ERIC Number: ED047362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Policies that Clarify Student Rights & Responsibilities. School Board Policy Development Kit.
National School Boards Association, Waterford, CT. Educational Policies Service.
This kit discusses written policies basic to student rights and responsibilities, including those based on the constitution and those not. Specific policies should be based on three broad, basic premises: (1) recognition that freedom implies the right to make mistakes as long as these mistakes do not endanger life and property or are not seriously disruptive, (2) recognition that students should have the right to live under "rule by law" rather than "rule by personality," and (3) recognition that deviation from opinions and standards deemed desirable by the faculty is not necessarily a danger to the educational process. Source materials in the kit include (1) representative board policies, rules, and information statements on student rights and responsibilities; (2) Evanston, Illinois, school district's policy on student expression; (3) due process procedures to be followed in the exercise of disciplinary authority; and (4) a guide to further reading. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Civil Disobedience, Civil Liberties, Demonstrations (Civil), Discipline Policy, Freedom of Speech, Guidelines, Policy Formation, Student Behavior, Student School Relationship
National School Boards Association, State National Bank Plaza, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (Cat. #70-50, 1-3 kits $2.00, quantity discounts.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Waterford, CT. Educational Policies Service.
Note: Cat. No. 70-50