Student Conduct

Under Student Conduct; we address the following:

Behavior Closed Campus Conflict Resolution Harassment & Bullying Pregnancy
Procedure of Expulsion Re-Admission After Expulsion Sexual Harassment Policy Treats Vandalism
Video-Cameras-Cell Phones Violation of Law Weapons
Behavior:
As Christians, we are always to strive to obey God and His Word, not only as our service to God, but also to be an example of “salt” and “light” to the world around us, both in and out of school. Therefore, NRCS students and staff must agree to regularly attend the services of a church where the Bible is honored as the Word of God, and the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is clearly proclaimed. We, as Christians, must refrain from such activities as the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and the use of vulgar and profane language as well as promiscuity, homosexuality, or other deviant sexual behavior.

Closed Campus:
North Rome Christian School is a closed campus. To leave school prior to the end of the day a student must have a written excuse from his/her parent/guardian. Students need to leave campus for any reason must sign out in the school office and sign back in when they return. Permission to leave early must always be with parental permission.

Conflict Resolution:
It is not uncommon for students to become angry at one another over perceived wrongs. We expect our students, as Christians, to learn how to resolve these issues, as Christ would have us do. gossiping, name-calling, snubbing, mocking, making fun and harassing one another are definitely not God’s standard and will not be tolerated. When conflict occurs, we will lovingly confront students and encourage them to accept, care for and forgive one another. Students unwilling to resolve difficulties may be subject to disciplinary action.
Harassment & Bullying:
NRCS is committed to maintaining a safe academic environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and which is free from all forms of intimidation, exploitation, and harassment. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to threats, bullying, name calling, teasing, and put downs. Such acts may be verbal or physical in nature. We are prepared to take action to prevent and correct any violations of this policy. Violators will be subject of discipline, up to an including, termination or expulsion. Students who observe conduct of a harassing nature are also encouraged to report the matter to a teacher or staff member. Suspected incidents of harassment and bullying should be reported as soon as possible.
Pregnancy:

When the administration becomes aware of a pregnancy, the administration/board shall

  1. Meet with the parents/guardians of the student(s) and the Pastor
    of the family.
  2. They shall consider what is best for:
  • a. The student(s) and the baby
  • b. The NRCS student body
  • c. the general educational process

The Administration/Board shall recommend a course of action to all involved.

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Procedure of Expulsion:

If it becomes necessary, in the opinion of the school administration, to expel a student who does not abide by school policy or who exhibits other behavior which is contrary to the Christian testimony of the school, then such a matter shall be referred by the administration to the NRCS school board. The school administration has the authority to suspend a student indefinitely until a final decision of the NRCS school board has been reached. The parent/guardian and the student shall be given an opportunity to address the Board with respect to the conduct, which is the subject of the disciplinary action. After this meeting, the Board will render their decision.

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Re-Admission After Expulsion:

  • The student must submit a written request for re-admission. The request must be accompanied by a written personal evaluation of the progress toward resolution of the issues which led to previous expulsion from NRCS.
  • The student must provide corroborating evidence that issues have been adequately dealt with. Specific corroboration evidence must be requested by the Board and/or staff. Adequate resolution must be demonstrated over a specified time period.
  • The Board will review the submitted material and request input from the staff as necessary. Upon positive recommendation from the staff and Board, the student and family will meet with the board for a re-admission hearing.
  • After the Board meets with the student and family, a meeting will be held requiring a unanimous vote in favor of re-admission.
  • If the Board votes in favor of re-admission, the student will be readmitted on a probationary basis. During this time period, the student will be on a suspension level in a disciplined structure.
  • If the student successfully completes the probationary period, full reinstatement will occur.
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Sexual Harassment Policy:

NRCS is committed to a positive and productive educational environment, free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. Sexual harassment of students, employees, and others involved in school activities is prohibited.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the work or educational setting. Among the types of conduct that would violate this policy would include the following:

  • Visual conduct, such as leering, making sexual gestures, displaying suggestive pictures, cartoons or posters;
  • Verbal conduct, such as making or using derogatory comments, slurs and jokes; verbal abuse with sexually degrading words, suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations;
  • Physical conduct such as touching, assaulting, impeding or blocking movements.

Every effort will be made to protect the privacy of parties involved in any complaint. However, the school reserves the right to fully investigate every complaint, and to notify a student’s parent/guardian and appropriate government officials as the circumstances warrant.

Other forms of school discipline may also follow.

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Threats:

Threats against school or the welfare of students and school personnel are grounds for suspension and/or expulsion. Local authorities may also need to be involved.

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Vandalism:

Vandalism to property, of the school, its personnel, or students is prohibited and will result in school discipline. In addition, the school may intervene if acts of vandalism directed at an individual are judged to be intimidation or harassment. School discipline may include restitution, suspension, or expulsion. Local authorities may also be involved to impose public law.

Any student who accidentally damages or destroys school property as the result of carelessness or rowdy conduct will be expected to make payment in the amount of loss to the school for any repair or replacement.

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Video-Cameras-Cell Phones:

No videos or photos taken at school may be posted to a public website without explicit permission from the administration and a signed release from the parent/guardian of all minors appearing in the photo.

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Violation of Law:

Students who are involved in violation of the law will be brought before the administration for disciplinary action. Courses of action could include suspension, probation, and/or recommendation for expulsion. Counseling will be required.

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Weapons:

The possession of any weapon, including but not limited to guns or knives, is not allowed in or around the school or at any school function. Any object, including facsimiles of weapons, used to threaten or otherwise create concern in the school community will be treated as if the object were a weapon. Violation of this rule will result in suspension and is grounds for expulsion. Additionally, it may be necessary to report the situation to the local police department.

Every effort will be made to protect the privacy of parties involved in any complaint. However, the school reserves the right to fully investigate every complaint, and to notify a student’s parent/guardian and appropriate government officials as the circumstances warrant

Other forms of school discipline may also follow.

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