Bullying is strictly forbidden. Bullying means overt, repeated acts or gestures, including: 1)verbal or written communications transmitted; 2)physical acts committed; or 3)any other behaviors committed by a student of group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate or harm the other student. (I.C. 20-33-8-0.2) The bullying rule must apply when a student is on school grounds immediately before or during school hours, immediately after school hours or at another time when the school is being used by a school group; off school grounds at a school activity, function, or event; or using property or equipment provided by the school.
Use of an electronic pager, cell phone, radio, headset, MP3 player, CD player, laser pointer, electronic game, playing cards, dice, television, or any communication device on school ground once a student has arrived for school and during school hours is prohibited unless authorized by a school official. Students may not photograph or film others while on school property or at school events without the permission of the individuals being filmed or photographed unless they are part of an authorized school organization. Prohibited items will be confiscated and disciplinary action will result. Parents may claim confiscated items from the office.
Students are responsible for reading and adhering to the "New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation Telecommunications Use Agreement" included in this handbook. When any student uses the Internet in any form to intimidate, harass, humiliate, or threaten another person at school and that issue becomes a topic of discussion or an issue of safety at school, the incident may fall under school jurisdiction and may be cause for legal action. This includes sites like "Myspace", student sites or blogs. If this behavior takes place off campus and impacts the school, the staff or students, an in school suspension may occur.
Smoking by students is not allowed on or across from school grounds at any time, including extra-curricular events. Possession of tobacco, or tobacco substitute products, in any form, as well as lighters or matches, is a serious offense and may be subject to fines. Each incident will be subject to a progressive disciplinary policy including suspension and/or expulsion.
For all students found in violation of present school policies on possession or use of tobacco products, the following measures will be taken:
1st offense: 1 day OSS, 1 day SAL will be assigned.
2nd offense: OSS: 3 days; loss of drivers’ license.
3rd offense and additional offenses: OSS-3 days/possible expulsion if offenses continue.
**School Resource Officer will issue a citation on all offenses.
Students with a valid parking permit obtained from the athletic office may drive their vehicles to school. Students are required to have a valid sticker displayed in the appropriate location on their vehicle. Driving to school is a privilege, and that privilege may be suspended or revoked if the student fails to exercise appropriate and safe driving practices arriving at school, during school, and leaving school. Floyd Central is a closed campus. Students may not leave campus without permission during the school day. To maintain driving privileges on the Floyd Central campus, a student must be in good standing in the areas of academics (passing five classes) and attendance (fewer than ten absences for the semester). The student's discipline record should show no more than eight demerits and no OSS. Students who are not in good standing with the school may have driving privileges suspended on school premises. Driving privileges may also be revoked for excessive tardies to school or truancy from school.
Floyd Central is a closed campus, and students may not leave school grounds during the day without permission. Students are required to park in designated areas on school grounds. During the hours school is in session, students may not go t o their cars without a car pass from the attendance office.
Cars may be searched while on campus and may be towed at the owners' expense. The school district is not liable for damages incurred in the
school parking lot.
Students who indicate through comments, writing, or statements that they are contemplating physical harm to themselves fall under a policy that requires the student to be picked up by a guardian and taken to a health official for a medical release prior to returning to school.
Costs of school property damaged through acts of vandalism or by accident may result in charges to a student for recovery of losses. Property loss experienced by a student through theft or vandalism to personal property is not covered by school insurance. The school district provides no coverage for such losses.
Students may be suspended out of school for illegal activities committed off campus or beyond the school day if such actions impact the school, its staff, or the student body. Students may also be sent to in school suspension if an event that occurs off campus impacts the school, the staff, or the student body.
Student/senior pranks of any kind are prohibited throughout the year. Such actions are subject to disciplinary action, including suspension, removal from school events including commencement ceremonies, and/or possible expulsion from school.
Student violence directed towards staff or other students will not be tolerated. Threats made to anyone about personal safety or property may result in suspension and/or expulsion from school. All conflicts must be reported to school officials. Violations of the safety policy will be reported to legal authorities and the student may be arrested. Verbal abuse and offensive language directed towards others is an offense subject to suspension or expulsion. Intimidation and threats directed toward public school employees may be considered a felony under Indiana Code (I.C. 35-45-2-1).
Fighting will result in automatic and immediate suspension of ten days or less. Students must attend workshops on conflict resolution.
Use or possession of drugs or alcohol is explained in the "Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy Manual" appended to this handbook. Students are subject to testing for alcohol consumption if they are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol while at school.
Infractions such as violence, insubordination, and destruction of property will be dealt with accordingly and may result in suspension and/or expulsion from school.
Forging of school official's signatures or school documents will result in a one day or longer suspension.
Inappropriate language, either written or verbal, may result in demerits and/or suspension.
Pranks of any kind are disruptive and subject the student to possible suspension or expulsion.
Any student who falsified school records, including progress reports, report cards or passes is subject to disciplinary action.