. The superintendent and each principalmay establish and enforce reasonable rules to addressthis concern. In addition, the following requirementsapply:• All school visitors must report immediately to the administrativeoffice at the school for permission to be inthe school. Each principal is responsible for ensuringthat signs are posted in the school to notify visitors ofthis requirement.• Any personnel who sees an individual in a school whohas not received permission must either direct the individualto the administrative office or notify the principal,depending on circumstances.• Students should notify any staff member of any unusualor suspicious behavior that may endanger safety. Staffmust report immediately to the principal any student’sinformation or their own observation of such behavior.• Any individual who disrupts the educational environment,acts in a disorderly manner, damages school propertyor violates board policy or law, may be requested toleave. Such individual also may be prosecuted and maybe prohibited from attending any future events.TRANSPORTATIONBus routes are established for all areas throughout theschool district. Routes are designed for efficiency. Allyellow buses and activity buses are now equipped withGPS units so school and district administrators cansee the location of a bus at any given time. This is essentiallycritical in the event of an emergency. Safetyis important both on and around school buses. Pleaseteach your child to look both ways before they cross thestreet to get to either the bus or the bus stop. Studentsmust also obey their bus driver and remain seated andreasonably quiet while riding the bus. Riding the bus isa privilege. Students are required to abide by the samerules on the bus just as they are at school. Each schooladministrator has the authority to discipline studentsfor misconduct on the bus. For more information aboutschool transportation, contact your child’s school or theFCS Transportation Department at (919) 496-3859.CHILD NUTRITION POLICIESFree and Reduced Meals: Does your student(s) qualifyfor free or reduced meals? If you have received a letterfrom our office prior to the first day of school notifyingyou that your student(s) has been approved forfree meals based on FNS or TANF, you do not need tocomplete a family meal application. However, pleaseverify that you have received a letter for ALL of yourstudent(s). If one or more student(s) is missing a letter,please contact the FCS Child Nutrition Office ASAP at919-496-5125.If you are not interested in your student(s) applyingfor free or reduced meals, please do not return a familymeal application. Full price breakfast is $1.25 and fullprice lunch is $2.35 for all grade levels. Reduced pricebreakfast is free for all grade levels (this is due to SenateBill 415). Reduced price lunch is $0.40 for all gradelevels.Charges in the Cafeteria: Please communicate withyour student(s) to make sure they have meal moneyeach day if paying full or reduced price for meals. Oncestudents incur a balance of $6.00 or more they will startreceiving a substitute meal until their charges are paidin full. Students are not allowed to charge wrapped a lacarte items. If you have questions about your student’scafeteria account, please contact your school cafeteriamanager.A La Carte Pricing: Each school offers a variety of ala carte items that students may purchase. These pricelists are available on the district website under “ChildNutrition” in the “Departments” menu.Special Messages: If you have a special message thatyou would like the cafeteria to notice each day, it can beadded to your student’s account. Messages can rangefrom a la carte purchasing options to special diet needs.Contact your school cafeteria manager for more information.


2013-2014 Child Nutrition, Student Insurance, Home Base, Report Cards, Enrollment PAGE 15Payment Information: Checxchange is the collectionagency that handles return check collections for FCSchools Child Nutrition. Franklin County Schools usesLunchprepay, an online payment system. More informationis available on the district website.The Cafeteria Can Help with Celebrations: Are youlooking for a way to celebrate special occasions? Allowthe school cafeteria to help you. A variety of snack itemsare available at a discounted price if purchased in bulk.Classroom parties and other celebrations are a great opportunityto take advantage of bulk pricing of healthysnack items. Also, available for bulk purchasing are paperproducts such as cups, napkins, plates, etc. This isa great way to eliminate the worry of bringing items toschool for your student’s special day.Student Wellness Policy: The Student Wellness Policyand supporting regulations outline many healthy initiativesand practices that are in place to promote healthybodies and minds. Please refer to Policy 6140.Special Diets: All students with disabilities will be accommodatedbased on the written orders by a licensedphysician. Students without disabilities will be accommodatedthrough the Offer vs. Serve provision. Thisincludes milk preferences, food allergies, food preferences,etc. Please make sure that you communicate withyour school if your student(s) has any special diet needs.Medial statements must be complete for students withdisabilities. We recommend that medical statements becompleted for any student with special dietary needs.For more information, contact Jama Stallings, SNS, FCSChild Nutrition Director at jamastallings@fcschools.netor (919) 496-5125.STUDENT INSURANCEFranklin County Schools offers parents accident insuranceoptions. These options cover a wide variety of accidents,including athletics and while at school. Theschool system is not responsible for covering medicalexpenses of students who have an accident or incur anillness during school hours. Therefore, parents are encouragedto purchase a voluntary accident insuranceplan. For more information, visit the district websiteand click “Student Accident Insurance” under the “Parents”menu or call (919) 496-2600, ext. 295.HOME BASEThe North Carolina Department of Public Instructionis implementing a new parent and student informationsystem in the Fall of 2013. Parents and students willhave access to their records through the Home Basesystem. Items available for access include grades andattendance, teacher comments, a school bulletin, courseregistration, balances (excluding lunch), testing data,classroom assignments, and more. Login informationwill be distributed to parents and students sometimein the fall. For more information, contact your child’sschool.REPORT CARDSFranklin County Schools sends home report cards atthe completion of each grading period. At the elementarylevel, students are graded on a standards-basedgrading system. Report cards list the Common Coreand Essential Standards and show the student’s progressin each individual standard. At the middle and highschool level, students receive regular North CarolinaReport Cards. Elementary and middle schools run ona nine week grading cycle, while high schools run on asix week grading cycle. Report card data is available forparents to view through the Home Base system.ENROLLMENT INFORMATIONThe documentation/complete enrollment packet shouldbe completed by the parent and legal guardian to enrolla student in Franklin County Schools and include thefollowing:1. A withdrawal form from the previous school (if applicable;preferred but not required).2. Evidence of Age - The parent or guardian must furnishcompetent and verifiable evidence of the child’sdate of birth. Such evidence may include, but is not limitedto: (1) a certified copy of any medical record of thechild’s birth issued by the treating physician or the hospitalin which the child was born; or (2) a certified copyof a birth certificate issued by a church, mosque, templeor other religious institution that maintains birth recordsof its members. A birth certificate or other satisfactoryproof of age issued by a foreign country or institutionwill be accepted and treated in the same manneras comparable documents issued in the United States.School officials shall use such documents only for the


PAGE 16 2013-2014 Enrollment, Early Kindergarten, School Nurses & First Responderspurpose of establishing the age of the child and not toinquire about the citizenship or immigration status ofthe child, parent or guardian.3. Legal guardianship papers if the adult accompanyingthe child is not listed as the parent on the birth certificate(Exceptions as below).4. Verification of residence by obtaining a copy of thefollowing documents within 10 days 1) deed or leaseof primary residence; and 2) a current utility bill showingreasonable consumption of electricity use for thenumber of people in the household. The statement ofresidence form must also be notarized. Exceptions willbe made under Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-VentoHomeless Education Act (42 U.S.C. 11431et. Seq.) Sec. 722 (g)(3)(C)(i). If you are interested ininformation about the McKinney-Vento Act, please askan administrator at the school.5. Ability to confirm that the enrolling student has notbeen suspended or expelled or does not have a pendingsuspension or expulsion recommendation.6. Academic status from the previous school verifiedtelephone/withdrawal form/fax (if applicable).7. Kindergarten Health Assessment – An up to datephysical is required for all kindergarten/Pre-K studentsto enroll in school. The physical must be completed anddated no more than 12 months before the first day of enrollment.The student will be suspended if not receivedby the 30th day according to North Carolina State Law,KHA G.S. 130A - 440.8. Exceptional Children’s Program information (if applicable).9. Medical information that schools should be aware ofsuch as chronic illnesses/diseases or medications thatthe students need to take during school hours.10. Immunization record (The parent/guardian/surrogateshall have thirty days from the first day of attendanceto provide this information to the school. Studentwill be suspended if not received by the 30th day accordingto North Carolina State law G.S. 130A-152(a).Exceptions are made under Subtitle B of Title VII of theMcKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act (42 U.S.C.11431 et. Seq.) Sec. 722 (g)(3)(C)(iii). The immunizationrecord must clearly document that your child receivedthe following immunizations: DTP (5); Hib (1);Polio (4); Varicella (1); MMR (2); Hepatitis B (3); tdap(1) prior to entering the 6th grade.Persons who are applying for exceptions to these guidelinesmay contact the Superintendent or his designee at(919) 496-2600.The entire enrollment packet, including necessaryforms, are located on the district website under “EnrollmentInformation” in the “Parents” menu.EARLY KINDERGARTENThe 1997 General Assembly passed legislation allowinga child who has reached his/her fourth birthday byApril 16 to enter kindergarten if he or she demonstratesan extraordinary level of academic ability and maturity.In determining eligibility, the principal shall convenea committee of educational professionals who will assisthim/her in making decisions about each individualchild.Criteria that shall be considered include the following:• Aptitude• Achievement• Performance• Observable Student Behavior• Motivation to Learn• Student InterestFor more information regarding early admission to kindergarten,please visit our district website under “EarlyKindergarten” in the “Parents” menu.SCHOOL NURSES &FIRST RESPONDERSFranklin County Schools has eight full-time schoolnurses employed by the system. School nurses providedirect student health services. In addition to beingplanners and coordinators of student care, schoolnurses assist parents, physicians, and students in managingchronic health problems. They also serve as a liaisonand resource person between home, school andcommunity organizations. School nurses also monitorcommunicable diseases, monitor student’s compliancewith North Carolina immunization laws, supervise theadministration of medication, monitor chronic illnessand render first aid.First responders are a group of dedicated volunteers thatare always on call to handle any school health emergency.They are certified to assist in emergency situations.


