Code of Conduct

To promote the intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of all students, the South Orange and Maplewood School District is committed to providing not only a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff, but to use a management approach that promotes respect for self and others. Appropriate behaviors must be modeled by staff, students, and parents/guardians. Our emphasis is to prevent problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions.

This Code of Conduct is presented to assist students, staff, and parents/guardians understand the expectations for acceptable conduct while in school or attending school-sponsored activities, on school grounds, and while on the way to and from school. All students are expected to follow the Code of Conduct in a developmentally age appropriate manner. Principals will review the Code of Conduct with their staff and students at the beginning of each school year. It is the collective responsibility of students, staff, and parents/guardians to see that the expectations set forth in this Code of Conduct are supported.

This Code of Conduct will be applied equitably without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or a mental, physical or sensory disability or by any other distinguishing characteristics as required by law. For students with disabilities, subject to an Individualized Education Plan, the Code of Conduct shall be implemented in accordance with the components of the applicable plans.

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