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  • 503.6 Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students

    It is the goal of the district that all students can learn and grow in a safe and peaceful environment that nurtures the student and models respect for oneself and others.  On occasion, trained district employees and others may have to use behavior management interventions, physical restraint and/or seclusion of students.  The goal of these interventions is to promote the dignity, care, safety, welfare and security of each child and the school community.  With this objective in mind, the district will prioritize the use of the least restrictive behavioral interventions appropriate for the s

  • 103 Long-Range Needs Assessment

    Long-range needs assessment enables the school district to analyze assessment data, get feedback from the community about its expectations of students and determines how well students are meeting student learning goals.  The board shall conduct an ongoing and in-depth needs assessment, soliciting information from business, labor, industry, higher education and community members, regarding their expectations for adequate student preparation as responsible citizens and successful wage earners

  • 106 Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited

    In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Diagonal Community School District prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment as defined by the regulations implementing Title IX (34 C.F.R. § 106.30), against any individual participating in any education program or activity of the District.  This prohibition on discrimination applies to students, employees, and applicants for employment. 

  • 605.7 Use of Information Resources

    In order for students to experience a diverse curriculum, the board encourages employees to supplement their regular curricular materials with other resources.  In so doing, the board recognizes that federal law makes it illegal to duplicate copyrighted materials without authorization of the holder of the copyright, except for certain exempt purposes.  Severe penalties may be imposed for plagiarism, unauthorized copying or using of media, including, but not limited to, print, electronic and web-based materials, unless the copying or using conforms to the "fair use" doctrine.  Under the "fai

  • 907 District Operation During Public Emergencies

    The district believes that student learning is the heart of its core mission.  While traditional in-person teaching continues to provide the greatest learning opportunity to all students, there may be rare and unusual circumstances that prevent the school community from convening in traditional in-person settings.  At times of a public emergency declared by federal, state or local officials, the district will seek guidance and recommendations from federal, state and local agencies to assist in determining the safety of convening traditional in-person learning. 

  • 504.3 Student Publications

    Students may produce official school publications as part of the curriculum under the supervision of a faculty advisor and the principal.  Official school publications include material produced in the journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or writing classes and distributed to the student body either free or for a fee.

     

  • 504.3R1 - Student Publication Code

     

    A.    Official school publications defined.

    An "official school publication" is material produced by students in the journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or writing classes and distributed to students either free or for a fee.

    B.     Expression in an official school publication.

            1.    No student will express, publish or distribute in an official school publication material which is:

                      a.   obscene;

                      b.   libelous;

                      c.   slanderous; or

  • 504.5 - Student Fund Raising

    Students may raise funds for school-sponsored events with the permission of the principal.  Fund raising by students for events other than school-sponsored events is not allowed.  Collection boxes for school fund raising must have prior approval from the principal before being placed on school property.

    It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

     

    Legal Reference:         

    Iowa Code § 279.8.

     

    Cross Reference:         

  • 504.4 - Student Performances

    Students, as part of the education program, may participate in contests or other public and private events approved by the superintendent that will be of benefit to the student and the education program.  Performance at such events is a privilege.

     

    Students, who perform at such events, serve as ambassadors of the school district and must conduct themselves in the same manner as required in the regular school day.  Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures. 

     

  • 216.2 Board of Directors' Member Development and Training

    The board may participate in conferences sponsored by educational associations and agencies in addition to its own in-service programs and work sessions. 

    The board may work with the Iowa Association of School Boards' Academy of Board Learning Experiences and encourage the board members to participate in conferences to achieve the Better Boardsmanship Award. 

     

    Legal Reference:     Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .38. 

    Cross Reference:     216.1 Association Membership 

     

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