2013-2014 Student Medication Policy PAGE 17STUDENT MEDICATION POLICYChapter 115C-307 of the General Statutes of North Carolina enablespublic school employees, when given the authority by theBoard of Education or its designee, to administer medication prescribedby a doctor upon request of the parents provided that noemployee shall be required to administer drugs or medication. Asa result, a medication administration policy has been jointly developedby a committee comprised of physicians, nurses, legal experts,a pharmacist, parents and school personnel to address theneeds of school employees and students.Medication Administration PolicyMedication administered during school hours by school personnelshould be kept to a minimum. The student in need of medicationto sustain his attendance in school may have a chronic healthproblem, a special health care need, or an unusual health problemwhere emergency measures are indicated. The policy is intendedfor this type of child. The school will assume no liability for studentswho self-medicate. This is the responsibility of the student’sparents or guardians.While most students with asthma function normally at school,their prescribed medications must be readily accessible to them toavoid exacerbation of symptoms. Students whose parents or guardiansand/or licensed health care provider judge that they have sufficientmaturity to control the use of these inhaled medicationsshould be allowed to retain them in their possessions.Some ill children may need medications for short periods of timeto enable them to remain in school. Every effort should be made sothat medications can be given at home before or after school hours.If this is not possible, it is the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility tomake arrangements with the school administration for medicationto be given during school hours as outlined in the “Regulations thatApply to Administration of All Medications.”When children who are subject to unusual health hazards suchas allergies to bee stings and/or certain foods attend school, it isthe parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to assure that the schooladministration is aware of the situation in writing and preparedto implement emergency measures by providing needed medicationand information. Depending upon what has been negotiatedbetween the student’s parent or guardian, personal physician orhealth care source, and the school:- A medication provided by the parent or guardian may be given toallay reactions until the student can be transported to the licensedhealth care provider’s office, or emergency room. Regulations applyfor this procedure as well as all medication administered duringschool hours.- First aid measures may be instituted. This should be included ina written emergency plan developed for the student, and approvedby the parent or guardian and licensed health care provider. Theafter care of the student is determined by the attending licensedhealth care provider who sees the student either in the office or inthe emergency room. The parent or guardian has responsibility formeeting with school staff to document and review students’ needsand develop an action plan approved by the parent or guardian.I. REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO ADMINISTRATION OFALL MEDICATIONSFor all medications including prescription and over the countermedications administered during the school day by school personnel,the following regulations apply:A. A copy of this regulation, a letter to the parent or guardian regardingadministration of medication in school and the appropriateforms (parent permission form and licensed health care provider’sauthorization form) on which to record the necessary informationwill be provided to parents or guardians on request. Appropriateforms will be completed before initial dose is administered and annuallythereafter for students on medication.B. Principal’s designee will:1. Inform appropriate school personnel of the medication2. Keep a monthly medication log of the administration of medicineand date when medicine is discontinued3. Secure a signature and initial of the person administering themedication with each dose4. Keep medication in a secured location5. Refrigerate medication requiring refrigeration in a secure area6. Return unused medication to parent/guardian or a mutuallyagreed upon adult only.C. The School district retains the right to reject a request for administrationof medicine.D. The only responsibility or liability that can be assumed by theschool system or its personnel is to comply with the instructionsforwarded by the child’s parents or guardians, pharmacist and licensedhealth care provider. The school system will assume no liabilityfor students who self-medicate.E. The nurse assigned to each school will provide any necessarymonitoring and consultation/training concerning medication tothe appropriate school personnel on a regular basis.F. When medication is to be administered in emergency situations,an Emergency Action Plan should be kept in the child’s folder.G. The parents or guardians of the child must assume responsibilityfor informing the principal in writing, who, in turn, will informthe designee of any change in the child’s health or when a changein medication occurs.H. An incident report shall be completed immediately when a misadministrationof medication occurs. Examples of misadministrationinclude forgetting to give a dose, giving the medicine to thewrong child, giving the wrong medicine or the wrong dose, givingthe medicine at the wrong time and giving the medicine by thewrong route. These forms should be filed separately from the student’scumulative folder and are not for public review. The incidentreport should be given to the school nurse for follow-up. In theevent of a drug overdose, poisoning, or the inadvertent administrationof the wrong drug, the child’s parents or guardians, thelicensed health care provider, the local emergency room and/orthe poison control center in Charlotte at 1-800-848-6946 shouldalways be called immediately.I. Records of medication administered by school personnel shouldbe maintained. All written parent and licensed health care providerauthorizations, medication logs and records should be retained onfile at school for as long as the child is enrolled in the school systemplus three (3) years past the time the student reaches 18.J. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to deliver themedication to the school. Exceptions will be made on a case by


PAGE 18 2013-2014 Student Medication Policy, Diabetes, Homeless, Counselingcase basis. Students carrying medication without proper authorizationwill be subject to discipline according to the Franklin CountySchoolsStudent Code of Conduct.K. If a student refuses to take medication or doses are missed, theparents or guardian will be notified and the event documented onthe medication log. If the student continues to refuse to take medication,the parents will be responsible for finding an alternativemethod of medication administration.L. The licensed health care provider’s authorization form may beattained through fax.M. The parent or guardian will be notified to pick up medicationno later than the third day after the licensed health care providerhas ordered discontinuation of the medication or the third day afterthe last student school day. If medication is not picked up, it willbe discarded by the school nurse.N. Responsibilities of the students include (1) to know and followthe regulations of the medication policy and (2) to avoid sharinghis/her medication with other students, which is considered a seriousoffense by school officials and will warrant disciplinary action.O. If a student is on a school sponsored off campus activity suchas field trips, medication will be administered according to “FieldTrip Medication Administration Procedures.”II. DISPENSING OF MEDICATION BY SCHOOL STAFFADMINISTRATION OF ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICA-TIONS1. Written instructions signed by the parent or guardian, and licensedhealth care provider will be required and will include:a. child’s nameb. name of medicationc. purpose of medicationd. route of administratione. time to be administeredf. dosageg. possible side affects and contraindicationsh. termination date for administering the medicationi. special instructions regarding child and medication2. The parent or guardian must take responsibility for supplyingmedication to the school. Such medication must be in a containerlabeled by the pharmacist.3. Any changes in medication, dosage, administration time or anyother special instructions will require an order from the licensedhealth care provider. Such medication must be in a container labeledby the pharmacist. A change in medication will require a newparent permission form.III. SELF MANAGEMENT OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONAs with any medication administered at school, a medication authorizationform must be completed by the licensed health careprovider and a parent permission form by the parent or guardianfor the child who has developed competencies in self medicationadministration. In addition, the student and parent or guardianwill sign the requirements for students with prescribed medicationin their possession at school. Self-managed administrationof medications must be evaluated individually by the school nursesuch as asthma inhalers, insulin and epinephrine. This policy doesnot apply to controlled substances such as Dexedrine, Ritalin andnarcotics.IV. SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF OVER-THE-COUNTERMEDICATIONStudents who are in the sixth grade and above that have developedthe competency and are learning self care behavior may be allowedto manage their own medication. NO controlled substances will beself managed by students.When parents or guardians choose to allow students to self-administermedication they must notify the principal in writing. Thisnotification should include the name, dosage, time(s) to be taken,purpose of the medication, along with a statement releasing FranklinCounty Schools from responsibility of supervising the self-administrationof the medication identified.Forms and more information regarding Student Medication are locatedon the district website under “School Health Program” in the“Departments” menu.CHILDREN WITH DIABETESIn North Carolina, schools follow guidelines for the developmentand implementation of individual care plansfor students with diabetes. Please contact the schoolnurse assigned to your child’s school for more informationand assistance.HOMELESS STUDENTSIf due to lack of housing, you are living in a shelter, motel,vehicle, campground, on the street, in an abandonedbuilding or doubled-up with relatives or friends, or area youth who is not in the company of a parent or guardian,you may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act. If you feel that you or someone that youknow meets these criteria or would like more information,please contact Jamie Neal, McKinney-Vento Coordinator,at (919) 496-2457, ext. 229.COUNSELING SERVICESFranklin County Schools recognizes the importance ofhaving school counselors to assist students and theirparents in grades kindergarten through 12. At the elementarylevel, these programs focus on counseling, consulting,and coordinating activities. Counselors providedevelopmental, preventive, and remedial services tostudents and assist parents and teachers. At the middleand high school levels, counselors provide assistance incareer and vocational development, individual counselingand group guidance, as well as guidance through themaze of college applications and scholarships. Counselingservices may be provided through individual, smallor large group counseling.


