FNCI(LOCAL) - STUDENT CONDUCT: DISRUPTIONS

Discipline and order shall be maintained during school hours and at school events. While students have a qualified right of expression, that right must be balanced against the need to maintain an effective educational environment.

No person may willfully engage in disruptive activity or disrupt a lawful assembly on the campus or property of the District. Disruptive activity is defined as:

Obstructing or restraining the passage of persons in an exit, entrance, or hallway of any building without the authorization of the administration of the school.

Seizing control of any building or a portion of a building for the purpose of interfering with any administrative, educational, research, or other authorized activity.

Preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence a lawful assembly in progress.

Obstructing or restraining the passage of any person at any exit or entrance to said campus or property or preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or by threats thereof the ingress or egress of any person to or from said property or campus without the authorization of the administration of the school.

A lawful assembly is disrupted when any person in attendance is rendered incapable of participating in the assembly due to the use of force or violence or the threat thereof or due to a reasonable fear that force or violence is likely to occur.

Any student who, on school property, or elsewhere, either alone or in concert with others willfully disrupts the conduct of classes or other school activities shall be considered to be in violation of this policy.

Conduct which disrupts the educational activities of a school includes, but is not necessarily limited thereto, the emission by any means of noise of an intensity which prevents or hinders classroom instruction; enticement or attempted enticement of students away from classes or other school activities; communication by any means of bomb scares or the threats thereof; and prevention or attempted prevention of students from attending classes or other school activities.

School property includes, but is not necessarily limited to, District campuses or school grounds upon which any public school is located, and any grounds or buildings used by the District for assemblies, classes, or any school-sponsored activity.

Students who participate, either alone or in concert with others, in any of the aforesaid prohibited activities shall, upon a finding of a violation thereof, be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

Discrimination

The District does not discriminate in any of its programs, activities, services, or other operations on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Discriminatory behavior by its students, including slurs and harassment is in conflict with the mission, goals, and objectives of the District to provide the best education for all of its students.

Any student in violation of this policy shall be subject to a full range of possible disciplinary actions. The disciplinary actions range from a conference with a staff member or letter of reprimand to immediate expulsion.

Irving ISD

FNCI(LOCAL)-X

LDU-27-01

DATE ISSUED: 7/2/2001