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Prohibited Items

Tobacco

            There is now overwhelming evidence that the use of tobacco is a serious health hazard and we would be negligent if we did not officially discourage it.  Therefore the use of tobacco by students on school property is prohibited.  Repeated offenses may result in long-term suspensions.

Illegal Drugs and Alcohol

            The use of illegal drugs and alcohol is deemed to be wrong and harmful.  The use, possession, distribution, transfer, ad/or sale of alcohol, narcotic or noxious substances, counterfeit drugs, depressants, drug paraphernalia, stimulants, or hallucinogens of any type in any school facility, on any school property, or in conjunction with any school sponsored activity is expressly prohibited.  Controlled substances will be confiscated and offenders are subject to legal prosecution.

•First Offense:  8-day suspension

•Second Offense:  Procedures will be initiated to expel the students, as a minimum, for the remainder of the semester.

This policy is mandatory for all students in the Webb City R-7 School District.

Guns/Weapons

            The Board of Education recognizes the need to assure, to the best of its ability, the maximum safety of its students from all forms of violence and/or potential harm caused by guns and other weapons.  Any student, who brings a firearm or other dangerous weapon to school, or school-sponsored activities, shall be suspended from school for a period of not less than one year.  In order to assure compliance with the Federal and/or Missouri State Laws related to the suspension of students, the Superintendent of Schools shall recommend to the Board of Education any necessary modification of this policy on a case-by-case basis (Adopted 5-9-95) 


MEDIA NOTICE

            While students are participating in school activities, their pictures may be taken and placed in the school or local newspaper, local television, or on the school web site.  If the parents or guardians of a child do not want this to be the case, they should contact the school office to make their wishes known.

Release of Student Information

It is the belief of the Webb City R-7 School District that every effort should be made to protect the safety, security and privacy of all students served.  To that end every effort will be made to not disclose personally identifiable information relative any student without authorization from the one authorized to make that decision; a court order or other legal mandate(s).

Certain directory information, however, will be released unless the school district is notified in writing to the contrary:

Names and pictures of students in conjunction with participation in officially recognized activities and sports, information relative to the student’s weight, height (in appropriate athletic programs) and grade level, degrees, honors and awards received; the names of parents in conjunction with recognition of student performance, degrees, honors, and awards received.

Additionally, under Section 9528 of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, student’s names, addresses and telephones must be made accessible to a military recruiter and/or institutions of higher education (post-secondary educational institutions) unless the school district is notified to the contrary.  Under the Federal Family Rights and Privacy Act, parents may opt out of this requirement.  Any parent, or student eighteen years of age or older, may notify the school of their desire to opt out of this requirement such directory information will not be made available to the a military recruiter and/or institutions of higher education (post-secondary educational institutions).  Notifications shall state the name of the student, date of student’s birth, date submitted and original signature of person making the request.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of the District to maintain a learning environment that is free from harassment because of an individual’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation.  The School District prohibits any and all forms of unlawful harassment and discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation.

It shall be a violation of District policy for any student, teacher, administrator, or other school personnel of this District to harass or unlawfully discriminate against a student through conduct of a sexual nature, or regarding race, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation as defined by this Policy.

It shall also be violation of District policy for any teacher, administrator, or other school personnel of this District to tolerate sexual harassment or harassment because of a student’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation, as defined by this Policy, by a student, teacher, administrator, other school personnel, or by any third parties who are participating in, observing, or otherwise engaged in activities, including sporting events and other extracurricular activities, under the auspices of the School District.

For the purposes of this Policy, the term "school personnel" includes school board members, school employees, agents, volunteers, contractors, or persons subject to the supervision and control of the District.

The school system will act to promptly investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of unlawful harassment or unlawful discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation; to promptly take appropriate action to protect individuals from further harassment or discrimination; and, if it determines that unlawful harassment or discrimination occurred, to promptly and appropriately discipline any student, teacher, administrator, or other school personnel who is found to have violated this Policy, and/or to take other appropriate action reasonably calculated to end the harassment/discrimination.