2013-2014 Counseling, Bullying and Harassment, Pre-K, Safe Surrender PAGE 19Counseling referrals can be made by parents, schoolstaff, community members, agencies, or students themselves.Counselors are obligated to keep informationobtained in a counseling session confidential.Parents may want to contact a school counselor if theybelieve their child may need some kind of special educationservices, if the child’s behavior has changed, ifthe child’s home or family relationships have changed,or if they have questions about standardized test scores.School counselors can also assist parents and studentsin finding financial aid for college or in making courseselections that will be appropriate for an individualstudent. School counselors can also help families findvarious counseling services provided within our community.Appointments may be scheduled by contactingthe school counselor’s office.BULLYING AND HARASSMENTFranklin County Schools expressly prohibits bullying,discrimination, and harassment and will promptly investigateall related claims. Prevention efforts includestaff and student training in recognizing these offenses.Appropriate interventions when incidents of bullying,discrimination, or harassment occur with students includedisciplinary measures as are defined in this handbook.Employees are encouraged to submit any complaintsof discrimination or harassment to the AssistantSuperintendent for Human Resources.Students and parents are encouraged to submit to thebuilding principal or his/her assistant principal or designeeany complaints of bullying, discrimination, orharassment. Bullying complaints may be submittedanonymously on the district web site at: www.fcschools.net. All complaints will be promptly investigated. Disciplinaryprocedures for students will be determined asindicated in this handbook; and disciplinary proceduresfor employees will adhere to established personnel policies.Please refer to board policy for specific information.If the student issue is not satisfactorily resolved by theprincipal or his/her designee, parents are encouraged tocontact the superintendent’s office at (919) 496-2600 forfurther investigation.PRE-KINDERGARTENFranklin County offers a pre-kindergarten program forselected four-year old students. This program is fundedthrough both federal Title I funds and the North CarolinaPre-K (NCPK) Program funded by the North CarolinaGeneral Assembly. The Pre-K program is evaluatedby the North Carolina Division of Child Development,Regulatory Services. The program is evaluated for developmentallyappropriate areas including: space andfurnishings, personal care routines, language-reasoning,activities, interaction, program structure, and theparents and staff. All student applicants are given a developmentalscreening. Acceptance is based on screeningresults and need. Most elementary schools offer aPre-K program. For more information, contact the FCSCurriculum and Instruction Department at (919) 496-2600.NC SAFE SURRENDER LAWIn 2001, the North Carolina General Assembly passed alaw, G.S. 7B-500, making it legal for females to surrendertheir newborn baby to a responsible adult withoutfear of criminal prosecution. The purpose of this noticeis to ensure that students in grades nine through twelvereceive information annually on the manner in whicha parent may lawfully abandon a newborn baby witha responsible adult (G.S. 115C-47). The Safe Surrenderallows an overwhelmed mother to surrender her newbornto a responsible adult and walk away without fearof criminal prosecution. Safe surrender is legal, providedthat the infant is 7 days old or less and unharmed.Parents leaving the infant do NOT have to provide anyinformation or name. They can be asked for it, but mustbe told they are not required to give it.G.S. 7B-500 (b) identifies the safe havens that MUST,without a court order, accept the infant. They includehospitals, health departments, nonprofit communityhealth centers, law enforcement officers who are onduty or at a police station or sheriff ’s office, social serviceworkers, and certified EMS workers who are onduty or at a fire or EMS station.G.S. 7B-500 (d) indicates that any other adult MAY,without a court order, accept such infant but is underno requirement to do so. Any individual who takes aninfant into temporary custody under this section shall


PAGE 20 2013-2014 Surrender Law, AIG Program, Children with Disabilitiesperform any act necessary to protect the physical healthand well being of the infant and shall immediately notifythe Department of Social Services or a local law enforcementagency.AIG PROGRAMThe Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Programis based on the concept that outstanding academic abilitiescan be found in all types of students, regardless ofcultural group or economic status. The primary focusof the program is to recognize those students and provideappropriate services. We are committed to meetingthe diverse needs through providing an array of serviceoptions and the funding necessary to implement them.Special services are often required to meet the uniqueneeds of gifted children. A team of professionals and thechild’s parent(s) plan the student’s educational programbased on the assessment information obtained throughthe evaluation process. All procedural safeguards arefollowed to ensure evaluation procedures are nondiscriminatory.Anyone, including the student, parent(s),guardian, teacher or community professional may refera student for nomination and possible evaluation.For more information on this program, contact AIGLead Teacher Beth Denton at (919) 496-2116, ext. 240or (919) 853-3577.CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIESA broad range of services is provided by the ExceptionalChildren’s Program that enables the system to meet thediverse needs of children with disabilities. Exceptionalchildren’s services are available to students whose educationalprogress is adversely affected by disabilitiessuch as:• Autism• Deaf-blindness• Deafness• Developmental delay• Serious emotional disability• Hearing impairment• Intellectual disability• Multiple disabilities• Orthopedic impairment• Other health impairment• Specific learning disability• Speech or language impairment• Traumatic brain injury• Visual impairment including blindnessRelated supportive services such as speech/language,occupational, transportation, health, and physicaltherapy are available.When a parent/legal guardian recognizes that a childis exhibiting developmental problems or that a child’seducational needs are not being met, he or she willnotify the child’s teacher. The teacher can initiate theMTSS process at the school level. Schools have committees,or teams, which meet regularly to discuss thespecial needs of students. These committees or teamshelp develop practical interventions for students whomay be experiencing difficulty in school. The successof these interventions, some as simple as changing achild’s seat in the classroom or reassigning the child toa different teacher, provides information that is usefulin determining whether a referral to the school’s IndividualizedEducation Program (IEP) Team is indicated.This committee is responsible for receiving referrals andarranging for evaluations for students who may needspecial education and related services after the MTSSprocess is completed. If the student qualifies for specialeducation, the IEP Team will invite parents to participatein a meeting to place the child and to develop anIEP for their child. Parents who continue to have questionsabout the special education process or who are notsatisfied that their child’s needs have been adequatelyassessed in the local school may wish to discuss theirconcerns with the principal, and if necessary, the ExceptionalChildren’s Director. This administrator directsall special education programs in the school system andmay be the best local resource for problem solving andmediation. Other alternatives and procedures availableto parents of exceptional children are outlined in theHandbook on Parents Rights. This publication also includesinformation on rights to confidentiality and accessto records, and the right to file complaints. Copiesof the Handbook on Parents Rights are available at anypublic school, in the school system’s central office, oronline. For more information about Exceptional Children’sServices, call (919) 496-2457.


2013-2014 Seclusion and Restraint, FERPA, Before/After School Care PAGE 21USE OF SECLUSION AND RESTRAINTIt is the policy of the Franklin County Schools to promotethe safety of all students, staff, and visitors in itsschools. To further this policy, school personnel may,in compliance with G.S. 115C-391.1 and state and localpolicies and procedures, employ reasonable restraint orseclusion techniques with students.The Superintendent or designee shall provide copiesof this policy and G.S. 115C-391.1 to school personneland parents/guardians at the beginning of each schoolyear. Principals shall notify parents of any prohibiteduse of seclusion, restraint, or aversive techniques andshall provide a written incident report within 30 days ofany such incident as required by G.S. 115C-391.1 andapplicable policies and procedures. The Superintendentor designee shall annually provide a record of reportedincidents to the State Board of Education. The Superintendentshall develop rules and procedures to implementthis policy in compliance with G.S. 115C-391.1.No employee of the Franklin County Schools shall retaliateagainst another employee for making a reportalleging a prohibited use of seclusion, restraint, or aversivetechniques, provided, however, an employee maybe disciplined for making such a report if the employeeknew or should have known that the report was false.FERPA LAWThe Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FER-PA) is a federal law that governs the maintenance ofstudent records. Under that law, parents of students orstudents (if they are at least 18 years of age) have boththe right to inspect records kept by the school about thestudent and the right to correct inaccuracies in the records.Access to the records by persons other than theparents or the student is limited and generally requiresprior consent by the parents of the student. The schooldistrict does maintain directory information (see listing).Individuals or organizations that wish to obtainstudent directory information must submit a requestfor this information to the superintendent of schools.Requests will be approved only if disclosure of this informationcould result in some educational or scholarshipbenefit to the student.Franklin County Schools classifies the following as directoryinformation:• Student’s name• Address• Telephone listing• Major Field of Study• Date and place of birth• Participation in officially recognized activities andsports• Weight and height of members of the athletic teams• Dates of attendance• Awards received• School and grade level of current assignment• Most recent previous school attended by the student• Eligibility for driver’s license permit under North CarolinaGeneral Statutes 20-11(n) and 20-13.2(cl).Any parent or eligible student who objects to the releaseof any or all of this information without his/her consentmust notify, in writing, the principal of the school wherethe records are kept within the first full week of schooleach year. The objection must state what informationthe parent or student does not want to be classified asdirectory information. If no objection is received, theinformation will be classified as directory informationuntil the beginning of the next school year. Complaintsabout failures of Franklin County Schools to complywith the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Actmay be made, in writing, to FERPA Office, Departmentof Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue,SW., Washington, D.C. 20201.BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CAREFranklin County Schools offers a Before and AfterSchool Care program to all elementary families. Thisis especially helpful for parents who need child care dueto work hours. For more information or pricing of theprogram, contact Coordinator Pam Tant at (919) 496-2600, ext. 289.


PAGE 22 2013-2014 Curriculum, Career & Technical Education, Athletic EligibilityCURRICULUMFranklin County Schools will follow the Common Coreand Essential Skills Standards. This provides every contentarea a set of standards for each grade and high schoolcourse. The intent is to ensure rigorous student academicperformance standards that are uniform not just acrossNorth Carolina, but forty-four other states as well. To reviewthe Common Core and Essential Standards, go to:www.corestandards.org.CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATIONBusiness leaders agree that the public schools must playa major role in preparing students for the changingwork of the 21st century. Therefore, the mission of Career& Technical Education is to help empower studentsfor effective participation in an international economyas world-class workers and citizens. Through Career &Technical Education, Franklin County Schools is providinga systematic, comprehensive, community-wideeffort to give all young people the opportunity to:• prepare for further vocational and technical educationand lifelong learning,• prepare for initial and continued employment,• make educational and career decisions,• apply/reinforce related learning from other disciplines,• develop decision-making, communication, problemsolving,leadership, and citizenship skills, and• prepare to make informed consumer decisions andapply practical life skills.The middle school programs include courses in BusinessEducation and activities in Career Development.The high school programs include courses in AgriculturalEducation, Business Education, Career Development,Family & Consumer Sciences Education, HealthOccupations Education, Marketing Education, andTrade & Industrial Education, as well as activities in Career& Technical Student Organizations such as DECA,FCCLA, FBLA, and FFA. In addition, high school studentsmay earn dual credit by taking certain coursesat Vance-Granville Community College. Appropriateprovisions are made for students with special needs tobe successful in the program. Career & Technical Educationbenefits everyone: students (grades K-12), employers,parents, school systems, and communities. Formore details concerning the Career & Technical Educationprograms at the middle or high schools, contact theOffice of Career & Technical Education at (919) 496-2457.ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITYStudents who participate in organized school athleticsin Franklin County Schools must maintain proper eligibilityrequirements. Parents are asked to help protectstudent-athlete eligibility. To represent their school inathletic contests, student athletes at the middle schoollevel must pass five courses the previous semester. Sincethe high schools operate on the 4x4 block schedulingsystem, student-athletes must take and pass three offour courses during the previous semester and meet localpromotion standards. In addition to the academicrequirements, student-athletes must also:• be in attendance 85 percent of the time (Students maynot miss more than 13.5 days in the previous 90-daysemester. This includes excused and unexcused absences.);• have a medical examination within the past 365 days,and• adhere to their school’s rules and policies.Eligible students are allowed to participate in highschool athletics the first eight semesters after enteringthe ninth grade. The only exception to this standard isthose high school students who turn 19 on or beforeOctober 16 during a school year. NOTE: All studentathletes(grades 7-12) are insured through an all-athleticaccident insurance policy that is purchased by theschool district. This policy serves as secondary insurancefor students insured through their parent’s medicalcoverage. To view insurance information and forms,visit the “Athletics” page under the “Departments”menu on the FCS Website.


2013-2014 Board of Education, District Website, Central Office PAGE 23BOARD OF EDUCATIONGilbert Johnson, Chair (919) 556-8729District 5giljohnson@fcschools.netDebra Brodie, Vice-Chair (919) 496-2016District 4debrabrodie@fcschools.netBernard Hall (919) 496-7918District 1bernardhall@fcschools.netDr. Elizabeth S. Keith (919) 496-6782District 3elizabethkeith@fcschools.netSynthia Richardson (919) 494-2831District 2synthiarichardson@fcschools.netPaige Sayles (919) 496-1759At-LargeVacantAt-Largepaigesayles@fcschools.netThe Franklin County Board of Education holds regularlyscheduled meetings on the second Monday of everymonth beginning at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.Meetings are held in the Board Room of the RiversideCampus, 53 West River Road, Louisburg, unless circumstancesarise that necessitate an alternate meetingsite or change. The district notifies the local media ofall changes. The public is invited to attend any meetingof the board with exception to closed sessions. Anyonewishing to make a comment at a board meeting maysign-in immediately preceding the meeting to speak beforethe board as part of a public comments segment.CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACTSMembers of the school district’s administrative leadershipteam are located at the Riverside Campus at 53West River Road in Louisburg. They can be reached at(919) 496-2600 (unless otherwise noted).Thomas E. PiperDr. Cheryl BensonDr. Beverly JosephDouglas H. MooreActing Superintendent/Assistant Superintendentfor Auxiliary ServicesAssistant Superintendentfor Human ResourcesAssistant Superintendentfor Exceptional Childrenand Student ServicesAssistant Superintendentfor Business and FinanceThe district website contains directory information forthe Central Office. To view this information, visit the“Central Office” page under the “Departments” menuon the website.The Board’s Policy Manual is located on the FCS Websiteunder the “Board of Education” menu.DISTRICT WEBSITEThe Franklin County Schools website is a valuablesource of current information for parents, students andstaff. Please visit us at: www.fcschools.net. Parents willfind school menus, kindergarten registration information,attendance zones, district calendar, and moreon our site. Web pages for each of the sixteen schoolswithin the district may be accessed through the districthome page. The website features items of interestfor faculty and staff including information regardingemployee benefits, staff development opportunities, e-mail access and printable documents and forms. For jobseekers, district vacancy announcements and applicationmaterials are available online.


PAGE 24 2013-2014 Student Code of ConductINTRODUCTIONThe Code of Conduct for students in the Franklin CountySchools is presented as rules and sanctions. Each ruleis accompanied by the consequences (sanctions) forbreaking that rule. These consequences are stated asminimum and maximum for each rule violation. Additionally,the grade designation is also included witheach violation.While this book contains most of the rules and regulationsthat deal with anticipated types of behavior, it isimpossible for school officials to draft rules that anticipateall types of behavior. At times, school officials willhave to impose disciplinary sanctions for a range of unanticipatedconduct that is disruptive to the educationalprocess.Teachers, principals, and other authorized personnel(including teacher assistants, substitute teachers, before/afterschool daycare, cafeteria, custodial, secretarialstaff and bus drivers) are responsible for monitoringstudent conduct.ZEROTOLERANCE:• Weapons• Assaults• Alcohol• Illegal SubstancesDISCIPLINARY ACTION LEVELSConsequences range from Level 1 to Level 7.Students who break rules are subject to disciplinary actionby teachers, administrators, or other school personnel.There are seven levels of disciplinary actions.Level 1: ConferenceStaff members may conduct a conference among any ofthe following:• Teacher/Student• Teacher/Parent• Teacher/Counselor• Teacher/Student/Administrator• Teacher/Student/Counselor/Parent• Administrator/Student• Administrator/Parent• Telephone Conference with Administrator/Parent• Telephone Conference with Teacher/Parent• Other parties deemed necessaryLevel 2: InterventionAny of the following interventions:Referral To School Counselor, StudentSupport Team, Attendance Staff(Social Worker), and/or otheroutside agencyTime-Out The temporary denial of astudent’s right to attend class;The student will be assigned for aperiod of one to six hoursDetention Detaining a student for disciplinaryreasons before or after schoolhoursStaffing A meeting of school personneland other individuals to considerthe behavior of the student andmake recommendationsContract withStudent/ParentRestrictedActivityRemoval forConferenceA statement is written listingsteps to be taken to improvebehavior; The statement also describesthe support to be providedby school staff and/or parent/guardian as well as the date whenthe contract will be reviewedThe denial of participation inschool activities and extracurricularevents or the use of commonareas or other parts of the schoolSeparation of student from class/school for up to one day to parentfor conference


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 25In-SchoolInterventionProbationaryPeriodMay include but not limited towork assignment, behavior essays,transportation restrictionA write-up for the disciplineoffense with a defined period ofgood behavior to preventsuspensionMediation Referral to conflict mediationLevel 3: Suspension of 1-5 daysLevel 4: Suspension of 6-10 daysLevel 5: Suspension of 10 daysLevel 6: Long-term suspensionThe dismissal of a student for more than ten days butnot to exceed the time remaining in the school year.Level 7: ExpulsionThe dismissal of a student from school in accordancewith the North Carolina General Statue 115C-390.11.Serious or repeated violations of one or more ruleswould suggest a need for strong parent-administratorcommunication, coordination, consideration of outsideassistance, and may result in suspension and a possiblerecommendation for expulsion.School personnel will take disciplinary action againstany student who violates one or more of these rules inaccordance with the consequences stated. Disciplinaryaction may include, but is not limited to, reprimand, after-schoolwork, repayment for damages, cleanup, restitution,revocation of privileges associated with schoolactivities, and/or suspension or expulsion.DRIVER’S LICENSE ELIGIBILITYNorth Carolina law requires that people under theage of 18 be enrolled in school and progressingtoward high school graduation or equivalency to obtainor retain a NC Driver’s License. In addition,students enrolled in four courses in a semester must passat least three of those courses to keep his or her driver’slicense. Students enrolled in three or fewer classes in asemester must pass all classes they are enrolled in. Additionalinfractions that can lead to loss of license orpermit are:1. Possession or sale of alcohol or a controlled substanceon school property or at a school relatedevent of any kind;2. Bringing, possessing or use of a weapon or firearmon school property that resulted in disciplinary actionunder G.S. 115C-390.10 or that could have resultedin that disciplinary action if the conduct hadoccurred in a public school; or3. Assault on a teacher or other school personnel onschool property or at a school related event of anykind.**The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV) controls the Driver’s License Eligibility law andhandles all regulations regarding licensure requirements.Students who are eligible to have their license reinstatedmust visit the DMV and take care of all necessary requirements.Legal Reference: NC G.S. 20-11(n1)NOTICE: Suspensions (or expulsions) of any kindwill result in loss of all school related activities on anyFCS campus, including events that take place afterschool during the time of suspension. This includesathletics. For more information pertaining to athleticsand extracurricular activities, please review FCSPolicy 3620 at www.fcschools.net.


PAGE 26 2013-2014 Student Code of ConductLevel ofDisciplinary ActionRule1.Rule2.Rule3.Rule4.Attendance Violations Min. Grade MaxAttendance: A student is to attend school (including all classes) eachday of the school year. In addition, a student is to report to school and allclasses on time. A student of compulsory school age who does not attendschool is in violation of the law, and the student and his/her parent(s)/guardian are subject to its penalties. Efforts will be made to communicatewith parents/guardian of absent or truant students. The maximum suspensionfor any violation listed below cannot exceed two days per statelaw.A. Tardiness: Failure to be in a place of instruction at the assigned timewithout valid excuse.B. Class cutting: Failure to report to class without proper permission,knowledge, or excuse by the school or teacher.C. School cutting: Failure to report to school without prior permission,knowledge, or excuse by the school or the parent.D. Excessive absences or tardies: Excused or unexcused absences, which arefelt to affect adversely the student’s education.Discipline ViolationsFood/Beverages: A student will not eat in unauthorized areas of theschool.Medication: PK-5 students must have written instructions, signed by theparent or guardian and licensed health care provider, before any medicationis administered. All medication at elementary schools is administeredby school personnel except for inhalers, insulin or epinephrine.Students who are in sixth grade and above who have developed the competencyand are learning self-care behavior may be allowed, with writtenparent permission, to manage their own medication, including over-thecountermedication. No controlled substances will be self-managed bystudents.A. Student Distribution: A student will not distribute prescription drugs orover-the-counter drugs of any type to other students.Student Dress: A student will maintain personal attire and groomingstandards that promote safety, health, and acceptable standards of socialconduct. Student dress that disrupts the school environment or clothingthat indicates gang identification or reflects gang symbols will not betolerated.A. Clothing must be age appropriate, not disruptive to the teaching-learningprocess, and cannot be provocative, revealing, indecent, vulgar, or obscene.B. Students should be covered from mid-chest to mid-thigh. No shortshigher than mid-thigh; no skirts and dresses more than three inchesabove the top of the knee; no shirts and blouses that expose waist, midriff,or cleavage.C. No clothing which promotes alcohol, tobacco, or the use of controlledsubstances, or which depicts violence, sexual, or racially offensive, ordisruptive nature; no clothing, jewelry or symbols which convey membershipor affiliation with a gang.1 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 21 (PK-12) 61 (PK-12) 61 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 3


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 27Level ofDisciplinary ActionRule4.Rule5.Rule6.Rule7.Rule8.Student Dress, continued Min. Grade MaxD. No excessively baggy clothing or visible underwear. No hats, sunglasses,sweatbands or bandannas. No tank tops, spaghetti straps, or sleepwear.No tight clothing, such as spandex-like clothing.No chains on clothing.Personal Property: A student will not bring or possess any object thathas no educational purpose and may distract from teaching and learning.For example:A. Toys: Possession of any toys, games, etc., without permission of the administration.B. Electronic Devices: Possession of any electronic devices and/or anyobject that could disrupt the normal course of school without permissionof the administration.All items will be confiscated and the administration will not be liable forlost items.C. Tape recorder: Possession of tape recorder or similar device withoutpermission of the administration.D. Cellular telephone: Cell phones are prohibited from view and use duringschool-day hours.Misrepresentation: A student will not lie or cheat.For example:A. Altering report cards or notes: Tampering with report cards, officialpasses and notes in any manner, including changing grades or forgingnames to excuses.B. False information: Making false statements, written or oral, to anyone inauthority.C. Cheating: Violating rules of honesty, such as plagiarism, copying anotherstudent’s test, assignment, etc.Disrespect: A student will behave in a respectful manner. Examples ofdisrespectful behaviors are:1 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 51 (PK-12) 21 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 21 (PK-12) 51 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 61 (PK-12) 41 (PK-12) 41 (PK-12) 4A. Walking away: Leaving while a staff member is talking to you. 1 (PK-12) 4B. Talking back: Responding orally in a rude manner to a staff member. 1 (PK-12) 4Insubordination: A student will obey the lawful direction of any authorizedstaff member during the time the student is in school, participatingin a school activity, or on school property. For example:A. Failure to comply with proper and authorized direction or instructionof a staff member: Failure to follow any authorized direction given by astaff member.1 (PK-12) 41 (PK-12) 3Level 1 - Conference; Level 2 - Intervention; Level 3 - Suspension (1-5 days);Level 4 - Suspension (6-10 days); Level 5 - Suspension (10 days);Level 6 - Long-term Suspension (11-180 days); Level 7 - Expulsion; See Pages 20-21


PAGE 28 2013-2014 Student Code of ConductLevel ofDisciplinary ActionRule8.Rule9.Rule10.Rule11.Insubordination, continued Min. Grade MaxB. Refusal to work in class: Failing to do assigned work during class. 1 (PK-12) 4C. Refusal of Detention: Failure to report to after-school detention as directedby a staff member.D. Refusal to participate in in-school alternatives: Failure to report to inschoolalternatives as directed by a staff member.E. Refusal to report to office: Failure to report to the administrative officeas directed by a staff member.Profanity/Obscenity: A student will not use profane or obscene languageor make obscene gestures. For example:A. Swearing: Saying anything that conveys an offensive, racial, obscene, orsexually suggestive message.B. Obscene/offensive gestures: Making any sign that conveys an offensive,racial, obscene or sexually suggestive message.C. Derogatory written materials: Having any written material or picturesthat convey an offensive, racial, obscene, or sexually suggestive message.D. Directed at staff member: Writing, saying, or making gestures that conveyan offensive, racial, obscene, or sexually suggestive message toward astaff member.Disruption: No student may disrupt the class, school, or bus activity. Forexample:1 (PK-12) 41 (PK-12) 41 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 51 (PK-12) 51 (PK-12) 51 (PK-12) 41 (PK-12) 51 (PK-12) 5A. Chronic talking: Repeated talking in the classroom without permission. 1 (PK-12) 3B. Throwing objects: Throwing any object in any part of the school, bus, orschool grounds, unless directed by a staff member pursuant to instructionalpurposes.1 (PK-12) 5C. Horse playing: Rough or noisy play or pranks. 1 (PK-12) 3D. Refusing to remain in seat: Getting out of seat or moving seat withoutpermission of staff member.1 (PK-12) 3E. Rude noises: Making any unnecessary noise. 1 (PK-12) 3F. Leaving without permission: Leaving the classroom, building, schoolcampus or assigned area without obtaining approval of the teacher and/oradministrator.G. Chronic lack of supplies: Repeatedly reporting to the class lacking necessarymaterials such as books, class supplies, etc.H. Other: Any other action that disrupts or interferes with educational activitiesor the school environment.Offenses to Persons: A student may not willfully cause harm or attemptto cause harm to another student. For example:1 (PK-12) 51 (PK-12) 31 (PK-12) 42 (PK-12) 6A. Shoving and/or kicking: Willfully pushing and or kicking anyone. 2 (PK-12) 6B. Throwing objects at someone: Willfully throwing anything that couldserve to harass or harm another.C. Hitting, biting, spitting, pinching, which causes harassment to anotherstudent or adult: Hitting, biting, or spitting at a student or adult for thepurpose of harassment, or which could cause harm.2 (PK-12) 62 (PK-12) 6


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 29Level ofDisciplinary ActionRule11.Rule12.Rule13.Rule14.Rule15.Offenses to Persons, continued Min. Grade MaxD. Other: Any other action that causes harm or can cause harm, but doesnot rise to the level of fighting or assault.Bullying: A student will not engage in bullying or harassing behavior orattempt to intimidate another student or staff member. For example:A. Against a student: A student will not engage in behavior or activities thatharass, intimidate, bully, disparage, demoralize, put down, etc. anotherstudent, nor will a student attempt to engage in behavior or activitiesintended to do the same.B. Against a staff member: A student will not engage in behavior or activitiesthat harass, intimidate, bully, disparage, demoralize, put down, etc. astaff member, nor will a student attempt to engage in behavior or activitiesintended to do the same.Tobacco: A student may not have or use tobacco products on schoolpremises. Tobacco products include any products made or derived fromtobacco and is intended for human consumption, including electroniccigarettes and all lighted and smokeless tobacco products.A. Use/Possession: Using or possessing any tobacco products in school, onschool grounds, to and from school, on school bus, or at any school function.B. Sale/Distribution: Distributing or attempting to distribute any tobaccoproducts in school, on school grounds, to and from school, on schoolbus, or at any school function.Threatening: A student will not threaten another student or staff member.For example:A. Against a staff member: Threatening to strike, attack or harm any staffmember.B. Against a student: Threatening to strike, attack or harm any student orother person.Fighting: Fighting and assaults on students and other people are prohibited.A student who is attacked may use reasonable force in self-defense,but only to the extent necessary to get free from the attacker and notifyproper school authorities. A student who exceeds reasonable force maybe disciplined even though someone else provoked the fight.2 (PK-12) 61 (PK-12) 71 (PK-12) 71 (PK-12) 72 (PK-12) 72 (PK-12) 43 (PK-12) 724242425(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)77747No student shall engage in fighting for physical aggression towards others,including but not limited to: hitting, slapping, shoving, scratching,biting, blocking the passage of, or throwing objects at another person inan aggressive or confrontational manner.Level 1 - Conference; Level 2 - Intervention; Level 3 - Suspension (1-5 days);Level 4 - Suspension (6-10 days); Level 5 - Suspension (10 days);Level 6 - Long-term Suspension (11-180 days); Level 7 - Expulsion; See Pages 20-21


PAGE 30 2013-2014 Student Code of ConductLevel ofDisciplinary ActionRule15.Rule16.Rule17.Rule18.Rule19.Rule20.Fighting, continued Min. Grade MaxA. Assault on a Student: No student shall cause serious physical injury toany student, attempt to cause serious physical injury to any student, or intentionallybehave in such a manner that could reasonably cause seriousphysical injury to any student.B. Assault on a School Employee or Other Adult: No student shall assaultor attempt to cause physical injury or behave in such a manner that couldreasonably cause physical injury to any school employee or other adult.C. Assault Involving a Weapon: Any violation of Rule 15 by a student inGrades K-12 which involves the use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentthat could reasonably be considered a weapon shall result in longtermsuspension for the remainder of the school year and may result insuspension for 365 days or expulsion where required by law.D. A student who is at least 13 years old, enrolled in an elementary school,and violates Rule 15 will receive a consequence reserved for students inGrades 6 through 12.252525(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)4747475 (6-12) 7E. Instigating a fight: Students will not instigate a fight. 1 (PK-12) 5Trespassing: A student will not enter any school property or schoolfacility without proper authority (including entering any school during aperiod of suspension or expulsion).Reckless Vehicle Use: A student will not operate any motorized or selfpropelledvehicle on school grounds in a manner that is a threat to healthor safety, or a disruption to the educational process.Vandalism: A student will not willfully or maliciously damage or destroyproperty belonging to another including school or private property. Astudent or parent/guardian will be held financially responsible, as allowedby North Carolina law, for willful or malicious destruction of property.For example:A. Writing on school property: walls, mirrors, desks, lockers, or any otherschool property.B. Damaging another person’s clothing. 11C. Graffiti: Willful or malicious defacing of public or private property. 11Gambling: A student will not play games of chance for money or property.Alcohol and Other Drugs: A student will not use, purchase, sell, distribute,be under the influence of or possess any kind of alcoholic beverageor any kind of controlled substance as defined by state law. In the event ofan infraction, law enforcement will be notified. This prohibition includes,but is not limited to, anabolic steroids, counterfeit or imitation controlledsubstances, and drug paraphernalia. For example:Special provisions to allow for a partial waiver of suspension may be availablefor first time offenses of consumption of or possession of a controlledsubstance through the FCS Parent-to-Parent Program. See Page 34 forprocedure.1 (PK-12) 43 (8-12) 711111125(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)474747474747


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 31Level ofDisciplinary ActionRule20.Rule21.Rule22.Alcohol and Other Drugs, continued Min. Grade MaxA. Alcohol Use/Under the influence: Drinking any alcoholic beverage inschool, on school grounds, to and from school, on school bus, or at anyschool function, or coming to school or school activities after consumption.B. Possession: Possessing any alcoholic beverages in school, on schoolgrounds, to and from school, on school bus, or at any school function.C. Sale/Distribution: Distributing or attempting to distribute any alcoholicbeverage in school, on school grounds, to and from school, on schoolbus, or at any school function.D. Other Drug OffensesUse/Under the influence: Using any narcotic, illegal or controlled drug,anabolic steroid or any illegal substance, on school grounds, to and fromschool, on school bus, or at any school function, or coming to school orschool activities after consumption.E. Possession/Attempted: Possessing or attempting to possess any illegal orcontrolled substance or any action that contributes to the possession ofany illegal or controlled substance.F. Paraphernalia: Possessing, distributing or using any drug-related paraphernalia.G. Other: Possessing, distributing, inhaling, or ingesting any substance/product (off-the-shelf, controlled or illegal) for mind-altering effects.This includes synthetic stimulants and synthetic cannabinoids.H. Sale/Distribution/Purchase/Attempt: Distributing, selling or purchasingany illegal or controlled substance; attempting to sell distribute orpurchase any illegal or controlled substance; or any action that contributesto the possession of any illegal or controlled substance.Sexual offenses: A student will not engage in sexual behavior.For example:A. Offensive touching: Inappropriate fondling: placing of hands on anotherperson’s private parts.B. Sexual harassment: Verbal or physical abuse of a sexual nature, or anyother unwanted behaviors of a sexual nature.C. Consensual sex: Sexual activity involving willing participants. 24D. Indecent exposure: Intentional exposure of private parts of one’s body(including “mooning”).Offensive Materials on Electronic Devices: A student will not possessor distribute through electronic methods any offensive racial, obscene, orsexually explicit materials in any format including written texts, photographs,or videos.252525252525252524242424(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)474747474747474767676767671 (PK-12) 7Level 1 - Conference; Level 2 - Intervention; Level 3 - Suspension (1-5 days);Level 4 - Suspension (6-10 days); Level 5 - Suspension (10 days);Level 6 - Long-term Suspension (11-180 days); Level 7 - Expulsion; See Pages 20-21


PAGE 32 2013-2014 Student Code of ConductLevel ofDisciplinary ActionRule22.Rule23.Rule24.Offensive Materials on Electronic Devices, continued Min. Grade MaxA. Possession: A student will not possess offensive materials on electronicdevices in any format in school, on school grounds, to and from school,on school bus, or at any school function.B. Distributing/Sale/Forwarding: A student will not distribute or attemptto distribute offensive materials on electronic devices in school, on schoolgrounds, to and from school, on school bus, or at any school function.This includes, but is not restricted to sexting and/or forwarding photographs,videos, or written materials.Computer trespass: A student will not misuse a computer or computernetwork with the intent (whether successful or not) to do any of the following:A. Data removal or alteration: Students will not attempt to remove or disableelectronic data or to access data not explicitly available to them (i.e.logging in as a teacher or other user, hacking into Home Base, gradebooks,etc.).B. Downloading and installing non-FCS supported software: This includesgames, instant messaging, music/movie files, and othernon-approved applications) which is prohibited. Users should alwayscheck with FCS staff before beginning a download when in question.C. System malfunction: Students will not attempt to cause a computersystem to malfunction, through hacking, attempting to boot into an alternateoperating system or application, or attempt to disable monitoringtools.D. Property damage: Students will not cause physical damage to a computeror computer system. This includes intentional damage to a keyboard,mouse, monitor, CPU, printer, and other peripherals.E. Harassment: Students will not send or attempt to send threateninge-mails, pornography, and viruses through instant messaging, messageboards, or any other means of Internet communication. Students will notexploit, harass, or cyber-bully others using the same means of Internetcommunication.F. Banned website access: Students will not view or attempt to view websitesthat have been blocked by the FCS filtering software from view dueto inappropriate material.G. Personal Use of Technology Resources: Students are prohibited fromusing any and all technology resources for non-educational reasons (personalentertainment, including parties, private business, etc.)Theft: A student will not steal or possess stolen property. 22A. School property: Unlawfully taking and/or carrying away property belongingto Franklin County Schools.B. Staff property: Unlawfully taking and/or carrying away property belongingto a staff member.C. Student property: Unlawfully taking and/or carrying away propertybelonging to another student.1 (PK-12) 54 (PK-12) 7252522(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)4747453 (PK-12) 72525(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)47772 (PK-12) 72 (PK-12) 7222222(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)47474747


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 33Level ofDisciplinary ActionRule24.Rule25.Rule26.Rule27.Rule28.Rule29.Rule30.Rule31.Rule32.Rule33.Theft, continued Min. Grade MaxD. Student locker: Removing any property from a locker other than the oneassigned.E. Possession of stolen property: Having in one’s possession property obtainedwithout the permission of the owner.Burglary: A student will not break into school board property for thepurpose of stealing. For example:A. Attempted: Unlawfully attempting entry into a school. 22B. Actual: Unlawful entry into a school with the intent of committing afelony, or to steal and/or to take away the property of another.Robbery: A student will not take another person’s property by force orviolence. For example:A. Attempted: Attempting to take property from a person by force or violence.B. Actual: Taking property from a person by force or violence. 25Extortion: A student will not take or threaten to take the property ofothers through intimidation. For example:A. Attempted: Use of threats or intimidation in an attempt to obtain moneyor property from another.B. Actual: Use of threats or intimidation to obtain money or property fromanother.False Alarm: Calling 911, or signaling or setting off an automatic signalfalsely indicating the presence of a fire or an emergency is prohibited.This includes making statements/phone calls that such an emergency existsin the school.Arson: A student will neither set fire nor attempt to set fire to schoolproperty.Failure to Disperse: A student will not fail to leave a congregated areaimmediately when ordered to do so by a school or law enforcement official.Affray: A student will not engage in a brawl or a fight on school grounds,adjacent to school grounds, or during any school activity.Disorderly Conduct: See Rule 15, FightingInitiating a Riot: A student will not willfully incite or urge others toengage in a riot.2225252525252525252525252525(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)47474747474747474747474747474747Level 1 - Conference; Level 2 - Intervention; Level 3 - Suspension (1-5 days);Level 4 - Suspension (6-10 days); Level 5 - Suspension (10 days);Level 6 - Long-term Suspension (11-180 days); Level 7 - Expulsion; See Pages 20-21


PAGE 34 2013-2014 Student Code of ConductLevel ofDisciplinary ActionRule33.Rule34.Rule35.Rule36.Initiating a Riot, continued Min. Grade MaxA. Attempted: Attempting to engage others in a public disturbance involvingviolence, confusion, or disorder in the school or on school grounds.B. Actual: Engaging others in a public disturbance involving violence, confusion,or disorder in the school or on school grounds.Assault and Battery: See Rule 15, FightingWeapons and Dangerous Instruments/Objects: A student will not possess,handle, transport, or use any weapon, dangerous object, object thatcan reasonably be considered a weapon, or substance that could causeharm or irritation to another individual. (This rule does not apply to normalschool supplies unless they are used as weapons.) For example:A. Bomb/Bomb Threats: Any device brought to school that containscombustible material, or making statements that such a device exists inschool.B. Explosive: Any device containing combustible material and a fuse. 25C. Knife: Possession of any size or shape of knife including blades or othersharp devices.D. Toy knife: Possession of any size or shape toy knife. 25E. Razor blade/Box cutter: Possession of a razor blade, box cutter or similardevice for cutting.F. Ammunition: Possession of any bullets or shells or any objects that couldbe considered to be ammunition or resemble ammunition.G. Fireworks, small explosives: Possession of firecrackers or small explosivedevices including caps and snapper pops.H. Antipersonnel spray: Possession of chemical (such as mace) orpepper sprays.I. Possession of an instrument or device that resembles or looks like apistol, revolver or other weapon not capable of propelling a missile:May include but not be limited to a cap pistol, water pistol or any lookalikegun.J. Other: Possession of any object or substance that could cause injury,including but not limited to slingshots, ice picks, multi-fingered rings,metal knuckles, nunchucks, clubs, or stun guns; the use of any object orany substance that will potentially cause harm, irritation or bodily injuryto students or any other persons.K. Cigarette Lighter 23Firearms: A student will not possess, handle, or transport any pistol,revolver, firearm, or any other weapon designed or intended to propel amissile of any kind.A. Possession of a pistol, revolver, or any other firearm (loaded or unloaded).See note in Item B.252525365Days25252525252525365Days365Days(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)474747(PK-12) 7(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)47474747474747474747(PK-12) 7(PK-12) 7


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 35Level ofDisciplinary ActionRule36.Firearms, continued Min. Grade MaxB. Possession of any other weapon or device other than Item A on previouspage. Examples may include, but are not limited to, starter pistol, BBgun or flare gun.25(PK-5)(6-12)47All items will be confiscated and the administration will not be liable forlost items.Rule37.Rule38.Rule39.NOTE: N.C. General Statute § 115C-390.11 requires the total cessation ofall educational services for a period of 365 days unless the superintendentdecides otherwise on a case-by-case basis.Gang Activity: No student shall commit any act which furthers gangs organg-related activities. A gang is any ongoing organization, association,or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, having asone of its primary activities the commission of criminal acts and having acommon name or common identifying sign, colors, or symbols. Conductprohibited by this policy includes:A. Wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying or selling any clothing,jewelry, emblems, badges, symbols, signs or other items which maybe evidence of membership or affiliation in any gang.B. Communicating either verbally or non-verbally (gestures, handshakes,slogans, drawings, etc.), to convey membership or affiliation in a gang.C. Tagging, or otherwise defacing school or personal property with gang organg-related symbols or slogans.D. Requiring payment of protection, insurance, or otherwise intimidating orthreatening any person, related to gang activity.E. Inciting other students to intimidate or to act with physical violence uponany other person, related to gang activity.F. Soliciting others for gang membership. 35G. Committing any other illegal act or other violation of school district policiesthat relates to gang activity.A Serious or Repeated Violation: A serious or repeated violation of oneor more rules requires a need for strong parent-administrator communication,coordination, consideration of outside assistance and will result insuspension and/or possible expulsion.Out-of-School Misconduct: Students can be disciplined for out-ofschoolmisconduct. The school’s authority to discipline its studentsreaches beyond the school within certain limits, particularly for instancesof assaultive or dangerous behavior that would affect the general welfareof the school.15141435353535(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)(PK-5)(6-12)47474767677777772 (PK-12) 72 (PK-12) 7Level 1 - Conference; Level 2 - Intervention; Level 3 - Suspension (1-5 days);Level 4 - Suspension (6-10 days); Level 5 - Suspension (10 days);Level 6 - Long-term Suspension (11-180 days); Level 7 - Expulsion; See Pages 20-21


PAGE 36 2013-2014 Student Code of ConductLevel ofDisciplinary ActionRule39.Out-of-School Misconduct, continued Min. Grade MaxA. Students arguing or disagreeing on school campus that leads to a physicalaltercation off campus are subject to disciplinary action.B. Students involved in any disruption or altercation at a visiting school aresubject to the same consequences as if they were on their own campus.C. Students that engage in cyber bullying and/or any form of harassing orintimidating behavior outside of normal school hours that results in adisruption of the school environment are subject to the same consequencesas if they were on school grounds.2 (PK-12) 72 (PK-12) 725(PK-5)(6-12)77Long-term suspensions in the last 45 days of schoolFor any long-term suspension incurred during the last forty-five days of the school year, the superintendentupon the recommendation of the principal may extend the suspension through the first semester of the newschool year.Level 1 - Conference; Level 2 - Intervention; Level 3 - Suspension (1-5 days);Level 4 - Suspension (6-10 days); Level 5 - Suspension (10 days);Level 6 - Long-term Suspension (11-180 days); Level 7 - Expulsion; See Pages 20-21DUE PROCESS FORSHORT-TERM SUSPENSIONBegin in the schoolThe Due Process begins in the school with the suspendingadministrator. The Code of Conduct gives the principalor designee the authority to make a determinationbased on an investigation that a student has violated arule that may require a suspension for ten days or less.Meet with the principal with written request forreviewIf the student is suspended by the principal or principal’sdesignee, the parent(s)/guardian must request inwriting a review of the suspension decision within threeschool days or the decision becomes final.Upon receipt of a written request for review, the principalwill review the incident and within three days willreport the decision in writing to the parent/guardian.Review by superintendent/designeeIf the parent is requesting a review of the principal’s decisionto suspend a student, the written request mustbe submitted within three school days of the principal’sdecision or the decision becomes final. The request for areview is submitted to the office of the superintendent.Within three school days after receipt of the request fora review, the superintendent or designee will review theactions taken by the principal/designee, and confirm ordisapprove such action based on an examination of therecord of the student’s behavior. The superintendent’sdecision is final.HEARING PROCEDURES FORLONG-TERM SUSPENSION OR EXPULSIONThe principal must provide to the student’s parent written notice ofthe recommendation for long-term suspension, 365-day suspensionor expulsion by the end of the workday during which the longtermsuspension or expulsion is recommended when reasonablypossible or as soon thereafter as practicable. The notice must bewritten in plain English and, when appropriate language resourcesare readily available, also in the parent’s native language. The noticemust contain the following ten elements:1. the notice type, i.e., notice of long-term suspension, 365-daysuspension or expulsion;*2. a description of the incident and the student’s conduct that ledto the recommendation;3. the specific provision(s) of the Code of Student Conduct thatthe student allegedly violated;


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 374. the specific process by which the parent may request a hearingto contest the decision and the deadline for making therequest;*5. the process by which the hearing will be held, including all dueprocess rights to be accorded the student during the hearing;6. notice of the right to retain an attorney to represent the studentin the hearing process;7. notice that an advocate, instead of an attorney, may accompanythe student to assist in the presentation of the appeal;8. notice of the right to review and obtain copies of the student’seducational records prior to the hearing;9. a reference to policy 4345, Student Discipline Records, regardingthe expungement of disciplinary records; and10. the identity and phone number of a school employee whomthe parent may call to obtain assistance in receiving a Spanishtranslation of the English language information includedin the document.Superintendent’s DecisionThe student or student’s parent may request a hearing before thesuperintendent within three days of receiving notice from the principalof the recommendation for long-term suspension, 365-daysuspension or expulsion. Any hearing held will follow the hearingprocedures outlined in Section A of policy 4370, Student DisciplineHearing Procedures. A decision will be rendered before thelong-term suspension is imposed.If the student or parent makes a timely request for a hearing, thesuperintendent shall confirm that the charges against the student,if substantiated, could warrant the recommended disciplinary actionand shall give the student and parent reasonable notice of thetime and place of the hearing.If neither the student nor the parent appears for a scheduled hearingafter being given reasonable notice of the time and place ofthe hearing, the student and parent are deemed to have waived theright to a hearing.If the student and parent fail to make a timely request for a hearingor if they waive the right to a hearing by failing to appear fora duly scheduled hearing, the superintendent shall review the circumstancesof the recommended long-term suspension. Followingthis review, the superintendent (1) may impose the long-termor 365-day suspension if it is consistent with board policies andappropriate under the circumstances, (2) may impose another appropriatepenalty authorized by board policy or (3) may decline toimpose any penalty.If the student or parent requests a postponement of the hearing, orif the request for the hearing is untimely, the hearing will be scheduled,but the student does not have the right to return to schoolpending the hearing.Based on substantial evidence presented at the hearing, the superintendentshall decide whether to uphold, modify or reject theprincipal’s recommendation. The superintendent shall immediatelyinform the principal of the decision regarding the recommendeddisciplinary penalty of a long-term or 365-day suspensionand, when applicable, of any modifications to the penalty recommendedby the principal.The superintendent shall send notice of the decision via certifiedmail to the student and parent. The notice must include:1. the basis of the decision, with reference to any policies or rulesthat the student violated;2. notice of what information will be included in the student’sofficial record pursuant to G.S. 115C-402;3. notice of the student’s right to appeal the decision and the proceduresfor such appeal;4. if the decision is to suspend the student for 365 days, notice ofthe student’s right to petition the board for readmission underG.S. 115C-390.12;5. if applicable, notice that the superintendent or designee is recommendingto the board that the student be expelled and anyrequired notifications related to the expulsion if the studentdid not already receive such notice from the principal or designee;and6. if the student is to be suspended, notice of the superintendent’sor designee’s decision on whether to offer alternative educationservices to the student during the period of suspension,and, as applicable, a description of the services to be offered orthe reason justifying the superintendent’s or designee’s decisionto deny such services.Following issuance of the decision, the superintendent shall implementthe decision by authorizing the student’s return to schoolupon the completion of any short-term suspension or by imposingthe suspension reflected in the decision.The superintendent shall offer alternative education services toany student who receives a long-term or 365-day suspension unlessthe superintendent provides a significant or important reasonfor declining to offer such services. Alternative education servicesare part-time or full-time programs that provide direct or computer-basedinstruction to allow the student to progress in one ormore core academic courses. Such services may include programsdescribed in policy 3470/4305, Alternative Learning Programs/Schools.The student may appeal to the board the superintendent’s decisionnot to provide alternative education services, as permitted by G.S.115C-45(c)(1). Any appeal to the board must be made in writingwithin five days of receiving the superintendent’s decision. Thesuperintendent shall inform the board chairperson of the requestfor an appeal and arrange in a timely manner a hearing before theboard. In advance of the hearing, the superintendent shall provideto the student and parent and to the board a written explanationfor the denial of services along with any documents or other informationsupporting the decision. The hearing will be conductedpursuant to policy 2500, Hearings Before the Board. The boardwill provide to the student and parent and to the superintendentwritten notice of its decision within 30 days of receiving the appeal.If the superintendent determines that expulsion is appropriate, thesuperintendent shall submit to the board a recommendation and


PAGE 38 2013-2014 Student Code of Conductthe basis for the recommendation along with any proposal for alternativeeducation services.Hearings Before the BoardA. Long-Term or 365-Day SuspensionsA student or his or her parent may appeal an imposed long-termor 365-day suspension. The student or parent must appeal to theboard in writing within three days of receiving the superintendent’sdecision. The superintendent shall inform the board chairpersonof the request for an appeal and shall arrange in a timely manner ahearing before the board. The suspension need not be postponedpending the outcome of the appeal. The hearing will be conductedpursuant to Section B of policy 4370, Student Discipline HearingProcedures. The board will provide to the student and parent andto the superintendent written notice of its decision not more than30 calendar days after receiving the appeal.B. ExpulsionsThe student or parent may request a hearing within five days ofreceiving notice of the superintendent’s recommendation that thestudent be expelled. The hearing will be scheduled with the boardwithin five days of the superintendent’s receipt of the hearing request.The superintendent shall notify the student and parent ofthe date, time and place of the hearing. Any appeal of a long-termor 365-day suspension will be addressed in the same hearing. Thehearing will be conducted pursuant to Section B of policy 4370.If a hearing is not requested by the student or parent, the superintendentshall submit written evidence to support his or her recommendationto the board. The board may elect to request a hearingor to request additional records and documents.When the board decides to expel a student, the board will documentthe basis for its determination that there is clear and convincingevidence that the student’s behavior indicates that the student’scontinued presence in school constitutes a clear threat to the safetyof other students or employees. The board also will consider andmake a written determination of whether alternative educationservices are to be provided to the expelled student. Regardless ofwhether the school system provides alternative education services,the board expects school system administrators to work withother agencies to help the student and parent identify other typesof services that may be of assistance to the student. The board willsend via certified mail to the student’s parent a copy of the decision,notification of what information will be included in the student’sofficial record, the procedure for expungement of this informationunder G.S. 115C-402, and notice of the right to petition for readmissionpursuant to G.S. 115C-390.12.VIOLATION OF RULE 20Evidence of, the consumption of, or the possession of a controlledsubstance prior to attending or while attending school or anyschool related event and/or the possession of materials generallyused for the consumption of drugs while attending school or anyschool-related event will result in the following action:VIOLATIONS—GRADES K-5Offense One1. Suspension from school (minimum three days) until conferenceheld with parents, principal, academic teachers, schoolcounselor.2. Documentation of participation in a recommended programthrough either school, mental health, or private services.3. Failure to comply with the above policy will result in an automaticten-day suspension.Offense TwoA recommendation for long-term suspension up to the remainderof the school year, provided that the principal may waive the recommendationfor long-term suspension and allow a student to returnto school after a designated period of time under the following conditions.1. The student completes a chemical assessment at anagreed facility and,2. The student follows through with the prescribedrecommendations made by this facility.Failure to comply with the above policy will automatically resultin a recommendation to the superintendent for long-term suspension.VIOLATIONS—GRADE 6-12Offense OneTen-day suspension and a recommendation to the superintendentthat the student be suspended for an additional four weeks; provided,however, that the recommendation for an additional fourweeks be waived and the suspension reduced if the student has achemical assessment and the student’s parent(s) or guardians agreeto attend and provide documentation of enrollment and completionof the alcohol and drug education program Parent-to-Parent.The chemical assessment is to establish whether a student is exhibitingsymptoms of chemical abuse or chemical dependency. Boththe student and the parent(s) or guardians must follow throughwith recommendations by the trained substance abuse professional.Failure to complete the required program will result in enforcementof the original recommendation without a waiver.Offense TwoAutomatic ten-day suspension and a recommendation to the superintendentfor long-term suspension for the remainder of theschool year. The student shall be referred to the appropriate alcoholor drug agency for assessment and may be referred to an outpatientor inpatient program. The student will be processed under


2013-2014 Student Code of Conduct PAGE 39the juvenile and criminal laws of the state.Effect on Athletic EligibilityPenalty – 1st offense: student-athlete is ineligible for athletics forthe rest of the current semester plus the next semester, and mustenroll in and validate completion of a substance abuse counselingprogram.Penalty – 2nd offense: student-athlete is ineligible for athletics forthe remainder of his/her high school career.DISCIPLINARY ACTION FORSTUDENTS WITH DISABILITIESDisciplinary Action for Students with Disabilities asidentified by the state of North Carolina guidelines willconform to Procedures Governing Programs and Servicesfor Children with Special Needs as adopted bythe State Board of Education. If the procedures manualdoes not fully address a particular issue, the AssistantSuperintendent for Exceptional Children and StudentServices will develop any necessary protocols consistentwith state and federal laws.• Bring radios, tapes, CDs or electronic audio/videodevices on the busSchool bus passengers should:• Sit in assigned seats facing forward at all times• Talk in ‘normal’ tones only with students sharingthe same seat row• Be at the bus stop five minutes early every day• Be supervised by an adult at the bus stop• Keep all body parts inside the bus at all times• Cooperate with the driver at all times• When preparing to board, allow the bus to come toa complete stop; then board the bus in an orderlymanner• When getting off at a bus stop, remain seated untilthe bus comes to a complete stop; then leave in anorderly manner• Cross the road (if necessary) in front of the busISS, SHORT-TERM SUSPENSION,LONG-TERM SUSPENSION, EXPULSIONACTIVITY CONSEQUENCESAny student who is assessed in school suspension,short-term suspension, long-term suspension or expulsionis prohibited from participating in or attendingany extra activity on school property or any activity associatedwith Franklin County Schools at any locationduring the suspension or expulsion period.SCHOOL BUS SAFETYSchool bus passengers are NOT allowed to:• Bring bookbags/school projects/athletic equipmentonto the bus that will not fit in the lap or under theirseat• Stand up or move around while the bus is moving• Check the mail during a passenger stop• Eat, drink or smoke on the school bus• Throw objects on the school bus• Horseplay or fight on the school bus• Sit on or jump/tumble over seat backs• Damage the bus in any way• Walk around the bus for any reason• Bring weapons or unsafe objects on the bus

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